Hazy and golden peach in colour with a distinct tropical fruit aroma and flavour. Resolved, passive bitterness, big citrus juice mouthfeel defined by the hops Galaxy, Citra and Mosaic. Like a faceplant in a flower patch.
These beers are made with one single variety of barley malt and one variety of hop. The goal here is to provide a solid malt canvas for the hops to paint the picture. It’s not about bitterness, it’s all about the unique flavours and aromas of the hop variety chosen that make these beers special.
Vienna Lager is one of the most historically important lager styles. The template for modern Vienna Lagers is the beer brewed by Anton Dreher at the Schwechater brewery in Austria in the 1830s. Dreher combined English malting techniques with the bottom-fermenting yeasts used in Munich to create a beer similar to the Märzen then brewed in Munich. This beer became widely popular and influenced the development of modern light and amber lagers throughout Europe.
Late in the nineteenth century, Austrian immigrant brewers brought the Vienna Lager with them to Mexico. While the style has all but died out in Austria itself, there is still a living tradition of Vienna lagers brewed in Mexico.
A rich golden amber colour with a tight white head. Balanced sweetness on the nose and caramel malt with and a moderate hop aroma. The flavour is balanced and clean, with just a nice sweetness and Medium spicy bitterness. The beer finishes very clean and semi-sweet.
Grilled Meats and Vegetables, Mild Cheeses, Almond Biscotti
Malts: Vienna, Munich II, Caramunich II
Hops: Northern Brewer, Perle, Saaz
Yeast: San Francisco Lager Yeast
India Session Ale
Session Ales are a relatively new style with no true definition yet. It is designed as a beer as rich and flavourful as an IPA, with all of the bitterness, hop aroma, and malt character, but with half the alcohol.
Cloudy bronze in colour with a thin white head. A dominant aroma of tropical fruits with light notes of biscuits and honey, the taste is up front bitterness with a touch of doughy sweetness and a sharp bitter lingering aftertaste. Relatively high carbonation helps to clear the palate and lends a feel of tartness and acidity.
Fish and chips, anything spicy, braised meats and burgers.
Malts: Maris Otter, Caramel 75L
Hops: Columbus, Mosaic
Yeast: California Ale Yeast
IBU: 35 SRM: 10.7
O.G.: 8.2oP F.G.: 1.4oP
Belgian Pale Ale
Belgian Pale Ales were Belgium’s answer to the growing popularity of Pilsners spreading throughout Europe. Belgian Pale Ale’s were not traditionally hop forward and more malt and yeast driven. Rad Dog is twisted to be more “Americanized” by creating the beer to be more hop forward in the aroma and flavor, yet still respecting the yeast and malt character of the beer.
A bright golden beer with a tight white head with delicate aromas from the peppery, spicy yeast, a light, honey note, and a dominant aroma of tropical fruits such as mango, pineapple, lychee, and tangerines. The flavour is well balanced with a honey note from the malt, while the aromas continue throughout the body of the beer, leaving a dry finishing. A very inviting beer.
Pico Caesar Salad, Tostadas, Brewshi roll
Malts: Pale Ale, Wheat
Yeast: Belgian Ale
IBU: 29 SRM: 5.1
P F.G.: 1.8oP
German Style Helles / Gold Lager
The beer is in tribute to the late great Wee Willi Winkels, a true legend in the skateboard and snowboarding community. He will be dearly missed, yet his legend will live on. Willi was born in Germany and rasied in Ontario so it seemed a Helles was a fitting style to commorate his life and roots. “Hell” means “light” and “helles” means “a light one” referring only to the colour, not the flavour. A Helles is a beer that looks very pleasing and is based on balance and subtlety with a full malt forward body and a noticeable hop flavour, though less assertive than a traditional European Pilsner.
A brilliantly clear golden colour with a bright white head. The aroma has a lovely malty-grainy character from the pilsner malt with a light noble, grassy hop character. The flavour is beautifully balanced with crisp pilsner malt, grainy notes and a lovely hop accent that is well attenuated and dry.
This is a big, juicy, highly-hopped, full flavoured beer. This beer was not meant to voyage, it’s meant to be drunk fresh to ensure the big citrusy, piney aroma is as fresh as can be. This beer is one of the ultimate reasons to drink fresh, local, unfiltered, and hand crafted beer!
A hazy copper coloured beer with brilliant orange hues and a rich white head. The aroma is big, resiny, sticky, oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, pine, with touches of caramel. The flavour is loaded with citrus, the same resiny, sticky hop flavour, yet a nice malty – caramel background to “balance” the hop bitterness. A full bodied, semi-sweet finish.