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.
Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier (Germany; 5.4% alc.)
From the world's oldest brewery comes this wheat beer that's mild 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 tastes familiar, but better.
Pilsner Urquell (Czech Republic; 4.4% 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
Samuel Adams Boston Lager (Massachusetts; 5% alc.)
The most popular beer from the largest 100% American-owned brewery is finally something pretty decent.
Samuel Adams Winter Lager (Massachusetts; 5.6% alc.)
A malty bock beer brewed with touches of cinnamon, ginger and orange peel.
Shillow Beer Co. Sass on the Side (Ontario; 5.6% alc.)
Exclusive to beerbistro is this 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
Beyond The Pale Aromatherapy (Ontario; 6.5% alc.)
A moderately bitter Vermont-style IPA dry hopped with both Citra and Mosaic for some seriously citrusy aromas.
Collective Arts Ransack the Universe (Ontario; 6.8% alc.)
Washington-sourced Mosaic hops and Australian Galaxy hops give a punch of tropical fruits in this brightly bitter IPA.
Driftwood Naughty Hildegard ESB (British Columbia; 6.5% alc.)
Super fruity with mango and citrus the dominant notes. A biscuit and caramel maltiness provides the balance.
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (California; 5.6% alc.)
This is the classic California pale ale, with its bright citrus aroma and delectable hop bite.
Gently bitter and chocolaty or roasty ales, porters and stouts
Shillow Beer Co. Knowledge is Porter (Ontario; 5.3% alc.)
A Classically-styled porter with an easily drinkable level of roastiness and a minerally finish.
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
À Tout le Monde (Québec; 4.5% alc.)
Unibroue’s new beer is a Belgian-style saison brewed in conjunction with Dave Mustaine of the band Megadeath.
Averbode Abbey Beer (Belgium; 7.5% alc.)
From the makers of Delirium Tremens comes a silky golden ale with notes of banana and peach.
Block 3 King Street Saison (Ontario; 4.6% alc.)
With aromas of apples and honey, flavours of raw grains and a light bitterness, this is a cleaned-up version of the style.
Rich and warming ales with a full maltiness and impressive complexity
Maredsous Brune (Belgium; 8% alc.)
Plummy with dried-fruit accents, this Abbey ale tightropes across the border between full-bodied and refreshing.
Ales fermented or finished with real fruits or juices
Éphémère Pomme (Québec; 5.5% alc.)
An off-dry, natural green apple aroma and flavour that ends with a softly tart, palate-cleansing apple skin finish.
The Taps of the Moment:
Two of our lines are dedicated to single keg offerings of specific styles. This season we've got:
1 THE BEER OF THE MOMENT
2 THE EXCHANGE BREWERY ROTATIONAL TAP
3 ONTARIO CIDER OF THE MOMENT