Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar
Rogue Ales, U.S.
Celebrate the Oregon brewery’s arrival on Ontario taps with a pint of this American brown ale. Hazelnut extract is added to this toasty, caramel ale to make it extra nutty. Look for it at Beer Bistro and better beer bars around the city starting Sept. 19.
Underground Pale Ale
Nickel Brook Brewery, Ont.
To make this citrusy Pale Ale, Nickel Brook bought freshly picked hops from the Underground Organics Farm in Flamborough, Ont., and chucked the fresh cones straight into the brew kettle. It’s the ultimate harvest beer. Look for it at the end of September in Bar Volo, The Rhino, Bar Hop, and at Thirsty & Miserable.
Erdinger Dunkel Weiss
Erdinger Weissbrau, Germany
Kiss the golden summer wheat beers goodbye and say hello to this maltier German wheat. This dark-coloured brew has deeper notes of raisin and plum mixed with Weissbier’s signature banana and spicy clove flavours. At Bier Markt, Habits Gastropub, The Jersey Giant, Sin & Redemption, Swish by Han, Town Crier Pub/Halfway Beer House, and the Village Idiot Pub.
Fuller’s Black Cab Stout
A new stout from this storied London brewery is making a rare appearance in Ontario this fall—with notes of red berry, chocolate, and coffee, this is one you’ll want to cozy up with for the evening. Look for it at beer bars in Toronto starting Nov. 5.
Highballer Pumpkin Ale
Grand River Brewing, Ont.
With its white foamy top and orange body, this spicy pumpkin number is the picture of fall. Notes of cinnamon, all-spice, nutmeg, cloves, and vanilla, along with a toasty, caramel body and, of course, pumpkin, this beer begs to be drunk with a turkey sandwich. On draught in a few weeks at C’est What and Bar Volo, and on cask at Castro’s Lounge. (Recently sold out at The Only Café, but may make another appearance.)