Exclaim! Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Canadian Craft Beer of 2023

BY Exclaim! StaffPublished Dec 8, 2023

Cheers to the holidays! This year, drink a cup of kindness yet and raise a glass of Canadian craft beer with your loved ones. Here are some of the best brews from across the country.

9 Mile Legacy Brewing (Saskatoon) Eagles & Bulldogs Hazy IPA

Named for local White Mud Hockey League rivals — the Abbey Eagles and the Cabri Bulldogs — this hazy IPA boasts a 6.0% ABV.

Analog Brewery (Edmonton) Goses 'n Goblins v5 Mango Lassi Sour

The gamers at Analog brewed up this ode to the 8-bit classic Ghosts 'n Goblins with mango and vanilla flavours.

Category 12 (Victoria) Salted Lime Mexican Lager

The addition of salted lime gives this Mexican lager from Category 12 a refreshing twist.

Good Robot (Halifax) Koji Kondo Rice Lager

An ode to the legendary NES composer (Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda), this rice lager blends sweet rice and malt flavours with Japanese hops for a lemongrass finish.

Les Sans Tavern (Montreal) Ligne 57 Classic Pilsner

A classic pilsner from this Southwest district Montreal brewery features can art from local artist Denis Routhier.

R&B Brewing (Vancouver) Dude Chilling Pale Ale

A 5.2% American-style pale ale named for the prank-turned-official park in Vancouver's Mount Pleasant neighbourhood.

Rorschach Brewing (Toronto) Haterade

Can beer be a sports beverage? This Toronto brewery says yes. Haterade is brewed with wheat, oats and lactose sugar, kettle soured, and "conditioned" on red sports drink concentrate.

Village Brewery (Calgary) CR*FT non-alcoholic beer

Village Brewery's CR*FT line boast a trio of non-alcoholic brews — pale ale, blonde ale and stout — for the non-drinkers.

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