From Strathcona Beer Company in Vancouver comes their “Brrr! Winter Radler”. The beer pours a red colour with a white head that has a red tinge. The aroma is more of less one of cranberry cocktail. The flavour is of cranberries with a hint of mandarin orange, mild tartness and a hint of biscuit malts. The alcohol content comes in at 4%. I am a fan of a good raddler and I like when other flavours are used to mix with beer than just grapefruit. This is really enjoyable and a great one to sip on this winter.
From Strathcona Beer Company in Vancouver comes their “Beach Lemon Mandarin Radler”. The beer pours a murky orange colour with a white head. The aroma consists of lemons, mandarin oranges, juice sweetness and some grainy notes. The flavour is of lemon, mandarin oranges, some tartness and some grain from the beer. The alcohol content comes in at 4% with an IBU of 15. This is a pretty awesome radler with a ton of flavour and would be great in summer. This will be hard to find until next summer sadly.
Commercial Description: A precise blend of lemon peel, fresh mandarin juice and beer. A light, effervescent beer that is thirst quenching and easy to drink with a tart, clean finish.
From Mission BC’s Mission Springs Brewing comes their “Cranberry Ginger Radler” a mix of their Trailblazer Pilsner. This is their winter seasonal radler. The radler pours a reddish colour with a reddish white head. The aroma consists of cranberries, grape juice, ginger and an overall sweetness. The flavour is of cranberries, sugar, grapes, ginger, hints of pilsner malts and really an overall sweetness. This is a very sweet beer but not sickeningly as it is basically as sweet as cranberry cocktail. The alcohol content comes in at 3%. I enjoyed this so much I picked up at six pack witch is a size that I almost never pick up!
Commercial Desctiption: Our shandy with a twist! Fresh cranberry and organic ginger makes this beer undeniably refreshing.
From Mission BC’s Mission Springs Brewing comes their “Lemon Ginger Radler” a mix of their Trailblazer Pilsner, California Lemons and an organic ginger root infusion. The Radler pours a very light cloudy yellow colour with a small white head. The aroma is dominated by lemons, ginger and an overall sweetness that almost reminds me of a craft pop. The flavour is of lemonade, ginger, candied ginger a hint of Pilsner malts and a very mild crisp bite. The alcohol content comes in at 3% with an IBU of 17. I am a huge fan of radlers and this being a non grapefruit radler makes it event better as it is different! If you can find a six pack of this beer but three of them!
Commercial Description: This is a light and delicious drink based on our famous Trailblazer Pilsner recipe blended with California lemons and organic ginger root infusion. At 3% alcohol and with a very refreshing lemon finish and light ginger zing, this beverage is perfect summer refreshment and great over ice.
From New Westminster’s Steel & Oak Brewing comes their “Radler” a mixture of their Royal City Pale Ale and Lemonade. This beer can only be enjoyed in the tasting room and is not available for growler fills as they mix it on site and are worried about the lemonade fermenting. The radler pours a cloudy yellow with a white head. The aroma consists of lemonade, malts and a sweet finish. The flavour is of tons of lemonade, some citrus, very mild hops and a mild bready malt finish. Depending how the radler is mixed the alcohol content should come in between 2.5% and 3% alcohol. I am a huge fan of Radlers but many people have to avoid the main ingredient in most as grapefruit can react with many medications. This is a Radler that not only tastes great but it is more accessible to the masses!