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Top Ontario Stouts For St. Patrick’s Day 2021

St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) will mark one full year since Canada shut down because of the global pandemic. This pandemic hasn’t been easy for anyone but stay positive, cause there is light at the end of the tunnel. With news of some momentum (hopefully) for the vaccine rollout, and spring days on the horizon, there is plenty of reasons to enjoy this St. Patrick’s Day, even if its from the comfort of your own home.

For all you lucky readers, we have a great list of stouts, the perfect libation for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Each of these stouts have been produced from local Ontario Craft brewers and are available for delivery, right to your door, through their brewery website (links below!). Some stouts are also available through The Beer Store in your area. Now let’s get down to business – Here are the top stouts for St. Patrick’s Day 2021. 

Divine Intervention Imperial Stout (ABV 11%)

Collective Arts Brewing in Collaboration with Indie Alehouse

Divine Intervention is a big, beautiful beer that’s absolutely loaded with real cacao, sourced from Toronto’s own SOMA Chocolatemaker, with chocolate fudge adding a rich sweetness. Chocolate lovers: get ready to treat yourself with this smooth, decadent brew. Divine Intervention is available now at the Collective Arts online shop, and its brewery retail stores in Toronto and Hamilton.

Chocolate Milk Stout (ABV 6.6%)

Wellington Brewery

This is a sweet and robust stout brewed with cocoa, lactose, roasted malts, and a touch of flaked oats. It has an inviting aroma of dark chocolate and silky-smooth unfiltered malt body making it a decadent treat after any meal. This brew was also the Bronze Winner at the Canadian Brewing Awards in 2020 for the category of Sweet Stout or Cream Stout and the Silver Winner in 2017 for the category of Milk Stout.

The Entire Ocean In A Drop XXX Stout (ABV 7.5%)

Muddy York Brewing Co.

To no one’s surprise, there is a lot going on here. The beer is big but doesn’t taste hot. The peanut butter comes off the nose predominantly, with banana making an appearance mid palate and mixing with a salty bacon savoury note. Huge body and big flavour. Like Elvis. This brew does contain peanuts so be sure to keep that in mind if you have any allergies.

April Stout (ABV 4%)

Burdock Brewery

This easy drinking, relatively dry stout is brewed with premium Ontario oats that according to the brewery are “so premium that we eat ‘em for breakfast.” They also say that this particular batch is balanced and clean; not quite as light as a dark lager but is most definitely lurking in the refreshing darkness zone. This brew also has notes of dark chocolate cake, light brown salted caramel, and fancy fruity 3rd wave drip coffee.

Brown Cow Nitro Stout (ABV 5.5%)

Calabogie Brewing Co.

The Cow Nitro Stout from Calabogie Brewing pours a beautiful cascade leaving a thick ice cream mocha head. The nose is brown sugar, vanilla beans, chocolate and espresso. Rich chocolate and slightly roasted flavours complement the big body and silky texture. This brew is available directly through Calabogie Brewing’s websiteor at The Beer Store.

Kensington It’s A Stout (ABV 5.8%)

Kensington Brewing Co.

It’s A Stout by Kensington Brewing Company is a delicious dark ale brewed with roasted cacao nibs which give it a baker’s chocolate vibe and roasted espresso aromas. This brew was a Gold Medal winner of the 2020 Ontario Brewing Awards and pairs well with frigid weather, windchills, and Netflix. Is there really a better way is there to enjoy the last few weeks of winter? You can purchase this brew now from Kensington Brewing Company’s website and at The Beer Store.

Stouty McStout Face (ABV 5.8%)

Sleeping Giant Brewing Co.

Brewed for St. Patrick’s Day, this Foreign Extra Stout is malt forward with a distinct roastiness and very little to no hop presence. Brewed with American Ale yeast, this Stout is full-bodied and will have a nice alcoholic warmth along with it. Its flavour profile is described as strong, bold, heavy, smooth mouthfeel.

Gamma Ray Imperial Coffee Stout (ABV 9.5%)

Signal Brewing Company

Gamma Ray blends five malts and a large quantity of oats to deliver a decadently deep and indulgent experience. A healthy dose of roasted coffee added to each batch brings out the beer’s dark chocolate flavors and enhances its drinkability. A luxuriously smooth mouthfeel is followed by full flavours of chocolate, liquorice and subtle notes of coffee. The finish is rich and satisfying with a lingering roasted bitterness. Despite its intensity, Gamma Rays fine carbonation and creamy mouthfeel make it very smooth and surprisingly easy to drink.

