Beer Discovery Guide

Find your new favourite beers!

Do you find yourself reaching for the same beer as usual? Whether out of habit, or because of feeling overwhelmed at the amount of choices, many beer drinkers find they mostly stick with what they know. Which is a shame, because there are so many incredible beers out there that you’d enjoy—if only someone pointed you in their direction.

The world of beer is at your fingertips

This is where The Beer Discovery Guide steps in! This handy guide makes it easy for you to find beers at the NSLC you’ll enjoy. It will introduce you to new beers similar to what you’re used to drinking, but also help you discover new favourites by making it simple to explore beer styles and tastes you haven’t tried before.

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What’s your profile?

We’ve organized our beers into seven distinct, colour-coded taste profiles. You’ll find each beer’s Taste Profile right on the shelf along with the price. Here, you’ll see short descriptions of the flavours you can expect with that profile, as well as a few food pairing suggestions.

Flavoured & Refreshing

Flavoured & Refreshing

Lighter bodied beers that are slightly tangy, with mild to medium sweetness.

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Bright & Balanced

Bright & Balanced

Light to medium bodied beers with balanced hop bitterness, malt sweetness, and a crisp finish.

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Light & Refreshing

Light & Refreshing

Lighter bodied beers with some malt sweetness, low bitterness, and a dry finish.

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Crisp & Hoppy

Crisp & Hoppy

Light to medium bodied beers with pronounced hop bitterness.

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Fruity & Smooth

Fruity & Smooth

Medium bodied beers with sweet fruit and spice notes and a smooth finish.

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Robust & Malty

Robust & Malty

Medium bodied beers with caramel and roasted malt flavours and hoppy/bitter undertones.

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Bold & Full-flavoured

Bold & Full-flavoured

Full bodied beers with roasted malt flavours—including chocolate and coffee—and dry to moderate sweetness.

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Beer-Bright&Balanced Shelf Talker

Here’s the info you will find at shelf.

  1. ① Taste Profile

    A simple description that sums up the taste experience of the beer. There are seven unique profiles, each with a different colour for easy reference.

  2. ② Flavours

    A beer’s flavours are determined by a number of factors, including the ingredients used and the brewing method. The most distinct flavours of a beer are summarized here.

  3. ③ Food Pairings

    The enjoyment of a glass of beer can be enhanced by pairing it with the right food. Each label includes a few suggestions for foods that go well with that beer.