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Six great Ot­tawa beers to take home

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1 wuchak black

Known as a Cas­ca­dian dark ale, this bit­ter and sweet brew is a fine serv­ing of roasted malt com­plete with small hints of cof­fee and rich earth flavours. $3.05, 6%, 77 IBU, 473 mL can. Kich­esippi Beer Co., 866 Camp­bell Ave., kbeer.ca Avail­able at Beer Store & LCBO

2 aro­mather­apy

Billed as cit­rusy, re­fresh­ing, and flo­ral, this Amer­i­can East Coast IPA looks like a trop­i­cal fruit: cloudy or­ange beer un­der a last­ing white foam head. $4.50, 6.5%, 55 IBU, 473 mL can. Be­yond the Pale Brew­ing Com­pany, 108250 City Cen­tre Ave., btp­shop.ca Avail­able at LCBO

3 Farm ta­ble: märzen

A dark Ger­man lager that’s brewed in hon­our of Beau’s Ok­to­ber­fest in Van­kleek Hill (see pg. 22), it fea­tures a roasted grain and tof­fee aroma with a re­fresh­ing, sweet malt taste. $5.95, 5.5%, 27 IBU, 600 mL bot­tle. Beau’s All Nat­u­ral Brew­ing Com­pany, 10 Terry Fox Dr., Van­kleek Hill, beaus.ca Avail­able at LCBO

4 vim & vigor

Here’s Ger­man pil­sner that’s crisp and thirst-quench­ing. The fresh grass and doughy aro­mas bal­ance well to cre­ate a no-fuss palate cleanser. $2.75, 5.2%, 38 IBU, 355 mL can.

Tooth and Nail Brew­ing Com­pany, 3 Irv­ing Ave., toothand­nail­beer.com

5 mr. tem­ple­ton’s wee heavy

A cop­per-coloured Scotch ale that’s dark, malty and slightly sweet — this “wee heavy” is smooth as can be with aro­mas of caramel and tof­fee. $3.75, 7.5%, 22 IBU, 473 mL can. Bi­cy­cle Craft Brew­ery,

12-850 In­dus­trial Ave., bi­cy­cle­craft­brew­ery.ca

6 earl grey mar­malade sai­son

For a unique take on Bel­gian farm­house ale, try this spicy and sweet con­coc­tion of Earl Grey tea and or­ange with a tart fin­ish. $3.32, 5.5%, 21 IBU, 473 mL can. Do­min­ion City Brew­ing Co., 15-5510 Can­otek Rd., do­min­ioncity.ca

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