BEER CATALOGUE

At GBC, it's all about the beer.
Our Brewmaster has worked with us, our Chef, and our community to develop our signature starting lineup.

Available at our opening, this core selection of beers represents our own take on the cornerstones of the craft revolution while also honouring our local community.

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Watermelon Sour

WATERMELON SOUR

A relatively novel modern style, the innovation of American kettle sours have become the standard method of producing a modern sour beer in a short period of time, and without contaminating the rest of a brewery with souring organisms.

Kettle sours are typically thin, refreshing,with low bitterness, and a bold, strong lactic sour taste as the the foundational flavor. Various fruits are often used to add an additional dimension to the intense sour character. The Watermelon adds the perfect taste of sweet and sour, quenching your thirst with a sessionable, lower alcohol beer.

The use of Kveik yeast further drives the innovative design this particular interpretation, adding another dimension to the already complex profile.

 

ABV 4.3%

IBU 0

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Space Rations

SPACE RATIONS

A blend of both India Pale Ale and Nordic Farmhouse Kviek, this marriage takes advantage of the relatively clean ferment of Escarpment Labs’ ‘Krispy’ strain, comparing it to the typical ‘Cali-Ale’ strain used in a west coast style IPA.

‘West Coast’ otherwise implies
relatively dry, bitter, heavily burtonized, and the big ‘C’ hops taking centre stage.

ABV 5.4%

IBU 18

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Nickles & Dimes

NICKELS AND DIMES

The German-style dunkel is a bottom-fermented lager style beer. The word “dunkel” is German for “dark,” and this dark beer style offers beer lovers balanced flavors of chocolate, bread crust, and caramel. The perfect beer for someone who wants a nice malt forward beer, without being overly heavy.

 

ABV 5.4%

IBU 18

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Hitchhike Keviek

HITCHHIKE KVEIK

Kveik is a broad category of beer, much like lagers or ales. Kveik strains, while existing naturally everywhere, came to common use in brewing in Scandinavia over the millennia, as the typical farmhouse culture.

This beer is an introduction to Kveik for those who have never heard of them. Krispy is the strain name selected by Escarpment Labs in Guelph, On. which produces a relatively clean, dry, lager-like profile. The addition of Juniper berries to the kettle gives it a unique flavor, similar to what you would find in some traditional Nordic beers.

ABV 5.2%

IBU 18

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Muscles From Brussels

MUSCLES FROM BRUSSELS

Our High ABV beer is not for the faint of heart. The Belgian Tripel is one of the strongest styles of Abbey beers, made famous for being brewed in the same fashion the Belgian Trappist Monks did centuries ago. Our Tripel has a creamy head derived from natural carbonation, and a pronounced candy like yeast profile derived from both the use of Belgian candi sugar or syrup, and a distinct and unique ester fingerprint profile from certain Belgian ale yeast strains.

ABV 9%

IBU 18

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Calm Currents

CALM CURRENTS

Our Belgian IPA is similar to your standard American IPA. Both use big hop loads resulting in a highly aromatic hop character, but brewed using yeast typically found in traditional Belgian beer styles to add a distinct touch. Being a session IPA it has a lower ABV than found in most IPA's. That means it goes down easy, but does not sacrifice the full flavor you expect an IPA to deliver.

ABV 4.8%

IBU 55

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Dachshund Through The Snow - Spiced Holiday Porter - 6.1% ABV - 18 IBU

DACHSHUND THROUGH THE SNOW

SPICED HOLIDAY PORTER

Deck the Halls! Our Spiced Holiday Porter is Here! Porter emerged in the 1700s, in England, and rose in popularity amongst the working class, particularly rail porters, from where the beer derives its name. While many variations of the style exist, porters generally have a dark to opaque appearance and range from red to black in colour. While its close relative, stout, focuses on roasted malt character, Porter leaves the roast to a minimum, allowing the various caramel, chocolate, and biscuit flavours to play centre stage making it an easy holiday favourite. We’ve put our own signature spin on the style, and are proud to Offer “Dachshund Through The Snow” our own full-bodied, full-flavoured, spiced porter. With ingredients like coriander, cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed and peppercorn, this porter pairs well with turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and Chef Z’s famous Vietnamese Pho. Perfect for yuletide sipping! Ask for “Dachshund” today!

ABV 6.1%

IBU 18

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HAZY RAPIDS

HAZY NEIPA

New England Style IPA is a recent iteration of the IPA family of beers. The defining features include a full-blown HAZY appearance, derived from high protein grains such as wheat and oats. Coupled with a juicy, fruity aroma and taste, it is derived from a combination of new world hop oils. Reminiscent of tropical and stone fruit, with a delicate but intense blend of fruity yeast esters. NEIPAS are also typically full-bodied, and carbonated lower than your average beer, so that the flavours are not lost. Bitterness, while until now has been the hallmark of an IPA, the NEIPA has diverged a bit from this tradition. This gentler approach makes for a fare more quaffable ale.

