August 2019

August 2019 Curation video

9 unique breweries and 9 unique beers - 4258ml


Barncat Artisan Ales

Puncheon Aged Saison with Lime & Hibiscus - 7.0% abv. (Cambridge)

Saison Blush was aged in a single Ontario Chardonnay puncheon for more than one year with a blend of Brett and bacteria.
It was then conditioned atop Lime juice/zest and Hibiscus prior to re-fermentation in the bottle with Champagne yeast.

Wellington Brewing

Sour IPA - 5.7% abv. (Guelph)

Bringing together our two of our favourite things, Cry If I Want To is the perfect summer beer. This tasty Sour IPA has a tangy tartness upfront alongside juicy citrus hop flavours from Mosaic, Amarillo, and Cascade hops.

Block Three Brewing

Block Three Brewing

Fruited “Sour” - 5.5% abv. (St. Jacobs)

Coming in like a cold treat on a hot summer summer day, we are pleased to release Fickle Mistress Blood Orange Creamcicle. We added a dose of Lactose (milk sugar) in the boil for added creamy body, and sweetness. Then we added in some vanilla and blood orange puree for a secondary fermentation giving and added citrus and creamy kick.

Rouge River Brewing

Rouge River Brewing

Triple IPA - 11.5% abv. (Markham)

Made in collaboration with Badlands Brewery out of Caledon, ON. This Triple IPA features a blend of Citra, Cryo Citra and Strata hops for a dank tropical fruit salad character. Wheat and oats add some body and haze. Dextrose is added during fermentation to achieve this extraordinary abv without too much residual sweetness. Dangerously drinkable for the high ABV, you’ve been warned.

Stonepicker Brewing

Stonepicker Brewing

Lager - 5.2% abv. (Plympton-Wyoming)

Stonepicker Brewing is one of the new breweries to join our curations! To introduce them, we have featured one of their lagers. This lager is made with 100% pilsner barley, malted on site. Notes of grapefruit, peach, and strawberry give it a light and fruity aftertaste.

Market Brewing

Market Brewing

NEIPA - 6.5 % abv. (Newmarket)

In collaboration with Cascade Brewing out of Oregon. A juicy and soft IPA.

Citra, Centennial, and Amarillo hops give citrus and tropical fruit notes of papaya, passionfruit, mango, orange, and grapefruit.

Left Field Brewery

Left Field Brewery

Nitro IPA - 6.5% abv. (Toronto)

In collaboration with Sweden’s Wizard Brewing Company. This hazy, colossal IPA explodes with huge flavours of orange creamsicle and sweet pineapple and is infused with nitrogen for the smoothest delivery in the game. Inspired by the autobiography by former Jays hurler Dave Stieb, chronicling his journey to a no-hitter after multiple close calls, this IPA holds the Left Field record for dry hopping at a whopping 6+ pounds per barrel, making it a franchise first.

Stonehooker Brewing

Stonehooker Brewing

NEIPA - 5.4% abv. (Mississauga)

Big tropical and citrus flavours and aromas from Mosaic, Vic Secret and Simcoe. Low bitterness with a soft creamy mouthfeel.

Stonehooker is the second new brewery to join our curations this month!

Bad Apple Brewing

Bad Apple Brewing

Dry-Hopped Porter - 5% abv. (Zurich)

Floral hop nose, smoky coffee notes, centennial hop finish.

Try mixing this with a cold coffee to make this the perfect brunch beer!

July 2019

3 lagers, 1 wheat, and a whole lot of pale ale.

9 unique breweries and 9 unique beers - 4285ml


Wellington Brewing

Helles Lager - 4.5% abv. (St. Jacobs)

Pale, dry, and crispy. Light floral and hay aroma, medium bodied, with a light sweet malt flavour and dry finish.

This is lager perfection.

Rouge River Brewing

APA - 5% abv. (Markham)

This Planet of the APAs features a blend of Sabro and Zythos hops for notes of navel orange, grapefruit peel and lychee with a hint of coconut. A blend of wheat malt and flaked oats adds haze and body. Packed with flavour but all in an easy drinking pale ale package.

Elora Brewing

Elora Brewing

IPA - 6.1% abv. (Elora)

This sunny summer IPA is bright and juicy with bold tropical fruit flavours. We packed this beer with Citra and Azacca hops so it smells as good as it tastes. A great addition to your summer line up.

Muddy York Brewing

Muddy York Brewing

NE IPA - 6.5% abv. (Toronto)

Working Hard NEIPA with El Dorado & Galaxy is our most luxe version to date. Soft and gentle, it’s a hazy, tropical juice fest that really captures the essence of both hops.

Signal Brewing

Signal Brewing

Lime Cerveza - 4.2% abv. (Corbyville)

Ion lime cerveza is designed with the patio in mind. Light, crisp and refreshing, it also packs a delightful lime punch on the nose and palette combined with a gentle malt backbone for a super drinkable summer lager.

Market Brewing

Market Brewing

Black Lager - 5.2 % abv. (Newmarket)

Black Bear is a traditional Schwarbier that pours a deep brown with ruby undertones and a creamy ivory head. The nose is roasted with a rich bready backbone. Soft and subtle roast is elevated again by rich bready notes and a balanced bitterness. A crisp and clean finish, with a mildly lingering roasted cacao and coffee character.

Sleeping Giant Brewing Company

Sleeping Giant Brewing Company

APA - 4.5% abv. (Thunder Bay)

A piney sessionable IPA. Beaver Duck is once dry-hopped with Amarillo and Galaxy. Its bitter finish will make for an excellent beer to pair a rich meal with.

Grain & Grit Brewing

Grain & Grit Brewing

Spiced Wheat - 5% abv. (Hamilton)

Belgian-style wheat beer with chamomile, orange peel & lemon zest. Citrus with light spice & banana notes from yeast. Tropical sweetness up front with a dry finish.

Whiprsnapr Brewing

Whiprsnapr Brewing

IPA - 5.8% abv. (Ottawa)

Pineapple Bomb Pina Colada IPA
Loaded with juicy pineapple and hoppy bits up front, with thick meaty coconut blast at the tail end.


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.

June 2019

From a smooth fruity pilsner to a juicy pineapple IPA, we hope this curation helps you in welcoming Summer 2019!

9 unique breweries and 9 unique beers - 4285ml


Wellington Brewing

Saison - 4.7% abv. (Guelph)

The second track on the Dinner Music playlist is a barrel fermented saison aged on wine Lee's. This easygoing beer is rough around the edges, with wild earthy funk notes, and a crisp finish. The base of this beer was featured in our past curations.

Block 3 Brewing

Barrel aged Farmhouse Ale in Stratus Winery barrels - 6.5% abv. (St. Jacobs)

This beer has sat in barrels from Stratus Winery for 8 months. Aged with Brett, the aromas are light funk and oak with a hint of spice.

