I was first introduced to Silversmith’s Black Lager while dining at The Smokin’ Buddha a couple of months ago. I am not normally a huge fan of a dark beer, but this one was so smooth I couldn’t resist. Realizing that this brewery was local to the Niagara region got me really excited and led me to their website to find out more about the brewery behind this deliciousness. In a quick snapshot this is what I found there: the brewery was located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, in a renovated old church (SO COOL), they make a few other beers than their black lager (although this one does seem to be the favourite), they often have live music entertainment (AKA my weakness), and they outsource their food by a company called Tide & Vine Oyster House (AKA my other weakness- oysters). So basically this place sounded like the kind of thing I’d be angry about not kickstarting myself, and it lived up to all of what the website promised, and more besides. I’m pretty much still frustrated I didn’t think of it first.
Here’s some snaps from the few visits I’ve made there:
The atmosphere of this place is one of my favourite things about it.
Besides oysters their seasonal feature menu by Tide & Vine also featured Bratwurst with Black Lager mustard & a Vietnamese Po’ Boy- YUM!
Chelsea’s first oyster experience was a success!