Luck of the Irish.
Green Beer.

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.


OSCWGA The Wine Award of Excellence for Restaurants

The Wine Award of Excellence for Restaurants is an annual award that recognizes leaders in the culinary industry who exhibit strong support of the Ontario South Coast Wineries and high professional standards in wine service.

Who can submit nominations?

  • Nominations are open to any restaurant that serves and promotes wine from Ontario’s South Coast
  • Anyone can submit a nomination
  • You can nominate yourself


How are winners selected?

The winner will be selected by members of the Ontario South Coast Wineries and Growers Association (OSCWGA) Board of Directors. The winner will be announced at the Norfolk County Economic Development Symposium on February 13, 2020.


The decisions of the judges are final. Submissions must qualify based on the criteria guidelines.

Nomination Deadline: January 31, 2020


What are the benefits of winning the award?

  • Recognition for outstanding support of our local wineries
  • Promotion of your organization on the OSCWGA website, social media and other marketing materials
  • Ability to highlight your award and achievements on your own promotional materials
  • Opportunity to gain media coverage which enhances your profile in the community and beyond
  • Free one-year OSCWGA membership that entitles you to participate in wine workshops, promotional events and more


How to nominate: NOMINATION FORM

To nominate a restaurant please complete the nomination form and email the nomination to: Tracy Haskett, Administrator, OSCWGA administrator@ontariosouthcoastwine.com