Softly spicy and fruity German- and Belgian-style wheat beers
Blanche de Chambly (Québec; 5% alc.)
A light and refreshing Belgian-style wheat beer accented by the addition of coriander and orange peel.
Samuel Adams Cold Snap (Massachusetts; 5.3% alc.)
An even lighter-bodied wheat beer made with plum, hibiscus, orange peel and coriander.
Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier (Germany; 5.4% alc.)
From the world’s oldest brewery comes this wheat beer that’s light and fruity with notes of banana and clove.
Dry, refreshing and moderately bitter to appetizingly hoppy lagers
Hacker-Pschorr Edelhell (Germany; 5.5% alc.)
With a sweet bready aroma, this dry, golden refresher is ideal for those dedicated to more mainstream tastes.
Pilsner Urquell (Czech Republic; 5% alc.)
This, the first pilsner ever brewed has floral aroma, and as blonde lagers go, a richer yet refined balance of hop and malt.
acidic ales ranging from sweet-tart to fully sour
Rodenbach Grand Cru (Belgium; 6% alc.)
Complex, wine-like, sour and sweet; the prized, oak-aged “Burgundy of Belgium” is finally available on tap.
Medium bodied, wonderfully balanced ales and lagers
Shillow Beer Co. Sass on the Side (Ontario; 5.6% alc.)
Exclusive to beerbistro is this brand-new brown ale that’s lightly roasty and modestly bitter with a quenching off-dry finish.
Ales with a moderate to full bitterness and a naturally fruity hop character
Centreal City Red Racer India Pale Ale (BC; 6.5% alc.)
One of Canada’s finest IPAs, the hops in this west-coast classic provide flavours of bitter grapefruit pith and peach.
Collective Arts State of Mind Session IPA (Ontario; 4.4% alc.)
This session IPA is brisk with hop aromas and mild bitterness, and a crisp alternative to pale ales or even pilsners.
Publican House Square Nail Pale Ale (Ontario; 5.9% alc.)
There’s a refreshing burst of citrus in this mildly bitter ale, backed by notes of toasted malt and nuts.
Stone IPA (California; 6.9% alc.)
One of the most widely-acclaimed IPAs in the United States is finally available in Toronto. Check out what the fuss is all about.
Gently bitter and chocolaty or roasty ales, porters and stouts
Fuller’s London Porter (England; 5.4% alc.)
The beer that defines the modern style. Lean with a roasty astringency and a distinct note of chocolate covered raisins.
St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout (Québec; 5% alc.)
This rich, mocha-ish, softly fruity and a silky-textured stout ranks as Canada’s finest.
Well-rounded, naturally spicy and warming ales and lagers
La Trappe Tripel (The Netherlands; 8% alc.)
Brewed by monks, who focus all their pent-up energy on beer. Golden and slightly sweet, it tastes at once bready and fruity.
Rich and warming ales with a full maltiness and impressive complexity
Maudite (Québec; 8% alc.)
Effervescent with aromas of ripe fruits, it drinks slightly sweet with warming spice, caramel and more fruity notes.
Paulaner Salvator (Germany; 7.9% alc.)
The original doppelbock (stron, German dark lager) drinks with flavours of toffee, chocolate and caramel.
Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale (California; 7.2% alc.)
Since we don’t have an “Aggressive” category, we’ll just put this here. Layers of toast, caramel and angry hops.
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(our list changes often, so this may differ slightly from one in the restaurant)
Lighter-bodied wheat beers
King Pilsner (Ontario; 4.8% alc.)
Les Trois Mousquetaires (Québec; 3.8% alc.)
Black Oak Nut Brown (Ontario; 5% alc.)
Stillwater Classique (Connecticut, 4.5% alc.)
Guinness (Ireland; 4.2% alc.)
Muskoka Winter 2X Chocolate Cherry Stout (Ontario; 8% alc.)
Publican House O’Leerie Stout (Ontario; 4.6% alc.)
Bellwoods Boogie Monster 2xIPA (ON, 8% alc.)
Collective Arts Rhyme & Reason (Ontario; 5.7% alc.)
De la Senne Taras Boulba (Belgium; 4.5%)
Fuller’s ESB (England; 5.9% alc.)
New Holland Michigan Awesome Hatter (MI, 5.8% alc.)
New Holland Oak Aged Hatter (MI, 7.2% alc.)
New Holland Rye Hatter (Michigan, 6.1% alc.)
Big bodied, sometimes assertive ales and lagers
Chimay Première (Belgium; 7% alc.)
Rochefort 6 (Belgium; 7.5% alc.)
Rochefort 8 (Belgium; 9.2% alc.)
Westmalle Dubbel (Belgium, 7% alc.)
Ales with spices or a lively spicy character
Delirium Tremens (Belgium; 8.5% alc.)
De Ranke Saison de Dottignies (Belg., 5.5% alc.)
La Fin du Monde (Québec; 9% alc.)
Chimay Blue (Belgium; 9% alc.)
Dieu du Ciel! Péché Mortel (Québec; 9.5% alc.)
Les Trois Mousquetaires Porter Baltique (QC, 8.3% alc.)
Nickel Brook Bolshevik Bastard (Ontario; 9% alc.)
Smuttynose Imperial Stout (NH; 10% alc.)
X.O. Beer (France; 8% alc.)
Pêche Mel Scaldis (Belgium, 8.5% alc.)
Stiegl Radler Grapefruit (Austria; 2.5% alc.)
Brickworks Batch:1904 (Ontario, 5% alc.)
Brooklyn Monster Ale 2006 (NY; 10.1% alc.)
Cochonnette (Belgium; 9% alc.)
Ellezelloise Hercule Stout (Belgium; 9% alc.)
Freigeist Hoppeditz (Germany; 7.5% alc.)
New Holland Imperial Hatter (Michigan, 9.4% alc.)
Wychwood Bah Humbug! (England; 5% alc.)
St. Peter’s Winter Ale (England;6. 5% alc.)
Trou du Diable Grivoise de Noël (QC; 7.5% alc.)
Orval Aug. 2013 (Belgium; 6.9% alc.)
La Trappe Quadrupel (Netherlands; 10% alc.)