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Wonderful Winter Seasonals
We may be hearty Ontarians but, let's face it, there are times when winter takes its toll. Fortunately, our OCB members create some great seasonal offerings that are brewed just for the winter. Whether you're relaxing after a hard day of shovelling snow, are having friends over to watch the big game, or are kicking back after taking the kids tobogganing, you'll find these very special winter beers refreshing and delicious.
Very floral British style IPA with forward flavored hops and light caramel malt finish
Granite Brewery Winter Cabin Strong Ale
This dark ale starts with a slight smokiness, follows with high notes of caramel and finishes dry. Malt smoked in house with maple wood and the use of the kettle caramelization technique makes this the perfect accompaniment to a cold Canadian winter’s day. ABV 6.0
Barley Days Brewery Scrimshaw Oyster Stout
Scrimshaw Oyster Stout is A full-bodied dry Irish stout has notes of chocolate and coffee, a velvety texture and finishes with subtle oyster undertones. 1500 whole Green Gables Malpeque Oysters from New London Bay, Prince Edward Island were added to the brew, creating a unique and flavourful stout. With 4% alc/vol and an IBU of 25, this an eminently drinkable beer.
Nickel Brook Old Kentucky Bastard
An Intensly Bold Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. This Beer is over the top. Roasted Barley, Chocolate, and Amber malts are used which gives rich flavours of Dark fruits and Chocolate. Flavours of Vanilla and Oak are added though the Barrel aging. This leaves a Hugely Intense Imperial Stout. 10.5 abv. 70 ibu.
LCBO #368621 (750 mL bottle)
Neustadt Springs Big Dog Beaujolais Porter
Dark smooth and rich, enhanced with 3% Pelee Island red wine giving a subtle fruitiness, offsetting the deep rich bitterness of the original porter. This beer was designed to emulate the London porters of old with a slight sourness. Brewed with pure spring water, New Zealand hops and imported speciality malts
Sawdust City Long, Dark Voyage to Uranus
As black as the space between here and Uranus, this Uranal Imperial Stout is bursting with aromas of coffee, chocolate and dark roasted malt. A heavy mouthfeel, this ale drinks like a meal. Luscious waves of malt lap over your tongue while heavy notes of dark chocolate and coffee danc
MacLean's Luck & Charm Oatmeal Stout
Delicious and creamy dry stout is medium in body and features coffee-like notes. 5.6% alc./vol.
Jubilation Winter Warmer
Each winter we produce a strong, flavoured beer to help ease in the winter season. At 7% abv this beer will go great by the fire or in the hot tub.
Black Oak Triple Chocolate Cherry Stout
Winter Beer: For Mid January to March A good solid stout packed with all the flavours you'd expect with an extra twist; great malt base, dark chocolaty backbone from two perfectly balanced sources, soft carbonation and a subtle taste of tart cherry in the finish. The Hop character is just present enough to enhance the chocolate malt and cocoa. Cocoa notes in the nose and a chewy yet velvety mouth-feel. Gorgeous lacing remains on your glass. This addition to our seasonal portfolio showcases our brewing skill, focus on quality, character and consistently great flavourful beer. Slow brewed and hand crafted.
Great Lakes Winter Ale
Inspired by the long, cold, and seemingly endless Canadian winter, our Winter Ale is a true winter warmer. Handcrafted with specialty hops and malts, combined with generous amounts of cinnamon, honey, ginger and orange peel, this unique beer is brimming with flavour.
Muskoka Brewery Winter Jack
Aged 14 months in Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey barrels this imperial stout has a huge whiskey kick with big flavours of chocolate and coffee. It's currently only available at our brewery retail store.
Lake of Bays Old North Mocha Porter
Pours almost black with beautiful mocha-coloured, creamy foam. Upon further inspection, the colours are actually deep ruby, garnet and dark brown. The aromas include cappuccino, mocha, chocolate, and vanilla, with a hint of molasses and pie crust. The flavours include subtle sweetness with dark chocolate, mild coffee and tiramisu. The mouth feel is dry (fairly mild) with some initial sweetness. The finish is medium-to-moderate bitterness that lingers, delivering a nice coffee profile that arrives quite late. 8% alc./vol., 19 IBUs Primary characteristics: robust and complex, with notes of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, molasses; beautiful finish.
LCBO #222125 (750 mL bottle)
Wellington Frost Quake Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine
Like a loud boom on a cold winter night, this bourbon barrel aged barley wine will awaken your taste buds! Frost Quake has a robust malt body with notes of toffee and biscuit balanced with earthy and floral hop flavours. After a few months of aging in Kentucky bourbon barrels, this complex ale takes on rich oak flavours with notes of vanilla and smoke. So go ahead, crack it open!
