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06/23/2011 12:48 EDT | Updated 06/13/2012 02:16 EDT

Canada's Favourite Beer: Readers Recommend Brews You've Never Heard Of

It's been a good week for beer.

The Huffington Post Canada along with OpenFile in Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton and Waterloo asked you what your favourite beers are. We also asked you to vote for your preferred brew out of a list of well-known favourites.

The top five ranked beers in our photo gallery of admittedly random brands were:

  1. Molson Canadian
  2. Guinness
  3. Steam Whistle
  4. Alexander Keith's
  5. Heineken

You can see the rest of the results here.

But many of you had strong words about the brands excluded from the gallery and offered dozens of recommendations through our comments, Facebook and Twitter using the #BeerEh hashtag.

Here's a collection of your Tweets. You'll find a full list of recommendations at the bottom of the page.

Here's a list of your beer recommendations in no particular order. If your brew isn't on this list, Tweet us at @HuffPostCanada with the hashtag #BeerEh

  • Beaus Brewhouse Lugtread
  • Creemore Springs Lager
  • Golden Horsehoe Lager
  • Fort Garry Dark Ale
  • Mill St Organic
  • Grasshopper from Big Rock Brewery
  • Back Hand of God from Crannog Brewery
  • Mill St Organic
  • Trois Pistoles
  • Kokanee
  • Rickards White
  • Picaroons Best Bitter
  • Erdinger
  • SteamWhistle
  • Sweet Nikki Brown
  • Bulldog Amber
  • St. James Pale
  • Little Scrapper IPA
  • Hop Yard Ale by Garrison Brewing Company, NS
  • Red Racer IPA
  • Cherry Chocolate Porter by Tin Whistle Brewing's
  • Pabst
  • Blueberry Ale (Pump House)
  • Fat Tug IPA Driftwood Brewery
  • Wild Rose
  • Bowen Island Cream Ale
  • Moosehead Lager
  • Saranac Lake IPA
  • Blue Point
  • Toasted Lager
  • Creemore to Tankhouse
  • Garrison Blackberry Wheat Ale
  • Picaroons Dooryard
  • Beau's Lug Tread
  • Big Rock Grasshopper Wheat Ale
  • Mill St. Lemon Tea Ale
  • Garrison Raspberry Wheat Ale
  • Barley Day's Pale Ale
  • Central City IPA
  • Mill Street's Coffee Porter
  • Big Rock Brewery's Warthog Ale
  • Brick Waterloo Dark Galt Knife Old Style Lager
  • St. Ambroise Apricot Ale
  • Wild Rose WRaspberry Ale
  • Oatmeal Stout
  • Island Lager by Granville Island Brewing
  • Vienna Red by Paddockwood
  • Howe Sound
  • Alpine

The Huffington Post Canada has teamed up with OpenFile, a collaborative local news organization operating in seven Canadian communities, to look more closely at Canada's thirst for beer.

OpenFile will examine the story of beer as told through the mouths and wallets of Canadians. Using input from the public and a network of professional reporters, we'll get answers to questions such as, what's the cheapest city and province in Canada to get a beer? Has a craft culture emerged and how is it changing beer-drinking habits? Do beer prices fluctuate during those hot summer months?

The result will be an interactive picture of the price and popularity of beer in different cities, and the culture of beer-drinking across Canada.