IMG_20150611_160356-222x300During a recent camping trip we made a stop at many different breweries. One of those breweries was Lake of Bays, a small brewery located way up at Baysville Ontario. With a well stocked sampling room and a cute patio we were in love at first sight.

One of my favourite things this brewery does is the mini kegs. They are perfect for having friends over and drinking something better than a Heineken.

Crosswind Pale Ale is their flagship beer and was the first one produced by the brewery in it’s infant years. This beer is a classic style pale ale that they advertise as being full of flavour.

You can purchase a can at the LCBO for $2.85 and it sits at just 5% ABV.

Here are my tasting notes:

Appearance: Burn gold with a nice pure white head. Clear and filtered.
Aroma: Banana and other tropical fruits. A nice bready malt.
Taste: Smooth and sweet. The hops have a bit of bite as they deliver the banana and mango. The malt has moved back a bit but is still there.
Aftertaste: A soft bitter burning from the hops.
Overall: Very well balanced and would be incredible on cask.

Kole McRae

Founder of Toronto Booze Hound. He can be seen drinking almost anything in the wild from beer to rum. Try not to startle him, he may use humour as a self defence method.

Email: kole@torontoboozehound.com