Hear ye, hear ye. It looks like the weather will be nice today in Montreal. The perfect opportunity to go down to the St-Ambroise terrace and drink some of their IPA at the official launch. While there you can also enjoy another another Lachine staple, the Grumman 78 truck will be there serving tacos.
India Pale Ales were brewed in 19th century England. In order to endure the long sea travel in clipper ships across the equator to India, English IPA’s were high in alcohol and brewed with plenty of hops. The hops provided a spicy bitterness balancing the malt and maintaining the quality of the ale through the natural antibacterial properties of hops. McAuslan has brewed a classic IPA using a blend of pale and specialty malts giving the beer a New World twist.
I’ve had the St-Ambroise IPA last year and I really enjoyed it. It’s a perfect introductory IPA and perfect for the weather today (hot and cloudy).
The launch is a 5 à 7 at the terrace @ 5080 St-Ambroise street. Normally the terrace is open until 11pm and at the launch the beer is usually a special price of $4 a pint, but I’m not too sure if that is the case this time around.