Blindman Brewing

Short but sweet pit stop to Blindman Brewing on the way up to Cowtown. It’s been several years since my initial visit to the brewery.

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We dropped in on a Monday afternoon (around 3:00pm) and sat outside on the expanded patio/parking lot area. Didn’t take a look but they also have an upstairs patio area. Interesting that you text your order to the waitress (403-588-BEER is clever). Service was friendly and quick.

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The variety of beers on tap is great as there’s something for everyone; hop forward, lager, malt forward, sour/saison, special, nitro, non-alcoholic (Wild Brewing Kombucha and Annex root beer) and cocktails.

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Click here to read the full spiel of instructions. Would have liked to try a small taster of Sarah’s lemonade but guess they don’t do 4oz samples anymore.

Kettle sour: the final test batch ($3.50 8oz)
DSC01105I’ve drank several versions of their kettle sour. This one was just as I remembered. Light and citrusy with a subtle bitter note. Our second favourite from the four we tried.

Florida weisse: lemons, limes & clementines ($3.50 8oz)
DSC01106This one was new in the series for spring/summer. Slightly zesty but would have enjoyed this beer more if the clementine note came through. We wanted more clementine flavour.

Florida weisse: blackberry & plum ($3.50 8oz)
DSC01107I’ve tried the blackerry & passionfruit previously (canned) but it fell a touch short. Sometimes beers taste better from the keg so we gave this version a shot. Tasted similar; weak in flavour, almost watery/bland. Would skip this one.

Dwarf sour cherry saison ($3.50 8oz)
DSC01108This was easily our favourite. Well balanced, refreshing with a slight tartness to it. Reminded us of a kriek.

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Raspberry and strawberry fruited saison ($15.00)
This was one of their special beers a buddy saved for me. Deliciously fruity and aromatic. It’s not easy making a good raspberry beer but this baby gets two thumbs up. Sad I couldn’t get my hands on the Pierre on peaches bottle.

Plastic only. If you’ve got time, always worth a visit to BB to see what new concoctions they’ve brewed up.

Blindman Brewing
http://www.blindmanbrewing.com
Bay F, 3413 – 53 Avenue
Lacombe, AB
(403) 786-2337

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