belgian, craft & microbrewed beer
We try our best to get the most amazing beers we can find for you. Sometimes that means we have very rare bottles that come in limited quantities. These red dots: mean that we’ve sold out of that beer. Ask your server if you’d like to try something similar and please come back for the other one another time.
Trappist beer is brewed by Trappist monks, members of the Cistercian order. Trappist is a licensed term, and currently only seven breweries in the world may legally produce Trappist beers. The product must be made within the walls of a Trappist abbey, by monks, and the largest part of the profit must be spent on social work.
Chimay Blanche 8% alc/vol 330ml $10.75 // Golden in colour, with aromas of hops and yeast. The taste is fruity with notes of muscat and raisins. Finishes slightly
bitter. This is a top fermented beer that is re-fermented
in the bottle and is not pasturized.
Chimay Rouge 7% alc/vol 330ml $10.75 // Apricot-like fruit, matured by fermentation, well balanced silky taste with fruity nuances and a slightly bitter touch.
Chimay Bleu 9% alc/vol 330ml $10.75 // Fragrance of fresh yeast with a rosy floral touch. A light but pleasant hint of roasted malt.
Orval 6.2% alc/vol 330ml $11.25 // In contrast to all the
others, the Orval Trappist brewery makes only one beer for the general public. It has an intensely aromatic and dry character. A hoppy aroma and a bitter finish.
Rochefort Trappistes 8 9.2% alc/vol 330ml $11.5 // Sweet aroma of plum, alcohol, and chocolate. Flavour is very complex with dark malts, caramel, chocolate and comforting spices.
Rochefort Trappistes 10 11.3% alc/vol 330ml $12.50// Reddish brown in colour, with a compact head. Aroma of figs with a honey mouth-feel. Very similar to the 8 in flavour but much bolder and richer, with a shameless alcohol flavour throughout.
These beers are typically cloudy (unfiltered), very pale, with the crisp character of wheat, plus the citric refreshment of orange peel and coriander. Hops play almost no role in this style’s aroma or flavour.
Wittekerke Wit 5% alc/vol 330 ml $9.5 // Flavour is sweet wheat and malt followed by a mixture of lemon, orange and coriander notes. A crisp finish with no real bitterness.
Paulaner Hefeweissbier 5.6% alc/vol 330ml $9 //
A well rounded German Hefeweizen. Pours a dark golden hue with lots of carbonation and forms a nice creamy head.
La Caracole Troublette 5.5% alc/vol 330ml $9.75 // Aroma of sweet malt, wheat, yeast, and a crisp, light fruitiness. Malt, wheat, and grain flavours are prominent. Notes of sweet fruit in the undertone.
belgian ale, strong ale & Tripels
Belgian-style ales seldom fit neatly into classic beer styles, They range in flavour and body. Belgian strong ales are significantly stronger in alcohol content (7% and higher) and go with just about any meal.
Bornem Triple 9% alc/vol 330ml $9.75 // Fruity with hints of raisin, citrus, apricot. The flavour is moderately sweet and lightly bitter.
Tripel Karmeliet 9.1% alc/vol 330ml $9.75 // Pours clear gold with a very light fluffy head. Starts slightly sweet and fruity and is then layered with citrus, spice and caramel to finish it off.
St. Bernardus tripel 8% alc/vol 330ml $10.75 // Harmonious balance between sweet and sour with a delicate bitterness. Flowery and fruity in flavour with a lush orchard nose.
Gouden Carolus Tripel 9% alc/vol 330ml 9.75 // Full malt character gives way to subtle fruit and spice. Perfectly hopped to make a balanced beer.
Greens Quest Tripel Gluten Free Blonde 8.75% alc/vol 500ml $12 // If you want a gluten free beer this is good choice. Aroma is apple cider, cherry cola, and white wine. Light body is astringent and dry.
Duvel 8.1% alc/vol 330ml $9.75 // Very carbonated with
a slightly malty, sweetish flavour ending with a touch of
bitterness. One of Belgium’s most popular beers.
Guldenberg 8.5% alc/vol 330ml $10 // Pours a foggy yellow with a storm of bubbles. Flavours are subtle. Notes are of orange and dry hay, followed by a spicy hoppy finish.
Saison De Dottignies 5.5% alc/vol 330ml $10 // Golden in colour with a large white head. Herbal fruit in the nose. Tastes are of subtle earthy herbal notes and fruit. Medium bitter hops flavours encourage a dry finish.
