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.
Hopf Helle Weisse (Germany; 5.5% alc.)
This classic hefeweizen is light, creamy and refreshing, with mild flavours of vanilla and banana.
Samuel Adams Summer Ale (Massachusetts; 5.3% alc.)
A bright American wheat beer brewed with lemon zest and a peppery African spice known as grains of paradise.
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
Gales Seafarers Ale (England; 3.6% alc.)
This classically-styled UK best bitter is built to slug back in generous quantities, and tastes of toast, toffee and citrus.
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
Collective Arts Ransack the Universe (Ontario; 6.8% alc.)
Washington-sourced Mosaic hops and Australian Galaxy hops give a one-two punch of tropical fruits in this brightly bitter IPA.
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.
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (California; 5.6% alc.)
The classic California pale ale, with its bright citrus aroma and delectable hop bite, is finally available in Ontario.
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.
Gently bitter and chocolaty or roasty ales, porters and stouts
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.
Ales fermented or finished with real fruits or juices.
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(our list changes often, so this may differ slightly from one in the restaurant)
Lighter-bodied wheat beers
Collective Arts Saint of Circumstance (ON; 4.7% alc.)
Le Trou du Diable L’Ours (Québec; 6% alc.)
Black Oak Nut Brown Ale (Ontario; 5% alc.)
St. Peter’s English Ale (England; 4.4% alc.)
Guinness (Ireland; 4.2% alc.)
Muskoka Winter 2X Chocolate Cherry Stout (Ontario; 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 Rye Hatter (Michigan, 6.1% alc.)
Big bodied, sometimes assertive ales and lagers
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.)
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.)
Smuttynose Imperial Stout (NH; 10% alc.)
X.O. Beer (France; 8% alc.)
Stiegl Radler Grapefruit (Austria; 2.5% alc.)
Spirit Tree Draught Cider (Ontario, 6% alc.)