GOLD MEDAL BREW
Nickel Brook Uncommon Element Brett Pale Ale LCBO 482596, 375 mL, $3.35
Based in Burlington, Ont., Nickel Brook has been a leader in the province’s craft brewing movement since 2005. This award-winner—it garnered gold at last year’s Canadian Brewing Awards—combines the funky barnyard tang of Brettanomyces yeast with an American pale ale. It’s a crisp, hop-forward brew with notes of orange peel and pineapple.