Bicycle Craft Brewery

unfiltered. traditional. down to earth.


monday, tuesday, wednesday - closed to brew
thursday & friday - noon - 7 pm
saturday - 11 am - 7 pm
sunday - noon - 4 pm

mainstays

Velocipede India Pale Ale
ABV 6%
IBU 70

Inspired by the original name for the bicycle, Velocipede is hoppy and bitter with floral and pine aromas. This IPA is packed full of adventurous hops and citrus flavours that excite the palate and lead you to an enjoyably bitter finish. With four hops in the boil, and dry hopped with Centennial hops, this IPA is well-balanced and light copper in colour. Velocipede IPA is a true testament to the bicycle and the wild places you discover on the way.  

Crimson Cascade
ABV 5.1%
IBU 37
An American Amber, Crimson Cascade pours a dark reddish copper colour. Lightly dry hopped with cascade hops, Crimson Cascade has aromas of citrus, floral and subtle caramel.  On the palate, hints of caramel, tropical fruit and a balanced bitterness. With a full body and dry finish, Crimson Cascade is smooth and unique.

Sir John A Pale Ale
ABV 5.3%
IBU 33

A refreshing, easy drinking pale ale that is well-balanced and pours a light copper colour.  Medium body with aromas of citrus and caramel. On the palate, flavours of orange, biscuit and subtle spice. Finishing with a refreshing bitterness, this pale ale will quench your thirst throughout the year. 

Mr. Templeton's Wee Heavy
ABV 7.5%
IBU 22

Approved by our resident Scottish stag Mr. Templeton, this Wee Heavy is true to it's name. Full bodied, dark brown in colour and with aromas of biscuit and caramel. On the palate is a pronounced maltiness, caramel and slight sweetness that lingers at the back. Satisfying, malty, and strong just like its namesake, Mr. Templeton approves.

current seasonals

Recumbent Raspberry
AVB 4.6%
IBU 19

A refreshing, crisp wheat ale made with fresh raspberries, Recumbent Raspberry will lead you into the hot days of summer. With notable raspberry and biscuit aromas, and pouring a slightly pink hue, it is hard to miss the fresh raspberry flavour that lingers on your palate. Light body, mild bitterness and a slight tartness that will quench your thirst, Recumbent Raspberry is the perfect brew to start the summer.

Patio Sunshine
ABV 4.8%
IBU 32

A refreshing, hoppy APA with aromas of citrus, lychee and orange rind. Pouring a lemon colour, medium body with flavours of citrus and tropical fruit, this APA will awaken you out of that winter slumber. Finishing with a bitterness that's reminiscent of fresh grapefruit, Patio Sunshine is refreshing, sessionable and crisp. Get on a patio and raise a glass to spring!

the peloton

pel·o·ton
ˈpeləˌtän/
noun
the main field or group of cyclists in a race. 

Our previously offered seasonal brews. Some might come back to the front, a few will stay behind. Look above at Current Seasonals for what is available in the shop.

Trillium IPA - SOLD OUT
ABV 6.6%
IBU 57

Brewed with Mosaic, El Dorado and Amarillo hops, and generously dry hopped, this IPA is big, bold and flavourful. Aromas of mango, pineapple and berries; on the palate flavours of citrus, tropical fruit and subtle pine. Medium body, dry and pouring a deepstraw colour, Trillium IPA finishes with a bitterness that lingers. Brewed and poured by proud Ontarians.

Juan Almonte Jalapeno Pale Ale - SOLD OUT
ABV 5.2%
IBU 32

Juan Almonte Jalapeno Pale Ale, made with a good number of fresh jalapenos, is unique, refreshing and subtly spicy. The distinguishable aromas of jalapeno and spice are complemented by the spicy and roasted taste of earthy jalapeno on the palate. A very subtle heat is balanced by a good malt backing allowing the flavour of jalapeno to linger. Similar, although not nearly as admirable as its namesake, the Mexican General (and the town Almonte), Juan Almonte is unique, bold and courageous.

