Hockley 100: Division by Zero

This kölsch from Hockley Valley Brewing Company in Orangeville, Ontario is a clear and bright golden colour with a thin but persistent cap of frothy white head that caps a steady stream of bubbles emanating from the bottom of your glass. Hockley 100 has extremely faint aromas of fresh grains and sour white grape, with […]






Favourite New Ontario Craft Beers of 2012

2012 was a pretty good year in terms of both the quality and quantity of regularly-brewed Ontario craft beers hitting the shelves at one’s local LCBO or The Beer Store. I selected 12 of them to quantify as favourites, with a few caveats. First, the beers had to be listed at at least 25 retail […]






Hockley Amber: Preserves Great Taste

This American Amber Ale from Hockley Valley Brewing Company in Orangeville, Ontario pours a clear amber colour with a foamy white head that leaves very little lacing and settles as a healthy collar. Hockley Amber smells of mineral water, caramel and toasted grains with an earthy backing and a smooth, plum or raisin-like note. Hockley […]






Hockley Dark: A Light in the Dark

This English-style brown ale from the Hockley Valley Brewing Company in Orangeville, Ontario pours a dark cherry and brown cola-looking colour with a moderate, frothy tan-coloured head that gets retained as a collar. Hockley Dark smells like bitter dark chocolate, dark toffee and ripened dark fruit like cherries or blackberries. Wood notes as well as […]