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 is ideal for those dedicated to more mainstream tastes.
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 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
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.
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (California; 5.6% alc.)
Nothing compares to the classic California pale ale, with its bright citrus aroma and delectable hop bite.
Gently bitter and chocolaty or roasty ales, porters and stouts
Collective Arts Stranger Than Fiction (Ontario; 5.5% alc.)
Hamilton's own knocks it out of the park again with this roasty porter that has a background hint of molasses.
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
Bench Brewing Clean Slate Brett Saison (Ontario; 5.7% alc.)
Bright-bodied with notes of honey, pineapple, and a hint of funkifying farmhouse Brettanomyces character.
Shillow Beer Snob Belgian Rye Ale (Ontario; 6% alc.)
Loads of rye malt provide a peppery kick to this beer, while Belgian yeasts compliment it with a full fruit character.
Rich and warming ales with a full maltiness and impressive complexity
Maudite (Québec; 7.8% alc.)
One of the most sought-after ales from Unibroue: slightly sweet with warming spice, caramel and dark fruit flavours.
Paulaner Salvator (Germany; 7.9% alc.)
The original doppelbock drinks with flavours of caramel, chocolate and currant.
The Taps of the Moment:
Three 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 IPA OF THE MOMENT
3 THE OTHER BEER OF THE MOMENT