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At the hundredth meridian where the great plains begin

I’ve had the Hip song “At the Hundredth Meridian” stuck in my ever ever since a friend recommended that Andrew and I try the 100th Meridian Amber Lager by Mill Street.  Neither of us are typically drawn to lager style beers, but our friend said he usually wasn’t a lager fan but still liked the beer.

Brewed at Mill Street’s Toronto Brewpub this selection’s name reflect the fact that it was made with ingredients from west of the 100th Meridian.  I’ve found Mill Street beers hit and miss in the past. But the Meridian was smooth and easy to drink.  It’s a nice middle ground between the very mild Mill Street Organic and the more robust Mill Street Tankhouse.  It has a light body, pours golden-amber and has a distinctive malt smell.  Simple but tasty.

While enjoying the Meridian, Andrew and I fondly recalled our visit to the Mill Street Ottawa Brewpub a few years ago.  Located in a former grist mill, the 140+ year old building is a great example of adaptive reuse of a heritage building.  Well worth the visit if you’re in Ottawa, even if it is a little bit out of the way of downtown.

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