Craft Beer Advent Calendar: December 20th

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!

Rating:

three and a half

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