Sassing fancy beer guys from the corner with a Bud in hand? Come on, dude. We’ve got 8 of the best craft beers in Toronto on tap so you can bring your brew game up a level. The craft beer people might just be on to something. Give these a taste and find out for yourself!
RAIN MAKER PORTER
Like most things in life, we like our porters full of chocolate and espresso flavour. Apparently, we’re right on track because this knockout beer has all of that and more.
Who: The Second Wedge Brewing Co.
Where: 14 Victoria St, Uxbridge
GRASS ROOTS LAGER
This light little guy is ideal for the golf course, a lawn party, or a summer picnic. Trust us, it’s those vibes. It also benefits families with children battling cancer, as if you needed another reason to enjoy it!
Who: Sleeping Giant Brewing
Where: 712 Macdonell St, Thunder Bay
Can we get a “Helles yeah?” This lager is a go-to for its ridiculously refreshing taste. According to them, it’s all in the 100% Canadian barley.
Who: Wellington Brewery
Where: 950 Woodlawn Rd W, Guelph
CHANGELING FRUIT BEER
Feeling fruity? Us too. Can’t get sassed for having a lil cherry or peach in your beer when it’s this good. We recommend a summer day for this one!
Who: Little Beasts Brewing Co.
Where: 2075 Forbes St, Whitby
It’s a “brunette with the body of a blonde.” Not sure how PC that is anymore but we’re sure this is a dang good beer. It’s a happy marriage between a Northern Brown Ale and a Midlands Mild. If you don’t know what those words mean, just know it’s worth a sip or several.
Who: Hockley Beer
Where: 25 Centennial Rd, Orangeville
HAZED AND CONFUSED
This one’s described as a “juicy” IPA ?it’s packed to the brim with fruity hops and citrus. Summer, is that you?
Who: Muskoka Brewery
Where: 1964 Muskoka Beach Rd, Bracebridge
STARRY NIGHT MILK STOUT
A starry night, a few pals, a glass of this chocolatey malt… did we just make weekend plans? This one’s “rich, velvety and decadent” according to the brewers and we think they’re exactly right. It’s dessert in a glass, and who doesn’t love dessert?
Who: Bobcaygeon Brewing
Where: 17 Bolton St, Bobcaygeon
AMBEAR RED ALE
Legend has it if you’re being chased by a bear, tossing him a can of this beer will save your life. That’s a complete lie, you’re probably screwed if you’re being chased by a bear. Try the beer though, it’s nice and caramelly and everything we’d want in an amber ale.
Who: Cameron’s Brewing
Where: 1165 Invicta Dr, Oakville
BOMBSHELL BLONDE ALE
The natural blonde of beers, this one’s grainy and sweet in all the right ways. It’s a simple combo of malt and hops with all the bombshell effect your pint glass needs.
Who: Frank Brewing Co.
Where: 12000 Tecumseh Rd, Tecumseh
COOL BEER LAGER
Whether it counts as craft is iffy, but it’s too much of a favourite not to mention. She’s crisp, she’s golden, she’s perfect. This award-winning brew is pretty dang cool. Sorry, we had to.
Who: Cool Beer Brewing Co.
Where: 164 Evans Ave
Let’s call this the Curiocity Toronto Beer Tour, and make it an excuse to taste all the best craft beers in Ontario. The last one in the car has to DD!
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