Cabalier Blue Blueberry IPA – Beau’s All Natural Brewing


From Beau’s All Natural Brewing in Vankleek Hill Ontario comes their “Cabalier Blue” Blueberry IPA. The beer pours very red with some floaties and a light reddish head. The aroma consists of Blueberries, herbal and grassy hops and some grain.  The flavour is of blueberries, mild tropical fruits, some bready malts, herbal and grassy hops with some hops bitterness in the finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 6%  with an IBU of 50.  Leave it to Beau’s All Natural Brewing to come up with a really interesting blend of flavours!

Commercial Description:  Built on the foundation of a generously hopped I.P.A., Cavalier Bleu blends the citrusy aromas of organic New Zealand hop varieties with the fruity flavours found in American Azacca and German Mandarina Bavaria hops. Topping it off is an infusion of organic blueberry juice made from wild Québec blueberries.

Food pairing as per brewery:  Venison steak with a blueberry reduction, blueberry cheesecake, beemster cheese.

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Blueberry Garden Ale – Britannia Brewing Company


From Britannia Brewing Company in the Richmond with a tasting room in Steveston Village comes their “Blueberry Garden Ale”.  The beer pours a reddish colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of mostly blueberries with a slight sweetness.  The flavour is of gain, blueberries, some yeast and mild sweetness.  The alcohol content comes in at 4.6% with an IBU of 2.  This is a good although light flavoured beer and would be a really nice summer ale.

Threesome Ale – Red Arrow Brewing


From Duncan BC’s Red Arrow Brewing comes their “Threesome Ale” a beer combining Hemp, hibiscus and honey. The beer pours a reddish colour with an off white head. The aroma consists of honey, hibiscus, herbal notes and a sweetness. The flavour is of herbal from hops or hemp, hibiscus tea, honey some mild bitterness and a mild sweetness in the finish. The alcohol content comes in at 5.3%. Maybe not amazing but it was an enjoyable mix of flavours to be sure. I wouldn’t hesitate to try it again for sure.

52nd Street Peach Ale – Brewsters Brewing Company


From Brewsters Brewing Company out of Calgary, Alberta comes their “52nd Street Peach Ale”.  The beer pours a golden yellow colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of peach, bready and grainy malts and floral hops.  The flavour is of lots of peaches, candied fruit, bready malts and a low bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 15.  This beer really delivers on the Peach flavour and if you like a good peach beer this one will definitely appeal to you.

Commercial Description:  So popular it’s become a full time brew! This crisp refreshing wheat beer has just a touch of sweet peachy goodness.

Raspberry Quencher Wheat Ale – Fort Garry Brewing Co


Seasonal Brew

From Winnipeg, Manitoba’s Fort Garry Brewing Co (Owned by Russell Brewing Co in Surrey BC) comes their “Raspberry Quencher Wheat Ale” a Summer Seasonal.  The Wheat Ale pours a cloudy reddish colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of raspberry, yeast and wheat.  The flavour is of raspberry, wheat, some mild tartness, yeast and a semi sweet finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 4.5%.  I could see myself drinking more of this fruit ale over the summer months as it is very refreshing!

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