Cold Ones: five of our favourite Ontario craft beers for the summer
There have never been more ways to enjoy Ontario craft beer, in every corner of the city. Here are our favourites
1 TROPIC THUNDER
Wag the Wolf Hopfenweisse
Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co.
This hop-heavy, organic Bavarian-style wheat beer has characteristic banana and citrus notes, hazy golden colour, and a dry, slightly bitter finish. Perfect for cottage barbecues or post-portage knackwurst roasts. $7.95. LCBO 385377
2 LIGHT BRIGHT
Kichesippi Beer Company
A subtle beer that, with its relatively low alcohol content, you could sip all afternoon. A Munich helles lager, it’s light and clean, with an approachable malt flavour and a slightly grassy aftertaste. Fill up a poolside cooler. $2.75. LCBO 414441
3 RHUBARB FOOL
Mojo Citra Rhubarb Wheat Ale
Forked River Brewing Company
While some fruit wheat beers can be too sweet, this one goes in the opposite direction. The rhubarb flavour is subdued but bracingly tart, and citra hops lend a musky kick. Tuck a few in the picnic basket when you next head to the Island. $3.95. LCBO 424184
4 HERBAL ESSENCE
Bush Pilot Brewing Company
This saison is brewed with wild arctic herbs like crowberry and Labrador tea. It’s floral and spicy, with a slightly piney aftertaste. The name’s a reference to Johnny May, the first Inuk bush pilot to serve the eastern Arctic (“pengo pally” means “I miss you” in Inuktitut). Recommended for long fishing trips. $9.95. LCBO 426734
5 FRUIT LOOPY
Fruitstand Watermelon Wheat
Kensington Brewing Company
A light, refreshing ale (not strictly a wheat beer, despite the name) brewed in homage to Kensington Market’s many fruit and veggie stands. Fresh watermelon juice lends a slight Jolly Rancher flavour, tempered by a good bite. Great for boozy baby showers. $2.95. LCBO 422873
17 thoughts on “Cold Ones: five of our favourite Ontario craft beers for the summer”
West Ontario Craft Beers – 1
East Ontario Craft Beers – 0
Troll. You should stick to making personal attacks on people’s appearances.
and u should stick to ur proliferation of fake accounts to embarrassingly overwhelm these message boards. i’ve lost count of how many ur using but it’s definitely close to 10. maybe more. ur fooling nobody and ur utterly pitiful… nevertheless i’m interested to see which one of them u choose to subject me to for ur reply to this. or perhaps u’ll create another new alias (or two!) on the spot like yesterday. time will tell, u lamentable schmuck. will be my pleasure to continue exposing u though.
Any one of the Left Field Brewery beers is my pick.
Aren’t these all from last year?
Your counting or naming is off as far as I can see…. that would put Ottawa outside of Ontario and it’s DEFINITELY EAST of Toronto — I’ll give you Kensington, Nicklebrook and Forked River as being west of Yonge and still in Ontario — but they included our friends at Beau’s — I think your math should have West Craft Beer – 3 , East Craft Beer – 2… If anyone’s counting… or cares.
For the record, you score-keeping, for whatever it’s worth, is totally wonky. Please revise it more accurately as follows:
West Ontario Craft Beers – 1
West Toronto Craft Beers – 1
East Ontario Craft Beers – 3
Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company, also known as Beau’s Brewing Company or simply Beau’s, is a brewery in Vankleek Hill, Ontario, 50
minutes east of Ottawa. Any further east and you’re in Quebec.
Kichesippi means “The Great River”. Prior to 1855, when the City of Ottawa was founded, the river running through it was known as the Kichesippi. The river has always been an integral part of the history of Ottawa and Eastern Ontario. Come visit us at: 866 Campbell Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario
Made in London for London, Forked River Brewing Company is dedicated to delivering consistent, flavourful brews made with care.
Bush Pilot Brewing Company is an upstart artisanal brewery currently brewing at existing co-op operations in Southern Ontario. We are actively developing plans for our own brewery in Hastings Highlands (south-east of Algonquin Park).
The Kensington Brewing Company brews under license at Wellington County Brewery in Guelph, Ontario. We are currently building our own production brewery, bar and retail store in the centre of Kensington Market, but until then our temporary offices can be found down the street at 156 Augusta Avenue.
You claiming it’s a fake account doesn’t make it so. But everyone needs a hobby. And yours is apparently getting upset about stats and then deflecting. I like that you’re never tired of being wrong. And your hypocrisy. And your not knowing what spam is. Learn the meaning of these big words before you use them ‘Bolo Bunch’… if that even IS your real name.
no. ur a fake account. let’s not kid ourselves here. it’s the same one puttering moron using numerous aliases to make the exact same statements in the exact same tone on the exact same threads to anyone who questions them. it’s painfully obvious so don’t even try…
Nope, not a fake account. Keep deflecting. Have you figured out what spam is yet? Here’s a hint: There’s some right below this post. I notice you don’t get outraged about that, which is actual spam and advertising. But you DO get outraged about a stat that you erroneously call ‘spam’. Anyway, back to your shtick.
what a surprise! u r conveniently all caught up on a back-and-forth i had with ‘someone’ else on another thread that u didn’t appear on at all. yet here u r continuing ‘their’ conversation for ‘them’. so basically, u r either a real person who spends their day catching up on past toronto life message boards and memorizing other ppl’s utterly meaningless arguments to involve urself in… or, more likely, u r that one pathetic person i referenced as being behind a multitude of fake aliases. either way, the outlook is grim for u. and quite obvious to everyone else. but keep trying me, it’s great entertainment! u’d be best served here by whipping up another phantom account to chime in like u did yesterday… twice!
No, everyone sees your ranting. It still says a lot about you that 1: You keep deflecting. 2: This is ‘great entertainment’ for you. 3: You think you’re accomplishing some great feat. You’re just a raving lunatic. Keep doing God’s work.
“deflecting” what exactly? why i give a sh*t about the stat? i just find it counter constructive. it’s nothing more than a graffiti tag on all the good coverage that does get published here. if this darren chap was truly so concerned, he could easily comment by listing some of the openings in the east end that toronto was supposedly ignoring week by week. that would make way more of a statement and might actually go somewhere, not to mention be a clear nod to those very ignored establishments. but as it stands, just running a scoreboard is misleading and, to repeat, it’s little more than an online grafitti tag… even though u cretins rally behind him as if he was rosa parks or something, when in actuality u r more just like his version of the tea party movement. anyway, now that i’ve addressed my position clearly and u have no choice but to drop the whole “deflection” business, let’s get back to the point: ur being a total fraud. the evidence keeps stacking up against all of u darren defenders frankly being just one person (likely him or whoever he really is), hiding behind a dozen aliases and even creating new ones on the spot. and yet u have zero credible response to this but to keep repeating that i’m “deflecting”. to quote that hideous beast ‘adriana sarah copyl’ person: pot, meet kettle. anyway, excited which version of u hops on here to reply and “deflect” (ha!) further.
Yet you have nothing to say about the uber spam on here. Which actually IS spam. Some people like the stat, some people don’t. You’re (or as you say ‘ur’) obsessed. Now, back to doing God’s work CM.
go sit on a wrench while u pollute these message boards with ur dozens of fraudulent accounts that u waste ur time with
Ironic, since that’s what you appear to be doing. Polluting these threads with childish, misogynist and threatening posts, under your various aliases.
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