I have the distinct pleasure to taste and explore the differences in flavour and personality between the 3 Railway City Iron Spike Ales. They’re available in 500 mL bottles from the brewery. You can also get the Blonde Ale version in a can at LCBO. And of course, do ask your favourite pub to carry any of the three on tap. They’re worth it, and here’s to fresh, natural, and LOCAL.
Iron Spike Blonde Ale, 4.3% [light colour; malty nose; LIGHT TO MEDIUM BITTERNESS, peach and citrus]
LEFT IN PHOTOS. This is the one that’s also in the LCBO in cans. It comes across with a light to medium hoppy bitterness. Very nice complex and balanced flavours for the enthusiast who appreciates flavour and a bit of hop.
Iron Spike Amber Ale, 4.6%
MIDDLE IN PHOTOS. Do you want intense and pleasant flavours with a bit less hoppy bitterness? Then this one is for you. It comes across less bitter than the blonde ale yet with seriously enjoyable personality.
Iron Spike Copper Ale, 4.4% [darker than the Amber in colour, copper red; citrus & malty nose; LIGHT TO MEDIUM BITTERNESS; vanilla biscuit & spiced fruit]
RIGHT IN PHOTOS. This is your choice if you want a RED ale from Railway City. Very nice, balanced, and loaded with flavour.
About Railway City
Founded upon passion to hand-craft wonderfully enjoyable beers, this brewery also has a great story. St. Thomas was once the railway capital of Canada with a rich heritage.
Ales and lagers are brewed with fresh local ingredients, no artificial adjuncts or preservatives. Straight from the grain. Simple ingredients like water, malted grains, hops, yeast and careful temperature control. In my opinion, these are outstanding beers and beat many of the other craft ales in quality, taste and personality.
Cheers! … TWB