Still figuring out my pub lighting, but BarVolo is a pretty great place to practice.
With two dozen taps (including their own “House Ales” brews) and one hell of a fine bottle list, it’s easy to overlook the warm decor.
Every Toronto beer fan knows about Volo. For out-of-towners, it’s a mandatory visit.
The taps are mostly local, but the bottles are heavy on Belgian and Québecois, with some of the best Dutch (De Molen) and Danish (Mikkeller) thrown in.
I opted for Dieu du Ciel’s Dernière Volonté and Dupont’s Moinette Brune.
The latter only gets better as it warms, with flavours of tobacco, dark cherry and bitter chocolate. The nose gives off some pepper and black licorice. Take your time with this one. It’s worth it.