281/2099) The Roost, La Salette: Dakota Pearl Ale (DPA) by Ramblin' Road Brewery Farm, Ontario: *1/2; 14 ibu; starts dry but there is a sweet finish;
Dakota Pearl is a variety of potato. The story is they wash sliced potatoes in a "pre-brew" of their dry ale which not only prepares the potatoes for the fryer and it also adds another dimension to the resulting beer.
282/2100) The Roost: Country Pilsner by Ramblin' Road Brewery Farm of Ontario: 21 ibu *1/2; brewed with a blend of hops; dry and fruity with a dry finish;
La Salette is just north of Delhi. This is quite an operation. As described it is a farm with a brewery. The Roost is on the grounds, upstairs from what might best be described as a general store featuring their aforementioned potato chips, peanuts and other home grown goodies.
283/2101) The Roost: Unleashed IPA by Ramblin' Road Brewery Farm of Ontario: **; 48ibu; sweet maltiness offsets mildly bitter citrus notes;
I brought a tin of this home.
284/2102) The Roost: Country Lager by Ramblin' Road Brewery Farm of Ontario: *1/2; 22 ibu; crisp and malty central European style;
Yet another flight.
285/2103) The Roost: purebRed Red Lager by Ramblin' Road Brewery Farm of Ontario: **; a red lager with sweet toffee notes that linger to a balanced finish;
The menu here is pretty small - mostly numerous variations on burgers and grilled cheese but I count this as a point in favour. It is a certainty that the food will be fresh.
286/2104) The Roost: 3D Triple Chocolate Stout by Ramblin' Road Brewery Farm of Ontario: **; brewed with cocoa nibs; the 3 D's are Devilishly Dark and Delicious; rich dry mocha flavours;