Rich copper-red in colour with appetizingly robust hoppy and malty aromas and bold malty flavour, finishing with satisfying hoppy bitterness. A well-balanced, flavourful all-rounder.
Dark brown colour with just a rim of thick foam. Dark chocolate and caramel notes, heavily toasted. Velvety mouthfeel, almost thick texture with just enough acidity to keep it fresh on the palate. A tad of bitterness helps there too. A beer to drink slowly to fully appreciate its richness.
Dark brown colour. Dark caramel, molasses and toasted nuts on the nose. Surprisingly light after this "heavy" nose, its taste follows the same theme. It may seem a tad sweet but it is in fact completely dry. No bitterness in the soft finish.
Celebrating its 30th year brewing craft beer, Great Lakes Brewery is unleashing its full lineup of finely crafted, award-winning IPAs in celebration of the big b-day. Octopus gushes with juicy, sometimes musty tropical fruits, with a hefty dose of earthy pine resin. Try it with a spicy mango salad; the fruity notes will find harmony, and the big bold bitterness will amp up the spice factor.
Debuting in 2008, this IPA is a virtual melon bomb: cantaloupe and honeydew with a dry, resin-like finish designed to satiate island potheads ... er, hopheads. Driftwood Brewery, based in Victoria, recently expanded its distribution and is more widely available coast to coast, including a permanent listing at the LCBO in Ontario. Sip it alongside spicy tacos to turn up the heat of the Mexican dish.
When Ontario indie rockers Born Ruffians joined forces with Muskoka Brewery to create a one-off collaboration beer for a beer festival, the band wanted something clean and crisp that they could drink after a sweaty show on the road. The resulting sessionable pale ale was such a hit with festival goers that it won “Best of the Fest,” earning it a spot on LCBO shelves this spring. This light-bodied, bubbly blonde ale has juicy pineapple and citrus on the nose and palate, with a light honey malt backbone.
This wild-fermented Belgian beauty features notes of well-aged balsamic vinegar and sour cherries with puckering acidity from start to finish. It’s a fun contrast with decadent chocolate desserts — sip it with the richest chocolate cake you can find.