Haters Gonna Hate

Haters Gonna Hate is an extra-strong interpretation of our flagship beer Lug Tread, which is a Kölsch-style lagered ale. Tropical aromas and a mildly “catty” character are contributed with the addition of some Nelson-Sauvin hops.

Imperial Kölsch
8.0% • Wild Oats No. 46

History & Style

Haters Gonna Hate is a tribute to the very first batch of Lug Tread, which ended up getting accidentally “imperialized” – that is, brewed to higher strength and intensity – due to some faulty beer-making equipment. The results were super tasty and ended up winning “Best of the Fest” at the Golden Tap Awards. Ten years later, we’ve recreated this happy accident with Haters Gonna Hate.

Tasting Notes

Haters Gonna Hate is unfiltered, strong, and has a golden orange hue. The aroma suggests funky tropical fruits such as mango or papaya, and is also enhanced with some mildly musky Nelson Sauvin hops. A clean malt presence allows for full display of the hop-driven fruit flavours and balanced moderate-to-high bitterness.

Food Pairings

Chili-lime + garlic prawns, feta vinaigrette, Korean BBQ beef short ribs (Galbi), kimchi, ripe surface-ripened cheeses like La Sauvagine or Madawaska.

Technical Specs

  • ALC/VOL: 8.0%
  • INGREDIENTS: Local spring water, organic barley and wheat malts, organic hops, brewer’s yeast.
  • MALTS: Pilsner, wheat, carafoam, acidulated (all organic)
  • HOPS: Nelson-Sauvin, perle (all organic)
  • YEAST: German Ale
  • IBU’S: 40
  • OG: 16.6° P
  • FG: 2.0°P
  • SERVING TEMP.: 5-7° C
  • GLASSWARE: Flute