Celestial Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 2020 (ABV 9.7%)

Bobcaygeon Brewing Company

Brewed in the Fall of 2019, the team at Bobcaygeon Brewing Company laid this tasty beer to rest in some Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels for over a year. During this time, the barrels contributed notes of vanilla, charred-oak and bourbon booziness that are a beautiful compliment to the dark chocolate, cherry and raspberry notes of the base beer.

Pouring a syrupy black with a dark brown head, this is a full-bodied beer for sipping and savouring. A perfect brew to enjoy during St. Patrick’s Day or cellared and enjoyed years down the road.

Paradise Found: Tropical Stout (ABV 5.8%)

Saulter Street Brewing Co.

With inspiration pulled from the West Indies this Tropical Stout inspires visions of warmer days with its sweet aroma and flavours of chocolate covered espresso beans from the roasted barley and added Demerara sugar. The perfect brew to cap off winter and get you excited for the brighter (and warmer) days ahead.

There you have it… Plenty of options in the category of stouts to celebrate this year’s St. Patrick’s Day. If you’re looking for even more options and want to support your local brewery, check out The Ontario Beer Delivery Index created by Cass Enright at BarTowel.com. This list shows you all the brewers of Ontario who have adopted home delivery, along with shipping details. It is a great resource if you need to stock up on brews during this time and also support your local brewery.

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The Ontario Beer Delivery Index (OBDI)

Who would have predicted at the start of 2020, we would be living in such unprecedented times these last few weeks. There are many amongst us that are struggling with anxiety and angst over the loss of steady employment, the slowing of our economy, or simply how to make ends meet during this time.  There are also many heroes amongst us including doctors, nurses and first responders that are on the front lines, helping us and our communities.

We’ve had to embrace the concept of social distancing, self-isolation and learn to adopt a new, simpler routine to protect ourselves and our communities. These changes have also allowed many of us to spend more time with our loved ones, re-evaluate or re-align our future goals, learn a new recipe, or simply stay home and stay safe.

We can all agree that in this moment, it is crucial to find small ways to support our local communities and businesses. This includes the small family run restaurants providing take home food service to keep things going, or local breweries who rely on your visits to the bottle shop, before all this began.

If this is important to you and you want to support Ontario brewers during this time, a great resource is the Ontario Beer Delivery Index, created by Cass Enright at BarTowel.com. This list shows you all the brewers of Ontario who have adopted home delivery, along with shipping details. It is a great resource if you need to stock up on brews during this time and also support your local brewery.

