Time for beer blog

Ok. Not that rod and I haven’t been drinking beer. I usually blog in the car or hand the computer to a kid to blog. It’s just my hands are full with blogging the sites, navigating, handing out snacks, breaking up fights that the Ontario beer blog has been silent.

So since the Summerweiss, which was a little sweet and light, we have had the Spring Oddity. This was Ginette’s favorite so far.

Okanagon pale ale six pack went down real smooth in the heat wave. Good beer.

I went to a crappy LCBO in Belleville and they had so few microbrewery beers. I had to buy a four pack of Ludtreads. Rod was worried, but it was a good hoppy beer.

We already forgot the bad ones. Oh yeah. This was one: Milwaukee light!

Right now we are at Valens conservation area camping. We passed no LCBOs on the way. It has been a rough day and the heat is over, but we only have one home brew left!!!



Barracks, Lakes and Birdhouses and no swimming.

We saw a record number of unusual spots today!  We toured gorgeous Picton today.

Camp Picton

Birdhouse City

Lake on the Mountain

We left Arthur behind with Auntie Mo for a little peace.  Things were calmer without him.  Things were easier, but in some ways he was missed.  I am his Mom, so I am a little biased.

Rod liked their IPA, Matt liked their Porter and Ginette liked Brown Ale.

It was a very successful day.  We managed to squeeze in a Beer tasting at Barley Days.

Brewery and County Cider Company. Barley Days makes a great craft beer in several flavours and County Cider is famous for their cider.

40 abandoned army barracks sitting on the top of the hill. Many locals don’t even know they are there!

All in all the kids liked every spot but each one left a little something to be desired.  The ghost town barracks at Camp Picton were really cool, but all the kids wanted to get out of the car and look inside which was not allowed for some silly reason.  Seeing the man piss off the porch was a highlight.

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Similarly Birdhouse City was a very unique place to visit with over a hundred cool handmade birdhouses but no birds.

Lastly, we made our way to the Lake on the Mountain.  Wow, it really is a lake 300 feet above lake Ontario, a very impressive sight except for the pretentious surroundings.  No place to picnic save a few crowded picnic tables in a miniature provincial park the size of a small parking lot.

Here is the view looking down from the road….

Turn around and here is the view of a huge lake sitting right there on top of the mountain. Very cool.  Matthew stands in for Arthur.

The rest is well marked private property and fancy restaurants and inns. No access to the water for a swim so we joined the hoy ploy in the parkette for a picnic on the ground then made our way back to the truck to search elsewhere for a beach. None to be found, we had let the day wear on too long and Prince Edward County has no free beaches anywhere and we weren’t about to pay 24$ for an hour of swimming at Sandbanks. I really felt bad for the regular folks of Belleville and Picton who don’t get to swim in the heat of the summer despite being surrounded by water.  Now back to our home base for a shower and a beer.

Happy Adams family picture.

Road trip beer blog one

Rod and I love beer. Rod even makes his own beer. We thought it might be nice to taste some Ontario microbrewery flavored during our travels. I looked up the actual breweries thinking we could check them out, but they are all in the middle of town. Don’t think Rod wants to drag that huge trailer around Peterborough! Thankfully LCBOs are very common on country roads. They all carry their local county beers just to make our life easier.

Beer one:

SUMMERWEISS, by Muskoka. 5%

We are fans of the wheat beer. This one was nice , but very light. Rod thought it a little too fruity. Nice and refreshing with our salami lunch, but we will pass on it next time.