Your Top 5 Canadian Beers - April 2016

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  1. Jerk_Store

    Jerk_Store Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2015 Canada (QC)

    If any of you guys are like me, your top beers are an ever changing and evolving mash up list of stuff you've been longing to try and pleasant surprises you hadn't foreseen. I thought it could be fun to have a monthly thread where we share our top 5, that way we'll all get to know each others tastes, if they're similar, different and therefore might be enticed by a certain brew if a fellow BA has it on their monthly list :slight_smile: If your list doesn't vary much, so be it!

    1. Nickel Brook - Immodest
    2. Dieu du Ciel! - Péché Mortel
    3. Dieu du Ciel! - Herbe à Détourne
    4. Driftwood - Fat Tug
    5. Unibroue - Maudite
     
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  2. Mlkluther

    Mlkluther Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2014 Canada (AB)

    OK, so top 5 beers I've had this month?

    OR

    Top 5 overall?

    :-)
     
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  3. Jerk_Store

    Jerk_Store Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2015 Canada (QC)

    Current top 5 overall (mine constantly changes with the seasons, new offerings, etc)
     
  4. MCBanjoMike

    MCBanjoMike Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2014 Canada (QC)

    Right now, if I could have any Canadian beers that I've previously tried in my fridge, they would be:

    1. Pit Caribou IIPA de la Sorcière version 2
    2. Isle de Garde Double Black Rye IPA (just had this at MaBrasserie on tap and it's fantastic)
    3. Four Winds IPA
    4. Unibroue La Fin du Monde
    5. La Tribale Double IPA (when it's fresh fresh fresh)
    BONUS: Mons Belgian blonde is one of my go-to summer beers from a lesser-known Quebec brewery, even if it doesn't quite rate with the others.
     
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  5. Jerk_Store

    Jerk_Store Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2015 Canada (QC)



    Haha, we all have those! Blonde de Chambly holds a special place in my heart as far as under-appreciated summer beer :slight_smile:
     
  6. yasky

    yasky Disciple (386) Dec 21, 2008 Canada (ON)

    Four Winds Nectarous, Bellwoods BOYD, Dunham/Vox La Cerbere, GL Thrust, DDC Peche Mortel
     
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  7. pirate99gs

    pirate99gs Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2014 Canada (QC)

    My top 5 of the year so far:

    1. Auval Super A
    2. Benelux Chronique de Mars
    3. GLB Robohop
    4. Dunham Saison Reserve
    5. Bellwoods Farmageddon batch 9
     
  8. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Poo-Bah (1,892) Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    I have a hard time coming up with a list from memory; too many good beers. My Top 5 Canadian beers imbibed so far in 2016 are:

    Bellwoods Lambda
    Moon Under Water Goldamsel
    Auval Super A
    Dunham Stout Imperiale Russe Bourbon
    Exociste aux Mures (loved this...)
     
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  9. Mlkluther

    Mlkluther Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2014 Canada (AB)

    Ok - right now since it's getting warmer my top 5 would be:

    1. Fat Tug
    2. Red Racer
    3. Black Bridge Brewery IPA
    4. La Trou du Diable Mactavish in Memorium
    5. Driftwood New Growth Pale Ale (I love this beer but no one seems to talk about it :-))

    If I could get it where I live Rebellion IPA would be on the list as well.
     
  10. fredmugs

    fredmugs Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    I did a big trade at Founders KBS release and I'm looking forward to drinking the beers I got from Bellwoods, Grerat Lakes, and Nickle Brook. So far mine are:

    Peche Mortel
    Roman Candle
    Aphrodisiac
    La Fin du Monde
    Bring Out Your Dead
     
  11. JonnyBeers

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

    Speaking purely local from this April I'd say in no particular order:

    Bridge Side Cut:stuck_out_tongue:
    4W Nectarous :sunglasses:
    Bomber RIS :grimacing:
    4W Phaedra :slight_smile:
    4W Exil D'Eden:wink:
     
  12. dabeerbuddha

    dabeerbuddha Aspirant (285) Feb 4, 2016 Canada (ON)
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    1. Bellwoods Farmageddon #10
    2. Trou du Diable Saison du Tracteur
    3. Unibroue 17 Grand Reserve
    4. GLB Lake Effect
    5. Les Trois Mousquetaires Hors Série Gose
     
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  13. MCBanjoMike

    MCBanjoMike Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2014 Canada (QC)

    True, this is a very nice quad. Not sure I'd put it above Rochefort 10 or Chimay Grande Réserve, but it's definitely more Canadian than those two are! I'll have to try the new Mons quad to see how it stacks up, it just started showing up on shelves around here.
     
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  14. Popsinc

    Popsinc Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2002 Canada (ON)

    Only 5, that's tough. I'll go with my current go-to's in no particular order:

    1. Driftwood Fat Tug
    2. St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout
    3. Orange Snail Jasper16 IPA
    4. Collective Arts Stanger Than Fiction
    5. Dominus Vobiscum Lupulus

    On a side note, I just tried Bellwoods Jelly King (dry-hopped sour ale) and it was pretty damn good.....
     
