From Stanley Park Brewery (Turning Point Brewery) in Delta BC comes their “SunSetter Summer Ale” an unfiltered Peach Wheat Ale. I have had this beer both from a glass and from the bottle and I think I am about to break my own rules. The beer pours a golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of peach wheat and yeast. Where things get a little funky is the flavour for me (in an interesting way). When you drink the beer from a glass you get wheat, yeast, grain and some very mild peach. Now in comparison when you drink it out of the bottle the peach flavour hits you up right up front with notes of wheat yeast and grain coming in at the end. I am a huge advocate for drinking from a glass but this beer seems to have more peach in the flavour when consumed from the bottle. Also drink it fairly cold (but not ice cold) as it seems to shine through better. The alcohol content comes in at 4.8% with an IBU of 16. This is a tasty beer to be drinking on the patio in the summer!
Commercial Description: Make a ‘magic hour’ moment with our new Summer Ale. Ripe peach flavour and bold Citra hops come together for a refreshing & sessionable wheat ale that’s as much a treat for the senses as a sunset walk on Second Beach. Enjoy the moment!
Food Pairing as per brewery: Peach Caprese salad, SunSetter steamed clams, grilled peach & pork tenderloin
Food Pairing as per me: Fuzzy Peaches candies!
On June 25th, 2015 Stanley Park Brewing held a launch party in English Bay on the Rooftop Lookout beside the Cactus Club. The party was a closed event for media, bloggers and restaurant staff to learn about the beer. The event had some great food to sample while drinking the Sunsetter Summer Ale. They also had a bunch of their other beer for sample on tap as well as some beer cocktails to try out.