Sunday, 3 September 2017

August 15, 2017

261/2079) Silversmith Brewing, Virgil:  Saison d'Etre by Silversmith Brewing of Ontario:  *1/2;  a 5.9% strawberry peppercorn saison;  strong black pepper nose, aided by freshly ground pepper added on top;  mild strawberry finish;  reminds me of the Dieu du Ciel!'s Route des Epices;

The name is a fun goof on the Maison d'Etre used to teach which French language verbs were the exceptions to the rule and use etre as an auxiliary in the passe compose tense.

262/2080) Silversmith Brewing:  Bavarian Breakfast Wheat by Silversmith Brewing of Ontario:  *1/2;  5.2%, 16 ibu;  a Bavarian style Hefeweizen;  malt bill is 43% wheat;  sweet clove nose;  flavours of clove and bananas;

Virgil borders on Niagara On The Lake.  Today's beers are part of a tasting flight.  Silversmith is very visitor friendly and there is even a small kitchen offering wings, mussels and more whimsical creations.

263/2081) Silversmith Brewing:  Hill 145 Golden Ale by Silversmith Brewing of Ontario:  *1/2;  4%, 15 ibu;  brewed with rye which adds a bit of a snap;  mild tropical nose;

Hill 145 is the highest point on Vimy Ridge Vimy Ridge and it was captured after a bayonet charge.  This is where the monument stands.

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