Rouge River Brewing

Rouge River Brewing

Fruited IPA - 7.0% abv. (Markham)

They’ve taken Holy Trinity, one of their most popular IPAs, still made with a combination of Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe, and then added a combination of pineapple puree, and pineapple juice concentrate for a touch of acidity and fruit complexity.

Muddy York Brewing

Muddy York Brewing

Fruited Sour - 5.5% abv. (Toronto)

Staring Down The Sun balances the tangy sweetness of clementine with the tart acidity of a sour ale. The result is a clean, juicy, and citrusy brew that will shine brightly on your palate.

Signal Brewing

Signal Brewing

New England Pale Ale - 6.1% abv. (Corbyville)

Wave is a beer for all hop lovers as it delivers all the complex hop characters of an IPA with none of the bitterness. It has a hazy appearance and a smooth and silky mouth feel. On the nose and palette you’ll enjoy heavy notes of pineapple, grapefruit, and stone fruits. Finishing off extremely clean.

Left Field Brewing

Left Field Brewing

Pilsner - 5.5 % abv. (Toronto)

Inspired by Weyermann® Eraclea Pilsner Malt, a terroir malt produced from premium Eraclea barley grown near the Adriatic Sea northeast of Venice. This dry, crisp, Italian pilsner is generously dry hopped with Hallertau Mittelfruh and Styrian Bobek to impart elegant, floral, earthy, sweet spice and citrus aroma and flavour.

Henderson Brewing

Henderson Brewing

Bock - 6.8% abv. (Toronto)

Rich, smooth and toasty with a bountiful off-white head, this German classic is perfect beer to accompany our anticipation of warmer weather to come.

Interested in the history of Traditional Bock’s? Read more here

Common Good Brewing

Common Good Brewing

East Coast IPA - 6.9% abv. (Toronto)

This brew is super approachable and easy to drink. On the nose you get high volume aroma of stone fruit (peach, apricot) with hints of mango and pineapple. On the palate we dialed down the IBUs to balance a lighter malt bill that includes a high proportion of oats for body and head retention. The result is a balanced taste of bitterness with fruity tropical sweetness.

Prince Eddys Brewing

Prince Eddys Brewing

NE IPA - 6.5% abv. (Prince Edward County)

Brewed in collaboration with Calabogie, this is Prince Eddys second variation of Haze Brigade, this time hopped with Columbus, Galaxy, and Simcoe


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.

MAY 2019

From Juicy IPAs to smoked wheat ales, with a couple of sours in between. We also welcome our newest brewery - Whiprsnapr (Ottawa)

7 unique breweries and 8 unique beers.


IPA - 6.5% abv. (Caledon)

Simorillo - this IPA features a blend of Simcoe, Mosaic, and Amarillo.  We modified our base water profile for this particular beer to accentuate fullness in the body of the beer and help carry the aggressive hop dosing we gave it. 
We taste notes of citrus, berry, pine, pineapple and some residual grapefruit.
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Available in bottles exclusively through Small Batch Dispatch 

Pink Guava & Mango Sour - 5.0% abv. (Markham)

Our first foray into blended fruited kettle sours, we’ve added about 200lbs each of mango and guava puree for a delicious tropical character. We’ve also dry hopped this beer with Australian Vic Secret and Amarillo for additional peach and pineapple complexity.

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Oat Ale - 5.6% abv. (Hamilton)

Brewed with dried hibiscus flower petals and cacao nibs, giving this beer a unique, slightly tart, cranberry and wine grape flavour. Soft creamy mouth feel and thick light head. Bubble gum, grape, strawberry & floral aroma. Smooth, dry & subtle spicy finish


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Fruited Wheat - 5.5% abv. (Ottawa)

First made with maple sap instead of water!
Blueberry pancakes. A wheat beer made with maple syrup and blueberries.



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IIPA - 8.0% abv. (Corbyville)

ELECTRO IIPA is a shockingly drinkable juicy and dank New England IIPA brewed with a blend of Simcoe, Amarillo, and Citra hops! This is an 8% juice bomb.



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Dry-hop Sour - 5.0% abv. (Corbyville)

VOLT DRY HOP SUNLIGHT SOUR has light notes of citrus and guava keep this dry-hopped sour soft, sunny and easy to session, with all the tart and tangy you showed up for. Pours a pastel yellow with a promising pale haze!


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Smoked Wheat Ale - 4.9% abv. (Uxbridge)

This twist on the traditional Munich wheat beer has a lightly smoked aroma and a crisp, dry finish from additions of oak-smoked wheat and pale rye malts. Low hop bitterness lets these subtle flavours shine. Smoked Wheat on Rye has lingering spice/banana notes, the result of esters produced during its fermentation with weissbier ale yeast. Pairs with smoked fish, potato chips, pickles.


 

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Shwarzbier - 4.6% abv. (Toronto)

Black Opal Schwarzbier is a collaboration with one of the few Advanced Cicerones® in Canada, Lauren Richard. Showcasing a very delicate roast character, this crisp and refreshing lager is deceivingly light, defying your visual expectations. Like the most precious and rare of all opals, Black Opal Schwarzbier is anything but common.



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 any of our glasses for any style of beer, always.

April 2019

A lot of different styles are on display this month. From strawberry wheat to passionfruit DIPA, this might just be our favourite curation yet! 4102ml.

7 unique breweries and 9 unique beers.


IPA - 6.5% abv. (Caledon)

CITERE - Brewed exclusively for our members, this IPA is a mash up of the deliciously melon forward Moutere and the tried and true citrus, mango dominant Citra. Together, Citere makes for a luscious treat of uniquely enticing New Zealand fruity character, backed by the delectable familiarity of American hop character. It tastes like a happy marriage between mango, melon, citrus and grapefruit. A fruity, polygamous delight.

Brett Saison aged in Chardonnay barrels - 8.0% abv. (St. Jacobs)

One of two versions of our annual The Thaw release. A saison fermented with brettanomyces, aged in white wine barrels for 7 months, then refermented on Pineapple & Mango.

Strong vanilla oak flavours, with pear and apple notes from the chardonnay barrels. The peach apricot version is bright and juicy while the pineapple mango accents more acidity. Both have a dry finish and will continue to develop more funk over time due to the brettanomyces used in bottle conditioning.  

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Brett Saison aged in Chardonnay barrels - 8.0% abv. (St. Jacobs)

One of two versions of our annual The Thaw release. A saison fermented with brettanomyces, aged in white wine barrels for 7 months, then refermented on Apricots & Peaches.  

Strong vanilla oak flavours, with pear and apple notes from the chardonnay barrels. The peach apricot version is bright and juicy while the pineapple mango accents more acidity. Both have a dry finish and will continue to develop more funk over time due to the brettanomyces used in bottle conditioning.  

