118/1392) The 3 Brewers, Heartland (Mississauga): Sutherland's Strawberry Saison by the 3 Brewers of Ontario: **; 6.1%, 25 ibu; brewed with extract of strawberry; peppery, yeasty nose; a saison with strawberry notes and a dry finish;
Plainly, I only like saisons with added fruit which probably means I don't really like saisons. This is the Neighbourhood beer for this location. It was named for Captain Edward Sutherland, a widower who moved to the area with his seven children in 1856. He grew strawberries and raspberries and his success was such that by 1915 a plaque was put up at Clarkson Railway Station reading, "Through this station passes more strawberries than any other station in Ontario". I pinched this from the coaster.
119/1393) The 3 Brewers, Heartland: La Pamplemousse by the 3 Brewers of Ontario: *1/2; 4.4%, 21 ibu; brewed with grapefruit, pilsen and corn malts, Chinook hops and American ale yeast; vaguely citrusy nose; mix of citrus and yeast flavours;
The joke was that it was up to you to decide if this counted as a serving of fruit or not but what I was wondering was if one can drink this while on various medications or not what with that grapefruit.
It will be no surprise that I am delighted to have a 3 Brewers so close to home and this is a particularly nice one with a great patio and terrific staff. I have been doing my research and a ten minute bus ride flanked by a pair of ten minute walks will get me there. It would be about forty minutes if I was brave enough to cycle on those roads.
In my dreams, Brampton would get a 3 Brewers but even if we did there is a strong chance this one would be more convenient for me. I am going to visit regularly.