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
Duchesse de Bourgogne (Belgium; 6.2% alc.)
A surprising aroma of balsamic vinegar gives way to smooth and sweet flavours of Concord grape and oak.
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; 5.3% 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.
Side Launch Dark Lager (Ontario; 5.3% alc.)
A German-style dunkel with a soft malt and toffee aroma, making for an easygoing beer with a light, sweet nuttiness.
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 punch of tropical fruits in this brightly bitter IPA.
Driftwood Fat Tug IPA (British Columbia; 7% alc.)
Cycling dangerously between bitter and sweet with flashes of pineapple, pine resin and honey.
Lagunitas IPA (California; 6.3% alc.)
Starting spicy-sweet and citrusy, this benchmark IPA finishes with a beautiful dry bitterness.
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.
Shillow Bitter Waitress Black IPA (Ontario; 6.5% alc.)
This hybrid style beautifully combines the savoury roasted malt of a stout with 86 whopping IBUs of fresh, earthy hops .
Gently bitter and chocolaty or roasty ales, porters and stouts
Clifford Porter (Ontario; 5.9% alc.)
The 2016 Canadian Brewing Awards gold medal winner drinks like a rugged breakfast of black coffee and burnt toast.
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 Fin du Monde (Québec; 8.7% alc.)
"The End of the World" comes in the form of a peppery, floral and citrusy kick to the head.
Rich and warming ales with a full maltiness and impressive complexity
Paulaner Salvator (Germany; 7.9% alc.)
The original doppelbock drinks with flavours of caramel, chocolate and currant.
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 ONTARIO CIDER OF THE MOMENT
2 THE BEER OF THE MOMENT