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Whether you're a first time beer-maker or an experienced amateur, our beer kits and accessories will satisfy your beer-making skills. Choose from over 130 different types of beer kits from around the world. Complement the kit with our vast selection of liquid yeasts, grains and hops, and you'll be proud to say you made it yourself.
 

Ales

Lagers

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Ales

Ales tend to have a higher alcoholic contents, more robust flavour and deeper hues than lagers. Colour characteristics range from amber to golden/copper. This style of beer is fuller-bodied with hints of fruit or spice. This beer is fermented with top fermenting yeast.
 
Amber Ale – A smooth full crystal malt flavoured beer, highly hopped with a light caramel aroma. A delicious ale, reddish in colour with a fine head, reminiscent of early Scottish red ales.

Bitter – A golden-brown or copper-coloured beer which is usually highly hopped, dry and lightly carbonated. Its strong refreshing flavour has made it a popular choice among those who appreciate the quality of this ruby coloured traditional beer.

Blonde - A light to medium hopped beer with a straw colour and light to medium-bodied. 

Brown Ale – This lightly hopped ale is flavoured and coloured with roasted and caramel malts. It is sweeter and fuller-bodied than a mild ale.

Cream Ale – A gently balanced beer with a hint of creaminess, and a darker colour and fuller flavour that will satisfy both ale and lager lovers.

Dark Ale – This mild brown ale provides a full and flavoursome taste, for those who prefer a darker beer style. This beer is produced from the selection of superior roasted malts.

Heavy – A high gravity beer originating from Scotland, centuries ago, where small breweries began producing rich, dark, hoppy ales known locally as “Heavy”. 

Honey Blonde Ale - A refreshingly smooth, full-bodied ale with a touch of all natural honey to create a slightly sweet finish. Golden in colour, with a rich, soft and round palate, pure clover honey is used to balance the satisfying ale character.

India Pale Ale – This ale has a copper/golden colour and medium aroma hops with a slightly higher starting gravity and hop rate as regular Pale Ale.

Pale Ale – An amber or copper-coloured beer similar to Bitter beer but drier, hoppier and lighter. The full strength flavour of this beer is a combination of the hops and malt used and the result of prolonged mashing time.

Porter – A very bitter, very dark, almost black and mildly alcoholic beer. Its dark colour is derived from roasted, unmalted barley and sometimes a dash of licorice.

Real Ale – Displays a solid head and a distinctive, full-bodied flavour, enhanced by a soft fruity character. A true Amber Ale in style and colour.

Stout – The rich and dark texture of this beer is produced by specially roasted black malt. This highly hopped beer has a bold roasted flavour with a strong hint of malt and caramel. Depending on the variety, this beer can range from sweet to dry and bitter.

Wheat – This beer is made with a high proportion of malted wheat. A light and refreshing German style Weisse beer with a tartness to its taste. It is made of 25-50% wheat malt.
 

Lagers

Lagers are a light to medium-bodied beer, lightly hopped and resembles the pale golden colour of straw. This beer is fermented with a bottom fermenting yeast.
 
American Style – A pale, dry, lightly hopped beer, designed to be at its most refreshing when served chilled. Low alcohol beer with a golden straw colour and a smooth, mellow flavour. 


Cerveza – Modelled after the classic beer of Mexico. This beer is light-bodied, crisp and clean.

Draught – A full and flavoursome beer displaying a clean crisp taste with a subtle hop flavour. Draught beer has slightly lower carbonation levels than other styles of beer and is therefore less filling.

Dry Lager – Golden crisp beer popular in northern Europe. Light and refreshing. 

Light – This pleasant lightly hopped beer is light-bodied with a pale straw colour and mild flavour. Highly carbonated with very little bitterness, no aftertaste, fewer calories and lower alcohol content.

Munich Dark Lager – This rich, medium-bodied beer is characterized by a delicate sweet maltiness and a toasted nutty flavour. A variety of malts (Pale, Munich, Crystal Wheat, Chocolate) are combined to create this dark lager.

Pilsner – A medium to highly hopped beer with a golden straw colour. Light to medium-bodied with a sharp hop aroma and a typical lager malt character.

Pilsner Blonde – A European style dry lager with a full hop flavour and straw colour.