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Citra IPA - 6.8% abv. (Corbyville)

FireWire Citra IPA is the second in a series of New England style IPAs From Signal Brewing Company. Great hop flavour and aroma with a very balanced bitterness that makes this beer extremely drinkable and approachable.

We previously featured the Simcoe variant of FireWire!


Bad Apple wheat beer

Fruited Wheat - 4.0% abv. (Zurich)

Using fresh local strawberries, this is a perfect blend of strawberry juice and a light wheat ale.

A little taste of summer — hopefully soon to come!



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Chocolate Vanilla Stout - 6.0 % abv. (Toronto)

Our latest partner brewery is Common Good (Scarborough)! Their Chocolate Vanilla Stout is brewed with cocoa nibs and Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans. The flavors are prominent, yet subtle, and by no means a dessert stout. This is the first stout we've ever put in our curations, and we're sure this will change the mind of everyone who doesn't yet like stouts! 



Stone House Brewing Cream Lager

Cream Lager - 5.0% abv. (Varna)

This is like a cream ale, but it’s been lagered and made with lager yeast. This makes it much lighter in colour than a cream ale, with a crisper, cleaner finish.

It is incredibly creamy due to the amount of oats that it was brewed with.



Photo from: Dominion CIty

Photo from: Dominion CIty

Belgian Stong - 9.0% abv. (Ottawa)

Brewed with Hamilton's Fairweather Brewing.

Dry-hopped with Simcoe and Strisselspalt, this beer blends complex aromatic notes of fruit, spice, candied sugar and floral. This love affair is supported by traditional Belgian yeast character, light bitterness and a dry finish. 


Photo from: Dominion CIty

Photo from: Dominion CIty

DIPA - 8.5% abv. (Ottawa)

Brewed in collaboration with Barncat Artisan Ales.

Bursting with pineapple and passion fruit flavour and tartness, this DIPA is juicy, soft, hoppy and ultra crushable.



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.

March 2019

This month, we welcome Left Field (Toronto) and Grove Brewhouse (Kingsville) into our subscription service. In addition, another exclusive Badlands release - this time, its an IPA with Citra and Moutere.

9 unique breweries and 9 unique beers.


IPA - 6.5% abv. (Caledon)

CITERE - Brewed exclusively for our members, this IPA is a mash up of the deliciously melon forward Moutere and the tried and true citrus, mango dominant Citra. Together, Citere makes for a luscious treat of uniquely enticing New Zealand fruity character, backed by the delectable familiarity of American hop character. It tastes like a happy marriage between mango, melon, citrus and grapefruit. A fruity, polygamous delight.

Wine barrel aged Sour - 5.5% abv. (Cambridge)

Barrel 5 & 6 was brewed with 50/50 wheat and pilsner malt. Aged for 15 months in Ontario red wine barrels with Brett and Bacteria built up from bottles from one of our favourite American sour beer producers.  Bottle conditioned with Champagne yeast for an additional 8 months prior to release. 

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Helles Lager - 4.9% abv. (Toronto)

This beer was inspired by the legendary baseball talents of Ed “Cannonball” Crane who on one occasion, pitched back-to-back complete games and amazingly, also hit the game-winning home run. He led the Toronto Maple Leafs baseball club to their first international league pennant. Cannonball is brewed exclusively using German malt, hops and yeast. The result is a crisp Munich Helles-style Lager with a grainy cereal malt profile and a touch of honey sweetness.

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American IPA - 6.7% abv. (Barrie)

When you’re out on the road, away from home, and looking for some suitable tunes, you play Radio Roulette. Seek and scan, seek and scan, until something grabs your attention. We invite you to try Radio Roulette of a different sort. Featuring a pair of new age German hops, Mandarina Bavaria and Hallertau Blanc, this IPA will take you away from familiar roads. Red berry, white grape, cantaloupe and tangerine can be found in the aroma, with lemongrass, citrus pith and melon flavours being supported on a cracker and light bread malt base and a moderate, soft bitterness. This medium bodied IPA finishes moderately dry and is that new hit you’ve been looking for among the same old tunes.


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Pale Ale - 4.0% abv. (Toronto)

Happy to feature Folly Brewing again! One of the lesser known microbreweries in Toronto, and one of our absolute favorites. We recommend that everyone visits and gives their wide variety of available beers a try!

Here we have "Voss Baby," a 4% Pale Ale fermented with Voss Kveik and hopped with Galaxy and Enigma creating a delicious baby pale ale. 



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Catharina Sour - 3.8 % abv. (Toronto)

A collobartion brew with Market brewing. This raspberry loaded sour is a little taste of summer.

You might not be familiar with the style, “Catharina Sour” yet as it originates from Brazil. This style is fruit forward (using only real fruits — not purees), wheat based, with a low abv.



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Lager - 4.5% abv. (Kingsville)

"When Hiram Walker built the Lake Erie Railway, he built one track that specifically transported his workers to a place called "Paradise Grove". Being right on the water and covered with green space, Walker established this area as prime real estate for vacationing. This place is modern-day Kingsville. We crafted this clean and crisp lager to reflect Walker's intentions, giving our community a taste of paradise."

Located in Kingsville, ON. This is Canada’s Southern-most brewery.



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NE IPA - 6.5% abv. (Toronto)

“Working Hard” NEIPA features VQH Farms Centennial & Chinook hops. This tropical juice bomb is thick and hazy with notes of peach, apricot, mango, and passionfruit.

Learn more about Muddy York


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Stout - 6.0% abv. (Hamilton)

“Striking a perfect balance of chai spice and bittersweet stout. Slightly sweet with chai spices and chocolate on the nose. Chai on the sip, backed by roasted malts, chocolate and hints of coconut. Silky body with a lingering finish of chai and chocolate. We brewed “Play Thing” in collaboration with our friend Ren from Beer Diversity!” - Grain&Grit


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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.

FEBRUARY 2019

This month, we welcome Muddy York (Toronto) and Town Brewery (Whitby) into our subscription service. In addition, another exclusive Badlands release - this time, its an IPA with Mosaic and Eureka. A diverse month encompassing a lot of different styles; we hope you enjoy this as much as we did!

8 unique breweries and 9 unique beers. 4011ml.


IPA - 6.5% abv. (Caledon)

Brewed exclusively for our members, this beer is hopped with Mosaic and Eureka.

Delectably fruit forward; presenting assertive notes of tangerine, mango, and stone fruit backed by nuanced citrus, grapefruit rind and soft lingering pine.

Barley Wine - 9.2% abv. (Markham)

Not to be confused with actual wine, this beer is made entirely of barley malt. This style was originally made in England as a domestic alternative to imported European wines. We have ‘Americanized’ it by using large amount of distinctive American hops. Sweet Premium Wine is an American-style barleywine hopped with Cascade, Chinook, Centennial and Idaho 7 for notes of grapefruit and orange with some tropical pine notes. We’ve used a mixture of premium English malt and Canadian malt for a slightly biscuity malt undertone, as well as a mixture of English caramel malts for a depth of caramel and toffee notes. This beer can be drank fresh to enjoy the hop character, or aged for 3+ years to allow the flavours to mellow.

