Canadian beers date back to the 17th century when Europeans decided that its climate was perfect for brewing. Labatt and Molson, two big, commercial breweries, lead the beer market in Canada. Like the beers in the USA, this beer makes for an easy to drink beer.
If you seek out a couple of the independent brewery beers you will get a real feel of what Canadian beer is about. Alexander Keith’s IPA is undoubtedly one of Canada’s finest, having been brewed in Nova Scotia since 1820, a smooth, bitter finished English-type pale ale. It is pretty popular across Canada, making a change from the light lagers of Labatt and Molson.