It’s officially summer at Bier Markt! They kicked off the season on a sunny day with a perfectly timed patio party. I love going to the Bier Markt, and the Front Street location is a favourite of mine. I actually like going to the Bier Markt for the food. Shh, I’m not much of a beer drinker!
On tap for the evening were four new biers from their spring and summer season. Hop Mason IPA, Houblon Chouffe IPA and Hasseroder Pilsner (exclusive to Bier Markt)
To be honest, I’m not much of a beer drinker. I prefer very fruity, sparkling cocktails and wines. (My favourite beer is Fruli, which is basically more fruit than beer.) So I won’t get into specifics, but I liked the Hasseroder Pilsner the best. It was light and refreshing.
Now on to the food! Their executive chef, Michael Cipollo, experimented with Bier Can Chicken using 4 different types of beer. The chicken was so moist and tender.
The sausages were my favourite. The Wurst BBQ featured inventive flavours like Ontario Pork & Orange Zest, Lamb Merguez and Breton Pork & Fennel sausage. The pork and orange zest sausages were surprisingly flavourful. The orange flavour really came through- not something that I’m used to tasting in meat. More, please!
Another favourite from the evening were their Rosti Croquette. I don’t think that this is new to the menu, but it was the first time I was tasting it. It was so good and practically melted in my mouth. It consisted of shredded Yukon potatoes, Beemster Classic cheese and creme fraiche.
Hungry? Visit the Bier Markt website to find the location nearest to you. I pretty much plan on spending a good portion of my summer hanging out on the patio and trying out their brunch!