Pilsner Lager – A blend of Saaz and Hallertau hops. This light to medium-bodied beer is carbonated, lightly hopped and resembles the pale golden colour of straw.

Specialty Beers

Anniversary Ale – Rich and warming with an unmistakable “aged” flavour. This beer should ideally be served in small bottles.

Cider – A full flavoured , sparkling, medium-dry traditional English cider.

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WINE ONTAP DISPENSER
Holds up to nine (9) bottles of wine and keeps it fresh for six months or longer. Compact to store on a shelf or in the refrigerator.
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HEATING BELTS
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with a …
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EQUIPMENT KIT
Only $78.00 Reg. $86.00
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Kit includes:
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COOPERS MICROBREWERY ONE STAGE EQUIPMENT KIT
The Coopers “All-in-One-Stage” Microbrewery Kit is designed to give you everything you need to brew 23L of your own high-quality, great tasting beer every time. The kit includes: Plastic fermentor, bottles and caps, Coopers Lager beer kit w/yeast and brewing sugar, hydrometer, tap, stick on thermometer, bottle filler, carbonation drops and instructions. Gift Boxed
$116.99 Reg. $129.99

BAYOU CLASSIC HOME BREWING STARTER KIT WITH BURNER
If you've wanted to dabble in some good 'ol home brewing, the Bayou Classic Home Brewing Starter Kit is a perfect home brew start.  Includes:   All Stainless Steel equipment…8 gal/30-qrt. Brew Pot/lid, Propane Burner, Thermometer, Paddle, Braided Hose and Adjustable Regulator
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BAYOU BREWING KETTLES
Available in 8, 10 or 16 gallon sizes.  All stainless steel construction.  Includes Brew Pot/lid, Weldless Ball Valve, Brew Thermometer and Heat Shield. 
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BREWBUILT KETTLES
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20 QUART STAINLESS STEEL POT
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20 PLATE COUNTER FLOW WORT CHILLER
The more length a heat exchanger has, the more efficiently it will perform.
$161.99 – Reg. $179.99

7lb BARLEY CRUSHER MALTMILL
A high quality grain mill constructed using materials that will last a lifetime.
$160.99 Reg $169.00    

SWINGTOP BEER BOTTLES         
Grolsch Style Glass, Amber.  Includes closure
500ml & 750ml sizes
$1.99-2.69 Reg. $2.19-2.99


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19L (5gal) DRAUGHT SYSTEM
Complete with NEW 19L (5gal) AEB tank (made in Italy), disconnects “in” & “out”, Co2 regulator, 3ft liquid & gas hose, thumb tap, hose clamps, sanitizer, detailed instructions.
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EXTRA STAINLESS STEEL AEB DRAUGHT TANK 19L (5gal)
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5LB Co2 CYLINDER TANKS
New Certified co2 cylinder tanks.  Made in the U.S.A.
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TOWER TAPS
Choose from Single, Double or Triple Tower Taps.  3” Stainless Steel columns with faucet and handle.
$107.99-214.99 Reg. $119.99-239.99


 YOU CAN MAKE ANY OF THE WINE STYLES FEATURED BELOW AT OUR PLACE FOR AN ADDITIONAL $32
(Includes: Filtered water, degassing, filtering, shrink caps, corks)

CALIFORNIA CONNOISSEUR 4WK KITS
Bergamais, Merlot, Valroza, Vieux Château du Roi, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay/Semillon,  Sauvignon Blanc,
$4-5 OFF Reg. $56.99-64.99

CHEEKY MONKEY 4WK KITS
Australian Shiraz, Chilean Merlot, California Zinfandel Shiraz, Spanish Cabernet Merlot Garnacha
$5 off Reg. $83.99

EUROPEAN SELECT 4WK KITS
Cabernet Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio
$4-5 OFF Reg. $63.99-67.99

KENRIDGE CLASSIC 10L 4WK KITS
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Shiraz, Nebbiolo, Shiraz, Trilogy, Gewurztraminer, Riesling Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
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ATMOSPHERE 16L – 6WK KITS
Australian Shiraz, Italian Amarone & Nebbiolo, California Riesling, German Muller Thurgau
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* Crushed grape skins included

 

