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What better way to enjoy a summer BBQ than with some ice cold beer in a cooler filled with ice.

Bring bottles of beer for your Sunday Dinner and don't be afraid to bring different types for people to try.

Here is a list of some different types available in Ontario Canada


Generally robust and complex with a variety of fruit and malt aromas, ales come in many varieties. They could include Bitters, Milds, Abbey Ales, Pale Ales, Nut Browns, etc.


Crisp and refreshing with a smooth finish from longer aging, lagers are the world's most popular beer (this includes pilseners).


Dry or sweet, flavoured with roasted malt barley, oats or certain sugars, stouts and porters are characterized by darkness in colour and rich roasted malt flavour. Porter is an ale brewed with a special combination of malts to create a heavier flavour, aroma and colour. To complement this heavier flavour, Porters generally have a fuller body and a slightly sweeter taste.

Stouts often use a portion of unmalted roasted barley to develop a dark, slightly astringent, coffee-like character. Stout features a rich, creamy head and is similar to a dark Porter, but is usually less sweet-tasting and more heavily hopped.

Beer Sub-Types


A very versatile beer, Amber beers are full bodied malt aromas with hints of caramel, these beers could be either lager or ale.


Blonde ales are very pale in colour and tend to be clear, crisp, and dry, with low-to-medium bitterness and aroma from hops and some sweetness from malt.


Dark amber or brown in colour, brown ale have evidence of caramel and chocolate flavours and may have a slight citrus accent or be strong, malty or nutty, depending on the area of brewing.


A very mild, sweetish, golden style of ale.


Dark ale is a British type beer, combining hops, yeast and a blend of malts. It's a medium chestnut brown colour, with a delicate fruity smell and robust, malty character.


Extremely light in colour and mild in flavour. Light beer has fewer calories and/or lower alcohol content.


Most fruit beers are ales however, they typically do not carry an ale character. In order to allow for the fruit flavor to come through nicely, the maltís flavor is not dominant and there is a low bitterness level to the beer.


A hoppier version of pale ale. Originally brewed in England with extra hops to survive the journey to British troops stationed in India.


Pale ale has a fruity, copper-coloured styler. It originiated from England. Pale ales are robust beers that can be enjoyed with strongly spiced foods.


Made with neutral and hard water. Tend to be golden in colour with a dry, crisp, and somewhat bitter flavour. Pilsner stands out from other lagers due to its more distinctive hop taste.


Specialty beers include a wide variety of styles such as Strong beers, fruit beers, honey beers, bock beers. These beers range in alcohol content from 5.0% - 9%.


Light and easy to drink with very little aftertaste. Wheat provides a soft character to beer and is sometimes hazy or cloudy with a touch of spice notes.

Can you send us the name of some of the beers you like and we will list them here.

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