Best Canadian Beer You Had in 2015?

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  1. leaversuch

    leaversuch Disciple (380) Dec 18, 2012 Massachusetts

    Peche Mortel... Will be the same in 2016 unless I get to try the BA version.
  2. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Poo-Bah (2,564) Mar 7, 2013 Canada (QC)
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    I imagine that between those and the Unibroue ones that is pretty much the case. If you look, most of those folks are in the US. DDC and Unibroue are pretty well-distributed and I imagine that a lot of people trade for BA Péché.
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  3. ONovoMexicano

    ONovoMexicano Initiate (0) Jun 14, 2012 New Mexico

    I've been meaning to pick this up. Will do so ASAP. I hear the BA version is pretty darn nice too.
  4. ONovoMexicano

    ONovoMexicano Initiate (0) Jun 14, 2012 New Mexico

    Unibroue and Central City are all I see in New Mexico. Would love to try all of those mentioned in this thread. Looks like some Canada visits are in order.
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  5. tobelerone

    tobelerone Poo-Bah (3,006) Dec 1, 2010 New Jersey
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    Limited exposure to Canadian beer in general and in 2015 specifically. BA Peche Mortel takes the top spot with honorable mention to Central City BA Thor's Hammer.
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  6. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (3,856) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    I'm going to separate this into exported Canadian beers and those that can only be purchased in Canada. Péché Mortel is the obvious winner from those imported. My favorite non-exported beer is definitely Driftwood Singularity. Incredible BA stout.
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  7. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (3,856) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Thor's Hammer is great, and we can now get it in California!
  8. thepenguin

    thepenguin Devotee (449) Aug 8, 2010 Massachusetts

    don't think I had many Canadian beers last year (so many great ones reared their heads stateside!), but I really liked Unibroue 17. I thought it was just as good as any of their other BSDAs and will age well too
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  9. Kump

    Kump Initiate (0) May 23, 2013 Canada (BC)

    Hard to pick one, so I'll pick a bunch…

    Four Winds Vexillum
    Four Winds Juxtapose
    Driftwood Raised by Wolves
    Yellow Dog Play Dead
    Yellow Dog Alpha Dog
    Le Castor Yakima
    Karma Citra (Honourable Mention)

    Malty or Belgian…y:
    LTM Baltic Porter (Normal and BA… both great)
    DDC Peche Mortel (BA one was inconsistent in 2015… often ashy)
    DDC Solistice D'Hiver (Didn't have BA in 2015, but previous years are fantastic)
    Dageraad Burnabarian
    Bellwoods BOYD
    Bellwoods Skeleton Key
    Bellwoods Grandma's Boy
    Bellwoods 3M2M
    Bellwoods Lambda

    Tart or Funky:
    Four Winds Nectarous
    Four Winds Sovereign
    Four Winds Passionfruit Berlinerweiss
    Four Winds Edna (hit and miss… but the hits were excellent)
    DDC Solstice d'Eté
    Moon Under Water Tempus Corvi
    Moon Under Water Sang du Merle
    Bellwoods Cherry Farmageddon
    Strange Fellows Obnoxious Little Persona
    Dunham / Vox Populi Le Cerbère
    Le Castor / Dunham Chevaliers du Funk No.1
    Bellwoods Motley Cru

    So yeah.

    All those.
    #49 Kump, Feb 5, 2016
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  10. JratBones

    JratBones Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2013 Massachusetts

    Moosehead Lime. Next best thing to Miller Chill.
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  11. zeedub

    zeedub Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2015 Vermont

    I'll second that motion!
  12. kcherney

    kcherney Initiate (0) Apr 7, 2014 Canada (BC)

    Good list @Kump you hit pretty much every great 2015 Canadian beer, although I never had Karma Citra.
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  13. PatrickCT

    PatrickCT Poo-Bah (2,319) Feb 18, 2015 Connecticut

    ISO: all the tart and funky.
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  14. dagimp

    dagimp Initiate (47) Nov 18, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Moralite, by Dieu du Ciel. I actually just saw "IPA" on an otherwise French menu and ordered it, not knowing what it was.... wow!
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  15. SABERG

    SABERG Poo-Bah (3,126) Sep 16, 2007 Massachusetts

    Very much enjoyed
    La Trou du Diable
    Dulcis Succubus
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  16. zeff80

    zeff80 Poo-Bah (15,092) Feb 6, 2006 Missouri

    Parallel 49 The Toques of Hazzard. Or maybe Disco Soleil.
  17. red94tt

    red94tt Disciple (371) Nov 27, 2008 Michigan

    My buddy traveled to Toronto several times last year so he brought back quite a few things to try. Mostly St. Ambroise, Mill Street and Hop City stuff.

    If I had to narrow it down to one, I'm gonna go with Bolshevik Bastard by Nickle Brook Brewing. I also enjoyed Mill Street's Cobblestone Stout.
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  18. stevoj

    stevoj Poo-Bah (9,879) Nov 22, 2011 Idaho

    Trois Pistoles
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  19. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,565) May 30, 2005 Michigan

    Flying Monkeys's Chocolate Manifesto was so good when I drank a pint of it I went and bought a bottle. I also had 4 oz. samples of several others from this brewery at a beer festival, and all were delicious. They make great beers.
  20. djtothemoney

    djtothemoney Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2015 Ohio

    La fin du Monde or Flying Monkey Chocolate Manifesto, which is surprisingly a shelf turd here.
  21. JonnyBeers

    JonnyBeers Disciple (345) Oct 24, 2012 Canada (BC)

    Good to see some Canadian picks as most of our beers don't really get exported.