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American Pale Ale - 5.2% abv. (Whitby)

Hazy and juicy; this New England style American Pale Ale has a massive dry hop leaving juicy citrus aroma jumping out of the glass. Super drinkable with hop flavour throughout accentuated with the use of Vermont yeast.

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Saison - 8.0% abv. (St. Jacobs)

A big Belgian inspired imperial Saison. Golden/copper colour with a round mouthfeel and sweet, smooth finish. You’ll have a tough time tasting that 8% abv - be careful!

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Brut IPA - 6.5% abv. (Toronto)

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In the early 20th-century, photographers would offer informal portraiture at fairs and carnivals, where people could pose atop a paper moon. They were printed on souvenir postcards, a trend that remained popular for half a century. Our Paper Moon as effervescent as sparkling wine, bone-dry, with a pale near-clear appearance and strong New World hop aroma, courtesy of Mosaic and Vic Secret. 



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Dry-Hopped Lager - 5.2% abv. (Toronto)

Resistance Dry-Hopped Lager has a light-body and a sharp mind. The baby brother of our Gaslight Helles Lager, Resistance presents light and malty on the tongue followed by a citrusy kick courtesy of Sorachi Ace Hops.



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Pilsner - 4.5% abv. (Elora)

An unfiltered Czech inspired Pilsner made with 100% Pilsner malt and Saaz hops. Full bodied and soft with a classic snappy finish.



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Fruited Sour - 5.4% abv. (Newmarket)

A kettle sour loaded with pomegranate and cherry. This slightly tart, pink juicebomb will have you wishing it was warmer weather.


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Farmhouse Sour - 5.7% abv. (Toronto)

A balanced presentation of herbal and grassy hop notes, tropical yeast character, and a subtle citrus tartness. Pours a bright straw colour with a visible haze. Lemon curd, pineapple, and elderflower are some of the aromas first appearing.  Following that notes of peach and lemongrass round out this interpretation of a drinkable american farmhouse ale.

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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.

January 2019

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.


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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.


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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.

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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!


 
Favorite Beer of the Month?

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.

December 2018

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This month, we featured an exclusively released Saison from Badlands brewery.

Joining our program is Tuque de Broue from Embrun with their fantastic coffee porter.

8 unique breweries and 8 unique beers.

4069 ml.


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Fruited Sour - 5% abv. (Markham)

Made in honour of their second anniversary, we’ve added over 300lbs of passionfruit puree and 15kg of Australian Galaxy hops for a massive punch of tropical fruit character.

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Saison - 6.5% abv. (Caledon)

This month, we'll be featuring an exclusive release, Their house Saison, "Mauvaises Terres." Warning: it might be a bit of a gusher!

Primary fermented with our house saison blend for 4 weeks in stainless and then innoculated/bottled with our house brett blend. Naturally carbonated and allowed to cellar age for 3+ months in the bottle, leads with mixed fruity citric notes before cascading into a satisfying mid palate funkatorium of flavor that gives way to a crisp, dry finish. 

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Belgian IPA - 8.5% abv. (Norfolk)

Using a modified version of the grain bill for our Tripel, we aimed for a high alcohol content and a slight malty sweetness that would act as a counterpoint to some heavy-handed hopping. The beer’s bitterness comes out at the lower end of the IPA bitterness scale and was achieved using generous doses of locally-sourced hops. Dry hopping showcases the wonderful floral, herbal, and citrus flavours of the hops, and complements the signature spicy and fruity notes produced by our Belgian yeast. 

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Australian IPA - 6.1% abv. (Elora)

Australis is the southern expression of the polar lights. We packed this beer with nelson sauvin hops from new zealand and galaxy hops from australia to achieve a beer that is bright and bold. With notes of mango and apricot followed by a subtle, pine flavour and a juicy finish. The southern lights in your glass!

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Dark Saison - 5.5% abv. (Uxbridge)

A dark saison for the cooler months! Sweater Weather offers comforting aromas of orange peel and chocolate, then reveals deeper raisin and coffee flavours on the sip, finishing dry and effervescent. A collaboration with the Society of Beer Drinking Ladies in support of the Canadian Women’s Foundation. Pairs with roast pork, caramelized root vegetables, camembert.

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Coffee Porter - 4.8% abv. (Embrun)

Infused with cold brew coffee, this porter completely feels like you’re simply drinking a cold coffee. It’s refreshing and easy drinking, with a crisp finish. It’s the most impressive light coffee porter we have ever tried and it makes for the perfect breakfast beer!


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Quad - 10.0% abv. (St Jacobs)

A Belgian dark strong beer with notes of dried fruit (raisin/cherry), candy sugar and dark chocolate.

Nicely balanced, with a wonderful sweetness. Drink this slow, because that 10% abv is nowhere to be found.


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IPA - 6.5% abv. (Toronto)

Named after the fishmongers who supply toronto with fresh seafood to this day, Fisheye is an unfiltered IPA with notes of tangerine, grapefruit, and a sweet caramel finish. Pours a light honey-amber with classic West Coast hop profile of dank pine and sweet caramel malt. The recipe has been tweaked since it’s initial inception to make it less malt heavy and more hop-forward.

 
Favorite Beer of the Month?

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.

November 2018

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Start off your month with one of three IPAs while they’re fresh!

From Ottawa to Norfolk county, with a couple of stops on the way. November 2018 is in the books.

8 unique breweries and 8 unique beers.

4024 ml.


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Fruited Sour - 5% abv. (Hamilton)

Brewed with lactose, lemon zest, raspberry & black currant. Fresh raspberry & lemon on the nose, with a burst of berries on the sip.

Pairings: A fruit layered cheesecake.

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Gin Barrel Aged Saison - 8.7% abv. (Cambridge)

A strong Saison brewed with Meyer lemons, and Golden Belgian candi syrup in collaboration with @drinkwillibald. It was then aged in their freshly emptied Gin casks with Brett and Bacteria for 4 months, prior to re-fermentation in the bottle.

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Wheat Beer - 4.5% abv. (Corbyville)

Simple, yet elegant – an old-world style with a new-world twist. Delightfully light and drinkable, yet full-flavoured and rich in texture. On the nose, mild aromas of sweet bananas and white pepper. The flavour reveals a deep and complex mixture of pepper, cloves, bananas, bubblegum and a rich, wheat texture tangled throughout its bright effervescence.

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Grisette - 4% abv. (Norfolk)

A light refreshing beer with herbal notes of sweetgrass and traditional Belgian yeast spiciness. Much more flavorful than your typical Grisettes that normally drink as a light Saison.

