Shillow Beer Co. Bitter Waitress Black IPA
Ontario, 6.5% alc./vol
Style: Black India pale ale
What began as 5 gallons of award-winning homebrew by one of beerbistro’s very own servers is now a provincially-available offering from partners in life and crime, Jamie and Ben Shillow. With beerbistro for the past year hosting their exclusive and sublime offering, Sass on the Side, on our taps as their brewery was getting off the ground, now we all get to reap the benefits from that investment. Bitter Waitress is the courageous flagship brew of Shillow Beer Co., and a standout amongst safer first-offerings from the other new breweries on the block. It’s a Trojan horse of a beer, sheathed in impossibly black roasted malt. But within lays the surprise. 86 whopping IBUs of fresh, earthy hops makes this unmistakably the IPA you’re looking for, bringing forth a cacophony of flavours, from coniferous sap to the blossoms of citrus, all wrapped in a cloak of crushingly savory stout.