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  15. VincentGD01

    VincentGD01 Initiate (69) Jan 24, 2016 Canada (QC)
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    1. Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Bourbon
    2. Trou du Diable Dulcis Succubus
    3. Bellwoods Bring Out You're Dead
    4. Auval Super A
    5. Les Trois Mousquetaire Porter Baltique (Édition Spéciale)
     
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  16. MikeRotten

    MikeRotten Initiate (28) Sep 5, 2015 Canada (ON)

    A lot of love for Fat Tug! Love it. I enjoyed that one, but would have to say, for me
    Nickelbrook - Immodest
    GLB - Drunk Octopus
    Bell City - Eureka Cream ale
    GLB - Lake Effects
    Amsterdam - Fracture (one of my all time favs.. Have to put it on here as I just finished one)
     
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  17. hoser

    hoser Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2003 Canada (AB)

    Am only going to go on the last week
    Disco Soliel
    Derniere Brett
    Fat Tug
    Saison Tracteur
    Corne du Diable

    Had the Bench Creek Pale ale tonight nice.
     
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  18. Beer_Baron123

    Beer_Baron123 Initiate (0) Apr 19, 2015 Canada (ON)

    I mostly drink homebrew anymore but some of my favourite commercial beers this year have been:

    Bellwoods - Barn Owl #3
    Great Lakes / Amsterdam - Life Sentence (close enough to this year!)
    Driftwood - Fat Tug
    Bellwoods - BOYD 2015 (close enough again!)
    Old Flame - Scary Mary (seriously impressed the hell out of me)
     
  19. Beervana

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

    I'm going with the top 5 I've had this year. If I do all-time, it rarely changes... and it feels wrong to do just the month because I haven't had a ton of new Canadian beers lately.

    1. Driftwood Fat Tug
    2. Four Winds Nectarous
    3. Driftwood Entangled Hopfenweisse
    4. Black Bridge Double IPA
    5. Yellow Dog Play Dead IPA

    Hopefully the CANBIF shakes this list up a bit. :grinning:
     
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  20. Mlkluther

    Mlkluther Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2014 Canada (AB)

    Is Driftwood Entangled available in AB? I haven't seen it yet.
     
  21. Beervana

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

    Yup. You can always look on Liquor Connect to see which stores near you have brought it in.
     
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  22. Corson

    Corson Devotee (450) Jun 18, 2014 Canada (AB)

    Alright my top 5 for this year in no particular order have to be:

    Nickel Brook - Immodest
    Four Winds - Nectarous
    Bellwoods - Barn Owl #3
    Black Bridge Double IPA
    Great Lakes - Octopus Wants to Fight

    Funny how 3 out of 5 of these come from ON, which is far away and I have no regular access to these beers :slight_frown:
     
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  23. Bunman3

    Bunman3 Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2014 Canada (AB)

    My top 5 for the year (so far)

    1. Bellwood's - Witchshark
    2. Great Lakes - Thrust!
    3. Ribstone Creek - Great White Combine
    4. Driftwood - Fat Tug
    5. Four Winds - Juxtapose Wild IPA
     
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  24. Bunman3

    Bunman3 Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2014 Canada (AB)

    Addendum - just stumbled upon a Collective Arts Ransack the Universe - it definitely has a place in my top five!
     
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  25. Popsinc

    Popsinc Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2002 Canada (ON)

    Alright, updating my list for April....

    1. Driftwood Fat Tug IPA
    2. Amsterdam Homegrown Saison
    3. Bellwoods Jelly King
    4. Mill St West Coast IPA
    5. Collective Arts Stranger Than Fiction

    Honourable Mentions: can never go without St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout in the beer fridge. It's a CDN classic....also: Dominus Vobiscum Lupulus, Sawdust City Lone Pine IPA, anything from West Ave Cider and lately I've been going back to Steamwhistle as well....
     
  26. Popsinc

    Popsinc Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2002 Canada (ON)

    yup, solid beer. everything Collective Arts does seems to be up to par.
     
  27. JonnyBeers

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

    Crazy to see all the Tug love. Rarely even talked about by beer geeks out here anymore. Might need to pick one up it's been awhile.
     
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  28. Mlkluther

    Mlkluther Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2014 Canada (AB)

    Steamwhistle has its place. It's a solid Pilsner to have when you're thirsty and find yourself on a deck. The trouble is - the first often tastes like another, and another....
     
  29. Mlkluther

    Mlkluther Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2014 Canada (AB)

    Please do! I'd love to hear your thoughts.
     
  30. CanadianBacon

    CanadianBacon Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2015 Canada (QC)

    top 5 beers in no particular order. At this point its hard to pick which would be 1 and which would be 5 as they are all fantastic.
    1)la fin du monde
    2)auval arcane17
    3)collective arts Ransack the universe
    4)Le Castor yakima
    5)GLB robohop
     
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  31. Mlkluther

    Mlkluther Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2014 Canada (AB)

    Ok - an updated April list... In no order

    P49 Bodhisattva
    Driftwood Entangled
    Driftwood Fat Tug (because I will love you always and forever)
    St. Ambroise Russian Imperial Stout
    Bomber Brewing ESB (because it's a crazy hopped up version of an ESB and it tasted awesome after I stained the deck)

    I can't wait for May's top 5 :-)
     
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