    The beer I probably bought the most of would be Yellow Dog Play Dead, great IPA when it's on point.
    Four Winds Edna, Nectarous
    Bellwoods Farmageddon with Cherries
    DDC Aphrodisiaque Nitro at the Montreal brewpub was insane
    Driftwood Raised By Wolves really impressed me.
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  22. NateDyk47

    NateDyk47 Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2015 Michigan

    does CBS count?
  23. The_Kriek_Freak

    The_Kriek_Freak Poo-Bah (2,409) Aug 18, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    I've only had Moosehead Lager, Molson XXX and Blanche De Chambly in 2015, so I guess the latter was the best of the three.
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  24. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (4,081) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    I agree with the crowd favorite Peche Mortel. But @ThickNStout is right that Herbe a Détourne is amazing. Hard to go wrong with Dieu du Ciel.
  25. Kump

    Kump Initiate (0) May 23, 2013 Canada (BC)

    Canada: Beer's Best Kept Secret
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  26. sjjn

    sjjn Aspirant (282) Jun 4, 2004 California

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  27. TrapJaw77

    TrapJaw77 Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2015 Illinois

    I was in Windsor, ON in November. At Craft Heads Brewing sampled several of theirs, but two were completely outstanding:

    Chocolate Milk Stout and Turbulent Peanut Butter Porter

    The latter was one of the best beers I had all year.
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  28. kristinc

    kristinc Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2015 Canada (BC)

    agreed that Péché Mortel is a fantastic beer, but the BA version is overrated. better BA beers?

    Bellwoods Bring Out Your Dead Cognac BA
    LTM Porter Baltique Bourbon/Brandy BA
    Bellwoods Three Minutes to Midnight Cognac BA

    all incredibly good. other major highlights from 2015:

    Yellow Dog Play Dead//Fresh Hop Play Dead
    Yellow Dog Alpha Dog
    Four Winds Vexillum
    Four Winds Nectarous
    Great Lakes/Amsterdam Life Sentence
    Brassneck One Trick Pony
    Brassneck Stockholm Syndrome
    Dieu du Ciel Solstice d'Eté
    Le Trou de Diable Le Hérisson
    Moon Under Water Tempus Corvi
    Moon Under Water Goldamsel
    Four Winds Edna
    33 Acres 33 Acres of Coff33
    Strange Fellows Obnoxious Little Persona

    really wish I had the chance to try some Auval, as well as the Dunham/Vox Populi collab.
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  29. kristinc

    kristinc Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2015 Canada (BC)

    agree with @Kump regarding Bellwoods Grandma's Boy, though I don't believe they produced a batch in 2015. if they did, that'd be near the top of the list.
  30. scott451

    scott451 Defender (689) Apr 2, 2009 Canada (ON)

    Left Field Sunlight Park Saison from Left Field Brewery. Had it on tap at The Brain in Hamilton, Ontario. Good beer bar by the way, and you can get a Sazerac there as well.
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  31. Kump

    Kump Initiate (0) May 23, 2013 Canada (BC)

    Nah they released it Dec 17, 2014, but I didn't drink it until 2015 (don't think I even got it until spring).
  32. jzlyo

    jzlyo Poo-Bah (2,637) Mar 4, 2012 Iowa

    Dieu du Ciel Blanche du Paradis
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  33. Newport_beerguy

    Newport_beerguy Defender (637) Feb 24, 2011 Rhode Island

    Unibroue would typically occupy this spot, but I had none this past year. I really liked Gahan House 1772 IPA, a beer that reminded me why I used to be a huge fan of English style IPAs.
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  34. dabeerbuddha

    dabeerbuddha Aspirant (285) Feb 4, 2016 Canada (ON)

    Unibroue 17 grand reserve, although not their best year.
    GLB Thurst IPA
    Saison du tractor

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  35. ELS

    ELS Devotee (460) Apr 22, 2012 Florida

    I'm sure there are a lot of great Canadian beers, but with a limited distribution here in Florida I don't have much to go on. I do have to say though that Peche Mortel blew me away the first time I had it. A great coffee beer.

    I'll be in Montreal for the first time next month. Can anyone give me advice on where to go and specific beers I need to try while I'm there? Obviously I'm going to DDC.
  36. Giantspace

    Giantspace Savant (968) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    $6 an ounce for a Sazerac( no idea what it even is) and people bitch about $1 oz beers.

  37. checktherhyme

    checktherhyme Initiate (165) Apr 8, 2008 Washington

    Sazerac is a cocktail.
  38. Beervana

    Beervana Initiate (0) Apr 15, 2014 Canada (BC)

    I think the tried and true still vie for that top spot for me; BA Peche Mortel and Fat Tug are tough to beat.

    Though I'll give an honourable mention to Four Winds Nectarine Berliner Weisse, Driftwood Raised By Wolves, and Machine Ales Happyness. All newcomers, all delicious.
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  39. westcoastbeergeek

    westcoastbeergeek Initiate (0) Sep 16, 2015 Canada (BC)

    2013 - P49 From East Van With Love BA Maple Stout collaboration with Gigantic
    Four Winds Operas Bretton Saison
    Yellow Dog Fresh Hop Play Dead IPA
    2013 DDC BA Equinox des Printemps
    Four Winds Nectarous
    Central City Thor's Hammer (reg and bourbon)
    Dageraad Wet Hop Blonde

    All beers I truly enjoy!
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  40. Hat_Fulla_Beer

    Hat_Fulla_Beer Defender (666) Dec 14, 2015 Canada (AB)

    Moralite is my personal favorite beer. Luckily, it's not available where I live anymore thanks to the new beer taxes. Someone's going to get a kick in the crotch for that one.
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