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20 BEERS BETTER THAN CORONA: 15. Sam Roberts Band Ale

Now, I’m not a huge Sam Roberts Band fan — there were a couple songs on their first album that I liked, but I haven’t listened to much of them since. However, drinking their beer is probably the closest thing I’ll come to seeing Sam Roberts, or any other band, in the flesh for the next little while…

15. Sam Roberts Band Ale

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Now, this beer might be as close to an English pub ale as Sam Roberts is to Pete Shelley (RIP), but it’s still got a pretty decent finish. I pounded a couple of these at the Black Bull, a legendary Toronto dive with a massive patio…that currently sits empty, like every other bar in the city. 😦 😦 😦

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Sam Roberts Beer was born in a flame, bro!

Do you like Sam Roberts? I’ve been a big fan of their 2003 album, We Were Born in a Flame. After that, I really didn’t understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. But Born in a Flame had some great, great songs dude! Brother Down, Don’t Walk Away Eileen, Where Have All the Good People Gone? I’ve definitely opened a few brewskis to those tuneskis back in the day! Well now, the music of Sam Roberts Band is available…in liquid form:

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This balanced pub ale is equal parts English and American, with a dry, zesty finish. It’s a little bit malty, a little bit hoppy and a little bit rock ‘n roll, with just a hint of caramel. This beer is best served at a dingy dive bar like the Black Bull Tavern on Queen West, where a tallboy will set ya back about 10 bucks after tax and tip. Don’t walk away from this one, Eileen!!!!