Peelin' Out

Omertá
Omertá

Though much-anticipated and heavenly, Toronto summers are strange because they seem to arrive overnight. One minute you're stocking your apocalypse bunker with distilled water and cliff bars in the midst of a polar vortex, and then the next, you're standing on top of the brewhouse in shorts and a t-shirt cursing the heat. But even though it's very un-Canadian of me, I will do my best not to look a gift horse (mother nature) in the mouth, and just enjoy this foreign weather. The flipside of all these warm heat rays descending from the skies, of course, is our dwindling keg fridge, the one I've been looking at in fits of panic lately, wondering when and how we're going to make more tanks appear...

And despite what feels like a Sisyphean challenge to keep beer in kegs and bottles, I appreciate that this is also a time of year that certain beers pair so well with. When you're not wearing a parka it's easy to gravitate towards light and refreshing styles, beers that quench our thirst instead of put hair on our chests. Enter Omertá.

Some of you will remember this pale ale originally released for the Beer4Boobs breast cancer fundraiser in 2013, for others, this week will mark your introduction. Brewed with the rinds of several bajillion fresh oranges and dried hibiscus flower, Omertá is a bright, juicy, and lightly hoppy pale ale with just the slightest pink hue.

But like Toronto summers, it's a similarly fleeting treat, one that never sticks around as long as you'd like it to. Omertá will make its 2014 comeback to the Bottle Shop late in the afternoon this Thursday (June 5th), but don't hesitate if you want to capitalize. You're not the only one who's had eyes on this beauty.

Omertá is $5.50/BTL.

Omertá
Omertá