Being in Ontario, Canada, where the liquor licensing laws are… quaint, shall we say… it’s hard to get good craft beer that isn’t Canadian.

Heck, it can be hard to get good craft beer that isn’t just solely brewed by Ontarian craft brewers! And while I’m all for supporting my local brewers, I’m also all for discovering new beers from further afield.

So it was nice to find Road 2 Ruin Double IPA from American craft brewer Two Roads Brewing at my local LCBO (the retail arm of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario).

I have some friends in the U.S. who have been telling me great things about Two Roads Brewing, especially their IPA and DIPA range. So, for a hophead like me, finding their Road 2 Ruin was an unexpected and welcome treat!

As you can see in the video, it’s a delicious pour that mixes four American hops to deliver a smooth yet fairly strong beer. If this is an example of their range, I can’t wait to find more beers from Two Roads Brewing in my local store.

Hopefully sooner rather than later – please relax the liquor laws, Ontario!!!


  • Style: Double IPA
  • ABV: 8%
  • Taste: Smooth, floral, citrus
  • Rating: 4.6/5
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Road 2 Ruin Double IPA from Two Roads Brewing is a deceptively smooth and easy to drink pour, despite using four American hops and clocking in at 8% ABV
Danny Brown
Founder of The Craft Beer Diaries. Husband. Father. Writer. Never says no to a good single malt. Making up for lost time in the appreciation of craft beer. Favourite beers: IPAs, Belgian Trappist, porters.
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