Our goal with this beer was to represent the beginning and end of harvest. Last year we took hundreds of pounds of Rosewood Crab Franc skins, sealed them, and stored them frozen so we could use them in the future. This past April, we went to the same vineyard the Cab Franc grapes came from, and trimmed the canes on the vines, making the way for new growth to start. We then took those canes, dried them, and used them to smoke a small portion of the grain we used in this beer. We then brewed a rustic saison base that was then aged on the Crab Franc skins. Our goal was to create a flavour profile similar to those found in piquettes, a style we’ve loved seeing the resurgence in. ‘Then’ displays bright spring fruitiness alongside subtle funk. ‘Then’ finishes very dry with bright and high carbonation. Bottle conditioned.
Currently On Tap
Cab Franc Hybrid Saison
By And By
Tripel w. Leaning Post Pinot Noir Skins & Wild Lees
This year, we were lucky enough to get our hands on over 500lbs of freshly pressed and post-fermented Pinot Noir skins from our friends at Leaning Post Wines! The skins bring notes of creamy strawberry, tart cherry, raspberry, currant, and rose to a classic Belgian-style Tripel base. By And By drinks like a Beaujolais-beer with major fruit balanced by subtle tannin and an even more subtle acidity.
Good Things 2019
Saison de Miel w. Niagara Nectarines, Blue Plums, & Rosewood Honeycomb
Good Things is a new, once-a-year release that celebrates the past year’s harvest by purposefully selecting a few of our favourite local ingredients to use in a limited release. This year’s Good Things uses two of our favourite fruits from the summer – juicy sweet nectarines and tart crunchy blue plums, alongside a ton of Rosewood honeycomb. The result is a rustic saison that displays funky honey and tart orchard fruit. Fermented dry, but a sweet perception thanks to the honeycomb.
Porter w. Relay Espresso
Unstrung Hero uses a considerable amount of Espresso beans added during secondary to create a porter full of creamy chocolate and espresso with a hint of roast. Using our porter known as Three String for the base of this beer allowed the espresso beans to shine in togetherness with the rich notes of baking chocolate and mocha already present.
How is it that some the best recipes that are passed down from generation to generation, never seem to see ink hit the page? Unwritten pays homage that beautiful mystery and is inspired by our family Chai recipe. Slightly sweeter than the last release, it’s creamy chocolate & rich vanilla sweetness is balanced with beautiful, but soft, Chai spices.
Young Rival is our flagship IPA. Using a blend El Dorado, Amarillo, and Mosaic hops, we focused on creating a juicy and tropical IPA with very limited bitterness, and a simple malt bill that lets the hops shine.
Dry Hopped Saison with Orange Peel & Indian Coriander
Chanan is a hybrid of three styles as it is hopped like an IPA, uses orange peel and coriander like a German wit, and is fermented with our house saison yeast. Chanan is full of bright citrus aromas and flavours and drinks dry, making for an approachable, but complex, refreshing sip every time.
French Table Beer
It’s time to reclaim the lunchtime pint. Meals should be worth celebrating, and what better way to do so than having a pint in hand while you take a mid-day break to enjoy a bite? At 3%, SVP is approachable, but different than most attempts are creating a “light” beer as it’s brewed with wheats, oats, and barley, and fermented with our house saison yeast.
For guest tap, cider, and wine options, please see menu board in our taproom.
Please order at the bar
Take Out Available
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SNACKS & SIDES
Shareables - 11
Spent Grain Crackers, Beemster Holland Dutch Classic Cheese, Sautéed Peppers & Onions, Mixed Seasonal Pickles.
Add Fried Pepperoni, Sweet Mustard - 4
Fries* — 7
MERIT Spicy Mayo or Curry Mayo
Nacho Loaded Fries* — 10
Queso, Pico De Gallo, Roasted Poblano & Lime Crema, Green Onion
Add House Made Bacon - 3
Togarashi Pork Rinds — 6
Togarashi Spice, Sesame Mayo
Fried Pepperoni — 6
House Made Fried Pepperoni, Sweet Mustard
Mac & Cheese & Bacon — 11
House Smoked Bacon, Gruyere, Grana Padano, Old Cheddar, Mozzarella, Barrel Fermented Hot Sauce
Kale & Brussel Sprout Caesar Salad — 11
Kale, Fried Brussel Sprouts, Romaine, Caramelized Onions, House Made Bacon,Croutons, Romano Cheese, Black Pepper
PICKLES & FERMENTATION
Crazy Garlic Pickles — 6
Garlic, Dill, Black Peppercorns
Mixed Seasonal Pickles — 7
Spicy Pickled Peppers, Butternut Squash, Lacto Fermented Dill Carrots, Curry Cauliflower
MERIT Hot Sauce — 1
Anaheim Peppers, Toasted Cardamom, Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrel, Lacto Fermented, Solera Method
Made in-house using pork casing, and served on a custom The Barton General Bun unless otherwise stated.
Add side order of fries - 4
Add side Spicy Mayo or Curry Mayo - 1
Porchetta Sausage - 11
Porchetta Spiced Pork Sausage with Tomato Jam, Garlic Aioli, Crispy Pork Skin, Fresh Rosemary
Butter Chicken Sausage - 11
Curry Spiced Chicken with Tikka Masala, Mango Chutney, Micro Cilantro, Naan
Lamb Andouille Sausage - 11
Lamb Andouille Sausage with Sautéed Peppers & Onions, Spicy Mayo
Turkey & Pumpkin Sausage — 11
Turkey & Pumpkin Sausage with Stuffing Dusted Brussel Sprouts, Goat Cheese, Cranberry Sauce
Sticky Rib Sausage - 11
Pork & Pulled Rib Sausage with Roasted Corn Salsa, Young Rival BBA Sauce
Cheddar Smokie Sausage - 11
Smoked Beef & Cheddar Sausage with Shaved Onion, Beer Mustard, Green Onion
Cauliflower Bhaji Sausage - 11
Spicy Ginger Carrots, Curry Mayo, Tamarind Sauce, Green Onion, Naan
Recommended for 4+ People
All The Sausage — 65
One Of Each Link, Condiments, Crazy Garlic Pickles, Mixed Seasonal Pickles, 2 Fries.
Add Bhaji - 5
South Of Nowhere Brownie — 6
Rich Mexican Chocolate, Chili Dulce du Leche
Pumpkin Spiced Bread Pudding — 6
Warm Pumpkin Spiced Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream and Salted Caramel Sauce
** Some Animal Products made be cooked in our Canola Oil fryer.
Currently our Kitchen is not a nut-free facility.
Prices above do not include HST.