Augustijn Grand Cru 9% alc/vol 330ml $9.75 // Tastes of
light citrus. Slight yeast and malt flavours. Lively carbonated.
Piraat 9% alc/vol 330ml $9.75 // The nose is slightly spicy with orange, citrus and sugar. Very high carbonation. Bitter with the taste of green apples and lemon.
Piraat 10.5% alc/vol 330ml $9.75 // Lots of hops and malt. Mild sweetness. Reminiscent of bread dough, spices and tropical fruits.
Gulden Draak 10.5% alc/vol 330ml $9.75 // A strong dark ale with chocolate and coffee overtones. Aroma of sugary yeast, caramel, malt and alcohol.
Val-Dieu Blond 6% alc/vol 330ml $9.5 // Pours golden blonde with a large frothy white head. Aroma is very bready and malty with rich toffee and a good amount of yeast.
Medium bodied and fairly crisp with a good amount of sharp carbonation.
La Binchoise Blonde 6.5% alc/vol 330ml $9.5 // Pours a beautiful golden yellow. Carries aromas of orange, caramel and spice. Flavours are of sour citrus, cloves and hops.
Satan Red 8% alc/vol 330 ml $9.75 // Aromas of apples, oranges and malts. Flavour is bitter with a hint of alcohol and apples.
Satan Gold 8% alc/vol 330 ml $9.75 // Tastes very fresh and rich with flavours of yeast, flowers, apples, malt and a touch of banana.
Leffe Blond 6.6% alc/vol 330ml $9.00// A pale abbey beer, with a full, sunny, golden colour. It has a smooth and full bodied taste and a rich creamy head. Like all the Leffe beers, it is a ’connoisseur’ beer that is easy to drink.”
belgian brunes & Dubbels
Brown ales are a style of ale with a dark amber or brown colour. Generally flavours such as caramel, nuts and chocolate are present. They are often sweeter and use more malt in the brewing process.
Abbaye de Saint Martin Brune 8% alc/vol 330ml $10 //
Buttery peanut brittle, orange marmalade and chocolate. Dusted with a hint of cocoa and hazelnut which fades subtly to a zesty citrus peel.
Bornem Dubbel 8% alc/vol 330ml $9 .75 // Aroma of fruit, sweet roasted malt, and cherry. Sweetness, bubble gum, cherries in flavour.
Maredsous Brune 8% alc/vol 300ml $9.5// Blends the sweetness of malted barley with the bite of hops, how
refreshing! Perfectly balanced.
Petrus Dubbel Bruin 6.5% alc/vol 330ml $9.25 // A chocolatey aroma. Flavour starts sweet with caramel, raisin, ripe fruits and chocolate. Finishes bitter/sour.
Pilaarbijter Brune 7% alc/vol 330ml $9.5 // Aroma of light roasted malts and brown sugar. Flavours of berries and sweet prunes. Moderately sweet.
La Binchoise Brune 8.2% alc/vol 330ml $9.75 // Dark reddish brown with a good fluffy head and a rich, spicy malt nose with a slight nose of bitter oranges.
Nostradamus Brune 9.5% alc/vol 330ml $9.75 // Nose is very fruity and plummy with a hint of malts. Flavours are of fruits, malt, brown sugar and a hint spice.
Pauwel Kwak 8.1% alc/vol 330ml $9.75 // Flavours are sweet malt, caramel and toffee, cherries, yeast, raisins and sherry.
Noir De Dottignies 9% alc/vol 330ml $10 // A heavier ale with a strong rich taste. This beer pours nearly black in colour with a thick tan head that lasts. A nice balance between hops and malts for a flavour that is not too sweet.
lambics & fruit beer
Lambics are beers from the Pajottenland region of Belgian (southwest of Brussels), made with natural wild yeast. They are often blended with fruit to sweeten their unique flavours
Chapeau Pêche Lambic 3.5% alc/vol 375ml $13 //
Aroma is thick with peach, sugar, and wooden barrel. Mouth feel is thin and of slight peach pit.
Chapeau Apricot Lambic 3.5% alc/vol 375ml $13 // Taste is very sweet apricots, some spice and a bit of tartness. The finish is similar to the syrupy fruitiness of canned fruit.
Cantillon Gueuze 5% alc/vol 330ml $13 // A blend of one, two and three year lambics that create a second fermentation in the bottle. A newer organic vintage. Tastes are of honey and lovely herbal lemon. Slightly sour. Nose is of citrus and wet barrel wood.
