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.)
Dieu du Ciel! Sentinelle (Québec; 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.)
Bacchus Vlaams Oud Bruin (Belgium; 4.5% alc.)
Bockor Cuvée des Jacobins Rouge (BE; 5.5% alc.)
Del Ducato Beersel Morning (Italy; 6.2% alc.)
Evil Twin Sour Bikini (South Carolina; 3% alc.)
Indie Ale House Ritual Madness (Ontario; 8% alc.)
Liefmans Goudenband (Belgium; 8.5% 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.)
Black Oak Nut Brown Ale (Ontario; 5% 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.)
Samuel Adams Boston Lager (MA; 4.8% alc.)
Stillwater Classique (Connecticut; 4.5% alc.)
St. Peter’s English Ale (England; 4.4% alc.)

SATISFYING

Porters and stouts

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

Black Oak 10 Bitter Years (Ontario; 8% alc.)
Collective Arts Ransack the Universe (ON; 6.8% alc.)
Collective Arts Rhyme & Reason (ON; 5.7%alc.)
Collective Arts State of Mind ISA (ON; 4.4% alc.)
De La Senne Taras Boulba (Belgium; 4.5% alc.)
De Ranke XX Bitter (Belgium; 6.2% alc.)
Dieu du Ciel! Disco Soleil (Québec; 6.5% alc.)
Dieu du Ciel! Moralité (Québec; 6.9% alc.)
Goose Island Goose IPA (Illinois/QC; 5.9%)
Indie Ale House Instigator (Ontario; 6.5%)
Lagunitas Sucks (California; 8% alc.)
Nickel Brook Headstock IPA (Ontario; 7% alc.)
Nickel Brook Naughty Neighbour (ON; 4.9% alc.)
Red Racer IPA (British Columbia; 6% alc.)
Red Racer India Style Red Ale (BC; 5.5% alc.)
Shillow Bitter Waitress Black IPA (ON; 6.5% alc.)
Tree Cutthroat West Coast Ale (BC; 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 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.)
Tree Captivator Doppelbock (BC; 7% alc.)
Trois Pistoles (Québec; 9% alc.)

SPICY

Ales with spices or a lively spicy character

Achel 8 Blond (Belgium; 8% alc.)
Chimay Dorée (Belgium; 4.8% alc.)
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.)
Hitachino Nest Saison du Japon (JPN; 5.1% alc.)
La Fin du Monde (Québec; 9% alc.)
Orval Jan. 2015 (Belgium; 6.9% alc.)
Stillwater Stateside Saison (CT; 6.8% alc.)
Tripel Karmeliet (Belgium; 8% alc.)
Zundert Trappist (The Netherlands; 8% alc.)

SOOTHING

Potent, high-octane ales

Achel Extra Bruin (Belgium; 9.5% alc.)
Chimay Blue (Belgium; 9% alc.)
Rochefort 10 (Belgium; 11.3% alc.)
St. Bernardus Abt 12 (Belgium; 10% 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.)