This area is rife with craft brewers making delicious batches of beer. We try to get out every other weekend to try a new brewery, or sometimes just revisit some of our favourites. Although I’m not a big beer drinker, I am smitten with sour beers, and Signal Brewing Co. has hit the nail on the head for the type of beer I enjoy with their Volt dry hop kettle sour made with cherries, pink grapefruit, and orange zest. I’m not going to pretend to know a lot about beer, because I can rarely take a sip without making a face, and that makes me either the worst type of person to rate beer, or the best because I’m very picky with what I will actually drink. I’ll leave that up to you.
But let’s rewind. The decision to try out Signal Brewing Co. came about after a post on my Instagram that they were opened, and after a lazy morning at home, we decided to head out to Corbyville. I brought along my husband, Chris, and our friend from New Brunswick, Amy. The building itself is understated, and reminded me of Garrison Brewing Co. in Halifax with its red brick walls. Once inside, we were kindly greeted and browsed the well stocked beer fridge. Their beer label designs have a steampunk vibe that worked well with the description and names of the beers. After a quick stop in the beer store, we made our way to the main drinking and dining area, which is beautifully lit with strings of exposed lightbulbs, and tall, open windows facing the Moira River. There was were several large table with enough seating for eight, so we picked one close to the river view to settle into as we took in the sights, sounds, and the atmosphere.
The menu is simple, with just a handful of options, which I’m totally down for because I get overwhelmed and indecisive if there’s too much going on. I’ve started eating vegetarian, so I opted for the bread dish of fresh bread, breadsticks, hummus, and herbed butter. It was simple, but did not disappoint. I tried my friend’s cauliflower soup and was very impressed with the flavour, especially since I don’t even like cauliflower. The beer menu also only has a handful of beers. I had the Volt with cherry, Amy had the Radio Tube Pilsner and Wave, and Chris had OHM Altbier. I tried them all, but mine was a favourite. It tasted like sweet and sour cherries, without the common beer aftertaste. It’s fruity, but light, and easy to drink, and it’s a beautiful ruby colour. If you’re not big on strong tasting beer, like myself, it’s possibly the perfect beer for you.
Overall, I was very happy with my purchase, our service, the laid back atmosphere, the music, and the view. We cannot wait to go back and sit on the patio in the sun. We ended up spending more money at the beer store, and brought home two more Volt, and another OHM. We’re saving them for Easter supper this weekend to share with friends.
Signal Brewing Company is located at 87 River Road, in Corbyville. Check out their Facebook page for hours at Facebook – Signal Beer and to see all the awesome events they put on. If you can’t make it out, fill up your cart online. Enjoy, my friends.
Photos ops were aplenty, and we probably looked strange moving my cup around and pushing the chair back and forth, trying to get a good picture, but was it ever worth it. Keep up to date with my adventures on my Instagram!