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Our Favorite Ontario Brews, Right Now!

Ontario is a big, BIG place. We like to think we�ve seen it all � but we really haven�t scratched the surface of its treasures. People always ask us where we�re going next. Let us beat you to the punch this time. Just in time for Ontario Craft Beer Week, here are a few seasonally specific beers we�re hoping to see, eat and drink right now!

Rebecca “Crushin’ Tall Boys” Mackenzie

The Beer: Crushable Pilsner

The Brewery: Parsons Brewing Company, Prince Edward County, parsonsbrewing.com

“I LOVE the Crushable Pilsner from Parsons Brewing in PEC! It’s a traditional German Pilsner that goes down great with just about anything grilled and is perfect served lakeside”.

Agatha “Anything But An IPA” Podgorski

The Beer: Bronan
The Brewery: High Road Brewing Company, Niagara, highroadbrewing.com

“Anyone who knows me, knows I’ve been walking around with an IPA induced hangover for about a year. They’re too big, too bitter, and just too much for a patio-marathon. I’m so over it, them, all of it. Then I met Bronan. Bronan is a lighter, slightly cloudy, Vermont-style IPA made by Curtis Bentley and Rob Doyle at High Road Brewing. It tastes just as good on the first sip as the last and can hold it’s own from noon till night — which really, is what a good patio beer is all about!”

Nalisha “Boshkung or Bust” Sankreacha

The Beer: Campfire Rye
The Brewery: Boshkung Brewery, Haliburton Highlands, boshkungbrewing.com

“A great evening in Haliburton consists of two things: a tasty meal at Feast On certified restaurant Rhubarb, followed by picking up some growlers at Boshkung Brewing Co. My favourite is the Campfire Rye Ale, it’s got a nice smoky finish that reminds me of summer evenings spent around a crackling fire.”

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Trevor “Perfect Pilsner” Benson

The Beer: West Coast Pilsner
The Brewery: Burdock, Toronto,  burdockto.com

“The perfect pilsner. On draught close to home. Super refreshing. Slightly sweet and citrusy. This European-style export pilsner, which is typically cruising around 5.5-5.7% ABV, is great on it’s own or with friends.”

Joy “Better Be A Beau’s” Bauwens

The Beer: Bush Fire
The Brewery: Beau’s All Natural brewing, Vankleek Hill,  beaus.ca

Beau�s beer was the first Canadian beer I ever tried, so it has some of the sweetness of a first love. Bush Fire is the one that has won my heart. It�s a combination of two of my favourite things in a bottle: beer and tea! The brew is infused with rooibos and honey bush, which gives it a spicy, earthy and sweet flavour at the same time. I�m also obsessed with its colour, it reminds me of the dancing flames of a campfire. This beer truly has it all to accompany me on magical summer nights!

Danielle “Drinkin’ For Two” Katz

The Beer: IPA No. 2
The Brewery: Collective Arts, Hamilton, collectiveartsbrewing.com

“This English Style IPA is part of the Collective Project, seasonal experiments from the brewmasters, which means it is available for a short window! It is a super balanced and flavourful beer with a hint of citrus – perfect for an afternoon on a patio. It is currently being poured at Feast On Certified Nique Restaurant in Hamilton!”