Echt Kriekenbier 6.8% alc/vol 331ml $10.75// Local sour cherries from the region are added to wooden casks during this beers maturation process leaving this beer with a smooth and oaky palate. Notes of sour cherries, vanilla and oak are present.
Chapeau Cuvee Lambic (Oude Gueuze) 3.5% alc/vol 375 ml $13 // Tart, lemony and slight woody flavours. Sour taste and aroma. Finishes smooth and tart.
Lindemans Peach Lambic 2.5% alc/vol 355ml $13 // Taste is of peaches and a classic Lambic sourness. It is sweet, yet not over powering.
Mort Subite Framboise 4.5% alc/vol 375ml $13 //
Thick raspberry aroma, fruity and sweet. Ends sweet
yet slightly dry.
bier de garde, sour ale
Gavroche 8% alc/vol 330ml $9.75 // Pours chestnut brown with a thick tan head. Sweet flavours of caramel, plums, bitter and floral hops.
De Ranke XX Bitter 6.2% alc/vol 330ml $10 // Aggressively brewed to be the hoppiest beer in Belgium. Pours a golden yellow. and carries a barnyard yeast character from beginning to end.
Paulaner Salvator 7.9% alc/vol 330ml $9.5 // Still using the original recipe from 1896, this beer is bold and strong. Recognizable notes are of molasses, yeast and cracked bread.
Verhaeghe Duchesse de Bourgogne 6.2% alc/vol 330ml $9.75 // Aroma of vanilla, alcohol, vinegar, and candied fruit. Very sweet & somewhat sour flavour, creating an interesting blend worth trying.
La Binchoise Belge 5% alc/vol 250ml $8.75 – A full bodied amber beer with long fnish and subtle bitterness. Look for hints of orange peel, pine and allspice.
La Binchoise Bière Des Ours 8.4% alc/vol 330ml $9.75 // Taste has a hint of candied sugar, mild candied lemon and light sweet honey, with a minor dry hoppy finish.
tall caps and corks
Ommegang Abbey Ale 8.5% alc/vol 750ml $24// A burgundian brew with notes of plum and cinnamon. Flavours of caramel, toffee and licorice are present.
Rare Vos Amber Ale 6.5% alc/vol 750 ml $24// Pours coppery-amber with a rich creamy head. Notes of spicy orange blossoms and flavours of caramel, orange, hops and fruity-yeast are present.
Hennepin Farmhouse Saison 7.7% alc/vol 750ml $24// This bright and lively ale is a warming mix of gingersnap and citrusy hops. Pours rich and golden.
tall caps and corks
3 Monts 8.5% alc/vol 750ml $21 // Apple honey flavour with no sour tones but yet a gentle bitterness. Mild citrus and a very dry finish with a hint of cloves.
Deus Brut des Flandres 11.5% alc/vol 750ml $47// Bottled in France, using the classic champagnoise method. This beer is an absolute ‘must try’ experience for any serious beer connoisseur!
St. Bernardus Prior 8 8% alc/vol 750ml $22 // Full bodied, malty, dark beer. Lots of dried fruits and the perfect level of sweetness.
Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Blue 11% alc/vol 750ml $24 // Brewed every year on the birthday of Charles V, this beer features strong caramel and dried fruit flavours. Finishes like a port.
Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Red 10% alc/vol 750ml $24 // Brewed every year on the birthday of Charles V. this golden, strong ale is fruity with a hint of citrus. Pairs well with just about any food.
Brise BonBons// Brasserie FantÔme, Wallonia Belgium 8% alc/vol 750ml $24// This farmhouse ale has a hoppy character yielding to farmhouse yeast. Notes of earthy,
floral, peppery and grassy flavours can be detected.
FantÔme// Brasserie FantÔme, Wallonia Belgium
8% alc/vol 750ml $24//A fruity and strong take on the saison style. Pours bright gold with citric and sour flavours of orange, peach and strawberry.
Saison Dupont 6.5% alc/vol 750ml $21 // A unique yeast, malt and earth aroma, with a fresh burst of spicy citrus.
microbrews & craft beer
A Microbrewery, is a small brewery which produces a limited amount of beer. They generally reflect an alternative attitude and approach to brewing flexibility, adaptability, and experimentation. Craft Beer generally refers to beer that is brewed using traditional methods, with fewer adjuncts (unmalted grains such as corn, rice, rye etc) than mass-produced beers.
PranQster// North Coast Brewing Fort Bragg, California 7.6% alc/vol 300ml $9 // Follows a tradition using a mixed culture of antique yeast strains that results in a floral nose, a full fruity flavour and a clean finish.
