Forked River Mojo Citra Rhubarb Wheat Aleforkedriverbrewing.com For us, fruit beers can be all too sweet, but the Lennox Farm rhubarb here is subdued yet tart, and the citra hops lends an earthy musk that makes it perfect for picnics. This American style wheat beer is completely surprisingly and totally sip-able, all afternoon long.
Whiprsnapr Brewing Co. Sweet Rhubarb Of Minewhiprsnaprbrewingco.com Rhubarb harvested in Bells Corners, outside Napean, is blended with tangelo peel for and spiced up with cardamom and star anise for a refreshing, but complex summer saison. Alas, it’s a seasonal as is gone for the year. Fingers crossed they do it again!
Wellington Brewery Farmers’ Market Rhubarb Saisonwellingtonbrewery.ca Wellington Brewery introduced its Farmers� Market Rhubarb Saison last June as a collaboration with Aberfoyle Farmers� Market. The slightly tart notes from rhubarb perfectly compliment a saison style beer.
Oast House Grandma’s Strawberry Rhubarboasthousebrewers.ca This wildly popular seasonal has the entire peninsula a buzz. It’s pale, with light strawberry flavour that complements the sour qualities of the rhubarb and the biscuit-y yeasts. Oast House does seasonal beers with local produce within their Farm House series — includes brews made with Niagara peaches, cherries and even lavender.
London Brewing Co. Neighbourhood Tartlondonbrewing.ca A fabulously tart rhubarb wheat ale with rhubarb grown right in London’s Old East Village. How’d they do this you ask? London Brewing Co-op has monthly pop-up stores at 623 Dundas St. At the most recent pop-up, folks were asked to bring in their chopped and frozen rhubarb in exchange for some very spiffy co-op beer glasses! Now that’s what we call resourceful.
Archived, But Oh-So AmazingDominion City Brewing Co. Picnic Blanket Raspberry Rhubarb Saison Loaded with fresh Ontario grown rhubarb and pumped full of juicy raspberries, it’s earthy, spicy, crisp and dry yeast notes complement tart rhubarb and raspberry character. This beer pours a pleasant deep pink with rose-coloured head. Can we bring this one back please? Pretty please?
Rhubarb is just one of the many locally grown ingredients Ontario brewers are experimenting with. For more seasonal releases and beer knowledge, make sure to check out the Ontario Craft Brewers.