We start off the new year with 4 unique IPA’s to share with you. Our exclusive Citra-hopped from Badlands, a Black from Rouge, a Brut from Market, and a Simcoe from Signal. In addition to these beautiful IPA’s, we have Grain and Grit’s latest fruited sour, Ontario’s finest dark lager from Stone House, a proper Scottish ale from Bad Apple, and a hopped saison from Little Beasts.
8 unique breweries and 8 unique beers.
Citra IPA - 6.5% abv. (Caledon)
Brewed exclusively for our members, this beer is hopped solely, and aggressively with Citra.
It exhibits prominent flavors of orange, grapefruit and citrus that are backed by hints of pine, mango and apricot. There is a hint of bitterness that is supported by a robust, and soft malt backbone that makes this beer a treat to drink.
Black IPA - 6.7% abv. (Markham)
They’ve taken a somewhat conventional IPA recipe and added a special dehusked black malt for dark colour with minimal roasty flavours. This beer is hopped with Cascade, Centennial and Chinook for a classic grapefruity pine hop flavour that meshes well with the subtle roasty malt finish of the beer. Looks like an stout, but tastes like an IPA. Canadian Brewing Awards 2018 Gold medal winning recipe.
Simcoe IPA - 6.8% abv. (Corbyville)
Brewed only using Simcoe hops, this New England IPA is the first of a series of big, sweet, juicy IPA’s.
Pairings: Spicy Tacos or chicken wings. Fatty foods that are bold in flavor will be key.
Brut IPA - 6.0% abv. (Newmarket)
Through a technique recently discovered in California, this Brut IPA is brewed using an enzyme that allows the yeast to ferment further than normal, revealing a nice dry finish. Excessively dry hopped with French Barbe Rouge and German Hallertau Blanc hops, this sparkling IPA has aromas of strawberry, cherry, and passionfruit, with flavours of strawberry and Sauvignon Blanc wine grapes. The dry finish is accentuated by the higher level of carbonation, leaving a bright sparkle on the tip of your tongue.
Fruited Sour - 5.0% abv. (Hamilton)
Loads of fresh raspberries on the nose. Tart raspberry with hints of citrus on the sip. Refreshingly clean & tart with a slightly sweet cereal finish.
Pairings: Salads, light fish dishes.
Dry-Hopped Saison - 6.5% abv. (Whitby)
LA SAISON D’ÉTÉ - The rich yeast phenolics combine with the pineapple, orange and lemon notes from the amarillo, nelson and mosaic hops make a perfect union of hops and yeast for this dry, effervescent saison.
Dark Lager - 5.0% abv. (Varna)
Nicely balanced, with a wonderful sweetness. We are calling this Ontario’s best Dark Lager. An incredibly clean finish, this beer is great all year round.
Scottish - 5.8% abv. (Zurich)
In reference to the Battle of Bannockburn 1314. This Scottish Heavye ale is malt-forward, with a rich and dominant sweet malt flavor and aroma. Extremely low in carbonation, keeping true to the traditional style.
If you’re like us, you’ve probably found that Scottish ales are normally overly sweet; not the case here!
Glassware etiquette: We recommend using any tulip shape glass for all of these beers or a wine glass works too. ipa glasses work great for the IPA's. For simplicity, you can use our tumbler for any style of beer, always.