The weather channel describes Lake Effect snow as a “mass of sufficiently cold air moving over a body of water creating an unstable temperature profile in the atmosphere.” Who cares. This beer, however, has nothing to do with that drivel. It was inspired by a summer spent drinking heaps of IPAs on a stoop on Elmwood Ave. in Buffalo, NY.
A brilliant tight white head forms the crown of this American style unfiltered India Pale Ale. Hazy orange in colour, the Lake Effect packs incredible aromas of grapefruit, mango and tangerines. Medium bodied with subtle malt notes and a pleasant and balanced bitterness (obtained using a variety of fresh hops from the Pacific Northwest), along with notes of grapefruit, a refreshing burst of wintergreen, a hint of dill, and a soft underlying pine touch, are just some of the enticing qualities discovered with each sip. Big hop presence for a big India Pale Ale. The Lake Effect finishes nice and dry and will be sure to have you reaching for another drink.
Food Pairing Recommendations
Roast Lamb Shanks, Pad Thai, Spicy Fish Tacos, Carrot cake, apple tart, Gorgonzola, Fresh Chevre
GLB Retail, LCBO (Winter 2016/2017)