Nickel Brook’s Head Stock IPA is the best regularly available IPA in Ontario–and it is finally getting a better look.
If you’re like me, the first time you heard someone positively mention Head Stock, you probably said, “You mean that beer with the terrible 60s-themed can with a Stevie Ray Vaguhan stand-in silhouette?”
Yes. That’s the one.
Like you, and I assume many others, for a long time I dismissed this beer out of hand for its can–quite literally judging a book (beer) by its cover (can)–and assumed it was another iteration of the ubiquitous crystal-malt heavy “Ontario Pale Ale.”
I didn’t even bother trying it.
I was very, very wrong. Continue reading “Head Stock: Meet Ontario’s best IPA again for the first time”