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Brewery / LinkShipping Cost DetailsDelivery Location(s)
4 Degrees BreweryFree local, otherwise via Canada PostOntario
4 Fathers BrewingFree for March with code FREESHIP, then $16 flat rate for OntarioOntario
5 Paddles BrewingFree in Durham Region, Canada Post for ONOntario
555 BrewingFree in P.E.C. with 12 beers+Prince Edward County
Abe Erb BrewingFree to Kitchener Waterloo over $50Kitchener Waterloo
Amsterdam BreweryFree delivery in Toronto over $50Toronto
Anderson Craft Ales$16-$26 depending on quantityOntario
Ashton BrewingFree in local area 
Avling BreweryFree over $50 in Toronto, or $10 in ON or under $50Ontario
Badlands Brewing$15 flat rate in ONOntario
Bandit Brewery$15 for 12 bottlesOntario
Barley Days BreweryFree delivery over $35Ontario
Barnstormer Brewing$5 flat rate in Barrie and Innisfil, or free over $75 to ONOntario
Batch HouseDelivery in Toronto via FoodoraToronto
Bayside BrewingFree to Erieau and Free to Blenheim over $40Erieau, Blenheim
Beau's All Natural$15 flat rate in OntarioOntario
Beerlab! BreweryFree in London over $30, otherwise flat-rate to ONLondon, soon all of Ontario
Bell City BrewingFree over $40 to local brewery areaBrantford, Brant,
Saint George,
Burford, Paris
Mount Pleasant & within 15 km
Bellwoods Brewery$15 for 9 bottles or 18 cansOntario
Bench BrewingFree over $100, $10 over $50Ontario
Beyond the PaleFree in Ottawa over $60, otherwise $15 flat rate on one box (18 cans), or $30 (19-36 cans).Ontario
Bicycle Craft BreweryFree for Ottawa area, $12 flat rate over $50Ontario
Big Rig BreweryVia Canada PostOntario
Big Rock BreweryFree in TorontoToronto
Black Bellows BrewingFree local delivery or $15 flat rate to ONOntario
Black Lab BrewingFree to GTA over $50, $15 below $50Greater Toronto Area
Black Swan BrewingFree local deliveryStratford
Block Three BrewingFree over $50 to Woolwich/Waterloo/Kitchener, otherwise Canada PostOntario
Blood Brothers BrewingFree local delivery over $50 with code LOCAL50, or $5 flat under minimum, otherwise $10 under $100 to ON or free overOntario
Bobcaygeon BrewingFree over $50 in local area, $10 for orders over $50 in ONOntario
Braumeister BrewingFree local delivery around breweryCarleton Place, Ottawa
Breakwall BrewingFree local delivery to Welland and Port Colborne, otherwise Canada Post for ONOntario
Brew RevolutionFree local delivery over $50Kanata, Carp, Stittsville
Brimstone BrewingFree for Niagara Region over $45 or 12 cansNiagara Region
Brock Street BrewingFree in Durham Region over $30Durham Region
Broken Stick BrewingFree over $40 within a 20km distance of downtown Ottawa plus Clarence-RocklandClarence-Rockland and Ottawa
Brothers BrewingFree in Guelph over $30 with coupon code FRIYAYGuelph
Burdock BreweryFree to Toronto on full case, $10 for partial caseToronto
Calabogie BrewingFree within 40 minutes of Kanata location40 minutes of Kanata
Caledon Hills Brewing$5 to Caledon, Orangeville, Mono, Georgetown and NobletonCaledon, Orangeville, Mono, Georgetown and Nobleton
Cameron's BrewingFree over $50Ontario
Cassel BreweryFree delivery in Casselman & Seguinbourg, otherwise $5-$10 depending on location from brewery to OttawaCasselman to Ottawa
Charlotteville BrewingFree local deliveries over $25 orderLocal around brewery
Chronicle BrewingFree to Clarington, Oshawa, and Whitby over $40Clarington, Oshawa, and Whitby
Church-Key BreweryFree delivery over $20, up to 40km from breweryLocal around brewery
Clifford BrewingFree to Hamilton area, otherwise $15 to ONHamilton, Ancaster, Stoney Creek
Collective Arts Brewing$4.99 for 24 or more cansOntario
Collingwood BreweryFree in Thornbury, Blue Mountain, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach & Stayner, regular shipping for ONOntario
Concession Road BrewingFree local deliveryHaldimand County
Conspiracy Theory BrewingFree in Ottawa over $40Ottawa
Counterpoint BrewingFree to Kitchener & Waterloo over $60Kitchener, Waterloo
Covered Bridge BrewingFree in Ottawa areaOttawa
Cowbell BrewingFree over $45Ontario
Craft Brand Co.$10 flat rate for orders under $100Ontario
Craft Heads BrewingFree in Windsor/Essex County over $50Windsor & Essex County
Creemore SpringsFree delivery to local areaCreemore
Crooked Mile BreweryFree in west OttawaWest Ottawa
Descendants BeerDelivers locally. Free for orders over $35 Kitchener, Waterloo
Dominion CityFree in Ottawa over $40, $10 for ONOntario
Eastbound BrewingFree locally over $30, otherwise $10 over $50 or free over $100 to OntarioOntario
Elora BrewingFree for Elora/Fergus/Kitchener/Waterloo/Guelph with code LOCALDELIVERY, $15 for ON over $40Ontario
