Andrew and I finally got around to trying some of the beer that was delivered the last week of January. This month’s selection included two beers from Strathroy Brewing. Back in September we tried the 1815 Lockstock Ale by Strathroy Brewing. As soon as I saw the bottle label for these couple of beers I remembered that we’d sampled something from this brewer before — the images of the griffin/almost dragon looking creatures on the labels apparently stuck with me.
The first selection from Strathroy this month was the Hop Happy Haymaker. It poured with very minimal head and was an amber colour. It smelt more hoppy than it tasted and had a slightly citrus undertone. It wasn’t quite hoppy enough to fall into the IPA category in my mind and was more of a mild APA style beer.
Andrew tried the other Strathroy beer this time so I can’t really comment on it, but it was a darker style beer and he seemed to enjoy it.