218/1199) The 3 Brewers, Oakville: The Neighbourhood Beer - The Chate Trick by the 3 Brewers of Ontario: **; 6.5%, 35 ibu; our server described this to me as half way between a cream ale and a stout; amber colour with a fresh yeast nose; sweet minerally notes against roasty flavours; the website describes this as a pre-prohibition style cream ale but a tip of the hat goes to the server because there are definitely stout elements to this beer;
Chate Trick is explained as Oakville slang for an unfair deal.
The 3 Brewers have been up to quite a bit of late. The Adelaide-Richmond Centre location, promised for the end of 2013 is now scheduled to open in a couple of months. It will certainly be an interesting venture. This is very much a jacket and tie, nine to five, part of town so the crowd will be very different than the crowd at Yonge and Dundas. I only hope they find that they can stay busy enough in the evenings but if they have enough of a streetfront presence, as opposed to an indoors shopping mall frontage, it might work. For me, it is much closer to Union Station so it might be my first choice come the cold months when I hope to see their Winter Warmer return.
In addition, the 3 Brewers has announced plans to open a location in Liberty Village at 99 Atlantic Avenue, which is very close to where Big Rock has announced that it will open a Big Rock Urban Brewery and Eatery.
As if this wasn't a lot, the menu promises new locations on Yonge Street, between Sheppard and Finch, in North York and in Mississauga where Baton Rouge used to be (I think) all due "end 2014".