From Richmond BC’s Big River Brewing Company located inside the Zone Bowling Centre comes their “ZZwickel Lager” a German style Zwickelbier or Kellerbier Lager. The beer pours a golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of grainy malts, earthiness and some sweetness. The flavour is of big grainy and bready malts, a fruity sweetness, some earthiness and mild hops bitterness. This lager has a quite a bit of body. The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 48. I don’t run to lagers as a rule but this beer has a ton of flavour and would be a great beer to sip on a patio in the sun or trowing bowling balls down a lane. Luckily you can do both if you head to the brewery!
Commercial Description: Unfiltered and hoppy with a mixed strain of fermented lager. This is not your Dad’s lager (unless Dad is seriously cool!). A mix of classic European noble hops and NZ Wakatus make this lager unique.
Growler art by Brewmaster Bill