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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Day 15: Granite Best Bitter vs Bridge Farmhouse Ale

North end microbreweries face off in quarter-final!

Posted on Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 11:00 AM

We're into the second round of the semi-finals, folks, and the beer's flowing something fierce. In case you've been on a Lenten hiatus or for some reason have been tee-totalling and have no clue what we're talking about, here is the backgrounder for all the hilarity.

Yesterday, over in the first snack quarter-final, Chicken Wings just barely slipped past the Canadian favourite, Poutine, and let's all say a silent prayer in the memory of our 4am drunken mistake of embracing liberté, égalité, fraternité or sovereignty or whatever the fuck we were going on about when we thought three orders of gravy-ed-up Poutine was a great idea on top of the 14,000 mixed drinks we had had earlier in the evening.

Anyway, on to today's matchup of two north end favourites, both small in stature, but huge in flavour. In one corner, we have Granite, which has bounced around town for decades, a loyal following, er, following, from Hollis Street to south Barrington to Gingers to, now, up on Stairs Street as a retail outlet only. And in the other corner, we've got the upstart Bridge, still wet behind the ears, so new you can smell the new-beer packaging, but hitting the beer fashion world like the bikini hit the beach fashion world in the Atomic Age: BOOM! Talk about trendy! It's hipster heaven over at the Agricola Street brew dispensary, but this is clearly no one-time fad: this very, very decent beer will be here for generations, no matter the result of today's contest.

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