From Machine Ales formerly a part of the cooperative brewery Callister Brewing comes their “Hype Machine Imperial IPA”. The beer pours a super cloudy orange with a white head. The aroma consists of floral hops, melons, tropical fruit, resin and lots of dank hops. The flavour is of resin, pine, citrus, tropical fruit, melon, earth, bitterness, yeast and a huge dank finish. The alcohol content comes in at 8.2%. I hope this does not turn out to be the last every Machine Ales beer as this was one to write home about for sure!
From Hearthstone Brewery in North Vancouver comes their “Wyld Peach Berliner Weisse”. Hearthstone has now expanded beyond their Raspberry version of the Wyld. The beer pours a very light yellow colour with a white head. The aroma consists of very juicy peaches and some sweetness. The flavour is of wheat and bready malts, peach, tartness and some residual sweetness in the end. The alcohol content comes in at 3.2% with an IBU of 00. This one is quite mild on the tartness and is full of peach flavour and will be quite refreshing for the summer.
Commercial Description: We give you our take on a traditional old world classic – the Berliner Weisse. Using 100% wild lactobacillus bacteria, and real, whole lychees. This brew is tart, light and refreshing. We hope you agree! Cheers to summer sours!
From Red Collar Brewing in Kamloops in the Thompson Okanagan comes their “Belgian Wit”. The beer pours a cloudy straw colour with a white head. The aroma consists of spices, citrus and wheat and Belgian yeast. The flavour is of wheat, citrus, lemon, coriander, spices and Belgian yeast. The alcohol content comes in at 6% with an IBU of 14. While I do not run out of my way to drink a Belgian Wit this one is doing all the right things and would be a great one to pick up this summer.
Commercial Description: A cloudy wheat beer brewed with Seville oranges and coriander. A light mouthfeel paired with citrus and spice aromas makes for a very refreshing beer.
From Doan’s Craft Brewing Company in East Vancouver comes their “West Coast IPA”. The beer pours a copper colour with an off white head. The aroma consists of Citrus, bready and caramel malts, floral hops and pine. The flavour is of citrus, very mild strawberry, bready and caramel malts, bitterness, resin and pine. The alcohol content comes in at 6.5% with an IBU of 70. I look forward to picking up more of this beer as it was well crafted and very refreshing.
Commercial Description: With a strong presence of pine, citrus and fruit and the body to back it up, this West Coast style satisfies all kinds of IPA drinkers. The WC wasn’t originally going to be bottled but you asked for it, so sit back and enjoy!
From Ridge Brewing Company in Maple Ridge comes their “Hairy Donut Amber Ale”. The beer pours an amber colour with a tan head. The aroma consists of fruit, hint of honey possibly, bready caramel and sweetness. The flavour is of citrus, other fruits, bready caramel, honey, sweetness and mild bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 35. This is a nice aprochable Amber Ale.