Having had an uncommon good night of sleep followed by a good run at the gym and some great coffee from Full of Beans out on Dundas west and a big plate of bacon and eggs I was ready to go back out on the beer trail.
Literally in this case as todays adventure is the Hopping the Danforth Pub crawl. I’m pretty excited for this as it includes a bunch of bars I’ve been meaning to get to.
Starting with the Wren at 1382 Danforth Avenue.
I really liked the Wren with its old wood and wallpaper and old west saloon influenced decor. I particularly liked the chandelier and the bar itself. With its tremendous craft beer selection the Wren was definitely a place to return to and I have a few times since and am looking for my next oppourtunity to visit. At the Wren I had the Left Field Brewing Resin Bag IPA. Which was a great choice and a great way to start the pub crawl. The resin bag was piney refreshing sweetly hoppy refreshing beer.
A whole store front away we continued on to Sauce at 1776 Danforth. Sause is an interesting place with a more dark shadowy decor with a fun back patio. I stayed with Left Field and had their Maris Pale ale.
A few blocks we wandered over to Morgan’s on the Danforth at 1282 Danforth Avenue. Morgans was far more intimate than I had imagined and a much more pleasant atmosphere than I would have thought from what I have heard of the place. I enjoyed the stop there with a casked Great Lakes Brewing Canucklehead pale ale.
From Morgans it was a bright sunny walk down to the Only Cafe.I love the Only. It’s been the scene of so many good times this visit I was chatting with new friends and drinking back a Kensington Brewing Company Fish Eye PA.
While it was a bit of a struggle to leave the Only Cafe we did have a good walk over to the Court Jester all the way over at 609 Danforth. I took a bit of a rest from drinking at the Court Jester as it was packed a few of us wander ahead to the Brass Taps at 493 Danforth so a not too far of a stumble away.
I remember the Brass Taps as a dingy college watering hole. The taps have been redone with a good mix of macro and micro brews on offer. It’s still divey but in a good low key bar sort of way. My Barley Days Harvest ale was pretty welcome. Though at this point I was finishing other Beer Lovers drinks as well. After quaffing our fill and completing our pub crawl we headed down to night two of the C’est What’s Craft Beer Festival. Where we had beer samples and food which was a god send after eleven hours of drinking.