Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > Commercial Brew Discussion > Canadian Beer

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-19-2011, 08:33 PM   #1
FatMonsters
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 580
Default Canadian Beer

Heading over to canada for the weekend and was planning on stopping at the Beer Store to bring some back. Any suggestions on good brands that I should go after?

I found Duty Free shops to not carry that good of a selection...Although I could be wrong, its been awhile since I've been.

__________________
FatMonsters is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-19-2011, 09:02 PM   #2
McGarnigle
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NYS
Posts: 1,741
Liked 34 Times on 30 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

They have their own Great Lakes brewery which makes a good 666 ale. I think they also have some mediocre breweries (Alexander Keith's, Steamwhistle, etc.). Dieu Du Ciel and Unibroue are good, but you can get those in the US.

Whatever the quality of Canadian beer, The Beer Store makes it hard on you.

__________________
McGarnigle is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-19-2011, 10:30 PM   #3
BrandonH
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Chatham, Ontario
Posts: 25
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

The Beer Store is very limited in Canada because it's a monopoly owned by the big 3 breweries. What part of Canada are you coming over to? If you're coming into Ontario then look for an LCBO. They'll have a better selection of craft beers, especially around the Toronto area.

__________________
BrandonH is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-20-2011, 12:39 AM   #4
FatMonsters
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 580
Default

Coming into Ontario via Thousand Islands. Visitng family camp for weekend. is there an LCBO near there?

__________________
FatMonsters is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-20-2011, 01:10 AM   #5
BrandonH
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Chatham, Ontario
Posts: 25
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Theres one in Lansdowne if that's where you're coming in to. I've never been up that way so I can't say how large it is though.

__________________
BrandonH is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-20-2011, 01:40 AM   #6
heliumbro
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Smiths Falls, Ontario
Posts: 28
Default

Ontario has been coming out with some really great craft brews. If you have the opportunity look for an LCBO, there selections CAN be really good (can is the operative word, LCBO's around larger cities have a better selection for the most part). Breweries to look for:
Flying Monkey - Cascadian Dark Ale, Hoptical Illusion, Confederation Ale.
Mill St. - Coffee Porter, Tankhouse Ale, Lemon Tea Beer, Organic Lager
St. Ambroise - Oatmeal Stout
Skeena Brewing - Wolfgang's German Style Lager
Trafalgar Ales and Meads - Irish Red, Special Bitter
Great Lakes Brewery - Crazy Canuck, Devils Pale Ale 666, Green Tea Ale, Winter Ale,
Grand River Brewing - Galt Knife Old Style, Russian Gun
LCBO.com has a search function and you can look for brands by store location if you know the surrounding towns. ontariocraftbrewers.com also has a good beer search on their website. Hope I could help, Cheers!

__________________
heliumbro is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-20-2011, 02:06 PM   #7
FatMonsters
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 580
Default

Thanks for all the replies!!! This really helps a lot!! Its always exciting to get new beers to drink...

__________________
FatMonsters is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Creemore Springs (Canadian "Microbrewery") fredthecat Commercial Brew Discussion 2 11-27-2012 06:47 PM
Hey, Canadian people - suggestions for beers to buy? Walker Commercial Brew Discussion 11 08-31-2010 08:28 PM
Canadian big boys jumping on the craft bandwagon now too. Eh? Zymurgrafi Commercial Brew Discussion 1 11-14-2008 02:59 PM
Canadian Brews to look for? Milhouse Commercial Brew Discussion 6 07-10-2008 04:52 PM
What are they thinking ? (Pushing US on Canadian hockey fans) brewman ! Commercial Brew Discussion 13 04-17-2007 04:35 AM