ABV 5.6%

IBU 38

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Mexican style lagers or Cervezas are among the cleanest, crispiest, clearest beers out there. With little bitterness and residual sweetness, these dry lagers are truly thirst-quenching, hot day session beers, brewed to be enjoyed by all your closest friends. With no fancy hints of this or notes of that, this beer is clean, crisp, and refreshing, Dry as a bone, and intending to be consumed ice cold amongst friends, good times, and hot weather!

EASY TIMES

MEXICAN LAGER

Mexican style lagers or Cervezas are among the cleanest, crispiest, clearest beers out there. With little bitterness and residual sweetness, these dry lagers are truly thirst-quenching, hot day session beers, brewed to be enjoyed by all your closest friends. With no fancy hints of this or notes of that, this beer is clean, crisp, and refreshing, Dry as a bone, and intending to be consumed ice cold amongst friends, good times, and hot weather!

ABV 4.0%

IBU 12

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Crazy Craft (ESB) is our Extra Special Bitter. Bitters are an offshoot of the pale ale family of beers, have been produced since the 1800s. While Bitters are a broad category, beers of this style can have a wide range of colour, balance, dryness, and carbonation/head. ESB is the strongest of the broader Bitter category, and incidentally, is a Fuller’s trademark in Great Britain, though the term has been co-opted by the North American craft movement to describe a maltier, bitter, dark red, mid-strength ale. Crazy Craft ESB is a perfect balance of malt complexity and hue, body, and hop aroma and bitterness, giving rise to a highly drinkable but complex dark ale.

CRAZY CRAFT

ESB

Crazy Craft (ESB) is our Extra Special Bitter. Bitters are an offshoot of the pale ale family of beers, have been produced since the 1800s. While Bitters are a broad category, beers of this style can have a wide range of colour, balance, dryness, and carbonation/head. ESB is the strongest of the broader Bitter category, and incidentally, is a Fuller’s trademark in Great Britain, though the term has been co-opted by the North American craft movement to describe a maltier, bitter, dark red, mid-strength ale. Crazy Craft ESB is a perfect balance of malt complexity and hue, body, and hop aroma and bitterness, giving rise to a highly drinkable but complex dark ale.

ABV 5.2%

IBU 30

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American Kettle sours are a relatively recent addition to the lexicon of beer styles in existence. Conceived in an effort to produce a sour beer quickly, without having to wait months or years for the bugs to naturally work their magic, as well as maintain a relatively clean beer stream throughout cellaring and packaging, and not contaminating an entire brewery with souring organisms, kettle sours achieve both ends while maintaining the craft, creativity, drinkability, and flexibility.

High Wire has a simple malt backbone, and a low hop load allowing its flavour to be dominated by Lactobacillus and Pediococcus lactic acidity, and a blueberry undertone, added during fermentation.

HIGH WIRE

BLUEBERRY SOUR ALE

American Kettle sours are a relatively recent addition to the lexicon of beer styles in existence. Conceived in an effort to produce a sour beer quickly, without having to wait months or years for the bugs to naturally work their magic, as well as maintain a relatively clean beer stream throughout cellaring and packaging, and not contaminating an entire brewery with souring organisms, kettle sours achieve both ends while maintaining the craft, creativity, drinkability, and flexibility.

High Wire has a simple malt backbone, and a low hop load allowing its flavour to be dominated by Lactobacillus and Pediococcus lactic acidity, and a blueberry undertone, added during fermentation.

ABV 4.3%

IBU 0

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Pilsner-style lager is the most widely imitated beer style produced and consumed worldwide. Even if you don’t know what a pilsner is, you likely had some version of it if you ever enjoyed a clean, yellow, lager. German Pils is the first adaptation of the classic Czech-style pilsner. Maintaining the clean flavours, moderate to intense bitterness, full-body, and general refreshing character of the Czech style, German Pils is brewed with harder water, due to the natural hard water profile of Bavaria, rather than soft water profile waters of Pilsen. This key difference is what gives the german style its uniqueness, accentuating the raw ingredient flavour profiles into a more intense bouquet.

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PILSNER

Pilsner-style lager is the most widely imitated beer style produced and consumed worldwide. Even if you don’t know what a pilsner is, you likely had some version of it if you ever enjoyed a clean, yellow, lager. German Pils is the first adaptation of the classic Czech-style pilsner. Maintaining the clean flavours, moderate to intense bitterness, full-body, and general refreshing character of the Czech style, German Pils is brewed with harder water, due to the natural hard water profile of Bavaria, rather than soft water profile waters of Pilsen. This key difference is what gives the german style its uniqueness, accentuating the raw ingredient flavour profiles into a more intense bouquet.

ABV 5.0%

IBU 35

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Raging Rapids - Double IPA - 7.4% ABV

RAGING RAPIDS

DOUBLE IPA

This Double IPA is an over-the-top New England experience, from start to finish. Bold hoppy flavour, balanced by malty, oaty, and wheaty sweetness. This beer is full-body, heavy on the tongue with mild carbonation. Pairs well with pork, poutine and grilled steak.

ABV 7.4%

IBU 55