As a sidebar to his article on beer competitions in today’s Toronto Star, beer writer Jon Filson gives some thoughts on Great Lakes Brewing Black Jack Lager, the winner of a bronze medal at last month’s World Beer Cup. As part of his review, he makes a point of tackling some common myths about darker brews:
While it’s true that heavier dark beers are often more suited to winter, this isn’t a heavy dark beer at all, to anyone suffering from the common, if irrational fear of darker-coloured beer. […] So if you’re new to the style or have been intimidated by it in the past or just don’t like “dark beer” here’s one to try if, deep down, you suspect you might be wrong or if you just haven’t found the one that’s right for you.
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