Dominion City Town & Country Blonde Ale
With Town & Country, we set out to brew a refreshing, easy-drinking blonde ale with a little something extra. Like its namesake, this beer is about contrast, combining soft malty sweetness and biscuit notes with midly spicy and citrusy hop crispness.
Town & Country Blonde Ale is brewed using Ontario malted barley and we incorporate organic Red Fife wheat grown and malted in small batches a stone’s throw from Ottawa.
Not so long ago, the pint in your hand said a lot about where you were. In the late 19th century, the Dominion of Canada was home to more than a thousand breweries, most of which were small and dedicated to serving their local communities. Brewers relied on ingredients they could source from nearby farmers, forging a strong urban/rural connection. The resulting styles and flavours emphasized a sense of place.
Town & Country Blonde Ale is our nod to this great brewing tradition. Cheers!
Golden Ale/Blond Ale
There are a few different types of blond ale. The first is the traditional "Canadian Ale", an adjunct-laden, macrobrewed, top-fermented equivalent of the American Standard. The second is common in US brewpubs - a light starter ale, with marginally more hop and body than a macrobrew, fewer adjuncts, but still not a flavourful beer by any means. The British interpretation is easily the boldest, hoppiest blond ale rendition. Some of these can almost be considered American Pales they are so hopped up - very crisp, refreshing, with relatively low alcohol compared with their North American counterparts.