From Doan’s Craft Brewing Company in Vancouver in collaboration with Gladstone Brewing comes their “Funtimes Northern German Pilsner”. The beer pours a straw yellow colour with a white head. The aroma consists of grain, citrus with some floral hops in the finish. The flavour is of grain, citrus, sweetness, with some mild resin, herbal notes and bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 4.7% with an IBU of 32. While I do not get excited for lagers this is an exceptionally produced lager and will be very refreshing to anyone that is looking for a good clean lager!
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.
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.