Back to beer blogging! Two of this month’s selections came from Stonehammer Brewing in Guelph, Ontario. Formerly known as F & M Brewery, Stonehammer has been around since 1995 and all of their beers are made using spring water from Guelph’s artesian wells.
The first Stonehammer brew I tried this month was the Queen’s English Mild Ale. It poured a dark almost black mahogany with almost no head. Judging by their website this was a one-off specialty brew that was available for a a limited time. Though the description mentioned hops I didn’t really get a hops smells or taste with this one — the malt flavour and caramel notes took precedence.
Despite this being a dark beer than my standard fair I really enjoyed it. It was flavourful enough without being overbearing – and is the type of beer that both Andrew and I could agree upon. I’m looking forward to trying the Red Male Ale that also came from Stonehammer Brewing.