Bottles & Cans

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, milder blonde lagers and maybe an ale or two

Collective Arts Saint of Circumstance (ON; 4.7%alc.)
Czechvar (Czech Republic; 5% alc.)
Singha Lager (Thailand; 5% alc.)
Stiegl Pils (Austria; 4.9% alc.)
Sweetgrass Golden Ale (Ontario; 4.9% alc.)
Zywiec (Poland; 5.5% alc.)

APPETIZING

Ales ranging from sweet-tart to fully sour

3 Fonteinen Zwet.be (Belgium; 7% alc.)
Bockor Cuvée des Jacobins Rouge (BE; 5.5% alc.)
Del Ducato Beersel Morning (Italy; 6.2% alc.)
Indie Ale House Ritual Madness (Ontario; 8% alc.)
St. Louis Kriek Fond Tradition (BE; 6.5% alc.)

SOCIABLE

Light to medium bodied lagers and ales

Anchor Steam Beer (California; 4.9% alc.)
Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel (Germany; 5.6% alc.)
Hobgoblin (England; 5.2% alc.)
Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer (Scotland; 6.6% alc.)
Köstritzer Schwarzbier (Germany; 4.8% alc.)
St. Peter’s English Ale (England; 4.4% alc.)

SATISFYING

Porters and stouts

Collective Arts Stranger than Fiction (ON; 5.5% alc.)
Guinness (Ireland; 4.2% alc.)
Indie Ale House Breakfast Porter (ON; 7.2% alc.)
Young’s Double Chocolate Stout (Eng.; 5.2% alc.)

BOLD

Hoppy beers with mild to bracing bitterness

Collective Arts State of Mind ISA (ON; 4.4% alc.)
Great Lakes Octopus Wants to Fight (ON; 6.2% alc.)
Indie Ale House Instigator (Ontario; 6.5%)
Lagunitas Sucks (California; 8% alc.)
Red Racer IPA (British Columbia; 6% alc.)
Red Racer India Style Red Ale (BC; 5.5% alc.)

GLUTEN-FREE

Brought to you by the miracle of science

Lakefront New Grist (Wisconsin; 5.7% alc.)
Strathroy 1815 Framboise (ON; 5.5% alc.)

 

 

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ROBUST

Big bodied, sometimes assertive ales and lagers

Aventinus (Germany; 8% alc.)
Chimay Première (Belgium; 7% alc.)
Dragon Stout (Jamaica; 7.5% alc.)
Kwak (Belgium; 8% 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.)
Tree Captivator Doppelbock (BC; 7% alc.)
Trois Pistoles (Québec; 9% alc.)
Westmalle Dubbel (Belgium; 7% alc.)

SPICY

Ales with spices or a lively spicy character

Chimay White (Belgium; 8% alc.)
De La Senne Jambe de Bois (Belgium; 8% alc.)
Delirium Tremens (Belgium; 8.5% alc.)
Duvel (Belgium; 8.5% alc.)
Shillow Beer Snob Belgian Rye Ale (ON; 6% alc.)
Straffe Hendrik Tripel (Belgium; 9% alc.)
Straffe Hendrik Wild 2016 (Belgium; 10.8% alc.)
Tripel Karmeliet (Belgium; 8% alc.)

SOOTHING

Potent, high-octane ales

Achel Extra Bruin (Belgium; 9.5% alc.)
Brasserie des Rocs Grand Cru (BE; 10% alc.)
Chimay Blue (Belgium; 9% alc.)
Nickel Brook Kentucky Bastard (ON; 14.5% alc.)
North Coast Old Rasputin (California; 9% alc.)
Rochefort 10 (Belgium; 11.3% alc.)
St. Bernardus Abt 12 (Belgium; 10% alc.)
Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel (Belgium; 11% alc.)
Val-Dieu Grand Cru (Belgium; 10.5% alc.)
X.O. Beer (France; 8% alc.)

FRUITY

Ales fermented or finished with real fruits or juices

Früli Strawberry (Belgium; 4.1% alc.)
Pêche Mel Scaldis (Belgium; 8.5% alc.)
Rodenbach Rosso (Belgium; 4% alc.)
Stiegl Radler Grapefruit (Austria; 2.5% alc.)

SMOKY

Ranging from lightly smoked to burnt out husk

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier (Germany; 5.1% alc.)

CIDER

Not beer, but still nice

Spirit Tree Draught Cider (Ontario; 6% alc.)

ALCOHOL-FREE

What.

Erdinger Weissbier Alkoholfrei (Germany; 0.4% alc.)