LIMITED RELEASE WINE STYLES 2017/18
Be sure to take notice of this year’s Cru Select Restricted Quantities and Passport Series   Stock your cellar with the best. Dates of Release subject to change
Cru Select 2017/18 Pre-Order Deadline October 19th
December 2017 - Australian Shiraz Viognier - $151.99 - This dry full-bodied red wine is stylish yet refined. It is lush with a tapestry of smooth tannins and succulent dried fruits, vanilla and black pepper.
January 2018 - Chilean Carménère  - $151.99 - Medium-bodied red, dry, opulent and rich, Carménère boasts the luscious flavours of red cherries and berries, with hints of spice and leather enhanced with robust tannins.
February 2018 - Spanish Tempranillo - $151.99  - Sourced from native Spain, Tempranillo adds panache to any cellar. It skillfully balances fresh berries with savory notes of pepper and smoke to create this medium-bodied dry red wine.
March 2018 - German Riesling - $135.99  - From renowned German vineyards, this medium-bodied off-dry Riesling is captivating and complex. Crisp flavours of honey, peach and lemon finish with a lingering minerality.

PASSPORT SERIES 2017/18  Pre-Order Deadline November 16th
December 2017 - French Grenache (Rhone Valley) - $122.99 - This red wine offers flavours of red fruit (raspberry and strawberry), anise and tobacco creating a smooth, dry, medium-bodied finish that is soft on the palate.
January 2018 - French Viognier (Rhone & Savoy Valley) - $114.99 - Touches of fruit with underlying floral notes make for a fresh and vibrant aroma.  Peach, pear and tangerine flavours fill the palate, accented by honeysuckle, rose petal and a touch of spice to round out this off-dry, medium-bodied white wine.
February 2018  - Italian Cabernet Merlot (Tuscany Region) - $122.99 - A bold charismatic blend of earthy notes, spicy pepper, leather, tobacco, ripe plum and black fruit bring together this dry, full-bodied red wine.
March 2018 - California Two Roads Zinfandel (Creek Valley Region) - $138.99 - A delicious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with Petite Syrah grape skins loaded with dark ripe berry, smoke, spice, black cherry, vanilla and black pepper to finish off this dry, full-bodied red wine. 


MAKE YOUR WINE AT OUR PLACE
3 Easy Steps
1. Choose your wine style
2. Mix the ingredients
3. Bottle and Enjoy
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(All on-premise promotions yield 28-30_750ml bottles per batch and includes $32 fee, filtered water, degassing, filtering, shrink caps, corks)

CALIFORNIA CONNOISSEUR 4WK KITS
California White, Chardonnay, Liebfraumilch, Sauvignon Blanc, Nebbiolo, Merlot, Shiraz, Vieux Château Du Roi, White Zinfandel
$ 72.99-85.99

EUROPEAN SELECT 4WK KITS
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Soave, Verdicchio, Nebbiolo, Bergamais, Sangiovese, Pinot Noir, Valroza, Vieux Château Du Roi
$ 90.99-93.99

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KENRIDGE CLASSIC 4WK KITS
KenRidge Classic contains 10 L of the highest quality varietal grape juices and premium concentrates producing outstanding wines with distinctive flavours, bouquet and character.
Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir
$ 94.99-102.99* Reg. $ 101.99-111.99
* Yield 28-30_750ml bottles per batch and includes, filtered water, degassing, filtering, shrink caps, corks


HISTORIC LANDMARKS OF OTTAWA..by Donna DeFalco
Donna is the daughter of our founding father, Dominic DeFalco, who started DeFalco’s Wine Cellars Inc. back in 1962. She was a commercial artist in her early years and she produced a magnificent series of prints which display the feeling of historical beauty of her hometown, Ottawa, Ontario. 
Donna’s artwork was just starting to get itself out there in the early 1980’s through local craft shows, business conferences, school billeting programs and a few gift shops around Ottawa when sadly, in 1984, Dominic passed away and she inherited the family business. With her time now being focused on this new adventure of running DeFalco’s, her artwork was put on hold.  Now that Donna is semi-retired, her team at DeFalco’s has decided it’s time to re-release these fabulous prints and make them more accessible for everyone to appreciate and enjoy. Her artwork is available at all three of our locations as well as at our online store. GREAT GIFT  IDEAS for office events, farwells, out of town guests, stocking stuffers, teachers, birthdays and anniversary gifts, company conventions.


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