Katana Matcha Lemon - SOLD OUT
ABV 4.7%
IBU 19

This crisp and refreshing wheat ale is made with organic Matcha powdered green tea and fresh, hand zested lemons. Aromas of citrus, lemon zest, subtle sweetness and fresh greens; initial vegetal flavours from the Matcha is followed, and complimented by a lingering sweetness. Notable fresh lemon taste and a subtle citrus bitterness finishes this ale with a refreshing zest. 

Belle River Blonde - SOLD OUT
ABV 4.7%
IBU 22

A light, crisp and refreshing blonde that is well-balanced and easy on the palate. With subtle hints of malt and hops, this easy-drinking blonde is sure to quench your thirst. Inspired by the hometown of the matriarch of Bicycle Craft Brewery, Belle River Blonde is down-to-earth, unpretentious and humble. Grab a Belle River Blonde, put your boots up and gaze out at the cornfields after a hard day’s work.

Saffron Equinox - SOLD OUT
ABV 5.2%
IBU 28

Brewed in celebration of Norouz (the Persian New Year celebrating the start of spring and the biggest Iranian holiday of the year), Saffron Equinox uses saffron sent from our Head Brewer's mom in Iran. Medium-light body and an amazingly unique aroma of pure saffron, this ale will welcome in the new year with the colour of the sun that will remind you of the warm days to come. Slightly cloudy, sunshine orange in colour and a smooth finish. Flavours of honey, hay and saffron on the palate and an aftertaste of saffron that lingers on the back of your tongue, this brew is distinct and one of a kind. Best enjoyed at the exact start of spring (12:30 am EDT on Sunday March 20, 2016) with good friends, good food, and Iranian pistachios.

Freedom Machine - SOLD OUT
ABV 5.6%
IBU 28

Inspired by the suffragettes name for the bicycle, and brewed by our female brewer Laura, we're celebrating International Women's Day and women in the beer industry with Freedom Machine. Medium body, reddish-copper in colour and a subtle aroma of dark cherry, this pale ale is unique and satisfying. The touch of dark organic cherries in the fermenter give this brew a one of a kind colour, aroma and a hint of cherry flavour that lingers on your palate. Raise a glass and celebrate the accomplishments of women with Freedom Machine!

Base Camp Oatmeal Porter - SOLD OUT
ABV 5.1%
IBU 30

A dark and warming porter with hints of biscuit, caramel and dark chocolate. Medium in body, this porter is packed full of deeply roasted malts and hearty oatmeal leading to a silky smooth finish. Inspired by the comfort of base camp, this porter will warm your belly and ease your soul.  

Betula Birch Gruit - SOLD OUT
ABV 5.8%
IBU 0
Consistent with the ancient style of brewing, Betula Birch is a Gruit made with Yarrow, Birch leaves and Gentian Root. Aromas of sap, green leaves and floral. Flavours of wintergreen, sap and wood are complemented by a smooth maltiness. An enjoyable bitterness from the yarrow and gentian root lingers on the palate. Released for International Gruit Day, February 1st.

Vinternat Liquorice Stout - SOLD OUT
ABV 5.3%
IBU 23

Danish for Winter Night, Vinternat is a liquorice stout that celebrates our darkest time of the year. Using Lakrids raw Persian liquorice root imported from Denmark, this stout is a collaboration brew with Jacobsons Gourmet Concepts in Ottawa. Nearly black in colour with a chocolatey head, Vinternat is full bodied and has aromas of roasted barley, dark chocolate and hints of liquorice. On the palate, a subtle sweetness, noticeable liquorice flavour and a cooling sensation unique to liquorice root.

