From Trading Post Brewing in Langley comes their “Dear James S.M.A.S.H. Saison” a Single Malt and Single Hop beer. The beer pours an cloudy orange gold colour with a white head. The aroma consists of tropical fruit, sweetness, yeast and grassy hops. The flavour is of tropical fruit, apricot, citrus, candied sugar, yeast and mild bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6.5% with an IBU of 26. Trading Post has a knack of making tasty beers and this one is no different.
Commercial Description: Dear James refers to a letter written to HBC Chief Trader James Murray Yale, urging him not to marry a woman for whom he had been enamoured with during his first years at the fort. Ignoring the outrageous pleas, James married the woman he loved and fathered two daughters with her. Known as the quintessential artisanal brew, this farmhouse style Saison, has notes of apricots, citrus and spice. Brewed using Bohemian pilsner malt and Mosaic hops, this complex and refreshing beer shimmers a golden straw colour and is perfect for farmers.