Wasaga Beach is a great place to go for a relaxing day in the sun. And, although Wasaga Beach currently looks more like the arctic tundra than a place to hang around in a bikini, Ontarians will be back there to lie in the sun come May—when it’s still far too cold to do so.
The Wasaga Beach Brewing Company has been around since 2014, but it has been without a brewpub this entire time. Things are set to change soon though. Opening their first location this summer, the Wasaga Beach Brewing Company will sling suds from Beach 1, the very beach their flagship brew is named after.
I was lucky enough to receive a 473-mL tall can of Beach One Cerveza for Christmas. So, grab your shades, rub on some sunscreen, and open your parasol. In defiance of the ongoing snowfall, it’s time for a Beach One.
Wasaga Beach Brewing Co.: Beach One Cerveza – First Sip
Beach One Cerveza pours a pale golden colour, practically clear, and has active bubbles. Foam disperses gradually, leaving a thin layer around the top of my chilled half-pint glass. I smell grains as I take my first sip. Like other Mexican-style brews—e.g. Corona Extra—Beach One’s flavour is subtle. Beach One’s fizziness goes well with its otherwise watery mouthfeel. Like the big-name competition, Beach One provides a smooth thirst-quenching quality with a semi-sweet aftertaste.
Wasaga Beach Brewing Co.: Beach One Cerveza – Last Sip
Because Beach One isn’t big on aroma, I drank what I had left directly from the can. I didn’t notice much of a difference. This is good news to those who are planning on having a few while relaxing on the beach where chilled glasses aren’t often available.
This beer goes great with lime and, again like its big-name counterpart, salty foods. I suggest having a few of these with guacamole and chips. And, since it’s a refreshing brew, it’ll go well with just about any pub food. At 4.5% ABV with an easy-drinking quality, make sure you keep track of how many you’ve had.