Barrel Aged Dry Hop Blonde – Kettle River Brewing Co

From Kettle River Brewing in Kelowna comes their “Barrel Aged Dry Hop Blonde”.  This beer was bottled on March 11, 2016 from lot BR004.  The beer pours a copper colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of wine, citrus, oak and fruit.  The flavour is of wine, lots of citrus, biscuit, pine and some bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.4%.  I am not huge on wine dominated barrel aged beers but I do think that this one did work together well to make a good beer just not to my personal preference.  Thanks for picking this up for me Chelsea of Brewtiful British Columbia.


Big Chief Cream Ale – Mission Springs Brewing

From Mission BC’s Mission Springs Brewing comes their “Big Chief Cream Ale”.  The beer pours an amber colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of grainy malts, citrus and a sweet finish.  The flavour is of bready grainy malts, big citrus notes, with mild notes of earth, herbal and bitterness in the finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 5.5% with an IBU of 19.  This beer is not going to knock your socks off as it is a fairly basic beer.  But there is nothing wrong with that it just wont challenge your palate.