Cameron's Deviator Doppelbock - Bourbon-Barrel Aged
Cameron's Deviator Doppelbock (Bourbon Barrel Aged) is a unique brew that is based on our previous award-winning Doppelbock releases. It is 8.6% ABV and best served 8-10 C in a tapered glass such as a snifter. Doppelbocks are Teutonic-inspired dark lagers that feature imported German malt and were served by the Bavarian monks during times of fasting as "liquid bread." This version of Cameron's Deviator Doppelbock has been aged for six months in Kentucky bourbon barrels. This process lends to a smooth, toasted vanilla notes, and layered upon the complex malty body.
Silversmith Long White Cloud Pale Ale
This pale ale is hopped with three New Zealand varietals. Tropical fruit nose and a crisp finish.
Sleeping Giant Coffee Vanilla Porter
A robust porter with vanilla beans and locally roasted coffee added post fermentation
Publican House O'Leerie Stout
Espresso and chocolate notes combine in this 4.6% ABV, indulgent winter seasonal. Surprisingly smooth, this one is sure to please!
Side Launch Colossus
Side Launch Colossus is an unfiltered, 8% alc./vol., strong wheat beer. This Dunkelweizen Doppelbock is very fruity and aromatic with delicious notes of chocolate, pear, orange, banana and clove.
Walkerville Milk Stout
A decadent and delicious seasonal offering, this stout is rich and robust, yet medium bodied and easy drinking. Silky sweet notes greet the palate and roll off into a subtle dark chocolate finish. A soft roasted note should linger as the beer finishes dry. 5.2% ABV / 32 IBUs
Kichesippi Wuchak Black
This style is a Cascadian Dark Ale, also known as a Black IPA. The pitch black colour introduces you to roasted malt flavours, but with a major hop presence you would expect from an IPA.
Cassel Brewery Sleeper Car - Double Chocolate Porter
| Aroma : Moderately strong roasty and lightly burnt with chocolate character. Hop aroma is low. | Flavour : Moderately strong malt flavour featuring a lightly burnt dark chocolate character. Medium sweet finish with a sharp character from the dark roasted malts. Medium-low bitterness (30 IBU) from the Fuggle hops but accentuated by the roasted malts. The base malt is Gambrinus ESB and it is complimented with Gambrinus Dark Munich, Gambrinus Light Munich, Briess Vienna, Briess Special Roast, Gambrinus Honey Malt and Bairds Chocolate Malt | Mouthfeel : Full body with a moderate carbonation with a slight alcohol warmth.
County Durham Winter Ale Cask Ale
Railway City Cranberry Festive Lager
ABV: 5.5% | IBU: 23 Brewed with local Bala, Ontario cranberries, this festive lager pours a golden/orange colour. Inviting malt aromas and a hint of holiday spice fill the nose. The biscuit malt characteristic is complemented by the use of hops to provide a gingerbread warmth, making this beer perfect for the holidays. On the palate, it begins with a sweet mandarin orange flavour and finishes with the tartness of cranberries.
LCBO #385518 (473 mL can)
Brimstone Brewing Cleric Winter Cranberry
A refreshingly carbonated, cranberry-conditioned ale brewed with both barley and wheat. Enjoy the tart, yet smooth finish of this winter warmer. Specs: 5.2% ABV
A dark German lager designed to style. Malt sweetness and breadiness from primarily Munich malt accented but not overwhelmed by the addition of German Noble hops. Pours a dark copper colour.
Big Rig Bock Me Gently
Bock Me Gently is a riff on a rare classic. We carefully crafted this bock using specialty yeast to create a clean, fresh palette. The result is a gorgeous copper-hued beer with rich maltiness and an incredible depth of flavour. It will turn any evening into a celebration and keep you all warm and tender on a cold winter's night.
Gananoque Late Harvest Apple Wheat Ale
Late Harvest Apple Wheat uses windfall apples from Waddell's orchard and Red Fife Weat from Ironwood Organics in Athens. Thee beer is light in flavour, crisp, tart, with greater emphasis on the wheat character. Apples are not dominant.4.8% ABV
Bobcaygeon Brewing Porter After Nine
A robust porter with balanced roasty character and bitterness. Notes of chocolate and lightly roasted coffee, and stone fruit in the finish.
Henderson Brewing Put Your Scarf On Geddy
We think of this story every time we put the summer clothes away and pull the scarves and hats out of storage ... Back in high school, there was a girl who claimed she was Geddy's cousin. According to her, Geddy's mother's thick Polish accent rounded off the corners of his more pedestrian 'real' name, Gary. The girl said she could remember hearing his mom call out "Put your scarf on, Geddy, or you'll catch cold!" Whether or not her story is true, his mom's advice is wisdom for the ages. This decidedly winter beer, like a big cozy scarf for your tummy, is a toast to Geddy's mom's good sense, and the desire we all share to not catch cold. This beer is brewed with rye which makes it dryer than typical beers of this style (and why we call it a Canadian imperial stout). The dry-hopping adds grass notes to the up-front chocolate and coffee taste. This beer is perfect for ageing.
The Second Wedge Spice Factory
A warming, spicy strong ale that's been brewed specially to complement the flavours of the season. At 7.5% ABV, this is a heady marriage of rich specialty malts, ginger, nutmeg and allspice.