Another big day in the u-Haul, Juliet we have named her. I saw two wolves, a broken down Firefly (car not insect) and more important intersections during the oh so very long trek across the Prairies.
Tonight I find myself in Brandon Manitoba where I had the choice of three craft beers from two different Manitoba breweries. I also learned that Manitoba has beer vendors at some of their hotels, like tiny bottle shops selling beer beside hotel properties. Oh, and you can buy singles out of the six-packs …love that Manitobians!
My brew of the evening is a premium lager from Farmery a brewery based in Winnipeg. This lager is described on the can as an all-malt premium style lager brewed with Farmery’s very own barley and hops (big fan of the grow your own revolution).
The lager is a deep gold colour. It has good clarity, lots of carbonation and just a minimum of airy white head on the initial pour. First few sips are quite malty, light bodied and very clean drinking. As you drink this lager remains pretty consistent though it really does benefit from being served cold. There is no real lagered yeast aftertaste, which I appreciate as I find it a bit skunky, instead you get a subtle hop bite on the finish. Farmery seems to have added their own unique take on this ubiquitous style resulting in a pretty darn good lager.