Four three ounce glasses,
Each a diff’rent type of beer.
What a sampling treat!
On Saturday my husband and I went to an early evening show at our usual cinema. And afterwards we dropped in at a nearby restaurant and pub, called The 3 Brewers, also known as Les 3 Brasseurs – it’s that bilingual touch in Canada! 🙂
My sons and I tend to enjoy craft beer; my husband is more of a mixed drinks guy. So he picked his usual, and I went exploring….
Our server informed me of the various options, picking from one of many different brands listed on their menu…..OR, going for a sampler set, one of which was having either a regular collection of a four-beer sampling or the premium one – the difference being in the various types offered. I listened to both options and then decided with the premium.
From the picture above – left to right – it was the 3 Brewers own blonde, then their I.P.A., then a specialty one being promoted as a Sessional (unique to only this restaurant branch), and an A.P.A. equivalent, their Harvest Ale.
I couldn’t resist! The total amount of beer still amounts to a 12-ounce glass, but this way I could have some fun sampling a range of different ones.
Plus, what was new to me when I was talking with our server, it surprised me to hear acronyms associated with beer. So, I asked her what I.P.A. and A.P.A stood for – respectively, India Pale Ale and American Pale Ale. I was familiar with India Pale Ale, as I have tried some in the past. I learned a few new things that evening pertaining to beer. Cool!
And yes, I had fun tasting each one and comparing the differences as I savoured them. The lighter flavours, the heavier ones. The more hoppy one. 🙂 And the one with a citrus-y taste in it.
Note: Just now I called the restaurant in order to get my information correct before publishing it in finished form here, and I ended up having a most delightful conversation with the brew master there. I can tell he enjoys his work – haha! He clarified for me the distinct aspects of the Sessional (as I was stumped on the spelling, I thought that was the ACTUAL name of it). And I described to him some of the differences I detected in the two pale ales, and he expounded from his knowledge. I also learned of the features of their blonde beer. Such fun! He was appreciative of my questions, and I told him that his enthusiasm for his work was equally enjoyable. 🙂