Friday, 13 January 2012

The Winter Blahs

Well we're staunchly ensconced in the dreaded and dreary Winter Blahs.  The Holidays have come and gone, the New Year has kicked off and we've all gone back to the insipid minutia of the day to day.  Trudging through the early morning ice and snow, we scrape the overnight frost off our car windows.   Then we sit in a half frozen car fighting slowed traffic all the way to work, our only prize is hopefully getting that sweet parking spot right next to the front door.  Yes, Old Man Winter has us firmly in his icy grip and I fear he has no plans of letting us go until the Spring thaw is upon us.  He's a greedy and lonely fellow my dear readers.  And he'll squeeze every drop of joy and optimism out of us like some demonic python that only feeds on our hopes and dreams. Luckily we have beer.

Yep, there is no shortage of great craft beer out there folks.  The craft beer industry in Ontario and across this great Country of ours is booming with new brands, new breweries and new beers seemingly coming out everyday.  We maybe entrenched in the Winter Blahs, but its certainly a good time to be a beer drinker here in Ontario!

And we here at the Sawdust City Brewing Co. are just glad to be a part of this exploding scene.  We've pumped out a few beers over our short existence and we've go no plans to slow down.  As mentioned in my last post, up next we have our Uranal Imperial Stout, "Long, Dark Voyage to Uranus".  Loaded with robust flavours of espresso, chocolate, vanilla and roasted malt this massive stout is most definitely a winter beater.  Coming in at a mere 8.5% abv, this ale is as black as Satan's blood and will warm every nook and cockle of your heart.

So if the Winter Blahs have got you down, head out to your favourite local beer bar and set out on a Long, Dark Voyage to Uranus. It may just be the escape that your looking for!  And hey, we know you got it tough, so we're going to make it easy for you to take this trip too.  We're going to bottle, keg and cask this ale.  So which ever way you like to travel, we got the vessel for you.

Now, I tried Uranus just this past week in the fermenter and I have to say it's pretty darn close to being finished.   Just a little more mellowing and it'll be ready for it's maiden voyage.  ETA is week of January 23rd...probably the 25th or 26th.  So like I said, look for it at your favourite beer bar in the GTA and Muskoka.

Anyhoo, that just about does it for now.  Until next time, keep the beer in your mugs in the sawdust beneath your feet.

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