Two the most recent beer of the month club selections were from 4 Degrees Brewing Company, a small craft brewer in Smith Falls. One of this month’s beers was the “True North of 7” lager. The beer was alright, a standard lager that was smooth drinking but nothing special. I did some reading and apparently the beer was brewed by Jason Cook, who was responsible for creating Bud Light Lime. He brewed the “True North of 7” selection on a contract. I suppose that explains some of the blandness and my unimpressed feelings around the beer.
The beer is branded to appeal to cottagers, campers, and hunters. The graphic design on the tall can was well done and had a bit of a Canadian redneck northern feel. But a nice looking container doesn’t makeup for poor tasting beer. The beer was described as having subtle hoppy notes, however that seemed pretty much none existent.