Last month Emmetts Brewery from Palatine made a splash at Binnys with their Victory Pale Ale. This month another neighborhood brewery will be hitting our shelves. The Onion Pub & Brewery, located in Lake Barrington, is bringing their flagship Paddy Pale Ale to our stores. Paddy Pale is an American style pale ale, available in 6-pack cans.
The copper colored Paddy Pale poured a small creamy head. The nose was fairly balanced, and if anything, leaned toward the hoppy side. The first sip yielded caramel malt up front, which blended together nicely with the juicy and citrusy hops. Bitterness took over the pallet on the long, drawn out hoppy finish. Paddy was smooth and a bit slick in the mouth. It would make a superb session beer, clocking in at 5.4% ABV.
The Wild Onion Pub & Brewery has come along way since it was started in a small warehouse in 1995. In 2003 Wild Onion moved into their beautiful brewery, with an 11 acre lake providing a spectacular backdrop. Have you endeavored anything from the local Wild Onion Brewery yet?