Since 2019, the Wednesday before Canadian Thanksgiving (which is the second Monday each October), has been dubbed Canadian Beer Day. It is an initiative of Beer Canada, a trade group whose membership brews over 90% of the beer made in Canada, eh?
For those who are unable to travel north to celebrate the day, here is a line-up of Canadian craft beers available in America:
Collective Arts Brewing, based in Hamilton, Ontario is probably the most broadly distributed Canadian craft beer in America. Collective Arts distributes Life in the Clouds IPA, Guava Gose, Ransack the Universe IPA, Good Monster DIPA, Daily Forecast Mimosa, Collective Arts Lager and Hazy State DDH IPA in 20 states (CO, CT, FL, IL, IN, KS, MA, MI, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT and WI) and Puerto Rico. They also distribute three non-alcoholic beers: Hazy Pale, IPA and Emerald Dark. Although plans for Collective Arts to open a brewery in New York State have been deferred, hopefully a new announcement will come soon.
Blindman Brewing of Lacombe, Alberta, in the heart of barley country, distributes Longshadows IPA, Five of Diamonds Pilsner and Dwarf Sour Cherry in Portland, OR.
Pump House Brewery is located in Moncton, New Brunswick. Their Crafty Radler Grapefruit Tangerine and their Crafty Radler Blood Orange Peach can be found in MA, RI, CT and CA.
Waterloo Brewing of Kitchener, Ontario also distributes a radler in America. Their Grapefruit Lager is available in CT, FL, IL, MA, MD, MI, NJ, NY, PA and RI.
Dieu du Ciel! of Montreal, Quebec makes a broad array of their beers available in 18 states from the Northeast to the Mid-Atlantic, South, Midwest and West Coast. The list includes Moralité, Immoralité, Petit Morale, Voyageurs des Brumes, Sentinelle, Rosée d’Hibiscus, Disco Soleil, Dent de Requin, Blanche du Paradis, Limonade Poivrée, Solstice D’Été Framboises, Ultra Turbo, Wild Ultra, New Exorciste and the world-renowned Péché Mortel.
Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery of Barrie, Ontario has Chocolate Manifesto Stout, Juicy Ass IPA, Sparklepuff Triple IPA, Sunshine Space Age Quadruple IPA and Invictus available in CT, FL, IL, MA, MD, MI, NJ, NY, PA and RI.
Nickel Brook Brewing sends a line up of beers from Burlington, Ontario to CT, FL, IL, MA, MD, MI, NJ, NY, PA and RI. The beers are an assortment that includes ever-popular barrel-aged imperial stouts, sometimes aged in bourbon barrels or wine barrels and sometimes with coffee infused.
Sober Carpenter, also of Montreal, Quebec specializes in non-alcoholic beer. Their IPA, Red, Blonde, Black IPA and Organic Session are available in ten states: the Northeast, KY, LA, MI, CO and the West Coast.
Oakville, Ontario’s Cameron’s Brewing distributes a wide array of craft beers, from IPAs to sours, including wood-aged beers, in CT, FL, IL, MA, MD, MI, NJ, NY, PA and RI.
Glutenberg of Montreal, Quebec makes bold, flavorful gluten-free beers from entirely gluten-free ingredients. These beers won awards at some of the most prestigious beer competitions around the world. Their Blonde, IPA and Pale Ale are available in 42 states. Glutenberg also makes Blanche, Rousse, Stout and a mix pack, thought the availability varies depending on each state. In fact, 50% of Glutenberg’s production is exported to the United States.