Summertime… la la la, however the song goes…. sing it, folks, because it’s finally nice out. And there is no better way to truly feel summery than to sit outside on a warm evening with a cold lager in your hand. At at Toronto’s Mill Street Brewery, there is a lovely Organic lager on the offer that will satisfy your craving for a cold one while keeping you on the organic straight and narrow. Mill street has used imported organic New Zealand Hallertau Hops and Breiss Organics 2-Row Brewers Malt to create this brew.
From their website: “This 100% all natural Organic Lager is Ontario’s first organic lager, and contains no pesticides, insecticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers. Brewed with imported malt and hops, this 4.2% European-style pilsner offers a light, crisp and refreshing flavour, with a clean finish. At 4.2%, it’s on the lower side of alcohol content as well. We’ve tried it, and they’re right: It’s a lovely, light lager, perfect for a summer day.
Interestingly, these come in little 192 ml bottles, and not the regular 300-someodd ml size. I guess so that it will stay cold while you get to the bottom? Who knows. It’s available at the Beer Store in Ontario and at fine establishments near you.
UPDATED: Last time I was at the beer store, the friendly beer guy told me that they had a SKU in the checkout for regular-sized bottles. They will be priced the same as the rest of the Mill Street brews (ie. premium pricing), so more expensive than your basic Labatt’s Blue, but worth it.