Beer on Ice Sure to Delight with Beer Inspired by Ice Wine and Chocolate… Oh My!
Lovers of beer, wine and chocolate won’t be able to resist Niagara Brewing Company’s Beer on Ice event on Friday, February 05, 2016 where Brewmaster Gord Slater is set to reveal a unique-to-Niagara inspired ice wine and chocolate beer. Sound too good to be true? This special beer combines the fermenting process of frozen grapes and the rich flavours of a chocolate beer that uses Hershey’s famous chocolate. The experience is completed with a special culinary menu designed to accent this one-of-a-kind beer.
Beer on Ice also features a number of the brewery’s craft beers, including:
- Amber Eh!
- Beerdevil India Pale Ale (IPA)
- Honeymoon Peach
- Niagara Premium
- Honey Wheat
- Hennepin Stout
- Spiced Ale
- Christmas Cake
- Battlefield Brown Ale
Inspired by the Niagara region, Honeymoon Peach is a radler that evokes Niagara’s reputation as the Honeymoon capital. Local history buffs are certain to link the Battlefield Brown Ale to the Battle of Niagara Falls, which took place on July 25, 1814 during the war of 1812 and is one of the deadliest battles fought in Canada.
Each of these unique craft beers has been specially paired with menu items that are designed to accentuate their unique ingredients and flavours. Beer lovers will definitely want to try the warm soft pretzel duo which uses their Beerdevil IPA in a special cheese sauce. Or, try an order of the olde york kettle chips, which are served with an Amber Eh! infused spicy aioli. If you’re planning a stay at our hotel in Niagara Falls, this is an event you simply can’t pass up!
A Brewery with a Cunning Past
Having just opened in June, 2015, Niagara’s newest craft brewery is located on Clifton Hill, just steps from the Falls. The brewery, which plans to produce 250 hectolitres of beer a year, was built on the site of the former Foxhead Inn, which was one of Niagara Falls’ first luxury hotels. Opened by Howard Fox in 1925, Foxhead Inn was at first a subsidiary of the famous Clifton House hotel, which was lost in the New Year’s Eve fire of 1932. The hotel was rebuilt as the Falls Avenue Resort, and now the Niagara Brewing Company has taken over this historic site.
In an area with a rich history of wine it’s quite cunning to level the playing field with a local brewery, especially considering the close proximity to the Niagara College Teaching Brewery, the first fully licensed teaching brewery in Canada, where a small group of soon-to-be beer masters are trained in the craft of brewing.
Enjoy Complimentary Transportation with one of Holiday Inn Fallsview’s Packages
If you stay at the Holiday Inn Fallsview you can take advantage of the convenient location so that everyone in your group can enjoy their evening at the Niagara Brewing Company without worrying about how you’ll get home. Beer enthusiasts may also want to take advantage of one of the hotel’s affordable packages, which offer premium accommodations, fine dining and WeGo bus transportation, which will make a tour of the Niagara College Teaching Brewery more convenient. With transportation covered your group will be able to enjoy samples of the College’s latest recipes while learning how beer is made from locally grown ingredients.
For the wine lovers in your group consider staying a second night and enjoying tours of local area wineries, included along with dining and accommodation in the Romance, Enchanted (includes 1 night accommodation) and Breakation Packages. Popular wineries include Inniskillin Wines, Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery and Peller Estates Winery, to name a few.
While you’re in town for Beer on Ice you may even have time to try some of the other attractions in Niagara Falls.
Planning Your Visit to Niagara Falls Friday February 5 – Sunday February 7, 2016
In addition to iconic Niagara attractions like the Falls, Clifton Hill tourist area and Skylon Tower you may want to consider the following events which are running the weekend of February 5th, 2016. At Niagara Falls there is something for everyone:
- The Lettermen are playing on Friday February 5th at Fallsview Casino
- Greg Frewin magic show and buffet dinner
- Niagara Helicopters Limited Tours
- Bird Kingdom Niagara Falls Aviary
- Yuk Yuk’s Stand Up Comedy at Casino Niagara featuring Michael Gelbart
You should note that seating is limited for Beer on Ice, so contact the Niagara Brewing Company to reserve your seat. Leave yourself time to book your package at the Holiday Inn Fallsview to ensure you and your group can enjoy a central location, comfortable fallsview accommodations, plenty of amenities and affordable packages to make your stay more enjoyable.