I stopped in at Upstreet Craft Brewing in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. With help from the bartender I selected Commons Czech Pilsner, Rhuby Social Strawberry Rhubarb Witbier, William Windsor Porter, and Top Stamp Honey Brown Lager. The bartender also gave me a taste of Do Gooder American Pale Ale. So here’s the run-down. I enjoyed the Commons; a great easy drinking crisp beer. And, my wife even enjoyed it which is very rare. She’s not a beer drinker. Rhuby Social is tasty with a hint of fruit flavor but certainly not overpowering. William Windsor is a lovely porter. Coffee and caramel and chocolate flavors. With the cold rain it was a delightful warmer. Top Stamp is smooth and malty. Do Gooder is a crisp Americal pale with a bit of citrus. Not strong. Very easy to drink and tasty.
The taproom offers food but we had recently eaten a very filling lunch at the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company and didn’t have room for anything to eat. That’s another story but this place is wonderful (seafood chowder, potato pie, raspberry cream cheese pie – enough said). Back to Upstreet, the taproom is a cool industrial space, comfortable, and indicative of the size of their mug club quite the local hangout.