Markham's First Craft Brewery

We can now serve pints in our tasting room! Visit us and try the beers we have available in our tasting room and for sale to take home.

Current Bottle Shop Availability:

NEW- Dawn of the Planet of the APAs (American Pale Ale 5.9% abv.)

Raspberry Sour (Fruited Sour Ale 5.0% abv.)

Winter IPA (American IPA 6.5% abv.)

Winter Pale Ale (American Pale Ale 6.0% abv.) 

Autumn IPA (American IPA 6.5% abv.)

Autumn Pale Ale (American Pale Ale 5.7% abv.)

Currently ON TAP 

NEW- Dawn of the Planet of the APAs (American Pale Ale 5.9%)

Raspberry Sour (Fruited Sour Ale 5.0% abv.)

Winter IPA (American IPA 6.5% abv.)

Boysenberry Sour (kettle sour w/boysenberry puree 5.0% abv.)

Autumn Pale Ale (American Pale Ale 5.7% abv)

Autumn IPA (American IPA 6.5% abv.)

Never Say Never (Russian Imperial Stout 11.0% abv.) -Draught only

Forgot About Drei w/ Loral (Dry Hopped Brett Pale Ale 6.0% abv.) 

Our Mission

We are very excited to be Markham's first craft brewery. You can expect hop forward American-style ales, sour beers, as well as Belgian Farmhouse-style ales,

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PhOne

905-209-1236

Location

50 Bullock Drive Unit 8, Markham, Ontario L3P 3P2

CONTACT/Sales Inquiries

info@rougeriverbrewery.com

HourS

Wednesday 5pm-9pm

Thursday 5pm-9pm

Friday 5pm-9pm

Saturday 12pm-6pm

Sunday 12pm-6pm

 

More Info/Tasting notes on our currently available beers:

Dawn of the Planet of the APAs (5.9% ABV) 28 IBU (American Style Pale Ale)

This planet of the APAs brings back a pale super hoppy beer into our lineup. We use a neutral malt base to let the hops shine while a heavy dry hop with Cashmere and Mosaic brings notes of lemon, lime, and intense notes of both fresh grapefruit flesh and peel. With low bitterness and a crisp dry finish, this beer is super crushable.    

Malt/Sugars: Canadian Pilsner, Canadian Wheat, English Pale Malt

Hops: Columbus, Ontario-grown Rakau, Cashmere, Mosaic

Yeast: Unique American-Type Yeast

Raspberry Sour (5.0% ABV) 2 IBU (Fruited Sour Ale)

This kettle sour features over 400 pounds of red raspberry puree for a dark red colour and massive raspberry flavour. A base of German Pilsner gives this beer a hint of bready malt character, while wheat, spelt, and oats give this beer a subtle doughy malt character as well as some additional mouthfeel. Looking back to last year’s batch of Raspberry Sour, we are now using about 5 times more fruit than we were back then.

Malts: German Pilsner, Canadian Wheat, German Spelt, English Oats

Hops: Columbus

Yeast/ Bacteria: Escarpment Lacto Blend, Unique American Ale Yeast

Winter IPA (6.5% ABV) 63 IBU (American Style IPA)

Our 2018 version of our Winter IPA features a unique English Crystal Malt for a hazy amber colour, but without the sweetness of traditional crystal malt. We use wheat for body and haze, and a touch of German Vienna malt for a toasty malt complexity. We use massive amounts of Citra, Ekuanot and Columbus for notes of pineapple and grapefruit with a dank resiny finish. Like our Winter Pale Ale, this one finishes nice and dry.

Malt/Sugars: Canadian Pilsner, German Vienna Malt, English Crystal, Canadian Wheat, Dextrose

Hops: Columbus, Ekuanot, Citra

Yeast: Unique American-Type Yeast

Whiskey Barrel Aged Never Say Never (11.5% ABV) 70IBU  (Russian Imperial Stout)

Our first barrel aged stout release! This beer was aged in 100% freshly emptied Jack Daniels whiskey barrels for four months before bottling. This beer has complex aromas of vanilla, dark chocolate and a hint of coconut. The flavour follows with milk chocolate, toffee and finishes with a touch of smooth roastiness.

Malts: English Golden Promise, English Roasted Barley, German Dark Crystal, Belgian Dark Crystal, English Chocolate Malt, English Pale Chocolate Malt

Hops: Columbus

Yeast: Foggy London Ale

Winter Pale Ale (6.0% ABV) 32 IBU (American Pale Ale)

This year’s version of Winter Pale Ale features a combination of Citra and Ekuanot hops for a mix of tropical mango, lychee, and resiny pine character. Similar to last year’s version, we use a much higher than usual amount of English crystal malt to give the beer an amber colour and a touch of honey and light toffee flavour. Don’t be mistaken by the malt description of this one- there is still a huge three stage dry hop in this pale ale for massive hop flavour with solid drinkability.

Malts: Canadian 2-row, English Premium 2-row, English Medium Caramel, Canadian Wheat Malt

Hops: Columbus, Ekuanot, Citra

Yeast: Unique American Ale type yeast

Boysenberry Sour (5.0% ABV) 2 IBU (Fruited Sour Ale)

Our latest kettle sour features over 400lbs of boysenberry puree for a deep purple colour and massive fruit aroma. German pilsner malt adds a subtle graininess, and wheat and oats add body and mouthfeel. This dark berry sour is perfect for colder weather.

