Element Lager Series

Smokey Honey Vienna Lager: This lager has a mild, malty sweetness that gives way to a light, yet crisp smoky finish. Over twelve kilos of honey was smoked for five hours over applewood, before being added to the boil, resulting in a complex, yet super drinkable lager that’ll have you craving more. 

Dry-Hopped Lager: This corn-based lager starts off smooth and leads into a hoppy-kick thanks to oodles of dry-hopped Ella hops added late into the brew. This lager is crispy and crushable, perfect for patio weather as we ease our way into warmer days to come.

Rice Lager: This incredibly light-bodied lager is made with over 40% rice along with Canadian 2-row barley. It is light in colour with hints of grainy bread and a subtle sweetness from the rice.

Dunkel Lager: A new style for us here at Sawdust City, this Dunkel has roasted bread flavours that lead the way, followed by a subtle, chocolate-like, malt balance. It’s dark in colour but deceptively easy-drinking.

STYLE ABV IBU OG SRM FG
Smoked Honey Vienna Lager 5.2% 18 12.3•P 5 3.3•P
Dry-Hopped Lager 5.0% 25 12.1•P 4 2.5•P
Rice Lager 4.4% 15 10.8•P 4 2.5•P
Dunkel Lager 4.9% 25 12•P 4 2.5•P
Dunkel Ingredients: Canadian 2-Row, Dark Munich, Melanoidin, Carafa II Special, Spalt, Magnum Hops, White Labs German lager yeast.

Rice Lager Ingredients: Canadian 2-Row, Flaked Rice, Ella hops, White Labs German lager yeast.

Smoked Honey Vienna Lager Ingredients: MUSKOKA WATER, VIENNA, CARAFOAM, SMOKED MALT, BARLEY FLAKES MALT, HALLERTAU MITTELFRUH HOPS, GERMAN LAGER YEAST. SMOKED HONEY

Dry-Hopped Lager Ingredients: MUSKOKA WATER, FLAKED CORN, CANADIAN 2-ROW, WHEAT MALT, ELLA, MAGNUM HOPS, GERMAN LAGER YEAST.
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James’ idea for the Rice Lager was to create an incredibly drinkable, light crisp lager. Giving it the time to develop to perfection during the cold months, it’s now ready to enjoy just in time for spring and warm(ish) sunny days.


Brendan’s idea for the Dry-Hopped Lager was inspired by a release we did last year called Crujiente Boi. It was the very first of the 52 beer release of 2019. “This dry-hopper lager has the same malt profile and similar hop characteristics as that beer, although we used our house German lager yeast strain this time around instead of the Mexican lager yeast. But the result is very similar: a dry, crushable light lager with a touch of added bitterness and fruity, floral aroma from the dry hop.” 

Cal’s idea for the Smoked Honey Vienna Lager stemmed from his desire to create an ideal BBQ beer. “We chose to subvert the more traditional smoked beer profile by lightening everything up: the colour, maltiness, ABV, and smoke. The result is a crisp yet complex lager, that pairs with summer like a bee to a flower. Truly the bee’s knees.” 


Sam’s idea for the Dunkel Lager was inspired by his recent (but not too recent) trip to Germany this winter. “After drinking a few dunkels throughout my travels, it was a style very much on the top of my mind and one I’ve wanted to tackle for a while.”