Jake and Bobby were on duty just waiting for some crazy person to go out in another snowstorm to do some beer tasting. It seemed to us like a great way to spend a snowy blustery cold day (lol I think that's been everyday in Muskoka since December).
The tasting bar had 4 beers on tap and 1 special bottle. There was the Mad Tom IPA, Twice as Mad Tom, The Winter Weiss and Detour. Their webpage has a great write up on all their beers and will explain the wonderful tastes much better than I could. All I know is that the Winter Weiss was my favourite. A dark beer, not too heavy and that went down far too easy. This is the write up from the Muskoka Brewery "Winter Weiss (Vice) was developed over a warm cabin fire, filling the void for a flavorful yet sessionable brew to enjoy during a long Winters night. This Dunkelweizen is deep brown with notes of clove and banana. Muskoka Winter Weiss partners the yeast and wheat character of a Hefeweizen with the malty richness of a Munich Dunkel. The result, a brew to enjoy all Winter long. "
Winter Jack is a limited edition beer that was brewed in casks that had been filled with Tennessee Whiskey. I have had a few of the scotch oak aged beers from the LCBO, this is the first one where I felt like I was actually having a glass of whiskey with my beer. A great combination.
After our tasting, Bobby took us out and gave us a tour of the actual brewery. Next time we go we will try a Friday as the lines will be working and they do special tastings in the brewery of the beer as it is being bottled/canned. Thinking Quality Control Taster would be a perfect retirement job.
Jim buying some beer for our next family beer tasting. Hopefully it will make it through the night.