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Spearhead Brewery pours its first pint

Posted by Staff / June 18, 2011

Spearhead BrewerySpearhead Brewing Company has just launched across southern Ontario and poured its first pint this week in bars in Toronto, London, Guelph and Muskoka. The beer brand joins a growing list of local microbreweries but aims to differentiate itself by its less common list of ingredients. At a tasting event on Thursday night at Bar Volo, brewery owner Dimitri Van Kampen unveiled his Hawaiian Style Pale Ale, a beer he says is "bold, hoppy and refreshing, with notes of citrus and zest. It's like aloha in a bottle."

While the taste might not appeal to hard core Guinness drinkers, it seems like a fitting enough choice for the summer months. Van Kampen says that as of last night it's now available at Allen's, Betty's, C'est What?, Bar Volo, The Rhino, Cloak and Dagger, La Palette, The Victory Café, Castro's Lounge, The Burger Bar, Smokeless Joe, Bryden's, The Dizzy Gastro Sports Pub and The Rebel House.

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Greg / June 18, 2011 at 01:45 pm
Where is the brewery located?
belvedere / June 18, 2011 at 05:29 pm
and what is the "less common list of ingredients"? more info, please.
seanm / June 18, 2011 at 08:30 pm
Pineapple is the unique ingredient. Makes sense, Hawaiian style and all.
lowrez / June 19, 2011 at 08:40 pm
yeah, where are they located?
Stacey / June 19, 2011 at 08:51 pm
No location as far as I know - at least right now they're contract brewing at Cool Beer Brewing (just south of the Gardiner at Islington).
mike in parkdale / June 20, 2011 at 10:51 am
"Aloha in a Bottle" is the best thing I've ever heard.

now if that 'Parkdale Brewery' would get around to..... being more than a facebook page.
Carley / June 21, 2011 at 12:19 pm
I had the Hawaiian style at Stout Irish Pub the other day and it was really nice! Not to pineappley but different.
Maverick / June 23, 2011 at 10:54 am
Had a pint at The Only ... pure yumminess on a hot summer day.
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