Enter "Craft Beer Thursdays"- I'll be dedicating my Thursday's to beer reviews, posts on must attend events or beer events attended that I enjoyed.
For this first inaugural post, I'm featuring Detour IPA - a session-able beer recently released by Muskoka Brewery.
So what exactly is a session-able beer? It's a beer that is lighter and lower in alcohol content, usually under 5% Alcohol per volume (in this case 4.3%) which allows you to have more than one over the course of an evening and still be able to walk without falling on your face.
When I first poured Muskoka Detour into my tasting glass, it was a clear golden color with just a hint of head, clinging to the glass. There was a distinct aroma of both floral notes from the hops as well as a hint of citrus fruits.
The taste mirrored the aroma - mixing just enough bitter with citrus and a hint of honey with a smooth finish.
When I refilled my glass it was as if it were a different beer. This time, though the aroma and taste remained the same - the color was a hazy yellow, demonstrating the "unfiltered" flavour promised on the bottle neck.
Overall a solid choice for the hot summer days that seem to be in the distant future. I'm seeing this beer paired very well with patios across the city!