- $8.95/750 ml
Harvest beer is an anything-goes category. To capture the flavours of the season, brewers may toss spices into the vat, even pumpkin or fruit. The fourth-annual edition of this seasonal brew plays it subtly, employing a so-called dry-hopping technique whereby aromatic hops are added late in the brewing process to deliver more aroma, in this case of dry grass or hay. Somewhere between amber and chestnut in colour, it's dry, smooth, round and malty, with citrus and toasted-grain characters and solid bitterness. Packaged in a 750-millilitre swing-top bottle at 7-per-cent alcohol, it's designed to be sipped like wine, the brewery says, preferably with food. It's good on its own, too.