Posts Tagged:fruit beer

Lawnmower Arm Saison — Great Lakes Brewery

I think I had Lawnmower Arm Saison before.  I’m not really sure, but it sounded familiar.  But when I was at the Great Lakes Brewery in Etobicoke this week, and I saw it, as a barrel-aged, on sour cherries, incarnation, I had to give some a whirl.  Saisons often have influence from wild bacterias, like […]


Orange Peel Ale — Great Lakes Brewery

One of my earliest craft-beer memories from my journey into better beer, was seeing a tap handle that was an orange.  I don’t know why I was so enamoured by it, but I was.  It was, of course, the tap handle for Great Lakes Orange Peel Ale.  While I have always loved that handle, Orange […]


Fruit Stand Watermelon Wheat Ale — Kensington Brewing Co

There are a lot of beers out there with fruit in them.  To start with, the myriad lite lime type things that seem to have endless marketing budgets.  There are also more than a few pleasing beers made in Canada with things like raspberries, apricots or blueberries in them.  And, of course, there are the […]


Omerta Blood Orange Pale Ale — Bellwoods Brewery

Fruit in beers, what can I say?  They range from light lime lagers to the epic Cantillion Lambics, and  lots of iterations in between.  In some cases, the fruit is really the only thing you taste, in other cases it used to compliment characteristics of the beer.  I used to say I didn’t really dig […]


3 Minutes To Midnight (Hellwoods on Sour Cherries) — Bellwoods Brewery

3 Minutes to Midnight (Hellwoods Imperial Stout on Sour Cherries) — Bellwoods Brewery

Oh my oh dear. Is there anything Bellwoods makes that doesn’t turn to solid gold?  Yes, those things that turn to platinum.  If you like beer, and you haven’t experienced a beer from Bellwoods, stop reading this very instant, and go get some.  Seriously.  Consistently phenomenal beers, creative, exciting, stellar. While Bellwoods’ main production is […]


Smashed Blueberry — Shipyard Brewing Co.

Smashed Pumpkin Ale — Shipyard Brewing Co.

So, I don’t know if it’s Ontario brain-washing, overly romantic memories of cottaging in Muskoka as a child, or a geniune love of the little blue berries known (cleverly) as Blueberries.  In pancakes, as jam on toast, in pie.  So if you put Blueberries in beer, I’m pretty much yours.  Now, some of you will […]


St Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale — McAuslan Brewing Inc.

St Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale — McAuslan Brewing Inc

Continuing along with my “stuff in beer” reviews, is St Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale. I’ve said it in past posts, but I’ll say it again: I don’t go in for this seasonal beer stuff.  True, I think there are beers for specific occasions or times, but I would never consider turning down a delicious stout […]


St Ambroise Framboise — McAuslan Brewing Inc.

St Ambroise Framboise — McAuslan Brewing Inc.

Another day another beer review.  If you recall from my review of Great Lakes Green Tea Ale, I’m focusing for a while on those “summer-time” brews (though I prefer to not pigeon-hole beers seasonally, most people do) that have things added to them, from fruit juices, to spices, and beyond.  Next up is this bottle […]


Lemon Tea Beer – Mill St. Brewery

So, as big and corporate as Mill St has gotten, they still do make some pretty unique beers.  They seem to be pushing these beers this summer, releasing them as singles and in a mixed pack available at the LCBO.  Lemon Tea beer sounds like a perfect summer cool-down, so let’s do this. From a […]


Organic Raspberry – Samuel Smith

Here’s the thing:  I don’t generally really like fruit beers.  Too often they taste of fake fruit flavouring, other times, the just don’t taste particularly good.  There are exceptions to this rule, of course, like the classic strawberry beer from Belgium, Fruli.  Samual Smith’s has yet to let me down, though so let’s give this […]