Upside IPA is our first widely available IPA that launched in 2017 and has since become a year-round core brand. This New-England style IPA that uses Vermont yeast and loads of dry-hopping to create a hazy IPA with massively juicy citrus notes. We use four different hop varieties: Citra, Cascade, Centennial, and Amarillo. Citra and Amarillo contribute the huge tropical fruit notes of grapefruit, peach, and mango while we use Ontario-grown Cascade for a hit of juicy orange and local Centennial hops for bittering.
Be sure to drink this one fresh and try pairing this beer with spicy, sweet, and sour Thai dishes. It's out-of-this-world paired with spicy green mango salad or Spicy Thai noodles. This IPA fans the flames at first, then cools them in the end. Sweet tropical fruits abound when paired with Mango salad and the bitterness in the hops amplies a salty, citrus, umami flavour found in Thai foods. Upside IPA is also wonderful paired with rich and creamy butter chicken or spicy, salty Spanish Chorizo. The pairing possibilities are endless with the Upside!
Crisp, refreshing, and smooth, Helles Lager is the perfect go-to beer. Inspired by traditional German light lagers, this award-winning Helles Lager is light gold in colour with a balanced malt sweetness and crisp noble hop finish. With a good Helles style beer, it’s all about balance and drinkability, the grainy-sweet malt character is in perfect balance with a restrained hop bitterness that leads into a soft, dry finish. It’s the kind of beer that pairs well with almost any food, especially seafood and BBQ, and is the ultimate refresher on a hot summer day.
We suggest pairing Helles Lager with rich shellfish like snow crab, buttery scallops or fresh briny oysters. The bubbles in the beer cut the richness in the seafood and the sweet malty undertones highlight the buttery sweetness of shellfish. It’s also delicious with fried calamari - the effervescent beer cleans the palate and does not interfere with the delicate flavours of the seafood.
Our Special Pale Ale, or SPA as it’s known to fans, is firmly rooted in the English tradition of bringing toasted malt and fruity yeast character to the forefront, balancing the hop bitterness. It makes for an approachable and smooth pint that’s deep copper in colour with notes of caramel and apricot on the nose, and a medium-bodied malt character with pronounced biscuit and caramel notes. We add our own twist to the classic English style by using some Ontario grown Cascade hops that add a subtle but satisfying citrus bitterness on the finish.
Pair Special Pale Ale with traditional British Pub foods, like Cornish Pasties and Meat Pies. It’s delightful when paired with Shepherd's Pie; the savory beef with rich sauce and sweet carrots highlight the creamy malt character in the beer, while the earthy mashed potatoes and herbs showcase the earthy floral hops. Or try this beer paired with fruity and tangy English cheddars, like the Red Leicester. The tanginess of the cheddar highlights the delicate hop profile, while the fruity sweetness of the cheese also showcases the biscuit notes and caramel malty sweetness.