Sunday, 21 September 2014

Niagara Oast House Brewers, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

On our way home today, Gord and I stopped in at Niagara Oast House Brewers for a tour.  The building is about 100 years old and has had many uses over the years.  Oast started about two years ago.

Our guide was Oscar and he took good care of us.  He was friendly and knowledgeable.

Gord and Oscar

Oscar explained what an oast house is (it's a building designed for drying hops as part of the brewing process).

Then he took us in with the equipment and explained how everything worked.

Gord tried the samples of their beer (I drove so he could enjoy them).  His favourite was the saison.

You can buy merchandise like glasses, teeshirts, hats, etc.

Gord bought some pickled hop shoots and likes them
The soap smelled nice and earthy

You can also buy beer onsite.

Oscar took us upstairs to show us the event space they are renovating.

This is want you see when you look out the windows ... a vineyard!

Here's what Gord bought and took home.

We wandered over to the vineyard we saw from the window.

If you are in the area, you should stop in for a tour.

1 comment:

Masshole Mommy said...

What a cool experience!!