BEER

DRAUGHT

 

QUENCHING
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.

 

CRISP
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.

 

APPETIZING
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.

 

SOCIABLE
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.

 

BOLD
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.

 

SATISFYING
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.

 

SPICY
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.

 

ROBUST 
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.

 

THE BEERS OF THE MOMENT – Two lines dedicated to whatever we feel like.
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Or try a flight of any 3 draught samples for $6


BOTTLES

(our list changes often, so this may differ slightly from one in the restaurant) 

QUENCHING
Lighter-bodied wheat beers
Cheval Blanc (Québec; 5% alc.)
Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse (Germany; 5.5% alc.)
Schneider Weisse (Germany; 5.4% alc.)
 
 
CRISP 
Pilsners and other blonde lagers
Czechvar (Czech Republic; 5% alc.)
King Pilsner (Ontario; 4.8% alc.)
Singha Lager (Thailand; 5% alc.)
Stiegl Pils (Austria; 4.9% alc.)
Zywiec (Poland; 5.5% alc.)
 
 
APPETIZING
Ales ranging from sweet-tart to fully sour
Bockor Cuvée des Jacobins Rouge (Belgum; 5.5% alc.)
Les Trois Mousquetaires (Québec; 3.8% alc.) 
Le Trou du Diable L’Ours (Québec; 6% alc.)
 
 
SOCIABLE
Light to medium bodied lagers and ales
Anchor Steam Beer (California; 4.9% alc.)
Black Oak Nut Brown (Ontario; 5% alc.)
Collective Arts Saint of Circumstance (Ontario; 4.7% alc.)
Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel (Germany; 5.6% alc.)
Hobgoblin (England; 5.2% alc.)
Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer (Scotland; 6.6%)
King Brewery Vienna Lager (Ontario; 4.8% alc.)
Köstritzer Schwarzbier (Germany; 4.8% alc.)
Samuel Adams Boston Lager (Massachusetts; 4.8% alc.)
Side Launch Dark Lager (Ontario; 5.3% alc.)
Stillwater Classique (Connecticut, 4.5% alc.)

 
 
SATISFYING 
Porters and stouts
Dieu du Ciel! Aphrodite (Québec; 6.5% alc.)
Guinness (Ireland; 4.2% alc.)
Mill St. Coffee Porter (Ontario; 5.5% alc.)
Muskoka Winter 2X Chocolate Cherry Stout (Ontario; 8% alc.)
Publican House O’Leerie Stout (Ontario; 4.6% alc.)
Young’s Double Chocolate Stout (England; 5.2% alc.)
 
 
BOLD
Hoppy beers with mild to bracing bitterness
Anchor Liberty Ale (California; 5.9% alc.)
Bellwoods Boogie Monster 2xIPA (ON, 8% alc.)
Bellwoods Monogamy: Simcoe (ON, 6.4% alc.)
Black Oak Break of Dusk (Ontario; 4.4% alc.)
Collective Arts Rhyme & Reason (Ontario; 5.7% alc.)
Central City Red Racer IPA (BC; 6% alc.)
De la Senne Taras Boulba (Belgium; 4.5%)
Dieu du Ciel! Disco Soleil (Québec; 6.5% alc.)
Flying Monkeys Shoulders of Giants (Ontario; 9.5% alc.)
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.)
Nickel Brook Headstock IPA (Ontario; 7% alc.)
Nickel Brook Naughty Neighbour (Ontario; 4.9% alc.)
St. Peter’s English Ale (England; 4.4% alc.)
 
 
SMOKY
Ranging from lightly smoked to burnt out husk
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier (Germany; 5.1% alc.)
 
 
GLUTEN-FREE 
Pretend that you can drink beer
Glutenberg Pale Ale Américaine (QC; 5% alc.)
Lakefront New Grist (Wisconsin; 5.7% alc.)
 
 
ALCOHOL-FREE
What
Erdinger Weissbier Alkoholfrei (Germany; 0.4% alc.)
 
 

 

ROBUST
Big bodied, sometimes assertive ales and lagers
Achel 8 Bruin (Belgium; 8% alc.)
Aventinus (Germany; 8% alc.)
Chimay Première (Belgium; 7% alc.)
Dragon Stout (Jamaica; 7.5% alc.)
Kwak (Belgium; 8.4% alc.)
New Holland Black Hatter IPA (MI, 5.1% alc.)
Rochefort 6 (Belgium; 7.5% alc.)
Rochefort 8 (Belgium; 9.2% alc.)
Sinha Stout (Sri Lanka; 8.8% alc.)
St. Paul Double (Belgium; 6.9% alc.)
Traquair House Ale (Scotland; 6.9% alc.)
Trois Pistoles (Québec; 9% alc.)
Westmalle Dubbel (Belgium, 7% alc.)

 

 
SPICY
Ales with spices or a lively spicy character
Achel 8 Blond (Belgium, 8% alc.)
Chimay White (Belgium; 8% alc.)
De La Senne Jambe-de-Bois (Belgium, 8% alc.)
De la Senne Zinnebir (Belgium; 5.8% alc.)
Delirium Tremens (Belgium; 8.5% alc.)
De Ranke Saison de Dottignies (Belg., 5.5% alc.)
Duvel (Belgium; 8.5% alc.)
La Fin du Monde (Québec; 9% alc.)
Le Trou du Diable La Buteuse (Québec; 10% alc.)
Mikkeller Texas Ranger (Denmark, 6.6% alc.)
Orval Mar. 2011 (Belgium; 6.9% alc.)
Stillwater Cellar Door (Connecticut, 7.4% alc.)
Stillwater Stateside Saison (Connecticut, 6.8% alc.)
Triple Karmeliet (Belgium; 8% alc.)
Urthel Hop-It (Belgium; 9.5% alc.)
Westmalle Tripel (Belgium, 9.5% alc.)
 
 
SOOTHING
Potent high-octane ales
Achel Extra Bruin (Belgium; 9.5% alc.)
Chimay Blue (Belgium; 9% alc.)
Dieu du Ciel! Péché Mortel (Québec; 9.5% alc.)
Les Trois Mousquetaires Porter Baltique (QC, 8.3% alc.)
Mikkeller Monk’s Brew (Denmark, 10% alc.)
Nickel Brook Bolshevik Bastard (Ontario; 9% alc.)
Rochefort 10 (Belgium; 11.3% alc.)
Smuttynose Imperial Stout (NH; 10% alc.)
St. Bernardus Abt 12 (Belgium; 10% alc.)
X.O. Beer (France; 8% alc.)
 
 
FRUITY
Ales fermented or finished with real fruits or juices 
Fruli Strawberry (Belgium; 4.1% alc.)
Mort Subite Frambroise (Belgium; 4.5% alc.)
Pêche Mel Scaldis (Belgium, 8.5% alc.)
Stiegl Radler Grapefruit (Austria; 2.5% alc.)
 
 
CIDER
Not beer, but still nice
Brickworks Batch:1904 (Ontario, 5% alc.)
 
 
LAST CALL! Grab something from our limited stocklist
Brooklyn Monster Ale 2006 (NY; 10.1% alc.)
Cochonnette (Belgium; 9% alc.)
Ellezelloise Hercule Stout (Belgium; 9% alc.)
Freigeist Geisterzug Gose (Germany; 5% 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.)