Named after the legendary Sultana Gold Mine on Lake of the Woods. The mine, located on Sultana Island, prospered for over a decade and eventually flooded in 1902. The gold may not have panned out, but this clean, crisp, sessionable ale certainly did. Stake your claim to a true northern beer and bring home the gold.
It would only make sense for us to dedicate the name of this beer to our brewery and tap room location, a 104-year old firehall in downtown Kenora. A small amount of chocolate malt provides the colour and aroma of this amber coloured ale while the aftertaste is of almond and the finish is dry. English hop varieties are used although the balance is malt forward.
Hidden in the Lake of the Woods region on a small back lake there exists patches of berries usually reserved for the discerning palates of black bears. This beer is subtle with a clear fruity nose. Muted blueberry, low bitterness and medium body. Although high in ABV, its finish is smooth and well-balanced.
Dedicated to the larger than life men and women that helped forge the North American landscape. For all the lumberjacks, loggers, fellers and buckers… this beer’s for you. An unexpected bend to an American India Pale Ale, this non-traditional IPA has a depth of body and colour with an enormous floral/citrus hop aroma and a supporting malt profile. Keep on loggin’ on.
Nicknamed ‘Joe’, and ‘Blondie’ – This beer is the perfect brew for cheers’n pals on the dock at camp… or quenching your thirst on date night while binge watching Sergio Leone Spaghetti Westerns. The flavour profile is sweet, tart, spicy and smooth: a perfect balance spoken softly through the ale’s malted wheat & barley.
The Kenora pulp & paper mill opened in 1922 and produced its last roll of paper on Machine #10 in 2005. For generations grandfathers, fathers, sons & daughters worked side by side producing some of the finest quality newsprint in the world. In their honor, Papermaker is brewed with a rich, complex caramel maltiness combined with a pronounced yet well rounded bitterness. A classic spiciness is present, but does not linger.
This exceptional beer is step-mashed with regional malts to which local wild rice is added into the brew (harvested locally on Shoal Lake). A unique mash bill gives the beer a distinctive flavour profile; full bodied with copper & nut with mild hop & all Northern Ontario. Wild rice, also known as Manoomin, translates to ‘the good berry’ in Ojibwe, has played a major role in the lives of the Ojibwe people in our region for centuries.
Lakeside is one of Kenora’s first neighbourhoods with many of its homes situated on the shores of Lake of the Woods, spattered with small beaches, boathouses & docks. Lakeside is brewed using an old-world technique which produces a crisp, clean ale with lager characteristics. It is a delicate & subtle beer with a hint of malt & fruit in the nose.