264/2082) Oast House Brewery, Niagara On The Lake: Russian Imperial Stout by Oast House Brewers of Ontario: **1/2; 9.9%; aged six months in Tawse Cabernet Franc barrels; raisins feature in the nose; flavours of oak, raisins, cabernet franc with a dry coffee like finish;
Oast House is easy to spot - it is housed in a big red barn.
265/2083) Oast House Brewery: Sunday's Best Belgian Wit by Oast House Brewers of Ontario: *; 5%; 16 ibu; sweet nose; honey and malt flavours; this one didn't work for me, I found it sweeter than I prefer but on a colder day I might like it more;
These were sampler sized glasses.
266/2084) Oast House Brewery: Cherry Berliner Weiss by Oast House Brewers of Ontario: **; 4.9%; 8 ibu; from their Rural Route series; uses local cherries; cherry nose; lactobacillus adds extra tartness to flavours; interesting use of souring here to enhance the cherry flavours;
267/2085) Niagara Falls Brewing Company, Niagara Falls: Cream Ale by Niagara Falls Brewing Company of Ontario: *; 5%, 12 ibu; very grainy nose; forward maltiness, mild mineral notes;
It wasn't exactly a return visit - someone was handing out samples on the street in the heat. Niagara Falls is a far different place in August than March. What nature did to the region beats what people did to it by a long shot. I did like the Hornblower boat tour of the bottom of the falls.
268/2086) Taps On Queen, Niagara Falls: Spiced Session Ale by Taps Brewery of Ontario: *1/2; 4%; very gingery nose; flavours of fresh ginger stand out among the spices;
We reached Taps On Queen after fifteen minutes of walking basically through nowhere and there it suddenly was. The food is pretty good. It was cheap wing night and while I didn't partake a table across from us with nine younger people had a couple hundred sent their way.