Canada’s first recorded brewer was Jesuit Brother Ambroise, who began making beer in 1646 after the foundation of New France. A few decades later, in 1688, the first commercial brewery in Canada was founded by Great Intendant Jean Talon. It was so successful that its beer exported as far away as the West Indies.
While we appreciate the foundation built by the industrial beers of past generations, we are in the midst of a significant cultural shift. Today, there are nearly a thousand craft breweries from coast to coast. Science, art and passion have merged to create one of the most dynamic and delicious industries in Canada.
Come, let 5 VINES be your conduit to flavour country. Our vast craft beer selection changes almost daily as we work hard to bring you the latest and tastiest new brews.
Craft breweries use various traditional and unique ingredients to create a twist on classic, old-world beer styles. Many different types of beer are named after the region where they were made, but new styles are consistently emerging and evolving with new techniques, technologies, and methods.
A popular style of beer that can be hop forward with maltiness. You’ll find it from golden to amber in colour and typically with average abv. There are plenty of delicious pale ales in our local craft beer scene from Annex Forward Progress to Blindman New England Pale Ale and many others.
Here is where you’ll find our selection of mass production beers like Guinness, Steam Whistle, Corona and more!
Mix/Multi Packs – Most of our beer is sold as singles but sometimes you just want a six pack or a pre-selected mix of beers from a brewery. Here is where we keep those options. Shop Mahogany