Frequently Asked Questions

General

All Ace Hill products are currently produced at our partner facility called Brunswick Bierworks in Toronto, Canada. Brunswick Bierworks is a state-of-the-art brewing and packaging facility dedicated to excellence, quality and sustainability.

Ace Hill currently does not have its own bottle shop. However, our products are available at the LCBO, beer-friendly grocery stores, The Beer Store and many bars, restaurants and other venues across Ontario. Ace Hill is also available selectively in other Canadian and U.S. markets.

Since our founding in early 2016, we have donated 1% of all sales to local environmental causes. It’s our way of giving back to the environment that helps us create great drinks with real and pure ingredients. Our charity partners include: 

  • 1% for the Planet, a global non-profit focused on sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
  • Swim Drink Fish, an Ontario organization focused on clean water.
  • David Suzuki Foundation, where we support the efforts to preserve the boreal forest and the endangered caribou.
  • Pine Project, which runs camps dedicated to environmental education.

Ace Hill is available across Canada, with each province carrying varying Ace Hill products. If you are curious which Ace Hill products are sold in your area, please reach out to us: info@acehillbeer.com.

Please email our team at info@acehillbeer.com or use the contact page on our website.

Low-Cal Vodka Sodas

  • Made with just vodka, soda water and 100% real lemon juice. 
  • 90 cals, 1g sugar, 1g of carbs.
  • No preservatives, sweeteners, sugars or “natural” flavours added. 
  • Gluten-free. 
  • 4.5% ABV per 355mL can.
  • Made with just vodka, soda water and 100% real raspberry juice. 
  • 100 cals, 1g sugar, 3g of carbs.
  • No preservatives, sweeteners, sugars or “natural” flavours added. 
  • Gluten-free. 
  • 4.5% ABV per 355mL can.

Our Lemon and Raspberry Vodka Sodas are the only low-cal vodka sodas that are made with 100% real fruit. Unlike other vodka sodas, we do not add any “natural” flavours, which are widely considered to be similar to artificial flavours and generally do not provide transparency of what is actually in the drink.

Over the past few years we have been searching for low-cal, low-sugar drinks that also tasted great, but we felt all the options on the market tasted a little synthetic. Our challenge was to develop something that could taste good and feel good. 

When we looked at this opportunity we learned that all the other products are made with so-called “natural” flavours. And it turns out “natural” flavours are controversial and potentially misleading. 

A 2019 New York Times article explains: There is a “loophole” where the “[food] regulations do not restrict the dozens of other ingredients like preservatives and solvents that can go into a so-called natural flavor. Ultimately, because of the wide variety of ingredients that typically go into “natural” flavorings,“there does not seem to be much of a difference between natural and artificial flavors,” said David Andrews, a scientist at the Environmental Working Group, a research and advocacy organization.”

We came up with a different approach that we think is exciting. We realized that by adding a splash of real fruit juice to just vodka and soda water, we could create vodka sodas that tasted real and are just 90-100 calories and 1g of sugar per can.

While we are not experts on the subject, we have done some research about so-called “natural” flavours. It has been pointed out that “natural” flavours are actually similar to artificial flavours. While “natural” flavours have to derive from natural materials, they are often highly processed and can include all kinds of preservatives and solvents (see reports here from New York Times, CNN, and Bon Appetit). 

It’s unclear what exactly is in drinks that use natural flavouring. The ingredients listed for these products will just say “natural flavour,” but it will not be disclosed what the underlying components are of the natural flavour. Apparently the beverage companies that produce and sell these products may not know either, as the “natural” flavours are sourced from flavour houses who often will not share all the ingredients used in their natural flavours. 

This one is admittedly subjective, but drinks that use “natural” flavours generally don’t taste real, authentic or great. 

Drinks made with “natural” flavours don’t look right. They are generally clear but the fruity flavours they are meant to express have colour. There is no such thing as a clear raspberry : )

In Ontario, vodka-based drinks can only be sold at the LCBO. Locations vary outside of Ontario. Search the LCBO website for availability near you.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions about availability: info@acehillbeer.com.

Our vodka sodas have a 12-month shelf life.

Beers

Ace Hill Mexican Lager is 100 calories per 355ml can, with 9g of carbs. 

Ace Hill Pilsner and Vienna Lager are each 190 calories per 473ml can, with 15g of carbs.

We’re always looking to create exciting new products for our customers, follow us @acehill for updates on new product releases.

Radlers

A Radler is a beverage that mixes beer and juice. These ingredients mixed together create a refreshing alcoholic drink that also has lower alcoholic content than traditional beers or coolers.

Ace Hill Lime Radler is usually available in Spring/Summer. 

Ace Hill Winter Radler is usually available in Fall/Winter.