Snow Leopard APA - SOLD OUT
ABV 5.1%
IBU 39

Generously hopped with Mosaic and Waimea hops, this American Pale Ale is a tropical fruit paradise. On the nose, aromas of peach, and tropical fruits are complemented by the flavours of ataulfo mango, lemon and tropical fruits. A citrus taste and bitterness lingers on the palate leading to a smooth finish. Medium-full body with a lemony-copper colours, this APA is our brewmaster's favourite.

Transition Tesserae - SOLD OUT
ABV 5.3%
IBU 42

The ultimate New Year's Eve brew, this session IPA is brewed with Mosaic hops and will transition you into 2016. Light copper colour with aromas of tropical fruits and earthy pine. A noticeable taste of citrus, pineapple and mango finishing with an enjoyable hoppy bitterness. Ring in 2016 with this adventurous IPA!

East of the Juniper Tree - SOLD OUT
ABV 5%
IBU 39

Brewed in collaboration with North of 7 Distillery, East of the Juniper Tree is a pale ale with dried, Wakefield, Quebec grown juniper berries. This holiday brew has floral, pine and juniper aromas, is medium body and light copper in colour. Slightly bitter and with a noticeable juniper finish, we went easy on the hops to let the juniper shine. 

Ebenezer's Cheer - SOLD OUT
ABV 5.1%
IBU 33

Ebenezer's Cheer is the perfect Holiday Party beer. An easy-drinking pale ale that pours a light copper colour and carries aromas of citrus and subtle spice. On the palate, citrus, caramel and biscuit and finishing with a slight bitterness. Ebenezer's Cheer will please even Scrooge himself this holiday season.

Fireside Orange Cocoa - SOLD OUT
ABV 5.9%
IBU 22

This brown ale has a medium-full body and carries orange and chocolate aromas and flavours. Dark chocolate in colour and with orange peel and organic cocoa nibs, the citrus flavours perfectly complement the bitter cocoa and lead you to a surprisingly refreshing finish and citrus bite. Best enjoyed sitting by the fire over the holidays, watching the snow fall.

Pumpkin Spice Ale - SOLD OUT
ABV 5.9%
IBU 20

Released for our 1st anniversary party, Party in the Pen, Pumpkin Spice is brewed with fresh oven roasted Ottawa Valley pumpkins, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. A pale ale base with spice and roasted aromoas and flavours, Pumpkin Spice is dark orange in colour, medium bodied and the perfect pair for Thanksgiving dinner.

Edgewood Ave - SOLD OUT
ABV 5.2%
IBU 25
Our second brew for Party in the Pen, Edgewood Ave. is proudly a collaboration brew with Ottawa's Hidden Harvest. Using fresh elderberries harvested by us & Hidden Harvest volunteers right on Edgewood Ave. in Ottawa, this brew is truly craft. Subtle notes of Belgian yeast can be found on the nose and palate, as well as a sweet tartness of fresh elderberries. With a unique pink-purple hue, this brew is fresh, tart and truly Ottawa.

On the Lam - SOLD OUT
ABV 5.3%
IBU 43

Released for our 1st anniversary at Party in the Pen, On the Lam is a session IPA that's medium bodied and a golden hay colour. Generously dry hopped with Citra, this IPA has noticeable citrus aromas and flavours, exciting the palate. Brewed for those days on the lam, this is a signature brew for a party in a pen.

Isidore's Harvest Ale - SOLD OUT
ABV 5.3%%
IBU ?

Our second Harvest Ale of the season, Isidore's Harvest Ale 2015, is a medium bodied pale ale that uses fresh hand picked hops from St. Isidore. Using fresh Chinook hops, the aroma and taste of pine is subtle and earthy. Harvested and brewed the same day, this ale is fresh, local and down to earth. 

City Hops Harvest Ale - SOLD OUT
ABV 4.9%
IBU unknown

City Hops, our first Harvest Ale of the season, uses fresh hops handpicked from Glen's garden in the city of Ottawa, the friendly barman at Sir John A Pub. A fresh, green earthiness on the nose is complemented by big citrus, a fresh hop grassy goodness and bready malt backbone on the palate. Using 100% fresh Centennial hops from the bine to the boil on the same day, this is a true local brew. Finishing with a slight bitterness that lingers at the back, City Hops is light, refreshing, and the perfect way to end the summer.

