I didn’t have to visit Beertown London on a warm, sunny Tuesday Afternoon for a little ‘beer’ Siesta…
..sure glad I did!
If you’re a sampler like me and you like a little taste of everything, the famous Beertown Paddle is the way to go:
4 Beers per Paddle – build your own or ask the sensational staff for recommendations, they aim to please.. your palette!
Before we get to the beers – make sure you get to Beertown London for this week’s freshly-cracked Cask – Beau’s ‘Wag The Wolf’ Hopfenweisse – the PERFECT introduction to Patio Season and a Looooooooong Weekend!
Let’s get down to the beer business:
1st Tasting – The Mystic Fortune Teller – 2017 Gruit – Railway City Brewing (St. Thomas)
What the tasting notes say: This ancient form of brewing uses several plants and herbs to create an aromatic brew without the use of hops – ingredients including lavender, juniper berries, honey, orange peel and yarrow. 5.0% IBV
What Baker’s Tastebuds say: No Hops? No Problemo! This beer is built for Summer – crisp n’ clean, nice citrusy notes keep it light and refreshing. Order it for your friend who says ‘they don’t like Craft beer’.
2nd Tasting – King George’s Mild – Forked River’s collaboration with Wellington Brewery (London/Guelph)
What the tasting notes say: A delicate, dry-hopped English-Style Mild Ale with low alcohol but LOTS of flavor. An ode to “King George” Eagleson, one of the fore-fathers of Craft brewing in Ontario. 4.2% IBV
What Baker’s Tastebuds say: Planning on a few Patio Pints? Order 1, 2, even a couple more. Straightforward and to the point, this beer doesn’t have any hidden surprises, but doesn’t hold back on flavor either.
3rd Tasting – Spark House Red Ale – Lake Of Bays Brewing Co (Baysville)
What the tasting notes say: Deep, smooth character comes from chocolate and roasted malts. A full-bodies Red Ale that finishes dry. Slight smokiness lingers on the back of the tongue. 5% IBV
What Baker’s Tastebuds say: I can taste why this is Lake of Bays most famous and popular Beer. Red/Amber Ales are not usually my 1st choice, but when the glass was empty I had a thirst for More!
4th Tasting – S.O.S Oyster Stout – Amsterdam Brewery (Toronto)
What the tasting notes say: Black cola colour, quite tangy with licorice notes and a small, quick head. 5% IBV.
What Baker’s Tastebuds say: Not ALL stouts were created equal, that’s a good thing! Amsterdam brings variety and fresh take on the classic Stout, brewed to be paired with a plateful of Oysters. Bitter & Dry but subtle enough it won’t overpower your tastebuds.
Wanna taste for yourself?
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