48 Lager – Vancouver Island Brewing


From Vancouver Island Brewing in Victoria comes their “48 Lager”.  The beer pours a golden colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of citrus, grain and floral hops.  The flavour is of citrus, grain, biscuit and a very mild bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 4.8% with an IBU of 22.  This is not going to wow you as a craft beer fan but it is a clean crisp lager and well made.

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Juan De Fuca Cerveza – Vancouver Island Brewing


From Vancouver Island Brewing in Victoria comes their “Juan De Fuca Cerveza”.  The beer pours a straw yellow colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of  corn, biscuit malts and sweetness.  The flavour is of biscuit, corn, sweetness and a mild grassy hops note.  The alcohol content comes in at 4.8% with an IBU of 19.  While I would assert that this is a well executed Mexican style lager I don’t personally understand the craft adjunct lager.

Commercial Description:  A craft take on a Mexican classic. This light and crisp artisanal cerveza was designed to explore new territories.

Original lager – Brewsters Brewing Company


From Brewsters Brewing Company out of Calgary, Alberta comes their “Original lager”.  The beer pours a golden yellow colour with a fluffy white head.  The aroma consists of biscuit malts, citrus, grassy and floral hops.  The flavour is of biscuit, honey, citrus, sweetness and very mild hops.  The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 19.  For a no nonsense lager this one has lots of flavour.

Rizzla Rice Lager – Hearthstone Brewery


From Hearthstone Brewery in North Vancouver comes their “Rizzla Rice Lager”.  The beer pours a very light straw colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of mild bready malts, rice, lemon and sweetness.  The flavour is of mild bready malts, rice, lemon, sweetness and a mild crisp finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 4% with an IBU of 18.  If you know me this is not really my style but it was well brewed and definitely on point.

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.

Treeline Lager – Coast Mountain Brewing


From Coast Mountain Brewing in Whistler comes their “Treeline Lager”.  The beer pours a straw yellow with a white head.  The aroma consists of grain, biscuit, citrus and floral hops.  The flavour is of grain, biscuit, bread, citrusy lemon and some mild bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 4.5% with an IBU of 20.  I am not a huge lager fan but this one has everything you would want from a crisp clean easy drinking lager.

Commercial Description:  Our go-to, any day Lager, built crisp, clean and tasty with traditional ingredients sourced directly from Germany. Brewed repeatedly in small batches for an incredibly fresh taste. You’re welcome.

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