36 | November/December2019 brews a barrage of farmhouse sour-style beer recipes in small batches. Among them are some oak barrel-aged and flavour-infused beers such as Bees! (a sour with honey) and Attenborough (a mild entry-level farmhouse). Centigrade, also oak-aged, incorporates black currants and dandelion root. Things change so often, fans need to frequently check the Half Hours website to verify availability. Or, better still, just go with what they’ve got when you get there. Shakespeare Brewing Company 2178 Line 34, Shakespeare. Located a short drive from Stratford, Shakespeare Brewing is owned by a husband-and-wife team. Reckless Rooster, a pale ale featuring Ontariogrown Shop online ingredients, eatdrink.ca |@eatdrinkmag is the star attraction and there’s no kidding with Grumpy Goat, the brewer’s bitter take on an India Pale Ale. It’s a milk stout that catches the eye as the weather turns cold. Classy Cow is full-bodied, smooth and finishes sweet. Bitte Schön Brauhaus 68 Huron Street, New Hamburg. The name means “You’re Welcome” in German. Located in a renovated historic building, Bitte Schön brews gluten-free beers. Huron Street Hefeweisen is sold in cans at the LCBO. There are free tours Saturday afternoons and you can bring in food from nearby restaurants to eat while enjoying a beer inside the brewery. Owned by the same folks who run Descendants Beer & Beverage Co. in Kitchener, Bitte Schön has a special item for sale on the menu — the brewery itself. ’til the COWBELLs come home! Receive 10% off ALL BEER PURCHASES online at store.cowbellbrewing.com with the promo code “EatDrink10” — Discount code is valid until December 31, 2019 — 40035 BLYTH RD., BLYTH, ON N0M 1H0 1-844-523-4724 WWW.COWBELLBREWING.COM
eatdrink: The Local Food & Drink Magazine Ramblin’ Road Brewery Farm 2970 Swimming Pool Road, La Salette. Peanuts with your beer? Ramblin’ Road traces its entrepreneurial food, family farming, and beverage lineage to Picard Peanuts. An early player in farm-based brewing, Ramblin’ Road has the perfect gift for the craft beer fan on your Christmas list — a “Quick Six” pack “grown” on the farm and featuring Pure Bred Red and Ramblin’ Road’s lager family, and its IPA. Piquing interest is Dakota Pearl Ale made with the same potatoes used to make Ramblin’ Road’s kettle chips. The pairing seems obvious. Dundas & Sons Brewing Company 400 Adelaide Street North, London. Rob Dundas, the big bearded owner of Old East Village’s tiniest brewery will make you feel at home. Dundas & Sons, which famously uses hops grown on the owner’s porch, brews beer styles you’d expect, such as an American pale ale, and some you might not, such as a honey elderberry saison. The board changes frequently and the selection is supplemented by kegs from other brewers.. GEORGE MACKE is a craft beer fan living in London.