From Sooke Oceanside Brewery in Sooke on Vancouver Island comes their “Renfrew Red Ale”. The beer pours a copper colour with a tan head. The aroma consists of caramel, fruity with a floral finish. The flavour is of caramel, mild roasted malts, resin, grassy, mild bitterness and some fruity notes. The alcohol content comes in at 5.1%. While fairly standard this is a good red ale and you will enjoy it.
Commercial Description: Port Renfrew has many names. Some for love, as only the sea could be loved. Some for the ships she has taken, wrecked over rock and wave, where dangerous waters run red. This Red Ale is the namesake of that love and danger. I prefer to call her Renfrew.
My wife and I just tried Renfrew Red. It matches up well to an authentic Irish red ale. I can’t agree with the comment “fairly standard”. I haven’t found another BC craft beer red ale this close to the Irish style. See’n Red from Pelican Brewing in Oregon is another good example of this style.
The thing is the Irish Red style is rather standard. Thats why the comment. If you love the style then you will love it.