Stack Brewing Company
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Cream Ale 5.3% ABV Brown Glass Boston Round 1 L (32 oz).
$6.00 (Canadian) At The Brewery
|1 Litre Sharing Size|
|Gold Bier de Garde Category|
More on Stack in the next post... Stay tuned.
Onto the beer:
I think there was an unwritten rule in Ontario that the first Brewery that opened in the Nickel City had to name one of their beer's after that iconic Northern Ontario anthem "Sudbury Saturday Night" by Canada's late great Ambassador of Music Stompin' Tom Conners... So job well done guys. My favourite version is here.
Colour is clear gold with a small off-white head made up of small bubbles. Aroma is caramel malt and medicinal hops with a touch of sulphur, or wet dog smell. Deep maltiness, wet grain, and some dark sugar on the taste. Very dry and fairly cleansing. Aeration brings out the wet grains and a hint of light fruit.
Cost: 6/5 PASS
Colour: 6/5 PASS
Beer Style: 6/5 PASS
Re-Order: 6/3 SO-SO
Experience: 6/4 PASS
|Each bottle features a very short story|
Saturday Night is very similar in my mind to some of the macro beers; Canadian, and Budweiser, spring to mind. However, it is better put together and has more flavour than the big boys. I would recommend this beer as a baby step for those who have been raised on macros to enter the world of craft beer. Don't be afraid of the flavour guys! While it would not be a beer that I would regularly drink, it is a good beer for the masses, who will hopefully leave the macros behind and buy local. Remember, buying craft beer puts money in the pockets of your neighbours.
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