Occasionally a beer names itself, and this was the case with Smooth Operator. As a big, brown ale aged in Port barrels for 24 months we were a little surprised how easy-drinking it was, even though it clocks in at 8.7% ABV. The very first suggested name, Smooth Operator, was unanimously approved. This recipe uses a wide range of dark malts which play nicely off the red fruit and tannin from the Port barrels. The final beer is a delightful amalgam of red wine, chocolate, and cola notes with a clean, dry finish. We hope you like it.
Lager O'Darkness is our homage to the classic dark winter beer. We put our lager twist on it and walk the line between easy drinkability and rich maltiness. It's dark molasses in color, with high clarity, low bitterness, and notes of dark chocolate and toasty malt. Lager O'Darkness is an ideal beer for the season.
Kook Birds Lager
The second version of Kook Birds is a participant in our Lagerization Project. Instead of using an ale yeast this batch of Kook Birds was brewed as a lager with our Uncharted Citra recipe. As with the original beer we collaborated with our kooky pals over at Strathcona Spirits and aged this beer in their Pinot Gin barrels for 24 weeks. The result is fruity and herbal with bold gin character. This version is sharper and more direct than the first release thanks to its Lagerization Project origins. We hope you like it.
The Mimic is a Quick Turn Mixed Fermentation beer, fermented in stainless steel tanks for 4 months. Our use of the traditional turbid mashing process lends it full texture and flavour, while having a very low alcohol content. It is fermented with a special blend of Saccharomyces, Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, and Pediococcus. This unique blend of organisms gives bright citrus and tropical fruit flavours and aromas, balanced by a round texture and medium acidity.
One Night in Dunham
This collaboration with our friends from Twin Sails Brewing started one fateful night in the town of Dunham. We were lodged together in a house on a hill, for Brasserie Dunham’s Foudres Unis festival. After sharing a few beers, the plan for this collab was hatched! We departed from our usual base wort, opting to include Cara Aroma and Munich malts. After fermenting for 16 months in Spanish red wine barrels the resulting blend has medium acidity, bright red fruit notes, light wine tannin, and a dry finish.
Take a Charentes on Me
This amber ale made with Belgian yeast was put into fresh Pineau des Charentes barrels shipped straight from Bordeaux and aged for 14 months. It came out of the barrel at 8.1% ABV and transformed into a light brown beer with ruby highlights. It shows light oxidized notes, akin to a sherry, with aromas and flavours of dried fruit and brown sugar.
Extra Special Monk Lager
Extra Special Monk Lager is a lagerized version of one of our original ales. It is a pale, hoppy lager with tropical aromas and flavours, subtle malt backbone, low-medium bitterness, and a dry finish.
This bright copper lager combines bold stone-fruit notes with complex herbal hopping and balanced bitterness. It finishes dry with lingering herbal and fruit flavors.
Mentis Oculi is the second release in the Dry Hop Series. This blend of one and a half year mixed-ferment barrels is a collision of two worlds. Old World Tettnang and New World Simcoe, two wildly different hops, blend delightfully to dry hop this beer. The result is honey floral, ripe papaya, and light menthol hop character balanced by a full, round texture and medium-light acidity. We hope you like it.
Union Bhoys Lager
Union Bhoys Lager was brewed in celebration of the soccer team in Brussels, Belgium: Union St-Gilloise. This lager was brewed with both wheat and barley, giving it a hazy yellow colour. It has floral and melon fruit aromatics, with clean malt, honey dew, and lychee flavours followed by a dry, lightly bitter finish.
This clean lager has a bright gold colour with a heavy floral aroma of honeysuckle. The low bitterness lends itself to a honey like flavour with a crisp finish. Rob’s best friend from Germany, Fabian, designed this beer and helped us install our brewhouse. You’re a legend brü.
This crisp clean lager has a bright gold colour with a heavy floral aroma of honeysuckle. The low bitterness lends itself to a honey like flavour with a crisp finish. Rob’s best friend from Germany, Fabian designed this beer and helped us install our brewhouse. You’re a legend brü.