“Worker’s” Ale Tasting at the MVTM

The Mississippi valley Textile Museum is delighted to be hosting the ale tasting “A Worker’s Ale” on Saturday March 14 at 7:00 pm. The event is a fundraiser for the Museum and will introduce beer lovers to great new beers brewed by Mississippi Mills’ very own craft ale brewery.

Cartwright Springs Brewery is located in the wooded hills of Pakenham, and owner/brew master André Rieux is passionate about beer. “Our very own fresh spring water is the key ingredient in our beer,” says André who is currently producing an American Pale Ale, a Northern IPA, an Imperial-Oat Stout, and an Extra Special Bitter. The new brewery will soon have its very own tap room where patrons will be able to enjoy sampling the many fine beers before taking some home.  “We realize that the best thing about microbreweries is the variety and being able to enjoy unique beers.  This is why a tasting room is so important for our customers.”

This event, a premier tasting of the beers of Cartwright Springs, is a chance to compare the style, flavor and aroma of the various brews and to learn about the crafting of ales and terms like IBUs, ABUs  and “hoppiness.”Andre says his stout might be just the thing for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, “It’s a deep bold stout with loads of character—dark chocolates and roasted coffee on the nose and palate, but not too much bitterness, smooth and strong—and a hefty alcohol content.”

Richard Kletnieks of Almonte’s Heirloom Café Bistro will be providing food pairings for each ale, and local musicians will entertain throughout the evening. Get your friends together and enjoy this perfect way to have an evening of fun while learning something new and, of course, tasting beer! Tickets are $40 and are available at the Museum, located at 3 Rosamond St. E. in Almonte. Call 613 256-3754 for more information.