Pronounced fresh hoppy scent with yeasty and malty aromas and lively citrus, malty and creamy roundness emerging on the palate. Finishes with refreshing fruity malt, nutty dryness and light hoppy bitterness.
Deep reddish brown colour with a thick, persistent creamy head and warm, nutty and dark chocolate aromas. Sweet cherry and chocolate flavours emerge on the palate delivered in a smoothly rounded texture, finishing with creamy caramel and nutty, slightly bitter finish. An excellent satisfying brew.
Tenacity is an American-style pale ale crafted by Tooth & Nail Brewing Co. in Ottawa. There are notes of Shreddies cereal and a bouquet of fruit like orange, peach and lemon on the nose. On the palate there’s sweet, grainy cereal and citrus flavours, with a building bitterness mid-palate that lingers in the finish. Pair it with a strong, aged cheddar, the beer’s high carbonation and creamy body will cleanse the palate after every rich bite and the cheddar’s flavour is strong enough to stand up to the bitterness of the ale.
Toronto’s Left Field Brewery has been knocking it out of the park with their growing line up of innovative, well-crafted brews. And beer lovers are noticing: on weekends crowds line up outside of the brewery to get a spot in their tasting room. Bang Bang is dry hopped with Cascade, Simcoe and Citra hops that impart fresh tropical fruit notes into the aroma. This ale drinks like a sour kid without the sweetness, it’s super bubbly and has a pleasingly tart finish. It’s a lovely palate cleanser for a sunny day and pairs well with avocado toast smothered in goat cheese.
Try reaching for a dark lager this spring, they’re toasty and roasty but still easy-drinking and refreshing. Dam dark lager from Thornbury Village Brewery pours a deep brown with reddish highlights with rich aromas of dark caramel, roasted malt and a wisp of grassy hops. On the palate are flavours of milk chocolate and dark fruit with a dry, very light bitterness.
This is a classic example of a Bavarian wheat beer. It’s amber-hued and cloudy with notes of banana, cloves and toasty bread. The mouthfeel is creamy thanks to the wheat with tingling carbonation. Pro tip: wheat beers are best imbibed with a huge fluffy white head. Pour the beer on a 45-degree angle down the side of a tall glass and then tilt the bottle straight down centre of the glass to tease up the foam. Leave some liquid in the bottle, then give it a swirl to rouse the yeast at the bottom and top up the brew.
Made with 2 varieties of Polish hops, Lubelski and Marynka, this medium weight brew shows appealing herbal hoppy aromas with malty and lightly yeasty overtones. Flavours of citrus and lightly sweet malt finish with an agreeable touch of bitterness. Comparable to many Euro lagers but with a bit more character.