Saisons are a hearty farmhouse style ale traditionally brewed in the winter, intended for summer drinking. Recommended for: Trivia night around the campfire.
Le Trou du Diable
Try saying that fast thrice. At 8.5 per cent alcohol, this Double IPA from Sweden packs a punch — so I doubt you can order a second with proper pronunciation.
Recommended for: Getting your ex out of your system. omnipollo.com
Tree Mellow Moon Pineapple Hefweizen
Coming from B.C.’s Tree Brewing Company, this hazy, unfiltered brew has flavours of spice, citrus, banana and — of course — pineapple.
Recommended for: Hawaiian pizza, roast porchetta and Hula Dancing lessons.Treebeer.com
Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca
With flavours of citrus and coriander, this is summer in a glass without being as frivolous as your standard Blue or Canadian.
Recommended for: Meeting your SO’s parents for the first time and wanting to impress without trying too hard.Facebook/Jolly Pumpkin
Mill St. 100th Meridian Organic Amber Lager
Bitter citrus and toasty notes along with some caramel make for straight-forward and easy-drinking summer suds.
Recommended for: Relaxing by the campfire or reliving your youth to the sweet sounds of The Tragically Hip. Facebook/Mill St. Brewery
Pyramid Outburst Imperial IPA
This refreshing IPA is perfect for the muggy summer months. Weighing in at an impressive 8.5 per cent alcohol, you may want to pair this with substantial grub.
Recommended for: Pyramid’s own bacon blue cheeseburger.
Side Launch Brewing Company Wheat Beer
A Bavarian style wheat beer, this unfiltered brew has flavours of clove, banana and citrus that some suds aficionados say rival the best in the world.
Recommended for: Strumming the guitar and sing-a-longs on the beach around a campfire.
St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition Sour Belgium Ale
Well, this is a mouthful. Which is good because this golden blonde beer is quite the thirst quencher for hot and humid days.
Recommended for: Beach-front clam bakes. belgiuminabox.com
Thornbridge Chiron “American Style” Pale Ale
Brewed in the UK, this is clean and bright with a hoppier note.
Recommended for: Slugging back with spicy patio fare (wings, nachos etc.) while watching a rousing game of footy on the telly. beeritz.co.uk
Alexander Keith’s Galaxy Hop
Galaxy is imminently drinkable and features hops from Australia for a refreshing, tropical fruity note. Recommended for: Drinking with shrimp fresh off the barbie.
Southern Tier Imperial Compass
This American Pale Ale’s floral, fruity and bitter flavours work with spicy and intensely-flavoured foods.
Recommended for: Cooling off after a night of Latin dancing.
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Fruit beers are delicious and this one with its raspberry sweet-tart flavours is dangerously drinkable.
Recommended for: Lazy days in the hammock with a scandalous summer read. belgianbeergift.com
Les Trois Mousquetaires Gose
Gose is a German-style beer that has a tart and salty taste because it’s fermented with salt water and coriander.
Recommended for: Seafood dinners of raw oysters, smoked salmon or grilled shellfish.doppelbock.es
Hop City Hopbot IPA
This one is full of sassy citrus and tropical flavours along with spice and forest notes for some added kick.
Recommended for: To clear the dust from your throat at stampedes and rodeos. Or for liquid courage to ride the mechanical bull at the bar.