Current Brews

Our Standard Brews

Northumberland Ale Church-Key Breweing

Northumberland Ale’

Our original and flagship, pours a nice deep golden-amber colour. It has a sweet, toasted malt aroma with a honey-like tone, a earthy character and a freshwater note to it. This Ale is light-bodied and well-balanced. This stock-style ale modelled after those popular in Eastern Ontario in the 1940-50s is quite dry at first before sweetened toasted malt comes through on the tongue. # 94367 5% alc./vol. 20 IBU 7 SRM


Holy Smoke Church-Key Brewing

Holy Smoke Scotch Ale

A peat smoked Scotch ale. This unique brews heart is that 10% of the malt is kilned over a peat fire, giving beautiful, deep rich smoky tones to the beer. It pours dark brown with a light tan head. It is low in hop bitterness and its profile is dominated by the sweet and smoky malts. # 315655 6.2% alc./vol. 20 IBU 40 SRM


WestCoast-IPA Church-Key Brewing

West Coast Pale Ale

An American style pale ale pours a clear copper colour with a medium-sized tan head that leaves a nice bit of lace on the glass. Church-Key West Coast Pale Ale has a very fresh aroma led by grains and floral Chinook hops. There’s a bright citrus (grapefruit) bite and a honey-like sweetness to be found as well. # 257865 5% alc./vol. 50 IBU 17 SRM


Church-Key Red Church-Key Red (Irish Red Ale)

This deep ruby red colored gem offers a wonderful sweet soft malty nose w/ delicate toasted qualities and slight creamy notes. A medium bodied ale that focuses on flavorful toasted malt characteristics lending subtle caramel-like sweetness, along with an enjoyable effervescence, allowing for a clean and dry finish. Church-Key has been producing this in draft only for several years and allowing licensees to name it as a house brand. 5% alc./vol. 11 IBU


Eclectic Seasonals / Heavyweights

These heavy-weights are brewed in small batches and are available for limited times. When they are gone, they’re gone. Past brews included, Friar Buck’s Sarrasin Buckwheat Beer, Brun Au Mars Brown Ale and It’s The Great Pumpkin Ale to name a few. Ask your sales rep for current available seasonals.
5-17% alc./vol. 5-105 IBU 2-60 SRM

Grains of Wrath

Grains of Wrath Chruchkey BeerHop flavour is high, with an assertive hop bitterness. The hop aroma is similar to the flavour (floral, earthy, fruity, and slightly grassy). Malt flavour is medium-high, but pleasant, and supports the hop aspect. The malt shows an English character and is somewhat bready, biscuit-like, and caramelly. Despite the substantial hop character sufficient malt flavor, body and complexity support the hops providing high end balance. 7% alc./vol.  80 IBU

Available: Limited availability in draft at your favourite watering hole, and in 650ml bottles available at the Church-Key Retail Store attached to the brewery in Campbellford, Ontario.

 


Namastale Church-Key BrewingNamastale

Brewed to commemorate the 2nd annual International Gruit Day, Church Key’s Namastale is a Finnish Sahti style. Gruit is an unhopped Ale that predates the use of hops in beer. Using instead spices and other botanicals. On the brew day , we lined the bottom of the mash tun with a basket weave of juniper boughs, then mashed Canadian Two row barley and our own heated well water, the aroma of pine filled the room. rosemary was added to the kettle to add depth to the spice. The result is piney with focaccia aromatics accenting the sweet two row malt. 6.5% alc./vol.  0 IBU

Available: Limited availability in draft at your favourite watering hole, and in 650ml bottles available at the Church-Key Retail Store attached to the brewery in Campbellford, Ontario.


Brun Au Mars Church-Key BrewingBrun Au Mars

Welcome back spring!! The cold weather is hanging on, but the spruce is starting to bud. We have brewed up a brown ale with an essence of pine and caramel. Our Brown Ale in March (Brun Au Mars) is the right balance of hop, malt and resiny pine. Light enough to session, flavorful enough to savour and wait for warmer times. 5% alc./vol. 22 IBU

Sold Out: Limited availability in draft at your favourite watering hole, and in 650ml bottles available at the Church-Key Retail Store attached to the brewery in Campbellford, Ontario.

 


It’s The Great Pumpkin AleGreat Pumpkin Smoked Ale

Back by popular demand, this 7% beer was brewed with 350kg of locally sourced pumpkin that was put directly into the mash. The decision to smoke half of the pumpkin and roast the other half contributes to this beer’s delicate sweetness that is rounded with the dryness of high quality spices commonly used in your grandma’s pumpkin pie. Get it while it lasts! 7% alc./vol. 11 IBU

Sold Out: Bottles available at the Church-Key Retail Store attached to the brewery in Campbellford,Ontario.

 


SarrasinFriar Buck’s Sarrasin Buckwheat Beer

What business does a brewer from eastern Ontario have brewing a Quebec/Belgian style Sarrisin, it “would be as welcome as a dog in a bowling alley”, or so the Québécois saying goes.

We brewed it anyway.

Buckwheat, strictly speaking, is not a grain; the little three-sided groats, like miniature beechnuts, are the seeds of a plant in the knotweed family. Hulled and toasted, they are familiar to us as kasha, and are used very like other true grains. More than a quarter of the grist in this beer is kasha, which contributes an aromatic nuttiness and silky, oily textures. There is a small (12Kg) amount of lactose added that helps accentuate the already silky palate of the buckwheat, and the balance of the malt bill is made up of Canadian two-row and organic German wheat and caramel malts. The Sarrasin is lightly hopped using only whole leaf Zeus, and Goldings grown at the brewery. And a bag full of cascade given to us by one of our local regulars. The hop bitterness is low to leave room for the complex yet subtle grain effects. The 7% alc. is buried well with the lactose sweetness.

The colour is light gold with a slight veil. The palette delicate, should be served with lighter fare so as not to overwhelm. Tip of the hat to Bruno, who conjured up this idea while longing for a cold pint while stationed in Afghanistan. 7% alc./vol. 15 IBU

Sold Out: Limited availability in draft at your favourite watering hole, and in 650ml bottles available at the Church-Key Retail Store attached to the brewery in Campbellford, Ontario.