About British and North American Ales from Canada

About British  and  North American Ales from Canada
Canada: Beer Eh? Despite its geographic proximity, Canada has a very different beer scene in comparison to the United States. For example, many beer connoisseurs agree that mass-market Canadian pale lagers are typically stronger and more full-bodied than their U.S. counterparts. Canada’s beer scene also varies due to provincial government monopolies on beer distribution and retail sales. These laws often allow for the rapid growth of microbreweries by eliminating the difficult step of securing distribution and placement in the marketplace. However, it is interesting to note that with an alternatively independent retail sector, Quebec boasts the liveliest craft-brewing scene in Canada, with the similarly unregulated British Columbia falling close behind. Unibroue from Chambly, Quebec has been recognized by the Beverage Testing Institute and many others for their outstanding range of Belgian-style ales. McAuslan of Montreal boasts an excellent range of Anglo-style ales, many of which are also found in U.S. markets. Apart from various artisanal products, U.S. consumers are most likely to encounter Canadian beers from Labatts, Molson or Moosehead. Additionally, a considerable amount of beer from other countries are brewed under licenses in Canada, including Guinness of Ireland, Foster’s of Australia and Carlsberg of Denmark.

Top Picks for Canada

British and North American Ales

La Bittt À Tibi Pale Ale
94 points
Tropical, honeyed, and fruity with a nice malt backbone that makes you want to have more than one.
Awards: 2024 World Beer Championships - Best American Style Pale Ale
Wayne Gretzky Hazy IPA
94 points
$0
A spot-on IPA with plenty of delicious, juicy, and quenching hop flavors to offer.
Awards: 2021 Best Ale
Wayne Gretzky Pale Ale
92 points
$0
A hoppy, chewy English style ale with plenty to offer.
Mons Scotch Ale
90 points
A sweet and welcoming Scottish style Ale.
Wayne Gretzky Pale Ale
87 points
$0
Traditional English maltiness with zippy bittering hops make this a pleasure to drink
La Bittt À Tibi IPA
86 points
IPA
A little malt on the nose and pure bitterness in its heart.
La Bittt À Tibi Rousse Red Ale
86 points
A solid Amber for sipping every day.
Wayne Gretzky Session Ale
86 points
$0
An easy-going IPA for burger and brats.