Posted by C. Richard Campbell on Sep 30, 2018
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Story and Photography by C. Richard Campbell
I can't get these images of beer out of my consciousness. Once I wipe them out, they keep recurring!
Let me explain.
The Club meets on the second floor over the Blue Elephant microbrewery in the restaurant's meeting and banquet room.
In April, there was the official kick off of
Rotary Lager at the Eat and Drink Norfolk Festival which celebrates the culinary aspects of Norfolk County.
At our June Changeover meeting at the Port Dover Yacht Club, someone "abandoned" a full can of Rotary beer in from of me. It is described on the can as a "crisp, blonde lager."  The temptation was too great!
At the Lynn River Music and Arts Festival during the August Civic Holiday weekend, Rotarians were serving Rotary beer at the beer tent and pancakes, beverages and grilled cheese sandwiches at another location.
At an August off-site meeting at the Charlotteville Brewing Company, the club toured the new brewery and sampled a number of ales. 
And now, I have this image in my mind of a New Limburg Belgian Blond on a 500ml (Belgian style ale) bottle.
INew Limburg Belgium Blonde
Once again, an off-site meeting with about 30 Rotarians and guests toured the former Nixon Public School which has been re-purposed as a brewery.
New Limburg Brewing Co.
Their beer labels have eye catching graphics with intriguing names like Dubbel, Tripel, Quadrupel and Wit.
Beer Time!
The food was tasty and the staff was friendly. You can eat and enjoy a beverage outdoors or sit in a former classroom and investigate the art.
Chaulk Board
From Wikimedia:
"Beer is brewed from cereal grains—most commonly from malted barley, though wheat, maize (corn), and rice are also used. During the brewing process, fermentation of the starch sugars in the wort produces ethanol and carbonation in the resulting beer. Most modern beer is brewed with hops, which add bitterness and other flavours and act as a natural preservative and stabilizing agent."
New Limburg Brewing Co. Ltd. is just one of the 6 micro breweries and breweries in Norfolk County:
http://www.blueelephant.caBlue Elephant Craft Brew House, Simcoe (2012)
http://www.newlimburg.comNew Limburg Brewing Co Ltd., Nixon (2016) Shire Restaurant & Brew Pub, Simcoe 
http://www.ramblinroad.caRamblin' Road Brewery Farm, La Salette 
http://www.charlottevillebrewingcompany.caCharlotteville Brewing Company near Walsh
https://www.hometownbrew.comHometown Brew Company Inc., Langton (2016)
Ramblin' Road Brewery Farm,  Charlotteville Brewing Company and Hometown Brew Company Inc., also grow hops thus diversifying the agricultural base in this County.