Black Oak Beer
Black Oak is a stickler for quality, character and consistency. We use premium ingredients, traditional brewing processes and lots of hard work. Look at the equipment for more detail on what we use to make our beer. Quality, Character and Consistency give us really good beers. We love good beer and we’ve been inspired by other world-class beers. We want to provide you with fresh, hand crafted, local beer that matches the best of the world.
Our beers are craft brewed, prepared in small batches using a 17 Hectolitre brew house with four 34 Hectolitre Unitanks and one 34 Hectolitre Bright Beer Tank in a 4,200 sq. ft. facility. Our brewing equipment is custom engineered, high tech and Canadian made. The majority of our ingredients are Canadian. In addition, we only use reverse osmosis water (R.O. H2O) during the brewing process. This lets Black Oak have more control over the quality of our brewing water. We treat the water with minerals to make authentic styles of beer.
This beer is enjoyed by those who prefer both character and flavour to their beer. Our Black Oak Pale Ale is a cross between a traditional British Pale Ale and the modern American Pale Ale, and has been awarded several medals. This list includes winning The Canadian Brewing Awards Gold Medal for Pale Ale two years running, and the Best of Show at Fort York Beer Festival. Our Pale Ale has also received excellent reviews in a number of magazines such as Wine Access and Food & Drink. We use premium Canadian two row malt, three select specialty imported malts and lots of hops. Craft brewed with hard work and lots of attention to detail for a consistent, prestige quality beer.
AWARDS: Canadian Brewing Awards 2009 Silver Medal Winner: English Style Pale Ale Category, Ontario Brewing Awards 2009 Silver Medal Winner: Pale Ale Category, Golden Tap Awards 2008: Voted Best Beer of the Festival, Ontario Brewing Awards 2005: Best Pale Ale, Canadian Brewing Awards 2003 Gold Medal: English Style Pale Ale Category
Based on the traditional Nut Brown style, Black Oak’s award winning Nut Brown highlights the best features of this style of beer. Often referenced by local beer connoisseurs, and used in beer appreciation classes by local culinary institutions, with repeated appearance in magazines such Food & Drink. The Nut Browns accolades include being voted Best in it’s Class, accompanying a gold medal at The Canadian Brewing Awards in 2004. It additionally received a medal at Gourmet Food & Wine Show. A favorite enjoyed in winter or year round, this satisfying and robust Nut Brown Ale will pleasantly surprise you.
AWARDS: Ontario Brewing Awards 2011 People’s Choice Award: Dark Ale Category, Ontario Brewing Awards 2009 Silver Medal: Dark Ale Category, Volo Cask Days 2008: Favorite Toronto Cask, Canadian Brewing Awards 2004 Gold Medal: Brown Ale Category