I stopped in at Waller Street Brewing after a 4 mile run along the river in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. I felt justified in trying two beers having just run. Clearly I tried the Blindside ESB and loved it. I also tried the Scotch River Sour and enjoyed that as well. I loved the basement location. The kind of place I’d enjoy hanging out if at home. Hope to be back soon.
I stopped in at Beyond the Pale Brewing in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Not only did I try a couple of beers, I also enjoyed the Jerk Chicken Taco which was delicious. The Pink Fuzz Grapefruit Zest Wheat is a delicious beer. I love grapefruit and this did not disappoint without being too grapefruity. I also enjoyed The Rye Guy Rye IPA which was a nice pairing with the taco. I ended with The Darkness Oatmeal Stout. All great beers.
I stopped in at Kichesippi Beer Company in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada to try their beer. They have so many styles which they do a great job of brewing. Their friendly staff let me taste just about everything in the cooler. WOW! I’ll cover two beers here. First, the 1855 is an awesome amber – malty with a bite at the end. Easy to drink and delicious. Second, the Bristol Stout is so delicious that it’s the one I bought a can of to bring back to my hotel to enjoy late at night when catching up on work. The stout is rich with flavors of coffee and chocolate and luscious sweetness. Great beers from a great brewery.
I stopped in at Broadhead Brewing Company in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada for a beer. There never seems to be enough ESBs for those of us who enjoy them. So, naturally, I tried the Hammer and Tongs ESB. Fabulous! If I weren’t traveling by plane I would have grabbed some to take home. Hope I make it back to Ottawa and can stop in again. Proximity to the airport makes that pretty easy.
I stopped in at Tooth and Nail Brewing Company in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada for a late beer. I had trouble deciding so tried small pours of Vim and Vigor Pilsner (delicious; renewed my faith in pilsner), Tenacity Pale Ale ( a solid pale), and Red Letter Day IPA (certainly a nice IPA). I enjoyed all of the beers.
I stopped in at Big Rig Kitchen and Brewery in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada after a long delayed flight for a late dinner and beer. The Sweet and Spicy Chicken Salad was great. I enjoyed their Scotch Ale with dinner. The beer was right on. Malty, a little bit sweet, and somewhat bitter. Perfect pairing.
I stopped in at Lowertown Brewery for dinner and a beer. I enjoyed a bowl of delicious fresh chili and paired it with the seasonal Pumpkin Ale. I’ve enjoyed a number of pumpkin ales and I really liked this one. It’s not too strong on the pumpkin and it has a nice slightly sweet taste along with some hints of spices. Well done and well worth the stop for me.
I stopped in at Clocktower Brew Pub in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada for a snack and a beer. The pretzel appetizer was tasty. I enjoyed the Wisharts ESB and tasted the Clocktower Red. The ESB is a solid example of the ESB style. Smooth and very drinkable. The Red was complex. A variety of hops and other seasonings make this a very enjoyable beer. I’m hoping to stop back at Clocktower for another Red before I leave town. I also need to grab a few coasters for my collection.