Canadian Craft Beers You Have To Try This Spring

Owing to spring’s transitional nature, beers at this time of year range from bold and malty brews perfect for a rainy day to crisp, hoppy pints you wouldn’t mind knocking back on a breezy patio somewhere. Here are five of Canada’s best to help you say cheers to the warmer weather.

Amsterdam Spring Bock

If there’s still a little chill in the air, it’s nothing a bottle of this stuff can’t take care of. Back as of this February, the clear, full-bodied hoppiness of this 7.8 per cent ABV seasonal is tempered by the chocolatey, treacly sweetness of three different malts. The result is an rich, award-winning beer with a manageable IBU rating of 30.

Lake of Bays Spring Maple Belgian Blonde Ale

At the height of sugarbush season, this new brew marries Canada’s sweetest export—maple syrup, in this case from the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association—and Belgian brewing tradition for a smooth, refreshing blonde ale. It’s low on bite and high on notes of hazelnut, vanilla and caramel, with a shadow of apple and cherry aromas beneath. Its 7 per cent ABV makes it perfect on a porch swing.

Dieu du Ciel! Moralite IPA

This fruity brew produced with a massive amount of hops is the result of a partnership between the Quebec beer makers at Die du Ciel! and Alchemist Brewery in Vermont. The seasonal American IPA checks in with 6.5 per cent ABV and offers resiny flavour profile of pine and citrus that’s a touch more subdued than the bitter stuff you’ll find on the West Coast.

Phillips Cabin Fever Imperial Black Ale

This balanced dark beer is your go-to for an unpredictable spring. It starts off with a kick of refreshing floral hops, then balances out the bite with roasted malts that impart upon it notes of espresso and chocolate. An 8.5 per cent ABV adds even more to the intensity, making it the perfect companion during an early-season grilling session.

Beau’s Beaver River I.P. Eh

Bold and balanced, Beau’s Brewery’s award-winning spring seasonal returns. The beer is unfiltered, adding bready malt character to the dry-hopped IPA’s more traditional citrusy flavour profile. The flavourful brew weighs in with a rating of 60 IBU and a sessionable 5.6 per cent ABV.
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