I decided that I should move my furniture around and make a more hospitable space. That however is thirsty work.
I started out with a Black Oak Nut Brown. Black Oak is my favourite local brewery sporting both a great bunch of people and superb well made sessionable beer. The Nut Brown is a well balanced ale which boasts a nutty flavour which makes it one of the most versatile beers for food pairing I’ve come across.
Black Oak Nut brown is available in the Beer Store and LCBO
Unibroue U Rousse
I first tried Unibroue beer about a decade ago at the Toronto Beer Festival. My friends and I tried it because of the crazy labels.
In that department the U Rousse is a bit staid. Back then I really wasn’t enamoured with Unibroue’s selections. My taste for craft beer and I imagine the beer making at Unibroue have evolved since then and I’m beginning to warm up to them again. The U Rousse, sports a nice red copper colour and was quite drinkable. It paired well with the raw vegetables I was munching well shoving furniture around.Though some Quebecois beer is available in Ontario I had picked up the Rousse while in Montreal for the Mondial de la Biere a year ago.
Thwaites Lancaster Bomber
I was looking for something I hadn’t had before and I liked the name. The label says the Best of British beer. After the first taste of this red English ale I found it really hard to argue. I will do my best to research English ales and see if it holds true.
Available in the LCBO
Pabst Blue Ribbon
Um, perhaps I don’t understand irony to like the Blue Ribbon. Actually, I was surprised to find that I enjoyed it well enough. Certainly not my usual choice but a nice pale yellow beer.
Available in Beer Store and the LCBO Not a bad evening, cleaned up my living space. Listened to Rowdy Roddy Pipers Rod Pod podcast. Had a favourite beer and tried three I hadn’t had before. All pretty good in their own way.
But, don’t take my word for it. Drink the Beer !