Pouring a sparkling copper hue, this Extra Special Bitter is all about balance. Aromas of toasted whole wheat bread, Digestive biscuits and a hint of coffee marry up with floral and citrusy hop notes. On the palate flavours of caramel and toffee shine through. Serve with hearty winter dishes like stew, chicken and lentils or curries.
Crafted by venerated brewmaster Paul Dickey, this IPA’s juicy, tropical fruit hop flavours are balanced by a robust caramel character. Pouring a deep, bright orange with a fluffy white head, expect aromas of pine, guava and pineapple. This ale has big bitterness, but it’s smooth-drinking. Sip it ice cold.
This medium-gold ale has a carbonic bite, and aromas of under-ripe apple and saltine crackers. It’s a smooth drinking brew with low bitterness and delicate flavours of green apples, honey and grainy cereal. Pair it with simple sandwiches and fries; the grainy notes will find harmony while the bubbles will cut through the crispy, salty potatoes.
A Belgian-style dubbel made in Edmundston, New Brunswick. Pouring a mahogany hue with reddish highlights, the ale has rich aromas of caramel, dark fruit, spicy cloves, brown sugar and pumpernickel bread. Medium body with touch of booze and sweetness on the finish. The spicy and fruity notes make this beer great to pair with festive desserts like gingerbread cookies or mincemeat pies.
A fresh bouquet of satsuma orange, ruby red grapefruit, and freshly picked berries on the nose of this IPA. With a medium body and a smooth but high bitterness, it’s really juicy on the palate with a touch of caramel malt. Serve it with aged Manchego — the gentle sweetness of the cheese complements the fruity notes in the ale.
This beer is made for dark, frosty weather. Clocking in at 9% ABV, this Russian Imperial Stout has rich, complex aromas of dark chocolate, vanilla, with a touch of molasses and umami-rich soy sauce on the nose. Pouring a deep, opaque black, on the sip there’s roasted coffee and semi-sweet chocolate with a building bitterness. Got fire? Try toasting some marshmallows and serving alongside, the gooey texture cuts through the ale’s full body, while burnt vanilla flavours complement the cocoa notes.
Made with Cascade, Columbus and Simcoe hops, this offering from one of Nova Scotia’s newest craft breweries shows light amber in the glass with a persistent creamy head. Subtle floral, malty and fresh hoppy aromas pave the way for smoothly rounded, lightly fruity malt flavours with a firm, nutty and bitter dryness on the finish.