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Second Wedge

Fat Bike

Double IPA - 8.5% abv. (Uxbridge)

Brewed with 100% Uxbridge hops grown by 6th Hops, Fat Bike is no lightweight beer, but it’s a revelation: a light body with intense citrusy hoppiness makes Fat Bike as refreshing as an 8.5% ABV beer can be.

Pairings: carne asada, tandoori chicken, paella, key lime pie.

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Wellington

Dinner Music

Saison - 5.1% abv. (Guelph)

Dinner Music is a snappy golden ale fermented with a special brettanomyces yeast blend in a neutral oak barrel. This easygoing beer, with a mild earthy funk and crisp finish, is best paired with pretty much anything, it’s Dinner Music.


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Redline

Rainbow in the Dark

Rye IPA - 6.6% abv. (Barrie)

Pours a hazy orange body with off-white foam. It’s brewed with rye and honey malt for a creamy, body with a slightly sweet malt character. Rainbow In The Dark is loaded with Columbus, Vic. Secret, and El Dorado hops giving off aromas of papaya, lemon, lime, and strawberry weed. The flavours follow suit with a dank, hoppy finish and nice bitterness.

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Dominion City

Alouette 1

IPA - 6.5% abv. (Ottawa)

Named for Canada's first satellite, launched in 1962, Alouette 1 is brewed with vast quantities of Galaxy, a massively tropical hop that features notes of passionfruit, clean citrus and peach.

 
Favorite Beer of the Month?

Glassware etiquette: We recommend using any tulip shape glass for all of these beers, and a wine glass for the berry saison. IPA glasses work great for the IPA's. For simplicity, you can use our tumbler for any style of beer, always.

October 2018

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This month we didn’t feature a single IPA! (the first time thus far)

The curation is very seasonal and features a lot of beers to warm you up this Thanksgiving weekend.

8 unique breweries and 8 unique styles of beer.

4042 ml.


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Second Wedge

Love Child

Wheat with cocao - 5% abv. (Uxbridge)

A dark wheat ale married with 100% cacao emulsion from Uxbridge’s own @desbarreschocolates

Pairings: A fruit layered cheesecake.

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Rouge River

Autumn Pale Ale

Pale Ale - 5.5% abv. (Markham)

Hopped with Ekuanot, Mosaic, Hallertau Blanc, and Sorachi Ace and some light crystal malt for notes of toffee and caramel.

Pairings: Pizza and Pasta. Pilsners are the perfect match to anything carb based, especially when its accompanied with sauce or cheese.

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Folly

Triple Points

Tart Pale Ale - 6.1% abv. (Toronto)

A juicy, bright pale ale with notes of orange, apricot and lime, with a light acidity to compliment the citrusy hops and enhance drinkability.

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Barncat

Honey Bell

Sour Ale with Honey & Citrus - 9.5% abv. (Cambridge)

Honey Bell is a sour ale brewed with soft Ontario winter wheat, Tangelo juice/zest, and local honey. Aged in Ontario white wine barrels for 9 months with Brett and Bacteria prior to bottle conditioning for an additional 6 months.

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Clifford

Dark Streets of London

ESB - 5.2% abv. (Hamilton)

A true to form English Special Bitter. A deep brown colour with malt forward taste, medium body, and caramel finish. Best enjoyed with hearty meal.

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Redline

Festbier

Amber Lager - 5.1% abv. (Barrie)

This Festbier is brewed with a focus on a great depth of malt flavour provided by German Vienna, Munich, and Melanoidin malts, balanced by a touch of Willamette hops. Golden Amber in colour with a fine white foam, lighter than a traditional Oktoberfest beer. Extended lagering time gives this beer its crispness and depth of character.

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Signal Brewing

Volt: Blackberry

Fruited Sour - 6.2% abv. (Corbyville)

Loaded with blackberry and a generous amount of whole vanilla beans, this blackberry sour is defined by its upfront fruitiness, gentle tart body and deep, rich vanilla backbone. Sweet yet sour, perfect for a hot day. .

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Cowbell

Cherry Weizen

Fruited Wheat Beer - 5% abv. (Blyth)

Blending the refreshing and vibrant sensations of a German-style wheat beer with juicy, sweet cherry and fragrant, zesty hops. Hefeweizen flavours showcase the lively hops and delicious ripe cherry, with low bitterness and an elegant, effervescent finish.

Listen to the brewmaster here!

 

This was our first month featuring Folly, Clifford, and Cowbell!

We have increased to 24 partner breweries!


Glassware etiquette: We recommend using any tulip shape glass for all of these beers, and a wine glass for the berry saison. IPA glasses work great for the IPA's. For simplicity, you can use a "teku" for any style of beer, always.

September 2018

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This month, we featured a wide variety of styles, a lot of which are fruit infused. They're all sessionable, yet all extremely delicious on their own.

7 unique breweries, 5 different formats, 8 unique beers totaling 4147ml of beautiful beer.

Drink Fresh!


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Block Three 

Sunshine Berries

Saison with Blueberry, Blackberry, Raspberry - 5.5% abv. (St. Jacobs)

A brett-fermented saison with a huge amount of raspberry, blueberry and blackberry. A slight tartness and a wonderful finish. Fruit salad in a glass.

Pairings: Salads and simple chicken dishes, Anything that allows the subtle fruit flavors to linger.

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Sleeping Giant

Beaver Duck

American Pale Ale - 5.3% abv. (Thunder Bay)

This unfiltered and dry hopped Pale Ale has a citrusy aroma of tangerine and pine with a clean finish. Beaver Duck is an APA with distinctive hoppiness (Centennial, Galaxy, Amarillo), without the bitterness.

Pairings: Pizza and Pasta. Pilsners are the perfect match to anything carb based, especially when its accompanied with sauce or cheese.

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The Exchange

Grapefruit Pale Ale

Grapefruit Pale Ale - 6.1% abv. (Niagara-on-the-lake)

A grapefruit infused pale ale, dry-hopped with Galaxy. The combination of the already grapefruit tasting Galaxy hops and grapefruit puree make this pale ale feel like you're drinking a glass of juice. Drink Fresh.

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Wellington

Raked Over

IPA w/ Mango, Pineapple, Habanero - 6.9% abv. (Guelph)

Hang ten with this juicy hop forward IPA with loads of citrus hop notes upfront, juicy pineapple and mango flavours, and a spicy habanero kick. 

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Wellington

Shubie

Sour IPA - 6.9% abv. (Guelph)

Jump on board with this Sour Raspberry IPA! This tasty summer IPA brings together juicy hop flavours with tart sour notes and a tidal wave of fresh raspberries.

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Grain & Grit

Chasing Summer

Oat Ale - 5.8% abv. (Hamilton)

Brewed with raspberry, cacao & 30% oats. Bubble gum, raspberry & floral aroma. Slightly tart, sweet & bitter chocolate flavour. Soft, creamy mouth feel.