Malt: German Pilsner, Canadian Wheat, English Golden Oats

Hops: Columbus

Yeast/Bacteria/Other: Escarpment Lacto Blend, Foggy London Ale, Boysenberry Puree

Autumn IPA (6.5% ABV) 45 IBU (American IPA)

Our newest IPA features a combination of US Amarillo hops and Australian Enigma hops for notes of apricot, red berry and a hint of pine. We combine Canadian and English malt base malt for additional malt complexity, as well as a touch of caramel malt to give a slightly amber hue as well as a touch of sweetness.

Malts: Canadian 2-row, English Golden Promise Malt, Canadian Wheat Malt, English Oats, English Medium Caramel

Hops: Chinook, Amarillo, Enigma

Yeast: Foggy London Ale
 

Autumn Pale Ale ( 5.7%ABV) 30 IBU (American Pale Ale)

This pale ale features a blend of Australian and American hops, this time featuring US Simcoe and AU Vic Secret. This beer pours a hazy light amber colour and has an intense pineapple aroma and the flavour follows with tropical fruit salad and a hint of pine on the finish. The base malt is 100% premium English Golden Promise to give this beer a slightly more substantial malt character and a small amount of caramel malt gives some colour and a hint of toffee flavour.

Malts: English Golden Promise, Canadian Wheat, English Oats. English Light/Medium Crystal

Hops: Chinook,  Simcoe, Vic Secret

Yeast: Foggy London Ale

Rise of the Planet of the APAs (6.0% ABV) 36 IBU (American Pale Ale)

Our latest Planet of the APAs is made with a combination of US Ekuanot and German Hallertau Blanc hops for a unique combination of grapefruit and resin/pine with melon and white grape notes. The malt base is fairly neutral, with mostly Canadian 2-row with a touch of premium English malt and just a hint of wheat for body. This beer finishes very dry and crisp, begging the drinker for just one more sip.

Malts: Canadian 2-row, German Light Crystal, Wheat Malt, Oats

Hops: Chinook, Ekuanot, Hallertau Blanc

Yeast: Foggy London Ale

Forgot About Drei (w/Loral) (6/0% ABV) 30 IBU (Dry Hopped Brett Pale Ale) 

This batch of Forgot About Drei features the Loral hop. This hop has a unique blend of new and old world character for a blend of herbal and floral notes with some lemon character. A blend of rye, wheat, oats and spelt gives this beer a rustic malt character while still finishing dry.

Malts: Belgian Pilsner, Canadian Wheat, German Rye Malt, Canadian Oats, German Spelt Malt

Hops: Chinook, Loral

Yeast: Brett Drei

NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE BEERS

 

Dankster’s Paradise (9.1% ABV) 65 IBU (American Style Double IPA)

This name was inspired by a trip to the San Francisco bay area and the amazing IPAs that are made there. The aroma comes  with notes of pineapple, tangerine and a touch of grapefruit. The flavour follows with ripe mango, pine, and orange. The addition of wheat and oats adds some additional body and  haze to this beer. This beer also has the last generation of our Foggy London yeast, which also will make it the last beer for a while that is in the New England hazy style.

Malts/Sugars: Canadian 2-row, English Pale Ale Malt, Wheat Malt, Spelt Malt, Flaked Oats, Dextrose

Hops: Columbus, Chinook, Mosaic (Lupulin Powder), Simcoe (Pellets & Lupulin Powder), Citra

Yeast: Foggy London Ale

Holy Trinity IPA (7.2% ABV) 45 IBU (American IPA)

This IPA features what we call the Holy Trinity of hops: Simcoe, Mosaic, and Citra. These hops have come to define the modern IPA style with their pungent tropical and citrus character so we decided to combine their superpowers into one beer. Turns out we never need an excuse to make another new IPA, and this is the style of IPA that we like to drink all year long, no matter the weather, no matter the season.

Malts: Canadian 2-row, English Pearl Malt, Canadian Wheat Malt

Hops: Chinook, Mosaic, Citra, Simcoe

Yeast: Foggy London Ale

Cherry Sour (5.0% ABV) 2IBU (Kettle Sour w/Fruit)

Our latest sour features montmorency tart cherry puree for a wonderful pink colour and a great aroma of cherry. We’ve used German pilsner malt which lends a light crackery grain character and we add wheat and oats for additional body. 

Malts: German Pilsner, Canadian Wheat, English Oats

Hops: Glacier, Newport

Yeast: Escarpment Lacto Blend, Foggy London Ale

Rakau Wet Hop Pale Ale (5.8 ABV) 37 IBU (American Pale Ale)

A seasonal one-off, our Rakau Wet Hop Pale Ale has an extreme hopping rate of about 10kg/hl or 25 lbs/bbl for an intense fresh hop character. The aroma has notes of freshly cut grass with some delicate floral and citrus notes. The flavour follows with some grapefruit and floral notes, and finishes clean. A high proportion of wheat adds to a pillowy mouthfeel. If you’re tired of very subtle and barely discernable hop character in wet hop beers, this one is for you.

Malts: Canadian 2-row, Canadian Wheat, English Light Crystal

Hops: Chinook, Ontario grown Rakau (from Tavistock Hop Farms)

Yeast: Foggy London Ale