Ides 65: Gladstone

English Pale Ale 4.5%

As the oldest operating hotel in Toronto, established in 1889, Gladstone House is part of the rich history of this city. With a storied past, architectural pedigree and an extensive redesign completed in 2021, the hotel proudly resumes its place as a neighbourhood beacon and Toronto landmark in the heart of West Queen West. From the carved stone animals on the exterior to the c.1904 hand-operated elevator to carefully restored original “G” armchairs, the newly renovated hotel remains full of historical character. We’re a hub for art and culture, and provide a space that fosters creativity, invention and re-invention. You’ll find artwork by local artists throughout the hotel, including one of a kind art in each of the guest rooms. This can features artwork by Kal Honey, which is rendered in neon on the Studio Level.  “Cheers,” from Gladstone House!

Profits from the sale of this beer benefit Craft Ontario.

OG: 10.1
IBU: 27
SRM: 12
Carbonation: 2.30 Volumes (Medium Low)
Malts: Scottish Pale Ale, Crystal Light, Melanoidin
Hops: Magnum, Godiva, Mystic
Yeast: English Ale
Appearance: Brilliant copper, thin white head
Aroma: Toasty malt, tangerine, grapes, honeydew melon, spicy hops
Taste: Toasty malt leads with notes of citrus and grapes rounding out the middle, and a firm bitterness finishing dry, some lingering woody hops
Mouthfeel: Round maltiness with mild carbonation and a resinous bitterness
Overall impression: A modern English Pale Ale with a toasty malt body showcasing new English hop varieties

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