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Signal Brewing

Toy Robot

Session IPA - 4.3% abv. (Corbyville)

Pleasantly fruity, extremely drinkable and remarkably complex, this green tea infused ale showcases a myriad of rich flavours. New world hops add a bitter and citrusy punch, only to part and reveal a bright blast of strawberry and finishing with a lasting green tea backbone.

Ingredients: Water, malted barley, malted wheats, oats, hops, strawberry puree, green tea.

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Second Wedge

Gin Joint

Gruit Ale - 5% abv. (Uxbridge)

Inspired by the botanicals in our favourite cocktail spirit, Gin Joint sparkles with a bright and aromatic blend of juniper, angelica root, cassia, orange peel, coriander and cardamom.

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You can create a gin & tonic with gin joint, tonic water, and some lime! Use about 65% Gin Joint and 35% Tonic water.


Glassware etiquette: We recommend using any tulip shape glass for all of these beers, and a wine glass for the berry saison. IPA glasses work great for the IPA's. For simplicity, you can use a "teku" for any style of beer, always.

AUGUST 2018

This month, we sourced from the shores of lake Huron, Thunder Bay, Ottawa, and everything in between.

3 very different IPAs (vermont, double, and west coast), a full-bodied helles lager, a foeder aged rustic ale bursting with flavors of peach and apricot, a watermelon infused wheat beer, a tangerine sour that tastes like a mimosa, and a little zesty farmhouse ale for some lucky early bird customers.

Juicy and refreshing; perfect for helping you enjoy this wonderfully hot summer.


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Rouge River

Tangerine Sour

Fruited Sour - 5.0% abv. (Markham)

This kettle sour is loaded with over 400lbs of Tangerine puree for massive juicy orange flavour and clean acidity. Using their typical base of German Pilsner malt with wheat and oats for a touch of bready malt character. It drinks like a mimosa.

Pairings: Bacon, waffles, eggs, mixed greens.

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Barncat

Bastet

Rustic Ale - 5.5% abv. (Cambridge)

This rustic age is bursting with flavors of peach and apricot; tart at first sip, but quickly mellows out as you keep sipping. @Barncatales: Named after the Egyptian cat goddess, Bastet is a golden sour ale aged in our French oak foeder. As we only only pull 60% of the finished beer from the foeder at a time, a portion of this beer is now 20 months old. Re-fermented in the bottle with Champagne yeast and bottle conditioned for 4 months prior to release. 

Pairings: Mixed greens, oysters, soft cheeses.

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Dominion City

Sunsplit

IPA - 6.5% abv. (Ottawa)

Inspired by Vermont brewers pushing the boundaries of the IPA style with massive tropical hop flavour, balanced bitterness, expressive yeast character and rich malt body. Sunsplit was brewed with loads of oats, intemperate hopping rates and a deliberate lack of filtering or fining.

Pairings: Pork chops, blue triple cream cheese, pizza.

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Sleeping Giant

Hoppet

West Coast IPA - 6.5% abv. (Thunder Bay)

An American IPA brewed with 2 row pale ale malt, two different types of caramel malt and a small amount of wheat malt for foam retention. It uses typical Pacific Northwest hops with four additions in the kettle plus additional dry hopping (Columbus, Centennial, Horizon, Azacca). The aroma and flavour from these hops is citrusy, herbal and some grapefruit. It finishes dry and is quite bitter. Best served slightly cold with a big head to appreciate the aroma. 

Pairings: BBQ Chicken and Sausage.

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Redline

Peel Out

Imperial IPA - 8.8% abv. (Barrie)

Deep orange in colour with a haze that leaves it looking like a ripe piece of mango. Aromas of mangos, sweet pineapple, orange peel and a hint of pine. Upfront the flavour is dominated by sweet tropical fruits, moves to citrus and finishes with a resinous, firm bitterness. A warming character lets you know it is high abv without overpowering the finish.

Pairings: Fatty foods are key; try chicken breast with a butter sauce and potatoes with an aioli dip.

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Kensington

Watermelon Wheat

Fruited Wheat Ale - 4.5% abv. (Toronto)

A nod to the fruit stands that line Kensington Market, Watermelon Wheat is a light and crisp wheat ale fermented with all-natural watermelon juice, resulting in a mild and enjoyable watermelon flavour and aroma.

Pairings: Spicy BBQ, Burgers, Citrus Desserts

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Bad Apple

Hessenland Helles

Helles Lager - 4.8% abv. (Zurich)

A golden coloured, full-bodied helles lager.

Pairings: BBQ Chicken and Sausage, Mild Cheese, Fish, Pizza.

Early Bird Sale Mystery Beer:

Farmhouse Ale - 5.7% abv. (Toronto)

A balanced presentation of herbal and grassy hop notes, tropical yeast character, and a subtle citrus tartness. Pours a bright straw colour with a visible haze. Lemon curd, pineapple, and elderflower are some of the aromas first appearing.  Following that notes of peach and lemongrass round out this interpretation of a drinkable american farmhouse ale.

Pairings: Fish, BBQ, desserts.

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Kensington

Tuckerbox


Canada day long weekend 2018

We traded in the slow sippers for thirst quenchers to celebrate Canada Day long weekend. Enjoy 7L of delicious, refreshing beer all weekend long.

Read below to learn about each beer you received.

Disclaimer: one or two slow sippers may have made their way into this curation.


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Rouge River

Summer Pale Ale

NE-Style Pale Ale - 6.0% abv. (Markham)

Summer Pale Ale features a three hop blend of Simcoe, Mosaic, and Southern Passion for a unique mix of mango, tangerine and pine notes. We use a combination of oats and spelt for a soft mouthfeel and hazy appearance, as well as a unique yeast blend for additional tropical fruit character. Hazy, soft, and super drinkable, we know this will go perfectly with warm weather.

Pairings: BBQ Chicken and Fish, Spicy Foods

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Stone House

Dark Lager

Dark Lager - 5% abv. (Varna)

Made out in the countryside of Lake Huron, this is the most refreshing dark lager you'll ever find. It has natural coffee and chocolate notes without the heaviness you typically find in these styles. No overly sweet body or ashy finish either. You typically don't think dark beers in the summer, but this goes down so smooth.

Pairings: BBQ Chicken and Hot Dogs, Mild Cheese, Fish, Pizza

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New Limburg

Tripel

Belgian Tripel - 9.0% abv. (Simcoe)

It is a highly carbonated golden ale which relies heavily on the flavours produced by our yeast during a longer than average period of bottle conditioning. This beer is very easy drinking, despite its strength, and features an aroma of subtle spice mingled with a generous yeast character. The strength, balanced by a slight malty sweetness and generous carbonation. To be served with a healthy head of foam.

