BEER

As sum­mer ramps up, so do our crav­ings for a cold one, so to start the sea­son off right, here’s a brief re­fresher on best tem­per­a­tures and glasses, how to pour, sim­ple beer cock­tails and best food pair­ings—plus our fave new prod­ucts for 2018.

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BACK TO BA­SICS

By Tara Lux­more

The mer­cury is on the rise and so is our thirst for a cold one— time for a re­fresher on styles, tem­per­a­tures, glasses, how to pour and best food matches—plus new picks for 2018.

It’s an ex­cit­ing time to be a beer drinker in Canada. We have more than 775 brew­eries scat­tered across the coun­try, with more than 240 of those brew­eries right here in On­tario. Plus, don’t for­get all the won­der­ful im­ports com­ing in from Europe and our neigh­bours to the south. Beer sec­tions are con­stantly grow­ing (the LCBO has a huge se­lec­tion—in­clud­ing the most craft beers in On­tario), but all this va­ri­ety makes it tricky to know what to buy and how to serve it. That’s why we’re go­ing back to beer ba­sics.

Learn the per­fect, four-step pour, which beer style is the food-friendli­est, the best serv­ing tem­per­a­tures for ev­ery style, the ideal glass, how to whip up a beer cock­tail, and which beers you need to stock in your fridge all sum­mer long.

Read on for a lit­tle re­fresher on how to treat the beers in your life.

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