It’s possible, I may become a regular at New Limburg Brewing Co. Tucked away in the village of Nixon right here in Norfolk County, New Limburg is brewing up some noble Belgian style beers.
This summer we visited the microbrewery which is housed in a converted rural elementary school giving it the coolest nostalgic vibes. The drinking fountains are in tact in the hallways and the class room chalk boards pose as the tasting room decor. Don’t worry, you won’t feel like you’re back in school! The tap room is set up like a European beer cafe creating a totally amazing atmosphere for tasting a few cold Belgian style ales.
Through the entrance we navigated the hallway past the retail area to the busy tasting room where tables and chairs were occupied by customer’s enjoying beers, food, and card games as well as the company. At the bar, with many menu options to choose from, we made our ale selections then passed up a seat in the tap room to enjoy some sun on the spacious outdoor patio. We were already in love with the authentic atmosphere and the genuine service so it was no surprise that we absolutely loved the beer.
To start, we sampled their flagship beer the Belgian Blonde. Refreshing citrus and spice with a smooth hop flavour, it is no wonder many local restaurants are serving this easy-drinking ale. Once we were out on the patio, we used the cleverly convenient bar service window to order our next rounds. We sipped on Petit Blonde and Wit. While we enjoyed them all, it was the light and fruity Wit that my taste buds fell in love with. I ordered a growler (a growler is typically a ceramic or glass jug which is used to fill and transport draught beer from local or microbreweries) of Wit to go!
It is without a doubt that we will be retuning to the brewery, and not just for a growler fill up. I am excited to try the Trappist beers as well as the limited editions. My fingers are crossed that the limited edition Hibiscus Wit will be available when I’m there.
Now, I have to take a moment and divert away form the ale talk because I just have to make mention of the phenomenal coffee that we sipped on! It is definitely a must try for an afternoon pick me up or, for a warm up if you plan to visit New Limburg this fall. We didn’t order any food on our visit however, a few other patrons were raving about their snacks. In true Norfolk fashion, New Limburg’s menu showcases locally sourced items and we’ve heard the bread & homemade herb & spiced butter was mouth watering with every bite.
The authenticity of the family owned and operated Belgian style brewery is a true gift to Norfolk County. The beers are rave worthy and the genuine atmosphere makes for unique rural experience. Hopefully we’ll see you there on our next visit, cheers!