CANADIAN Bees – Need Beer suggestions

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MsGinkgo: I had a BBQ this summer and had a ton of different microbrewed beers that I thought would be a big hit. Alas, everyone gravitated toward three bottled beers: Alexander Keith’s, Samuel Adams (which is finally available at the beer store, YAY!) and Mill Street Organic. Molson Canadian is a pretty safe bet too.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Personally I love Molson 67, and Alexander Keiths. I know lots of people like Original 16 (not sure if its available in bottles) and Miller Chill. I live in the same town as the Great Western brewery, so lots of our functions are stocked with GW products… dont know if you have those in ontario. It’s good to have a few different options like a light, a flavored (like lime or iced tea), a pale ale, and a more full bodied beer, so everyone has something they prefer.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I prefer Stella, Creemore and MGD 🙂

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Bud and Bud light is always a standard at events we attend. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MsGinkgo:  My DH loves Michelob Ultra.  It seems to have gained in popularity lately too.  I’m not sure what the price is though, it’s definitely more than Canadian or Bud Light and the likes.

I think we only had Canadian and Coors Light for beer at ours, but we also had wine and liquor.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Kokanee is also a safe choice.  Not sure if it’s available everywhere but Granville Island Brewing is a great local micro-brew.  I’m not even much of a beer drinker but I recommend thier Cypress Honey Lager.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@sourcandy:  I love Michelob Ultra too!

Alas, I agree with a previous poster. Mill Street Organic and Alexander Keith’s are a must, and I’d add a third like Stella or Hoegaarden for the import snobs.

 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yes you can get Creemore in bottles, but I’ve only ever seen it in 6 packs.  

Personally I love Moosehead, Stella, Creemore, Sleeman Honey Brown, and Mill Street Organic.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I’m a beer snob and love the Microbrews! I have seen some at the LCBO, others are harder to find.

  • Mill Street Organic and/or Stock
  • Steamwhistle
  • Beau’s Lug Tread Ale
  • St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout
  • Great Lakes Brewery – a few good ones here
  • Churchkey – Northumberland Ale
  • Granville Island (bunch of good ones, the wheat is nice)
  • Lake of Bays Pale Ale

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@MsGinkgo:  Yes you can! 🙂 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@MsGinkgo:  Lately (like in the last couple of years) at weddings I’ve performed at, I’ve noticed that small microbreweries are really popular (I often get invited to the receptions :). There are the standard selections like Canadian, Molson Ex, Keiths, Sleeman – but more caterers seem to be open to the microbrews.

Some that I love that can be ordered by caterers:

  • Wellington (from Guelph)

  • Nickelbrook

  • Steamwhistle

  • Mill Street (I like the stock ale)

  • Creemore Springs (yes you can get this in bottles)

  • Flying Monkeys (from Barrie and they are my latest favourite)

  • Black Oak

All of those ones are from Ontario, so nice and local for you if you like to buy local. They all have different varieties and there’s a good list of them here.

ETA: I should add that all of those are available at the Beer Store.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Keiths, Sleeman Honey Brown (very popular), and a light beer like bud light…. thats basically what we had.

I was told having something like a pale ale, something more flavorful (even an import like…european not american), and a light is always good.

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