5 LOCAL BREWS TO TRY FOR ST PATTY’S DAY

Luck of the Irish.
Clovers.
Green Beer.
Guinness…?

You guessed it! Next week is St Patricks and we know that this is a day
where (a little bit of) beer is consumed. Don’t worry because we’ve got 5 stellar local recommendations for you to try out for this St Patty’s Day (Thursday March 17th)

  1. Concession Road Brewing – Crossroads Sour: We don’t judge if there’s a celebratory St Patty’s day brunch with beer + pancakes. You know what would be the perfect companion? Concession Road Brewing’s Mandarinia Sour. A dry hopped sour brewed with Mandarinia Bravaria Hops which helps give it a light sweet flavour of mandarine oranges. With 5.25% alc./vol it’s the perfect sidekick to your brunch. 
  1. New Limburg – Quad: This Belgian style quadrupel is a full, warming, dark ale that showcases flavours of berries, plum, raisin and cherry. It’s considered an ‘extra strong’ beer with a higher alcohol content of 10.6% alc./vol. It’s recommended to be served only slightly chilled between 10-14 degrees celsius. We suggest sipping this one!
  1. Meuse Brewing – 8 Dark Strong Ale: This award-winning ale is one you that you’ll want to add to your St Patty’s day line up. Inspired by some of Meuse’s favourite Belgian examples, 8 gives you a rich dark malty base with notes of dark red fruits. Perfect for sipping around the campfire at the end of the day. A little higher in alcohol for a beer with 9% alc./vol. 
  1. Charlotteville Brewing – Local 519: An ode to Norfolk, called Local 519 can be (and should be) enjoyed anywhere you go.
    An English Pale Ale that is perfect to have with your fish + chips. It’s malt forward, and nicely balanced with a gentle hop presence. Golden in colour with aromas of honey, biscuit and a hint of raisin. 4.9% alc./vol allows for you to have a pint or two with dinner.
  1. Hometown Brew – Blueberry Saison: Norfolk County is known for its bountiful farming and Hometown Brew created a classic that should make you St Patty’s list. 
    Blueberry Saison is a fruity old world saison with crisp herbal hop character that creates a fresh and vibrant finish. You’ll taste some spice and clove from the yeast which is accompanied by a light malt sweetness. Locally grown blueberries continue to a beautiful mauve haziness.  6.0% alc./vol.

Cheers to local, and cheers to the Irish. Find something new this St.Patrick’s day, and drink local.

Sláinte!

Author: Administrator OSCWGA

Ontario South Coast is home to award-winning grape and fruit wines, fresh fermented hard ciders, and exceptional craft-brewed beers and spirits that truly reflect the history and character of the region. A long, warm growing season makes this area the perfect place for growing grapes and hops alongside other local produce. Between sips, explore beautiful beaches, meandering bike trails, fresh fruit and vegetable stands, and vibrant culinary scene.