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10 Must-Try Summer Beers

Laura Weber

Do your patio some justice with these craft beers every man must try.

It’s the quirky names, the artsy labels, and the handcrafted recipes that make craft beer more than just beer. The Brewmaster is an artist, the microbrewery his workshop, the beer a work of art. In celebration of awards season (for beer, at least), here are 10 Canadian craft beers you’ve probably never heard of – plus some predictions by our resident beer expert for this season’s big winners at the upcoming Canadian Brewing Awards.


Brewery: Collective Arts Brewing (ON)

We Recommend: Rhyme and Reason Extra Pale Ale

At Collective Arts Brewing there is only one thing that rivals their appreciation of beer and that’s their appreciation of art. They strive to cultivate creativity through the sociability of craft beer. The result is a beer that is literally a work of art – fine crafted beer on the inside, limited edition works of art by artists, musicians, writers and filmmakers on the outside. You need only download the free mobile app Blippar and flash the label to enter an augmented reality of videos, music and artist bios.

Rhyme and Reason Extra Pale Ale is far more sessionable than your typical American IPA. Citra, Centennial, Chinook and Simcoe hops eliminate excessive bitterness for maximum drinkability while the malt sweetness in the background complements the hops for a crisp finish. You’ll be asking for an encore.

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