Inversion IPA // Deshutes Brewery Bend,Oregon
6.8% alc/vol 330ml $7.5 // Typical of a northwest style IPA, citrus and pine are prominent features here. Bitter but balanced.
Brooklyn Lager // 5.2% alc/vol 330ml $7// This classic medium bodied lager helped usher in the craft beer revolution. Malts and hops live in perfect unity to make this a perfectly balanced beer.
5 A.M. Saint//BrewDog Brewery, Scotland 5% alc/vol 330ml $7.5 // A great session amber. Subtly sweet caramel flavour that finishes with a firm grapefruit punch. Aggressively hoped.
Punk IPA// BrewDogBrewery, Scotland 6% alc/vol 330ml $7.5 // North American style IPA. Big malts with the hops to match it.
77 Lager// BrewDogBrewery, Scotland 4.9% alc/vol 330ml $7.5 // Full flavoured lager with a little bit of body. Blend of Noble and new world hops contribute to a unique beer.
Lagunitas IPA 6.2% alc/vol 330ml $8.50// Made with 43 different hops and 65 various malts. Orange/amber color with a medium white head. Light sweet citrus notes, a bit of earthy spiceyness, and a touch of malt with grapefruit, pine, & pineapple.
Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Extra! Ale 8.7% alc/vol 330ml $8.50// Floral, citrusy aroma with a touch of yeast. Big & hoppy with grapefruit and a strong malty sweetness of caramel and white pepper finish.
microbrews & craft beer
phillips brewing company // victoria, bc
Longboat double chocolate porter // 5.2% alc/vol 650ml $10.5 // A flavour experience. This London-style porter is full of cocoa and malts. Big, robust and such a treat.
Slipstream Cream Ale 5% alc/vol 341ml $6 // A smooth, easy drinking cream ale. Slight sweetness and medium body make this an easy drinking session ale.
Phillips Phoenix Gold Lager 5% alc/vol 330ml $ Golden colour with a light white head. Czech style pilsner with smooth malts and a crisp finish.
Phillips Feature 650ml $12.5 // What could it be today? Who knows? Your server, that’s who. Ask them and they will tell you all about it. If we have any that is. Supplies are limited and these babies go fast.
various // west
Driftwood Feature 650ml $12.5 // What could it be today? Who knows? Your server, that’s who. Ask them and they will tell you all about it. If we have any that is. Supplies are limited and these babies go fast.
White Bark Ale // Driftwood Brewery, Victoria BC
5.5% alc/vol 650ml $11 // A traditional Belgian-style Wit. Subtle malt is balanced with the floral flavours of coriander and Curaçao orange peel from the West Indies.
Farmhand Ale // Driftwood Brewery, Victoria BC
5.0% alc/vol 650ml $12 // A traditional Belgian-style Farm ale. Tart malt is balanced with flavours of fruit and spice.
various // east
Bête Noire 5.4% alc/vol 355ml $7 // This black ale is smooth and creamy with notes of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts.
St. Ambroise Apricot wheat ale // McAuslan Brewery, Montreal, Que 5% alc/vol 330ml $6.25 // This clean fruit ale boasts a generous helping of apricots with malted wheat to create an original, refreshing beer.
St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout // McAuslan Brewery, Montreal, Que 5% alc/vol 330ml $6.25 // This intensely black ale carries strong hints of espresso and chocolate. The oatmeal contributes body and ensures a long-lasting mocha-coloured head.
Extra Special Bitter // Propeller Brewing, Halifax, N.S.
5% alc/vol 341ml $6.25 // English-style bitter made from a blend of two-row malts. This copper coloured bitter has a robust body and is a pleasure to drink.
unibroue // chambly, quebec
La Fin du Monde 9% alc/vol 750ml $13 // This is a triple
fermented beer whose name means the end of the world. With a floral nose. Flavours of apples, pears. yeast and earthy spices.
Maudite 8% alc/vol 750ml $13 // This full bodied,
mahogany coloured strong ale has won multiple awards. Lots of malts, dried fruits and spices on the palate.
Trois Pistoles 9% alc/vol 750ml $13 // This is a bold beer which is reminiscent of a port wine. Candied fruits and toasted malts break through the big body leaving just the slightest caress of alcohol on the finish.
Ephemere Apple 5.5% alc/vol 750ml $13 // A Pleasant display of Granny Smith apples give a full, solid flavour to this white beer. Crisp and refreshing.