WHAT: Black Oak Pale Ale Rating: NNNN
WHY: Black Oak’s an excellent entry in the pale ale sweepstakes, one of Toronto’s favourite styles of draft. Fresh, full, balanced, lots of malty depth: a real mouth-filler. A hard beer to grow tired of, but give it a shot.
GET IT AT: Bar Volo (587 Yonge, 416-928-0008), where you can match a vast selection of studiously sourced beers with a serious cheese menu.