Summer Chutney - SOLD OUT
ABV 4.5%
IBU 19

Summer Chutney is a wheat ale with delicious and aromatic coriander. Easy-drinking, refreshing and with the subtle notes of coriander and spice on the palate, this ale is perfect for long days by the lake. Cloudy hay in colour with the aromas of biscuit, lemon and spice, Summer Chutney is the kind of chutney you can drink (in a delicious way!).

Cubicle Riot IPA - SOLD OUT
ABV 6.2%
IBU 75

Cubicle Riot is a hoppy and bitter IPA that is refreshing for the hot July days. Light orange-copper in colour, medium body, with a dry finish that makes you want to pick up your glass again. With a lingering bitterness and an aroma of pear and watermelon, Cubicle Riot will get you our of the cubicle and into your summer vacation.

Not a Number - SOLD OUT
ABV 5%
IBU 33

Not a Number is a refreshing, easy-drinking pale ale that pours a light copper colour. With aromas of citrus and caramel, biscuit and subtle spice on the palate, this pale ale finishes with a refreshing bitterness. Not a Number is harbinger of patio season and reminds you of the warm summer days to come.

Mountain of the Moon - SOLD OUT
ABV 5.4%
IBU 38
Number 2 in our series of single hop American Pale Ales (APA), Mountain of the Moon lets El Dorado hops shine. Medium body, dark golden colour and an amazing aroma of watermelon and pear. On the palate, El Dorado gives this brew flavourful tropical fruit notes and a subtly bitter finish. In honour of Ottawa's winter, we've used grain that made the skate down the Rideau Canal to christen this brew!

2015 - SOLD OUT
ABV 5.2%
IBU 36

Ring in the new year with 2015, a single hop American pale ale (APA). Using only unique New Zealand-grown Nelson Sauvin hops, this APA excites the palate, is medium in body and deep gold in colour. With characteristics similar to the grape variety Sauvignon Blanc, Nelson Sauvin exhibits an aroma similar to its namesake. On the palate, hints of passion fruit and pineapple are balanced by a slight earthiness and a pleasantly bitter finish.

Cinnamon Stick Porter - SOLD OUT
ABV 4.1%
IBU 24

A light brown Porter for the true cinnamon lover! This porter is the colour of its namesake and carries an aroma and taste of something delicious baking in the oven. Medium-light body and finishing with a punch of cinnamon, Cinnamon Stick Porter will warm you in the colder months of fall.

Pumpkin Spice Ale 2014 - SOLD OUT
ABV 5.9%
IBU 20

With over 10kg of oven roasted pumpkin, tons of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, this ale will remind you of fall at grandma's house. Medium-light in body and the colour of the falling leaves, Pumpkin Spice Ale is well-balanced with a warm aroma. Rain or shine, this is the essence of fall.

Isidore's Harvest Ale 2014 - SOLD OUT
ABV 4.9%
IBU 42

A pale ale wet hopped with fresh hops from St. Isidore. Medium body and the taste of the Ottawa Valley, this pale ale was brewed the day the hops were harvested! With a lingering fresh taste on the palate, Isidore's Harvest Ale will remind you of the harvest days in the Valley.

Abyss Chocolate Stout - SOLD OUT
ABV 5.7%
IBU 31

A dark, full-bodied, stout with hints of cocoa and chocolate malt. Made with pure organic cocoa, this stout carries subtle hints of hops, and a full, smokey flavour. With a smooth finish and a subtle cocoa flavour that lingers on your palate, Abyss Chocolate Stout is distinctive and bittersweet. Rich and nearly black in colour, this stout is as dark as the abyss.