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Our Beers

Ever thought about making your own beer. It's fun, tastes as good as any craft brewed beer and is very affordable.

At the Art Of Brewing we have chosen The Brew House-beer kit, as the beer kit of choice. Why? Because The Brew House is the only beer kit on the market that is made in the same way that a micro-brewery would craft and brew its beers. Beers freshly brewed from 100% malted barley, hops and water, without the use of additives, malt extracts, sugars and preservatives. Thus the Brewhouse Kit produces all-grain microbrew style beer with the convenience of a kit.

We have a full line-up of beers, starting with an American Lager all the way up to an Irish Stout and all the styles that fall in between, including an increasing number of seasonal specials. 
Our beers can be customized in various ways, so we can truly match everyones palate.

The brew process in our store takes about 2 weeks, after bottling the beer it takes another 2-4 weeks of conditioning the beer in the bottle before it is ready to drink. Minimum batchsize is 5.5 dozen (66 botlles). 

Besides The Brew House we carry kits from; Muntons, Brew Canada, Black Rock and Baron's.

Premium Lager

Cool and refreshing, try the newest favorite from Brew House: Light Canadian Lager. Our Light Canadian Lager is a crisp, easy to drink beer with a lower alcohol level to bring out the freshness and aroma profile of a true to style all-grain beer.

12 IBU, OG=1.044, Pale straw, serve @ 9°C.

Mexican Cerveza

Modelled after the classic beer - 'In the clear bottle' - of Mexico! Light bodied, crisp and clean. Drop in a wedge of lime and let your Cerveza take you to a white sand beach overlooking the Pacific...... Don't forget the sunblock!

10 IBU, OG=1.044, Straw golden, serve @ 7 °C.

Prairie Wheat

Brew House “Prairie Wheat” is a light, summer thirst quencher filled with the distinctive, refreshing flavour of malted wheat. A Canadian version of the classic German wheat beers, it leans towards the “clean and crisp”. Prairie Wheat will produce a light-bodied, clean brew, with a subtle hop character and aroma.

10 IBU, OG=1.046, Pale straw, serve @ 7 °C.


The original pilsner was brewed in the Czech Republic in 1842. It has been known for its full malty body and its generous use of hops. Our pale golden pilsner is modeled after both the Czech and German Pilsners, this beer occupies the middle ground stylistically. It is flavourful and malty, but clean, with a generous hop character both up front, and in the long, smooth finish.

35 IBU, OG=1.052, Pale golden, serve @ 9 °C.

Red Ale

Stylistically positioned between a German Alt Beer and the Oktoberfest, our red ale is copper red in colour. It has a pronounced crisp, malty character, with delicate hop bitterness and a pleasing floral aroma.
Blessed with all of these thirst quenching attributes, this beer is sure to please!

18 IBU, OG=1.051, Ruby red copper, serve @ 12 °C.

Pale Ale

A beer with roots in the English Midlands, pale ale dates back as far as 1870. Today it is copied worldwide. Although there are many different examples of this beer style, our take is modeled after 'West Coast' Pale Ale - with emphasis on crisp, clean flavours and plenty of robust Cascade hop character and aroma.

30 IBU, OG=1.050, Amber, serve @ 12 °C.

India Pale Ale

Attempts at shipping beer from England (usually the new 'Pale' ales that were becoming so popular) were foiled by the rocking of the waves and the high temperatures in the ships hulls, which spoiled the beer long before it reached its destination. India Pale Ale was developed in England to withstand the long journey, brewed with a higher alcohol level, and higher hopping rates to preserve the beer on its journey. The beer was a success in India, and "IPA" as it came to be known, caught on in England as well and a new beer style was born!
Our India Pale Ale has a copper golden colour with a slightly higher starting gravity and hop rates than our regular Pale Ale with medium aroma hops.

50 IBU, OG=1.053, Golden copper, serve @ 12 °C.

Munich Dark Lager

Since the mid-19th century this dark beer has been brewed in the Bavarian city of Munich. This beer has a lot going on. Its full toasted nutty flavour, rich malty sweetness, pleasant hop bit - from traditional German hops - and smooth, clean finish, all combine to make this the beer of choice for brewers who want to get the most from their efforts.

20 IBU, OG=1.055, Dark Brown, serve @ 9 °C.


Brewed since at least 1820, stout is Ireland's gift to beer lovers. Ours is dark and rich, with a bold roasted flavour, hints of chocolate and an espresso-like finish. So smooth, you'd enjoy having more than one.

18 IBU, OG=1.052, Black, serve @ 12 °C.

Pale Wheat Ale

Available in season only.
Smooth, light-bodied and refreshing, this true-to-style Pale Wheat Ale (or Summer Wheat Ale) offers distinct flavours of crisp citrus peel and finishes dry with a light spice note.
A summer classic that's sure to refresh you from those long hot days! Not only good in summer.

20 IBU, OG=1.044, Straw-golden, serve @ 7 °C.
Malts; Pale, malted wheat. Hops; Saaz. Spices; Grains of paradise and lemon zest.

Pumpkin Ale

Available in season only.
The full-bodied Pumpkin Ale entices the nose with freshly baked pie crust and spice, followed by a crisp finish of pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg.   

22 IBU, OG=1.048, Straw, golden, serve @ 7 °C.


Available in season only.
Oktoberfest is a beer steeped in tradition and is typically an opportunity for the brewer to showcase the best of his craft. Historically brewed in spring and stored in cool caves over summer, Oktoberfest would reach its peak of flavour just in time for the fall festival.
The Oktoberfest style has survived and continues to flourish today.
We use the finest Munich and Crystal malts to provide a clean maltiness, and counter this with the best noble aromatic hops (for both aroma and bitterness). Balance and complexity are the ultimate goal of Oktoberfest brewing, and we are confident that you will find just that in our version.

22 IBU, OG=1.046, Golden copper, serve @ 12 °C.

Winterfest Ale

Available in season only.

Our latest seasonal beer is sure to add cheer to this Holiday season. Deep amber to copper in colour with a big hearted body, hop bitterness is apparent, but not aggressive. This beer boasts of fruity, estery flavours and will continue to develop and mature with aging (if bottle conditioned). Complimenting the hop character is a touch of spiciness from cinnamon and nutmeg.

35 IBU, OG=1.054, Amber copper, serve @ 12 °C.

Oatmeal Stout

Currently sold out!!

Just in time for the Winter season, this stout has a smooth oat undertone that you can only find in true-to-style oatmeal stouts. Aromas of rich, sweet and candy-like malts are blended with full notes of dark chocolate, espresso and coffee that offer a smooth hoppy finish.
The brewer's oat give this stout a wonderful creamy mouth feel with a balanced and refreshing finish. This beer is a must try for the holiday season.

Bitterness: 31 IBU, OG: 1.054, Colour: Dark chocolate brown, serve @ 12-15˚C.
Malts: Pale 2-row, black, wheat, carapils, caramel 120, oats, honey. Hops: Northern Brewer and East Kent Goldings.

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