Sweetgrass Brewing Co. – Golden Ale
- Toronto, Ontario (Contract brewed in Guelph by Wellington Brewery)
- 4.9% ABV
- 18 IBUs
- Style: Belgian-style ale
- Available: LCBO
Sweetgrass gets the honour of being our last Ontario beer in the advent calendar! It’s all Nova Scotia brews from here on out in 2015!
This was a last minute change in the schedule. Sweetgrass is a brewery is one we know very little about. This was a random LCBO purchase during our trip for Bellwoods and Burdock.
This one stays true to its name, pouring a pale golden colour. There isn’t a lot of aroma, but does have a slight hoppy, grassy smell to it.
Sweetgrass delivers a very light, refreshing and slightly sweet beer. It isn’t deep and complex like a double IPA, or packing in layer after layer of flavour like some stouts. This is a straight up drinkin’ beer.
When you want to just drink a beer, this is perfect. From the can, in a pint glass, or in a plastic cup at a BBQ; this beer would drink well from anything. I think too many beer “connoisseurs” discount the value of a beer like this. In my world, a beer that drinks easily and matches any situation is a valuable beer to have in your fridge.
We’ve had a wide range of styles and approaches from Ontario in this advent calendar, so we’re happy to have ended on this note!
Check in tomorrow as the Nova Scotia adventure begins!