Granville Island Brewing has brought out a new Summer Seasonal beer in 6 packs. The “Ginja Ninja” Ginger Beer is a reimaganing of the Limited Release of the Ginger Beer. The limited release was an ale but this release is a lager. To differentiate this seasonal brew with the regular fare from Granville Island Brewing they have started a new branding for the seasonal beers. The beer pours a golden colour with a small off white head. The aroma consists of malts but mostly ginger. The flavour is of ginger, malts, a fruitiness and mild spice and sweetness. There is very little hops flavour to this brew but it is very crisp. The alcohol content of the brew is 5.5%. Yes this beer is not brewed at the Granville Island Brewery on Granville Island but Vern (brewmaster of limited releases) was heavily involved and it is a great tasting summer beer to be enjoyed on a patio near you!
Commercial Description: Legend speaks of a ninja rising from the shores of the West Coast. The Ninja was said to be bold and Versatile with a sneaky kick. And the Ninja’s thirst for vengeance was matched only by a thirst for the refreshing taste of a true ginger beer.
My food pairing recommendation: eat this brew with some great Sushi! Who does not like ginger with sushi?