Thursday, October 27, 2011

Beer, Beavers, and Black Katts


Have you ever been to the Queen and Beaver?  The upstairs floor is SO QUAINT that I just loved it.  I got to watch the rugby final and sip on a lovely pint of Durham Brewery Black Katt Stout.  I asked what it was like and our server, James, said he liked it better than Guinness.  I'd have to say that I still prefer the Irish stuff because it's just so darn delicious and easy to drink, but this stout was good too.

It had a thicker feel, and almost no lacing, which I was sad about because I'm so used to Guinness's lacing when drinking stouts.  It also had quite a few flavours in it.

If you're in the mood for a sweet, coffee taste, with what I felt was a rose-cherry aftertaste, I'd recommend this stout.  And you can't forget the fantastic fact that it's local. ..yes, I'm fond of alliteration.

And if you're in the mood for a super quaint, packed with locals, where-everyone-knows-your-name type of spot, try the Queen and Beaver.  The brunch menu looked pheonomenal with things like Pancakes and Maple Butter... mmmm maple butter..., Haddock Rabbit & Green Sauce, & Smoked Salmon & Scrambled Eggs.  They even do a traditional English Sunday roast.

Oh and Whiskey-Gingerbread ice cream.  Yes, you read that right.