Learn More

Pairings: BBQ Veggies, Ham, Fresh Basil

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Exchange 

Hefeweizen

Hefeweizen - 5.4% abv. (Niagara-on-the-lake)

Hefe for yeast, weizen for wheat. Fermented with German-born ale yeast known for its pronounced flavours of clove and banana. Embrace the season with this perfect Spring/Summer beer. 

Pairings: BBQ Chicken and Sausage, Mild Cheese, Fish, Pizza.

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Exchange

Berliner Weisse

Berliner Weisse - 4.2% abv. (Niagara-on-the-lake)

This brew is soured in our brew kettle, giving a mild tartness and puckering mouth feel. A light bodied, refreshing brew.

Learn more about this style.

Pairings: BBQ Chicken and Sausage, Bold Cheese, Fish, Pizza.

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Dominion City

Picnic Blanket

Raspberry Rhubarb Saison - 8.0% abv. (Ottawa)

Loaded with fresh Ontario-grown rhubarb and pumped full of juicy raspberries, this farmhouse ale is tailor-made for a warm day outside. Earthy, spicy, crisp and dry yeast notes complement tart rhubarb and raspberry character. This beer pours a pleasant deep pink with rose-coloured head.

Pairings: Dominion City recommends pairing with triple cream cheese, sturgeon, molten lava cake.

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Signal

Radio Tube

Pilsner - 4.5% abv. (Corbyville)

While light and refreshing, Radio Tube packs a ton of flavour, delicately combining gentle notes of biscuit with a pleasantly bitter hop character. We enjoy it with grilled halibut served in a creamy dill sauce on the patio. Ingredients: Pilsner, Carahell and Carafoam malts, and Saaz hops.

Pairings: BBQ Chicken and Sausage, Mild Cheese, Fish, Pizza.

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Grain & Grit

Max's Big Beer

Milkshake IPA - 5.5% abv. (Hamilton)

Max’s Big Beer is a Milkshake IPA with peach and vanilla. Max has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and over the past three years he and his father Andrew have raised more than $140,000 for research into the disease through Max’s Big Ride, a 600 km trip from Hamilton to Ottawa that they take via cargobike each summer.

Learn More

Pairings: Spicy BBQ, Burgers, Citrus Desserts

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Bad Apple

West Coast White

Wheat - 4.8% abv. (Zurich)

An incredibly easy drinking wheat beer. Canned for the first time ever, the run was so small that owner/brewmaster had to cross out the original 750ml label and write in 473ml above it. 

Learn More

Pairings: BBQ Chicken and Sausage, Mild Cheese, Fish, Pizza.

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Bad Apple

Po-Dunk 

Lager - 5% abv. (Zurich)

A lager made from a strain of yeast from Zurich, Switzerland. Being located in Zurich, ON; when owner/brewmaster heard about this strain being released in the US, he had to have it. This strain of yeast provides so much flavor despite going down as easy as possible.

Pairings: BBQ Chicken and Sausage, Mild Cheese, Fish, Pizza.

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Elora

Three Fields

Lager - 4.5% abv. (Elora)

A unique blend of barley, rye, and wheat, Three Fields is a distinct lager that captures the rich agricultural heritage of Elora. Experience a smooth and balanced mouth feel that finishes light, crisp, and refreshing.

Pairings: BBQ Chicken and Sausage, Mild Cheese, Fish, Pizza.

 

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Redline

Blackberry

Blackberry Gose - 4.1% abv. (Barrie)

24 hours of souring in the kettle, some freshly toasted coriander seed, and sea salt help to make this wheat-forward style a bit tart, extremely thirst-quenching but with a delicate, briny finish. After fermenting with our house strain, we aged it on puréed blackberries bringing out an immense depth of fruit flavour. Purplish-pink in colour, with a juicy blackberry character that leads to a light citrus and pepper note. 

Pairings: Spicy BBQ, All cheeses

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Redline

New Car Smell

Dry-Hopped Lager - 5.4% abv. (Barrie)

This dry hopped lager was made for that Spring feeling. It uses Simcoe, Mosaic, and Azacca hops for notes of tropical fruit, mangoes, citrus, and just a hint of pine. Pilsner and Vienna malts provide an understated but elegant background of crackers, fresh bread, and a touch of sweetness. Fermentation with a lager yeast and extended cold conditioning provide a crisp and invigorating finish and allow the hops to really shine through.

Pairings: BBQ Chicken and Sausage, Mild Cheese, Fish, Pizza.

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Market

Speedy Recovery

White IIPA - 8% abv. (Newmarket)

An Imperial White Ipa with Kumquat purée and in collaboration with rock band, Big Wreck.

This beer will make you scream at the top of your lungs "Man, I really love that beer". Huge citrus aromas, a bright bitterness that dances atop a crisp wheat backbone. The perfect complement to summer nights and rock ‘n roll. 

Pairings: Spicy BBQ, Burgers, Citrus Desserts

 

 

 

Happy Canada Day!

Let us know which beers you enjoyed most and if you wanna see a similar format again!

JULY 2018

It's safe to say this month was IPA heavy...

We promise they all vary in taste greatly and none of them will feel like the others. Except of course, the "Beach Potion", which is the same base with a different variant added. We recommend trying them mixed together. (Learn more and vote for your favorite below)

A great story is also attached to Max's Big Beer.


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Rouge River

Summer Pale Ale

NE-Style Pale Ale - 6.0% abv. (Markham)

Summer Pale Ale features a three hop blend of Simcoe, Mosaic, and Southern Passion for a unique mix of mango, tangerine and pine notes. We use a combination of oats and spelt for a soft mouthfeel and hazy appearance, as well as a unique yeast blend for additional tropical fruit character. Hazy, soft, and super drinkable, we know this will go perfectly with warm weather.

Pairings: BBQ Chicken and Fish, Spicy Foods

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Stone House

Czech Pilsner

Czech-Style Pilsner - 5% abv. (Varna)

Made out in the countryside of Lake Huron, this is the best Czech-style Pilsner you'll ever find in Ontario. It contains only premium and authentic Czech ingredients; Stone House Pilsner is a true Czech Pilsner beer. Crystal clear and deep golden in colour.  A very crisp, clean approachable and refreshing pilsner with light straw grass and mild malt grain finish. Only the best SAAZ hops are used in the brewing of this beer to compliment its flavour and aroma.

Pairings: BBQ Chicken and Hot Dogs, Mild Cheese, Fish, Pizza

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New Limburg

Tripel

Belgian Tripel - 9.0% abv. (Simcoe)

It is a highly carbonated golden ale which relies heavily on the flavours produced by our yeast during a longer than average period of bottle conditioning. This beer is very easy drinking, despite its strength, and features an aroma of subtle spice mingled with a generous yeast character. The strength, balanced by a slight malty sweetness and generous carbonation. To be served with a healthy head of foam.

