Tiny Umbrella Double IPA – COAL HARBOUR BREWING


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From Coal Harbour Brewing in Vancouver comes their “Tiny Umbrella Double IPA” a Pineapple and Passion Fruit brew.  The beer pours a murky orange juice colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of pineapple, passion fruit, grapefruit and sweetness.  The flavour is of pineapple, passion fruit, orange juice, citrus pith, mild alchol and mild bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 8.2% with an IBU of 60.  This beer has a big body and an awesome flavour.

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East Coast IPA – RUSSELL BREWING


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From Russell Brewing in Surrey comes their “East Coast IPA”.  The beer has the tagline delicious juicy vibes.  The beer pours on the lighter side of murky orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of fruity, juicy notes with floral hops and some mild herbal notes also.  The flavour is of juicy fruit notes, tropical fruit, citrus, pineapple, herbal hops, oats with a low bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 6%. While not fully to style for an East Coast IPA this one was tasty.

Commercial Description:  Ever had a beer that tastes like juice? Well, our entry into the “Haze Craze” is just that. With large additions of wheat and oats in the mash, our brewers achieved the classic haze and mouthfeel that this style is known for. The real stars of the show are the hops, with Simcoe, Citra, and Galaxy front row and center. Fermented using…

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Ambrée Biére De Garde – Backroads Brewing


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From Backroads Brewing in Nelson comes their “Ambrée Biére De Garde” the first barrel aged beer from the brewery.  The beer pours a deep amber colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of red wine, cherries, plum, toffee, oak and a sweetness in the finish.  The flavour is of grain, oak, red wine, cherries, plum, raisins, other dark fruits, citrus, pith, low bitterness and a small tartness in the finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.8% with an IBU of 20.  If you have the luck in getting a bottle or two of this do it as it is an exceptionally tasty brew.

Commercial Description:  Our take on this unique style features predominant plum and raisin notes with hints of black cherry and oak. Aged in Pinot Noir barrels, the smooth, subtly sweet body is complimented by a crisp and delicately tart finish.

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Faller Northwest Pale Ale – Vancouver Island Brewing


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From Vancouver Island Brewing in Victoria comes their “Faller Northwest Pale Ale”.  The beer pours a copper golden colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of citrus, grain, bread with herbal and floral notes.  The flavour is of citrus, pine, bready, grain, herbal, resin and mild bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5.4% with an IBU of 35.  This is a nice standard pale ale and a nice addition to their core lineup.

Commercial Description:  This beer celebrates all those who’ve worked hard to make the Island what it is today. Inspired by classic northwest pale ales, it builds a history of its own with aromas of fresh pine and grapefruit, and a hearty malt finish.

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Belgian Saison – RUSSELL BREWING


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From Russell Brewing in Surrey comes their “Belgian Saison”.  The beer pours a golden colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of yeast, citrus, banana, earth, spices, grain and floral hops.  The flavour is of lemon, citrus rind,banana, spices, pepper, earth, yeast, grain and a low bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5.8% with an IBU of 28.  Saisons are really enjoyable in the summer and this one fits the bill for sure.

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