Drinking Local in #LdnOnt
Posted on March 02 2017
Forked River set the "Bar" for #LdnOnt Craft Beer. The team is made up of three local, award-winning homebrewers, all University of Western graduates. They believe their beer has the power to bridge people from all walks of life and are dedicated to delivering consistent, flavourful brews made with care in the traditional craftsman manner with all natural, quality ingredients. These guys definitely think outside of the box when combining ingredients for for beers that will blow you away — Take the way less travelled!
Our Staffs Favourite: Riptide Rye
Family owned and operated this gem is all about cultivating tasty handcrafted premium beers. They pride themselves on quality, and quality is what you will get. Their beer is made with only four ingredients : Canadian grown barley, north american hops, yeast, and filtered water. Check them out on Elias Street grab a cold one and play some life size janga with your friends.
Our Staffs Favourite: Cream Ale (Or any of their delicious 'Cask Series' brews)
This Brewery isn’t just about a good beer, it’s about cultivating meaningful relationships with the farmers that grow the wheat, barley, and hops. It’s about sustainability, and celebrating our community. From their Brewers Manifesto, “Contain within it a great beer that can better our world, one pint at a time”. Check out their new brewery located 521 Burbrook Place. Don't forget to bring your quarters and play a few rounds on their sweet vintage pin ball machines.
Our Staffs Favourite: Norfolk Red
The story of Toboggan dates back to the 1800’s Forest City's love for the outdoors and toboggan clubs. This brewery is located right in the heart of downtown on Richmond Row, featuring quality, small batch craft beers. They love to switch it up and keep things seasonal, they even offer one-offs that might never be seen again. Grab a flight of beers start making your way through their beer list and enjoy some delicious pizza while you're at it.
- Our Staffs Favourite: Amber Ale
Not to far from us in london, is a local brewery named after the railway that ran through St Thomas. This was the fastest shortcut between Chicago And New Year: two major railway cities. This cultivated the birth of St. Thomas and it’s community passing down it’s name as the “Railway City”.
The Railway City Brewery features handcrafted local beers, including the famous Dead Elephant Ale in tribute of Jumbo the elephant who was tragically killed by a train on the St Thomas Railway.
- Our Staffs Favourite: Iron Spike
Looking for a Hard Cider? Look no further, Thedford Ontario's Twin Pines Orchard & Cider House is a family run and operated apple farm has a variety of ciders and wine to try. Grab the kids, grab some apples & enjoy some local cider!
- Our Staffs Favourite: Hammer Bent Red
The OG — Labatts has been shaped with close to 170 years of brewing excellence. Once a small Brewery in London Ontario making good tasting beer for it’s community, to an internationally renowned brewing company serving coast to coast making more than 60 brands of beer.
- Our Staffs Favourite: Labatt 50