Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ontario Blonde Ale


Niagara's Best Blonde Premium Ale

I'm searching for a good Ontario beer. Preferably from a micro-brewery, with the proper ingredients, hoppy, and distinct. Why? For a very important reason, of course, but I won't tell why right now.

So for the next few weeks, I'll be picking up a few cases of different beers. I don't have a specific criteria, except that the beer has to be profound. I think I'll just know when I've come across the right one.

I don't know if this beer's really made in Niagara. Cheesy label, cheap, reused bottles, but it's what's inside that counts, no? Pale blonde, as the name suggests, with a good head of foam. Nose is very interesting, a sourish green bouquet eerily reminiscent of a certain pickled cabbage that the Shanghainese really love. Becomes sweeter, grainier. Fresh on the palate, tinges with chlorinated tap water. That's a problem.

But still an interesting beer.



  1. I'm so glad you blogged this. The microbrewery is close to where I used to live! My Mum always cringes at the big gaudy statue of the blonde that sits atop the building.

    I've always been curious about the beer though. Thanks for sharing. Your blog is one of my faves! Keep being awesome!

  2. Thanks Jenn, you're awesome too!!