What is it about Canadian craft brewers? American's have a brewery called Great Lakes on the south shore of Lake Erie so we need one on the north shore of Lake Ontario. We have a New Brunswick brewery that just happens to come up with styles and names for beers that have been used for years next door in Maine. Vermonters make a beer called Number 9 so, wouldn't you know it, one pops up recently in Ontario. Most oddly there are Hoptical Illusions south and, later, north. And, now, we even are claimed to have taken the "R" from Racer 5 and stuck it on a line called Red Racer.
I don't blame the beers - any of them. The beers are innocent in such matters. And in some cases tasty as with Ohio's Edmund Fitzgerald Porter. Cocoa, coffee and date aromas with a strong yogurty tang wafting waftingly off a dark mahogany ale with a thin tan rim. In the mouth, cocoa and date and nut maltiness meets black tea and weed hoppiness all mixed together with a swirl of that chalky or even yogurty yeast. A lovely, complex beer that came in a mixed 12 pack bought at a CNY Wegmans for under 16 bucks. Crazy value. BAers have it bad for this one.
Remember - don't blame the beers. These branding consultants know not what they do.