Manitoulin Swing Bridge Blond Ale
Swing Bridge Blond Ale is slightly bitter to start, but not strong. It is full bodied but has light feet and features a white foamy head with no strong aftertaste. We wanted to introduce a classic beer, a beer that everyone could appreciate and enjoy. The Swing Bridge is something that can be enjoyed on a hot festival day or after a day of ice fishing. We targeted the beer to be paired with what people do on Manitoulin.
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.