7 Seasonal Craft Beers

Our favourite Canadian brews for the summer 


 

Garrison Brewing Company – Sugar Moon Maple (Halifax, N.S.)

A truly Nova Scotian beer brewed with Nova Scotia Maple Syrup from local Sugar Moon Farms. As the name would suggests, this beer is sweet but is full-bodied and a great choice for a cool summer night.

Picaroons – Melon Head (Fredericton, N.B.)

There are few things more summery than watermelon and beer. We love this crisp, delicious ale made with natural watermelon extract. And while this beer isn’t technically new, it’s back on tap at Brewtique in downtown Fredericton and is being bottled and redistributed for the summer.

Vancouver Island Brewing – Beachcomber Summer Ale (Victoria, B.C.)

This unfiltered ale is styled after a German weissbier and looks like golden goodness. The tropical fruit notes are perfect for lingering on the beach or a patio.

Publican House Brewery – High Noon Beer (Peterborough, Ont.)

Publican House is expanding its brewing operations and adding more beers to its year-round offerings. High Noon Ale is one of the newbies and with its citrus notes and clean, easy-to-drink flavour it’s perfect of those hot summer days.

Fernie Brewing Company – Kickstand Honey Kolsch (Fernie, B.C.)

Made from local, organic honey and its own distinctive yeast, this brew is refreshing and goes great with summer fare like fresh salads.

Lake of Bays – River Walker Ginger Lemon Ale (Baysville, Ont.)

This seasonal ale is made with lemon peel, ginger root and fresh Lake of Bays water for a sipper that is smooth but with a hint of citrus and spice.

Village Brewery – Village Maiden (Calgary, AB.)

The slightly lower alcohol content and the citrus floral notes of Village Brewery’s new summer ale make it perfect for lingering on a patio. 

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