Dark pink with generous, lasting white foam. Sour strawberry and cranberry on the nose. Sour fruity taste and extremely refreshing. Very dry, lean texture and a short, bitter finish.
This newly opened Toronto brewery is taking a page from the history books and producing great-quality classic beer styles like Munich Helles and Irish stout. Their porter pours a deep cocoa brown with tan head. On the sip, it’s dark chocolatey and roasty with a touch of vanilla, cherry nibs and whisp of smoke in the finish. This porter pairs well with smoked brisket, the roasted and smoky malt flavours in both the ale and the dish complement each other beautifully.
Pouring a reddish-copper with a tan foamy cap, there’s buttered toast and light toffee on the nose. On the sip, the ale is toasty and smooth, and the malt and hops are perfectly balanced, so it’s not too bitter or too sweet. This classic example of an Irish Red Ale is light-bodied with medium carbonation. It’s lower in alcohol so it’s very sessionable, meaning a couple can be enjoyed over an afternoon in the pub.
When Boston Lager hit the market in the mid-80s, there were only a handful of craft breweries in the US. At the time, the Vienna-style lager really resonated with beer lovers, and it continues to be very popular today. With a rich toasted-malt profile, balanced with a dose of floral and herbal noble hops, it’s very smooth with medium carbonation and a crisp, dry finish.
A saison brewed in Prince Edward County, Ontario, a region made popular for its wineries, cideries and now growing number of breweries. On the nose, there are white pepper and intense floral notes, with an amaretto-like almond, white cracker and herbal notes coming through on the palate. The finish is bone dry with medium bitterness and lively carbonation.
Dark, Porter-like colour, with robust malty and dried fruit aromas lead the way for rich malty, lightly sweet plum cake flavours balanced by judicious bitterness on the finish. Heartwarming winter brew.