From Chilliwack’s Old Yale Brewing comes their “Juicy Tropical Hopped Sour”. The beer pours an orange colour with a white head. The aroma consists of tropical fruits, semi sweet notes and tartness. The flavour is of tropical fruit, tartness, grain and some sweetness. The alcohol content comes in at 5.5%. This would be an amazing brew for a summer patio. Lets hope this one sticks around.
From the Dandy Brewing Company in Calgary Alberta comes their “The Jungle Bird Tropical Dark Sour”. The beer pours a deep brown colour with a brown head. The aroma consists of big tropical fruits, tartness and some roasted malts. The flavour is of tropical fruit, pineapple, citrus, tartness, roasted malts, caramel and brown sugar. The alcohol content comes in at 5%. This was not your typical sour ale and takes its inspiration from Tiki cocktails from my understanding. While I don’t drink cocktails I can say that this was really enjoyable.
Commercial Description: An homage to the classic Tiki cocktail. This beer has notes of demerara sugar, bitter lime, tropical pineapple coming together for a refreshing sour that is like no other.
From Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks in collaboration with Britannia Brewing Company both from Richmond comes their “Kizuna Pineapple Sour”. The beer pours a cloudy yellow colour with a white head. The aroma consists of pineapple, fruity sweetness and tartness. The flavour is of pineapple, tartness, hint of wheat and some sweetness in the finish. This is like an adult juice with a hint of sourness. The alcohol content comes in at 6.5% with an IBU of 7. This is probably my favourite of their sour series so far!
Commercial Description: A delicately tart wheat kettle sour brewed with fresh pineapples.
From Steamworks Brewing in Burnaby BC comes their latest release the “Tart IPA”. The beer pours a very cloudy orange with a white head. The aroma consists of juicy citrus and mild tropical fruits with floral hops. The flavour is of citrus, tropical fruits, some herbal hops, mild tartness and a low bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6.3% with an IBU of 25. This is an enjoyable twist on a New England IPA and I look forward to having more.
Commercial Description: Worlds are colliding! Loads of juicy hops combine with a puckering tartness, resulting in a beautifully balanced Tart IPA bursting with flavour.
From Field House Brewing in Abbotsford comes their “Dry-Hopped Wild Ale”. The beer pours a red colour with a reddish head. The aroma consists of fruit, grape must and sweetness. The flavour is of grape must, citrus, tropical fruit, brettanomyces funk, some sweetness but little bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 8% with an IBU of 25. This was an interesting take on a Wild ale and I enjoyed it.
Commercial Description: An experiment with hops & grapes, this aromatic ale was dry-hopped with Citra, Mosaic & Amarillo and then conditioned on Brett and a blend of grape must.