After NYC we took in the last long weekend of the summer ‘cottage-style’ at Buck Lake, in South Frontenac, Ontario. We know Ontario craft beer pairs well with the lake, loons and late afternoon sunshine so we buckled up our beer and headed east of Ottawa to join C’s family.
For the weekend we brought along a growler of Big Rig IPA, a couple of swing tops of Muskoka Summer Weiss, several cans of Great Lakes Crazy Canuck and a Mill Street summer sampler (Tankhouse Ale, Stock Ale, Organic Lager, Lemon Tea, Ambre de la Chaudiere, Walker’s Blueberry Wheat). Just for fun we also had a bottle of Proof Whisky from Toronto.
The Big Rig IPA was a great session IPA which was nicely hopped and not too malty. The Muskoka Summer Weiss paired perfectly with a hazy late day sun; spicy, sweet, refreshing and relaxing. The Crazy Canuck tastes surprisingly like an IPA and was a perfect beer o’clock starter. Some of the Mill Street brews kept us refreshed as we swam in the lake and the Proof was a tasty night cap but did not pair so well with the morning!
Thanks to our hosts and family for an amazing Labour Day weekend!