Evergreen Craft AlesFree local delivery to Kanata, Stittsville, Bells Corners, Nepean, Barrhaven, Manotick and Riverside SouthLocal around brewery
Exchange BreweryFree within 20km of breweryNiagara-on-the-Lake area
Fairweather Brewing$16.95 flat rateOntario
Falcon BrewingFree to Ajax & Pickering over $30Ajax, Pickering
Fenelon Falls BrewingFree for 1-hr radius of brewery + Durham Region with code LOCAL, otherwise $15 to ONOntario
Fixed Gear BrewingFree in Guelph over $30 with code FREE99, otherwise free over $75 to ONOntario
Folly BrewingFree in TorontoToronto
Forked River BrewingFree in London over $50, or free to Ontario over $100Ontario
Frank BrewingFree local deliveryTecumseh
Full Beard BrewingFree in Timmins and area of 12 cans, otherwise Canada PostOntario
Furnace Room BreweryFree local to Georgetown, $3 to Milton, $5 to Brampton/Oakville/Burlington, $10 to Hamilton/Guelph/Brantford/GTAAround brewery and GTA
Gan BrewingFree to local areaGananoque, Rockport, Brockville
Gateway City BreweryFree in North Bay with code NORTHBAY, otherwise Canada Post to ONOntario
Godspeed BrewingFree delivery within Toronto on $50+ or brewery pickup, $15 flat rate to ON via CanparOntario
GoodLot Farm BrewingOnline order for pickup onlyPickup at the brewery
Grain & Grit Beer$18/$25 Canada Post deliver depending on quantityOntario
Granite BreweryFree in Toronto over $50 (otherwise $5) to select codes, $100 minimum for other codes (see notes)Toronto
Great Lakes BreweryFree in Toronto over $50Toronto
Grey Matter BeerFree local deliveryKincardine
Half Hours on EarthFree over $75, otherwise $10Ontario
Haliburton Highlands BrewingBrewery pickup only 
Halo BreweryFree in ONOntario
Henderson BrewingFree local delivery in Toronto over $50, otherwise via Canada PostOntario
High Park BreweryBrewery pickup only 
Highlander BrewFree in ON for 24 packOntario
Hometown BrewFree to Norfolk & Oxford County over $50Norfolk, Oxford County
Imperial City Brew HouseFree local area deliverySarnia
Indie AlehouseFree in Toronto with code YYZDELIVERYOntario
Innocente BrewingFree in KW with code KWDELIVERYOntario
Jobsite BrewingDelivery in town or brewery pickupStratford
Junction CraftFree for Toronto (code WESTTORONTO, EASTTORONTO), Free for ON with minimumOntario
Kame and Kettle Beer WorksBrewery pickup only 
Katalyst BrewingFree to Gravenhurst, Bracebridge and Huntsville with code FREELOCAL, or $15 for 6 items and under, $20 for 7-12, $30 for 13-24Ontario
Kensington BrewingFree with $50 order, $5 if $35-$50Toronto
Kichesippi BeerFree for Ottawa on 12 cans+Ontario
Kingsville BreweryFree delivery in Essex County, otherwise Canada Post for ONOntario
Lake of Bays BrewingVia Canada PostOntario
Lake of the Woods BrewingFree to Thunder Bay, otherwise Canada PostOntario
Left Field BreweryFree for Toronto over $50, $10 for ONOntario
Little Beasts BrewingFree in Durham Region, Canada Post to ONOntario
Lock Street BrewingDelivery available - call to discussLocal around brewery
London BrewingFree in London over $65, otherwise $5London
Longslice BreweryFree in TorontoToronto
Louis Cifer Brew Works$10 within TorontoToronto
MacKinnon Brothers BrewingFree local to select postal codes (see right), otherwise via Canada PostOntario
Maclean's AlesFree around brewery local areaHanover
MagnottaVia Canada PostOntario
Manantler BrewingFree to Bowmanville, Newcastle, Orono, Courtice, Oshawa & WhitbyLocal around brewery
Matron$10 flat shipping Ontario, FREE shipping to Ottawa, Toronto, PEC/Kingston/Belleville minimum $40 order select days **see instagram**Ontario, Ottawa, Toronto, PEC/Kingston/Belleville
Merit BrewingFree for Hamilton with code HAMONTOntario
Midtown BrewingBrewery pickup only 
Mill Street BreweryFree delivery to select postal codes in Toronto (see to the right)Toronto
Muddy York BrewingFree for Toronto (code FREETO), $10 for ONOntario
Muskoka BreweryFree in OntarioOntario
Napanee BeerFree in Kingston & Napanee over $40, $9.99 flat rate to ONOntario
Natterjack BrewingFree local deliveryWest Elgin, Dutton Dunwich
New Limburg BrewingCurbside brewery pickup only 
New Ontario BrewingFree to North BayNorth Bay, Callander
Nickel Brook BrewingLocal door drop for $4.95, or free shipping in Ontario over $75Ontario
Nita Beer$5 within Ottawa, or $15 for $37-$50, $10 for $50-$75, $5 for $75-$110Ontario
Oast House BrewersFree to Niagara-On-The-LakeNiagara-On-The-Lake
Old Flame BrewingFree over $50 to Durham RegionDurham Region
Orange Snail BrewersFree delivery in MiltonMilton