Learn More

Pairings: BBQ Veggies, Ham, Fresh Basil

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Signal

Frequency

Pomegranate IIPA - 8% abv. (Corbyville)

With a fruity smell resembling citrus punch, Frequency is our most aggressively hopped beer yet. This double IPA contains an over-abundance of rich, hoppy notes of grapefruit, pineapple, papaya and a mild pine backbone to bring it all together in a full-bodied hop explosion with a dry pomegranate finish.

Ingredients: two-row flaked wheat, flaked oats and Mosaic, Citra and Simcoe hops

Pairings: BBQ Chicken and Sausage, Bold Cheese, Fish, Pizza.

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Grain & Grit

Max's Big Beer

Milkshake IPA - 5.5% abv. (Hamilton)

Max’s Big Beer is a Milkshake IPA with peach and vanilla. Max has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and over the past three years he and his father Andrew have raised more than $140,000 for research into the disease through Max’s Big Ride, a 600 km trip from Hamilton to Ottawa that they take via cargobike each summer.

Learn More

Pairings: Spicy BBQ, Burgers, Citrus Desserts

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Market

Speedy Recovery

White IIPA - 8% abv. (Newmarket)

An Imperial White Ipa with Kumquat purée and in collaboration with rock band, Big Wreck.

This beer will make you scream at the top of your lungs "Man, I really love that beer". Huge citrus aromas, a bright bitterness that dances atop a crisp wheat backbone. The perfect complement to summer nights and rock ‘n roll. 

Pairings: Spicy BBQ, Burgers, Citrus Desserts


Guelph's Wellington & Brothers Brewing collaborate:

Each brewery used the same Mosaic single hop IPA and added their own unique variant. 

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Which version of Beach Potion did you prefer?
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Brothers

Beach Potion (Ginger) 

IPA with Ginger - 5% abv. (Guelph)

Brothers Brewing's Ginger infused variant of the single hop Mosaic IPA.

Pairings: BBQ Chicken and Sausage, Mild Cheese, Fish, Pizza.

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Wellington

Beach Potion (Mango)

IPA with Mango - 4.8% abv. (Guelph)

Wellington Brewery's Mango purée infused variant of the single hop Mosaic IPA.

Pairings: BBQ Chicken and Sausage, Mild Cheese, Fish, Pizza.

June 2018

This month, we used 9 different breweries and featured a heavy dose of high-abv beers (averaging 7.5% abv over the 4024ml).

A handful of these are completely sold out at the brewery and the rest are nearly finished. The Hometown Apricot IPA was actually not even available anywhere other than a few licensees. We'd recommend drinking everything fresh (especially the IPA's), but the Barncat, New Limburg, and Block 3 will remain just fine in a few months. The sour fans received the Grain&Grit over the Wellington lager.


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Block Three | 

Hype TartCherry

Foeder Aged Saison with Cherry & Boysenberry - 6.5% abv. (St. Jacobs)

Hype is a Saison base aged in Foeder fermented with a house culture of Brettanomyces and bacteria. The base beer is lightly tart with a light fruity funk, and slight oak vanilla flavour. This is the Cherry & Boysenberry variant.

Pairings: Salads and simple chicken dishes, Anything that allows the subtle fruit flavors to linger.

Henderson | 

Trade Route

Hoppy Pilsner - 5% abv. (Toronto)

A collab brew with FourPure from London, UK. This is a hoppy, grassy tasting pilsner. Crisp and balanced with a great grain backbone; initial sweet malt gives way to an astringent bitter hop taste that lingers well into the finish. Perfect for the summer.

Pairings: Pizza and Pasta. Pilsners are the perfect match to anything carb based, especially when its accompanied with sauce or cheese.

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Barncat | 

Greenout

American Barleywine - 9.5% abv. (Cambridge)

A smooth, bold American barleywine hopped solely with Columbus. English in origin, barleywines are typically sweeter and fruitier. This American style is much more bold, similar to a big IPA.

Pairings: Dark meats and chili. Fatty and robust flavors will need to accompany such a full bodied beer.

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Exchange | 

White IPA

White IPA - 6.9% abv. (Niagara-on-the-lake)

Centered around big fruity hops, classic wit spices of orange peel and coriander, all fermented with their Belgian house yeast. Dry hopped with Chinook, Cascade, Mosaic, and Citra.

Pairings: Nearly anything but excellent with a Pizza. This IPA is slightly bitter yet full of citrus flavors and aromatics.

Grain & Grit | 

Seeing Stars

Double Dry-hopped Sour - 4.9% abv. (Hamilton)

Double dry-hopped with Comet & Mosaic hops. Tropical fruit & citrus on the sip, followed by juicy grapefruit & lime. Finishes with an earthy sweetness that lingers. 

Pairings: Typically recommend having this without food, but it pairs very well with ceviche dishes and funky cheeses. 

Hometown | 

Local Flavours

Apricot IPA - 5.5% abv. (La Salette)

Working with local farmers to create new and different types of beer for every season. Our 1st offering in a West Coast Dry-
Hopped IPA with local hops (Centennial, Willamette, Cascade, Chinook & apricot juice.

Pairings: It's bitter yet slightly sweet due to the apricot. You can have this with a multitude of options but it tastes great with cheese. It also tends to make spicy foods even spicier.

Market | 

Kodiak

Double IPA - 9% abv. (Newmarket)

A big bear of a beer. Ridiculously dry hopped with El Dorado, Amarillo, Mosaic and Huell Melon. Aromas of mango, pineapple, stone fruit and pine. Don't get too close or it will rip your face off.

Pairings: Roasted chicken. Fatty foods are key in pairing with DIPA. The bitterness cuts through the fatty meat perfectly, refreshing your palate.

New Limburg | 

Dubbel

Belgian Dubbel - 7.5% abv. (Simcoe)

Originating from the Trappist Abbey in Westmalle, dubbel (double) refers to higher alcohol content. The base is pilsner malts and the flavor profile mostly comes from the dark candi sugar which was caramelized right at the brewery.

Pairings: Charcuterie boards with a focus on English cheeses. The sweet berry, dark fruit, and slightly nutty flavours are well balanced and this makes it the perfect partner to cured meats and cheese.

Wellington | 

I-OWL

Imperial Wheat Lager - 10.2% abv. (Guelph)

Brewed with Forked River (London, ON) this one-of-a-kind beer is a slow sipper. This Orange Wheat Lager has a textured and bready malt body, subtle hop presence from the addition of Noble and Amarillo hops, and a generous addition of zest from tangelo oranges.

Pairings: Chicken wings and sharp cheeses. This beer is full of flavor, so it needs something equally large in flavor to balance out.


Glassware etiquette: We recommend using any tulip shape glass for all of these beers, and a pilsner glass (tall and narrow) for the pilsner. IPA glasses work great also. For simplicity, you can use a "teku" for any style of beer, always.

May 2018

Three Cans, Five Bottles, 4014ml