From Russell Brewing of Surrey and Storm Brewing of Vancouver comes a collaboration beer called “Big Smoke Ale”. Knowing that my Girlfriends grandpa called Vancouver the big smoke I had to pick this beer up in his honor. The beer poured a deep brown with a brownish head. The beer had the scent that most beers have that are made with peat with some sweet malty notes following. The beer tastes of malt, peat and a light hops flavor with some smoky and sweet notes. This beer is one interesting beer and should be tried if you can find it in stores. The alcohol content of this beer is 8.5% with an IBU of 40.