6.07.2012

Snowman Brewing - Sample Night #2 at Burger Bar

Last night I had the pleasure of attending Snowman Brewing's second beer sampling night at Burger Bar in Kensington.  This time, the beer was a brown ale.

Comments from everyone I talked to were positive. There are no other beers on the market that resemble a true beer so Snowman Brewing is really ahead of the pack on their innovative creations.  I am told the beer was the same as they remember a brown ale and they did a great job matching the flavours.

The place was packed when I got there at about 7:15.  It was raining and I was forced to wait outside.  I saw my friend Tammie from Allergic Solution dining with her family, enjoying some beer samples.

I met up with Jaclyn, someone I met through Gluten-Free Ontario years ago and have been in contact with many times online.

We were greeted by Kevin with a smile and wonderful beer samples!
Snowman Brewing - Kevin Snow
Hate to say it... but once again the service was a little lacking.  (Not you, Kevin!)  I'm happy to say at least this time my order was taken and my table got served some food.
Burger Bar - Bison Burger with Gluten-Free Bun
Pictured above is the Bison Burger with Gluten Free Bun.  It was described as the "best burger."  The bun was soft and didn't crumble (we have Aidan's to thank for that) and the burger was tasty, toppings were fresh.  I should point out that the fries are technically not totally gluten-free... they are cooked in the same fryer as items containing gluten.
Burger Bar - Cowboys Supper
Here is the Cowboys Supper that I have been wanting to try since the first Snowman Beer Night.  With an option between eggs and tofu, I chose eggs but received tofu.  The meal was a little bland.  I likely would not order it again.  Wasn't horrible though and I did eat as much as I could.  Luckily the beer was filling too ;)
Snowman Brewing
Cheers!

 We were able to get pints of the beer this time!  mmm...
Snowman Brewing - Hirsch Goodman (left) and Kevin Snow
When the bar slowly started to empty, my table had a chance to talk a bit more with Hirsch and Kevin.  They are the guys behind Snowman Brewing.  Unfortunately, the beer cannot be purchased in LCBO or in bars - yet.  But plans are in the works... and I will, of course, update you guys on progress as it is made!

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