From Dead Frog Brewery in Aldergrove comes their “Steel Toe Lager”. The beer pours a straw yellow colour with a white head. The flavour is of citrusy lemon, grain, and grassy hops. The flavour is of biscuit, grain, citrus, sweetness and a low bitterness and grassy hops. The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 14. While it is well known that I am not a big fan of the lager style this one delivers on exactly what it should with a crisp clean flavour and is worthy of your glass if you enjoy a good lager.
Commercial Description: A SMOOTH AND REFRESHING LAGER BREWED WITH PREMIUM INGREDIENTS, MADE FOR ENJOYING AFTER A HARD DAY’S WORK.
From Hearthstone Brewery in North Vancouver comes their “Rizzla Rice Lager”. This beer is certified Gluten Friendly by both White Labs and Siebel Institute by having both labs test every batch of the beer to a threshold of 10 parts per million of gluten. The beer pours a light straw yellow colour with a white head. The aroma consists of mild bready malts, almost caramel, rice, citrus and a crisp finish. The flavour is of bready and grainy malts, rice, mild caramel, citrus, sweetness, mild grassy hops and a crisp low bitterness finish. The alcohol content comes in at 4.5% with an IBU of 18. If you are looking for a nice crisp clean lager this could be a good choice for sure. If you are looking for a gluten friendly beer this is definitely a good choice for you!
Commercial Description: Rizla Rice Lager is an easy drinking Asian style lager. A great session beer for watching sports, weather, and people. Brewed using rice properly, for flavour rather than filler, bittered with classic northern brewer hops to balance the rice sweetness. Makes a great house lager. Gluten reduced to less than 10 parts per million & it tastes great! Every batch is tested twice by two labs. All the flavour not the gluten!
From Stanley Park Brewing (Turning Point Brewing) in Delta comes their “DayTrip West Coast Lager”. The beer pours a golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of citrus, grain, sweetness and grassy hops. The flavour is of citrus, grain, herbal and grassy with a very mild bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 4.4% with an IBU of 25. While I would like a little more hops bitterness in a West Coast style beer this one does taste quite good for the lager style.
From Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub in Victoria BC comes the “Raspberry Lager”. The beer pours a deep amber colour with a tan head. The aroma consists of raspberries, sweetness and grains. The flavour is of raspberry, grain, caramel, sweetness and some low bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 4.5% with an IBU of 8. While I am not a fan of lagers in general this one was actually really interesting. I would not hesitate to grab more of this one.
Commercial Description: A generous dosing of raspberries grown at Michells Farm on the Saanich Peninsula gives this clean, crisp, cold, fermented lager the unmistakable juiciness of raspberries! Cheers to sunny days!
From Bowen Island Brewing now brewed in Kamloops by Kamloops Brewing Company comes their “West Coast Lager”. The beer pours a golden straw colour. The aroma consists of caramel, biscuit and maybe a hint of some grassy hops. The flavour is of biscuit, caramel, citrus and a sweet finish with little to no bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 17. If you enjoy a lager that comes in on the sweeter side then pick up some of this one as it will be in your wheelhouse.
Commercial Description: Slowly aged over an extended period of time to enhance it’s taste profile. Creamy at the beginning followed by a slightly malt sweetness on the back of your tongue. This easily drinkable lager has a clean and crisp finish.