Categories: Beer In The PressPublished On: May 3, 2006


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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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