Egad! This is actually light beer? But, but it’s actually tasty ...






Aonghus Kealy/Metro Toronto

Walkerville Superior Light Lager

I’ve finally found a light beer that doesn’t suck.

I mean, let’s face it: Coors Light, Moosehead Light, Blue Light, Molson Canadian Light ... they’re all fine, if you’re damn thirsty.

But give me some flavour.


Try Walkerville Superior Light Lager, available at the LCBO, with only 3.9 per cent alcohol per volume ($11.45 for a six-pack at The Beer Store). As you can see, at right, it has a prairie golden colour and a rocky head when poured, with tiny, tight egg-shell white CO2 bubbles.

The head does flatten out, leaving a pleasant ringlet around the inside of the glass.

What I get from sniffing it is barley and apple, with more body and the best mouthfeel and taste than any light beer I’ve tried. It paired beautifully with my waldorf salad dinner.

Now that being said, when compared with the Windsor brewery’s delicious malty lager,well, it’s kinda boring. Long live real lager!


Jumbo Shrimp in Walkerville Beer

  • INGREDIENTS: 1 to 1 1/2 pounds of jumbo shrimp, fresh frozen 4-6 cups Walkerville Beer 1 tbsp old bay seasoning 1 bay leaf 3 slices lemon

  • PROCEDURE: 1. In large pot, bring beer, old bay, bay leaf and lemon slices to a boil. 2. When at full boil, add shrimp and stir continually — shrimp will take 1-2 minutes if fresh and 3-4 minutes if frozen — or cooked when completely opaque and firm to the touch. 3. Drain colander. Serve at room temperature or cool with dip.

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