Beer. It’s delicious. Well, at least that’s the short version of this story. Boys will always enjoy a cold one, whether clinking glasses together or sharing in an intimate setting; there’s something special about beer. We all need to drink responsibly, of course, but when you find a beer bursting with flavor, you have no desire to pound it back because, well, that would be a shame.
There are some special beers that demand to be caressed, slowly enjoyed as you appreciate every flavor squeezed into the bottle. Beer isn’t much different than wine when you explore past the boundaries of liquor stores. There’s a whole world out there of microbreweries crafting delicious brews for us to enjoy and share memories with. Too much?
Think of this list as a beer recommendation, if you haven’t had the pleasure of tasting any of these brews. Check this out!
10. Muskoka Mad Tom IPA | Delicious Beers
This American IPA with a 6.4% ABV is brewed out of Ontario, Canada. One of this beer’s best assets is its availability on store shelves. Mad Tom is exploding with depth of flavor and a distinct fruity back that pleasantly lingers. It possesses a nice blend of citrus undertow with a strong hop base.
9. Chimay Triple (White)
A Belgian brew with an 8% ABV, Chimay Triple is a world-class white beer bursting with flavor. Its complex aroma is accentuated with a blend of fruits including raisins, grapes and fresh-cut apples. Its light gold color does the beer justice as it represents a perfect blend of bitterness and subtle citrus flavor.
8. La Shawinigan Handshake | best Beers
Le Trou Du Diable is a phenomenal microbrewery out of Shawinigan, Quebec that is remarkably consistent with world-class beers. You’ll pay a pretty penny, but your taste buds will melt away in heavenly elation. Shawinigan Handshake is a Weizenbock style of beer – a stronger wheat – that packs a bit of a punch at 6.5% ABV.
7. La Vache Folle – Milk Stout
Another Quebec beer, this imperial stout is brewed with lactose to boost its flavor and smoothness. It’s a truly unique flavor that pours jet black and smells of coffee, chocolate and some mild caramel sweetness. Despite its stout 9% ABV, La Vache Folle goes down smooth the moment it touches your tongue, making it a unique and heavy beer expertly brewed. Interesting!
6. Rigor Mortis ABT
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel is a beautiful microbrewery based out of Quebec that boasts a plethora of delicious beers. The Rigor Mortis ABT, aptly named with its 10.5% ABV, is shockingly smooth as it invades your palate with tastes of burnt caramel, dark chocolate and a hint of citrus that cozies up in your mouth for a long-lasting experience.
5. Le Castor Oatmeal Stout
The Oatmeal Stout from Le Castor, a Quebec microbrewery, is your prototypical Canadian beer. Its modest 5% ABV shouldn’t be taken lightly as the beer offers a full flavour of chocolate, coffee and a back of maple syrup without being overpowering in sweetness. This beer is well-balanced and a great gateway brew for beer drinkers looking to delve into the delicious world of microbrews.
4. Le Castor Yakima IPA
Once you allow Le Castor’s Yakima IPA to touch your tongue and alter your opinion on what makes a scrumptious brew, it’ll proudly reside in your fridge as a signature beer. The Yakima IPA is a blend of tropical flavours most pungent in its grapefruit and citrus undertones. It also has a strong pine back to finish its refreshing and complex taste.
3. Propeller Revolution Russian Imperial Stout
Propeller Revolution Russian is possibly the best stout you’ll ever experience. It’s a coffee lover’s dream beer as strong notes of chocolate and coffee beans dominate its aroma. At 8% ABV, it pours jet black but goes down smooth with a rich flavor full of bitterness and sweetness that nests in your mouth with its balanced combination of citrus and chocolate.
2. Shawi Beach
Le Trou Du Diable, the brand behind this beer, has supposedly come up with something unique. Shawi Beach is a renowned beer for its floral bitterness and delightful blend of citrus flavors including mango, grapefruit, pineapple and orange. It is said to possess a piney aftertaste and strong aroma.
1. MacTavish In Memoriam | best Beer
This is a beer for the ages, aptly described as “legendary ale” on the memorable label. Fruity hops, a honey undertow and a pleasant floral aroma ship you away in the lucid world displayed on the front, inviting you to breathe in the fresh smell of a Scottish meadow before finishing the experience with a lingering but pleasant bitterness that coats your tongue with its complex flavor.