HogsBack Vintage Lager
Our inaugural and flagship style is a European-inspired lager with superior flavour derived from using only premium ingredients combining three malt types (2-Row, Munich and Vienna), unique Saaz hops and German lager yeast. The result is a crisp, flavourful lager experience.
Winner of Gold and People’s Choice at the Ontario Brewers Awards.
Available on draft or in LCBO stores across Ontario.
IBU – International Bitterness Units
OG – Original Gravity
SRM – Standard Reference Method (Colour)
ABV – Alcohol By Volume
Our flagship brew is our award winning HogsBack Vintage Lager, but we’re not resting on our laurels – we also brew seasonal beers.
OUR CURRENT SEASONAL …
WINTER 2014 ~ APORKALYPSE NOW – OATMEAL BACON STOUT
Back by popular demand! Look into the heart of darkness of this pitch black beauty. Take in the sweet caramel and roasted malty notes on the nose with a suggestion of the bacon goodness within. This full-bodied, rich and creamy oatmeal stout trots out a bold, unbridled taste that comes from a unique infusion of high-quality bacon. Blending in roasted malt and oatmeal for a solid footing, this smooth, dark beer has the perfect finish hinting of the fine swine contained within.
past SEASONALS …
SUMMER 2013 ~ alohog – coconut pale ALE
A spectacular summer beer infused with a hint of toasted coconut to enjoy on a hot day. The beer pours a clear golden colour with the aroma first hinting of the delicious coconut within along with sweet pale malt, citrus and some piney hops. The taste is malty then citrusy then a lovely coconut flavour finishes the beer off ending mildly dry and slightly peppery. Mouthfeel is light to medium
body and smoothly sweet with medium carbonation. Overall this beer is balanced, smooth and exceptional for summer quaffing.
WINTER 2013 ~ APORKALYPSE NOW – OATMEAL BACON STOUT
Look into the heart of darkness of this pitch black beauty. Take in the sweet caramel and roasted malty notes on the nose with a suggestion of the bacon goodness within. This full-bodied, rich and creamy oatmeal stout trots out a bold, unbridled taste that comes from a unique infusion of high-quality bacon. Blending in roasted malt and oatmeal for a solid footing, this smooth, dark beer has the perfect finish hinting of the fine swine contained within.
FALL 2012 ~ FULL MONTY – ENGLISH BROWN ALE
At one time in England, before pales or stouts, Brown or running ales were the only commercially produced beer style. HogsBack’s Full Monty is tongue in cheekily named in honour of the recent exploits of Prince Harry in Las Vegas, Full Monty is a refreshing take on Britain’s original beer style brewed with lightly kilned malts giving it its signature brown colour and a light malty chocolate – somewhat nutty, caramelized flavor with sweet aroma and a slight bitter finish.
So rise to the occasion, head out to your favourite pub, and ask for the Full Monty.
SUMMER 2012 ~ SUNOFA BEACH – KRISTAL WHEAT
Sunny and hot, sunscreen on, shorts and swimwear ready …It’s summer and the green flag is up on our refreshing take on a Bavarian weizen wheat beer is brewed with a delicate combination of wheat malt and barley malt, filtered for clarity giving it a light golden hue. A light easy to drink, summery beer nicely balanced between sweet and dry.
Enjoy – The taste of the summer.
SPRING 2012 & 2013 ~ KILTY BASTARD – SCOTTISH ALE
Spring ushers in our fresh take on a traditional Scottish Ale. The beer pours a ruby red amber colour producing a full, creamy white head. As you taste the beer, there is a definite malt undertone with a slight sweetness that compliments the hoppiness of the typical Scottish Ale. Kilty Bastard offers surprising hints of caramel with a slight essence of vanilla…a truly great looking, great tasting beer.
Try it – you’ll be glad you did. Slàinte mhath