This weekend Jordan and I took a little road trip to a new craft brewery called Manantler. Located in Bowmanville, this brewery is owned by a group of friends who started brewing three years ago and then recently opened a brewery/tasting bar/store.
The brewery was pretty easy to find (although we did circle the building a couple times as our GPS said we were on top of the building). Located in the bottom of a warehouse building, you walk through a red industrial door into a cool tasting room with a large bar.
You can buy a sampler for $2, and a flight for $5 (we had the flights, yes, plural). Since opening they've been busy brewing a bunch of different beers. In fact as we ordered one of the owners" James, said he had to leave for a minute because he was at a crucial point in the brewing process.
We sampled Orbit Lollihop while we were there. We liked it so much we got some to take home. I talked to the hubby about the beer because he has a better beer taste buds then I do (I drink what I like, Jordan can describe why we like it). When I asked him to describe it he said: awesome. Looking for a little more detail, I opted to follow his direction and open a bottle to re sample the beer (blogging is so hard).
This easy drinking, full flavoured hoppy beer packs a lot of flavour without being too heavy. I like that it has personality but isn't so heavy you couldn't enjoy a couple. The finish of the beer is great, the flavour lingers in your mouth inviting you to have another sip.
We had a great time at the brewery. We got to go on a bit for a tour (which I will mention in a later blog post) and had a great time chatting with all the different customers who came in, eager to support a local business. While there we learned that they were brewing three different beers this week, so we've already planned to go back next week with some friends to try them all.