Orléans BrewingFree local delivery within 30km brewery, or $5 flat rate for Ottawa Valley and Eastern townshipsAround brewery, Ottawa Valley & Eastern townships
Outlaw BrewVia Canada PostOntario
Overflow BrewingFree in Ontario with code FREESHIPPINGOntario
Parsons BrewingFree to Prince Edward County for orders over $25, $5 Napanee, Trenton and Belleville areaP.E.C., Napanee, Trenton, Belleville
People's PintFree in Toronto over $50, Canada Post in ONOntario
Perth BreweryFree to Perth, Ottawa & Kingston, otherwise $15Ontario
Prince Eddy's BrewingFlat rate of $15 to ONOntario
Publican House BreweryVia Canada PostOntario
Radical Road BrewingFree local delivery over $61 within 7km radius of brewery.Local around brewery
Railway City BrewingFree to local areaSt. Thomas area
Rainhard BrewingFree local over $40 or $10 for ON over $50Ontario
Ramblin' Road BreweryCurbside brewery pickup only 
Red Circle BrewingFree to Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and GuelphKitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph
Red Thread BrewingDeliver is around $12Ontario
Redline BrewhouseFree local delivery, otherwise via Canada PostOntario
Refined Fool BrewingFree in Sarnia over $50, otherwise via Canada PostOntario
Revel CiderFree on orders $150+, flat rate $15 for 6/12 packsOntario
Rhythm & Brews BrewingVia Canada PostOntario
Ridge Rock BrewingDelivery within 30 minutes of breweryOttawa area
Riverhead BrewingFree local delivery (see postal codes)Local around brewery
Rorschach BrewingFree in Toronto with code TORONTOFREE (over $50 order), or flat rate of $10 up to 24 cans/bottlesOntario
Rouge River BrewingFlat rate of $22 per boxOntario
Royal City BrewingFree GuelphOntario, Guelph
Saulter Street BreweryFree in Toronto over $50, $10 for ONOntario
Sawdust City BrewingFree over $75Ontario
Shacklands Toronto
Shakespeare BrewingOnline ordering for brewery pickup, delivery may be availableShakespeare
Shawn & Ed BrewingDelivery available for Greater Hamilton AreaHamilton
Short Finger Brewing$5 on orders in KW, free in ON with code SHIP75 over $75Ontario
Side Launch BrewingFree to L9Y postal codeL9Y postal code
Signal BrewingFree within BellevilleBelleville
Silversmith BrewingFree to Niagara RegionNiagara Region
Skeleton Crew BrewingVia Canada PostOntario
Skeleton Park BreweryFree local delivery over $40, otherwise via Canada PostOntario
Sleeping Giant BrewingFree in Thunder Bay over $40, or $10 flat rate in ONOntario
Small Pony Barrel WorksFree in Ottawa over $60, free in ON over $90, or $20 flat rateOntario
Sons of KentCurbside brewery pickup only 
SparkFree Ottawa delivery over $30Ottawa
Spearhead BrewingFree in Kingston, Canada Post for ONOntario
Square BrewFree in Goderich over 24 cansGoderich
Square Timber BrewingFree to local areaPembroke & Petawawa
Stack BrewingFree in Sudbury, otherwise Canada PostOntario
Stalwart BrewingFree in Ottawa over $50Carleton Place to Orleans, south to Barrhaven
Steam WhistleFree in TorontoToronto/Mississauga
Stone City AlesFree local delivery over $15Kingston
Stonehooker BrewingFree to local area over $50Mississauga
Storm Stayed BrewingFree if greater than a case, otherwise $5London
Stray Dog BrewingFree in Ottawa areaOttawa Region (Orleans to Kanata)
The Second Wedge BrewingFree in downtown Uxbridge, free in local area over $50, $10 flat rate to OntarioOntario
The Six BrewingFree in Toronto over $45, otherwise $10Toronto
Thornbury Craft Cider & BeerFree from Owen Sound to CollingwoodOwen Sound, Collingwood
Tooth and Nail BrewingBrewery pickup only 
Town BreweryFree in Durham Region with code DURHAM ($30 minimum), or $10 if under and to rest of ONOntario
Trestle Brewing$10 over $35, free locally (Parry Sound) over $50Ontario
Tuque de BroueFree within 20km of breweryEmbrun, Winchester, Ottawa, Rockland
TWB Co-op BrewingFree in Kitchener-Waterloo over $60, otherwise $10Kitchener-Waterloo
Vimy BrewingFree in Ottawa areaOttawa
Walkerville Brewery$5 to Windsor/Essex CountyWindsor & Essex County
Waller St. BrewingFree to 20km radius of breweryOttawa area (20km radius)
Wave Maker BreweryFree local in Cambridge, or $15 flat rate to ONOntario
Wellington BreweryFree over $75Ontario
Whiprsnapr BrewingFree in Ottawa of 12 packs, $10 flat rate in ONOntario
Whitewater BrewingFree in Ottawa ValleyOttawa Valley
Wild Card BrewingFree local (10km brewery radius) over $30, or $10 flat rate to ON for 6–11 cans or $15 for 12-18 cansOntario
William Street BeerFree to NorthumberlandNorthumberland
Willibald BreweryFree in Waterloo region over $40, $10 flat rate in ON over $40Ontario
   
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