Gin & Lime Pilsner – Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks


From Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks in Richmond comes their “Gin & Lime Pilsner” a tasting room favorite that is now in cans.  This Pilsner is infused with Unruly Gin from Wayward Distillation House in Courtenay BC.  The beer pours a mildly hazy straw colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tons of lime, some grain and a mild gin finish.  The flavour is of lime, grain, mild juniper berries from the gin and basically no bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5.3% with an IBU of 25.  Not being a Pilsner or lager fan in general let me say this beer is very smooth and refreshing and I could crush a ton of them.

 

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Boomerang Double IPA – Steel & Oak Brewing (Superflux Beer Company)


From New Westminster’s Steel & Oak Brewing in collaboration with Vancouver’s Superflux Beer Company comes their “Boomerang Double IPA”.  The beer pours a seriously murky orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of orange juice, tropical fruit, pienapple, sweetness, floral hops and dankness.  The flavor is of big citrus rind, citrus, tropical fruit, resin, dankness and bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 8%.  This is a tasty brew but a little more bitterness than the average juice bomb.


Photo found on Steel & Oak Brewing Facebook Page

Three Kings Tripel – Fernie Brewing


From Fernie BC’s Fernie Brewing comes their “Three Kings Tripel” a new limited release.  The beer pours an orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of orange, candi sugar, Belgian yeast, grainy, bready malts and an overall sweetness.  The flavour is of orange, citrus, Belgian yeast, candi sugar, sweetness, caramel, grain, mild bitterness and some low alcohol burn.  The alcohol content comes in at 8% with and IBU of 29.  Belgian style Tripel’s can border on to sweet but this one dances that line and makes for a tasty brew well worth picking up.

Commercial Description:  Three Kings Belgian-Style Tripel is named after one of Fernie’s most extreme, stunt-filled downhill bike trails, making it the perfect name for this spicy, strong Trappist Ale. A beer fit for a King.  A pale, somewhat spicy, dry, strong Trappist Ale with a pleasant rounded malt flavor and firm bitterness. Quite aromatic, with spicy, fruity, and light alcohol notes combining with the supportive clean malt character. High alcohol, yet very approachable to many a palate.

Weekend Warriors Double IPA – Old Yale Brewing


From Chilliwack’s Old Yale Brewing comes their “Weekend Warriors Double IPA” a taproom exclusive.  The pours a very cloudy orange with an off white head.  The aroma consists of tropical, citrus, juicy hops, sweetness and floral hops.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, citrus, grapefruit, grapefruit rind, bitterness and resin.  The beer comes in with a New England IPA aroma and a Pacific North West IPA.  You are doing yourself right to try this beer.  Make your way out to Chilliwack soon before it is gone.

 

Mélange à Trois (Fellowship 2017) – Strange Fellows Brewing


From Strange Fellows Brewing in Vancouver comes their fourth of four beer of 2017 in their Fellowship Club the “Mélange à Trois” a barrel aged Brett Bruin.  The beer pours a deep reddish brown with a tan head.  The aroma consists of brett funk, mild fruit, berries, malt, oak, chocolate and caramel.  The flavour is of brett funk, sour, caramel, toffee, chocolate, roasted malts, smoke, oak, leather, earth, bitterness and citrus rind.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.5%.  Not the standard Bruin but it is a really good brew and I look forward to the 2018 Fellowship.