Hermann’s Dark Lager – Vancouver Island Brewery

From Victoria BC’s Vancouver Island Brewery comes “Hermann’s Dark Lager”.  This Lager is named after one of the breweries first brewmasters who was Bavarian and uses his German recipe.  The beer pours a deep black with a brownish head.  The smell of the beer is very malty with some coffee notes.  The flavor of the beer is very high on the malts with some creamieness and coffee with a light hops hit.  To me this beer is the Stout of Lagers!  The beer sits at a 5.5% alcohol content.  This beer won an award this year for top black lager in Canada or something to that effect.  This is a very good black lager and I can not wait to pick it up again.


Black Cat Lager – Paddock Wood Brewing

O’hare’s Beer Club August Box

From Saskatoon Saskatchewan’s Paddock Wood Brewing comes the “Black Cat Lager” a black lager.  The beer pours a dark brown almost black with little to no head present.  The beer has the scent of malts but not to much else.  When you taste the beer you will start with a sweet pilsner malt and be quickly greeted by a light hops bitterness.  You will even get a slight coffee taste hidden in there as well.  The beer has an alcohol content of 5.4% and an IBu of 20.  This is a very nice flavored black lager and I hope I am able to get ahold of more of this in the future.  Hint hint O’hare’s if you are listening.

Food Pairing according to O’hare’s Beer Club notes are as follows:  Pulled Pork, BBQ, Roast Chicken and Buffalo Wings

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