From Hearthstone Brewery in North Vancouver comes their “Rizzla Rice Lager”. This beer is certified Gluten Friendly by both White Labs and Siebel Institute by having both labs test every batch of the beer to a threshold of 10 parts per million of gluten. The beer pours a light straw yellow colour with a white head. The aroma consists of mild bready malts, almost caramel, rice, citrus and a crisp finish. The flavour is of bready and grainy malts, rice, mild caramel, citrus, sweetness, mild grassy hops and a crisp low bitterness finish. The alcohol content comes in at 4.5% with an IBU of 18. If you are looking for a nice crisp clean lager this could be a good choice for sure. If you are looking for a gluten friendly beer this is definitely a good choice for you!
Commercial Description: Rizla Rice Lager is an easy drinking Asian style lager. A great session beer for watching sports, weather, and people. Brewed using rice properly, for flavour rather than filler, bittered with classic northern brewer hops to balance the rice sweetness. Makes a great house lager. Gluten reduced to less than 10 parts per million & it tastes great! Every batch is tested twice by two labs. All the flavour not the gluten!
From Torchlight Brewing in Nelson BC comes their “Blondes In Stereo”. The beer pours a cloudy blonde colour with a white head. The aroma consists of grainy, citrus, citrus zest and some floral hops. The flavour is of grain, bready, citrusy, orange, citrus zest, mild spices and mild bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 19. This gives you exactly what you would expect a tasty low hopped ale that drinks a bit like a lager.
Commercial Description: Did you grab this bottle because it was the brightest one on the shelf? Well, you’ve definitely made the right call by picking this crisp, refreshing, blonde ale to quench your craft beer thirst. Made with Wakatu hops from New Zealand, this is the perfect beer to pair with all our sunshine shenanigans.
From Fernie BC’s Fernie Brewing comes the “Slow Drift Witbier”. The beer pours a cloudy gold colour with a white head. The aroma consists of citrusy lemon, yeast, wheat and spices. The flavour is of citrus, ornage, spices, coriander, bready and wheat. The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 10. This is definitely a well made witbier and will be very popular in the warm summer months.
Commercial Description: A Belgian White Ale with light & spicy citrus flavours. This unfiltered beer is brewed with a touch of coriander & orange peel and is slightly cloudy. We think it’s downright delicious! Best when garnished with a slice of orange, to bring out the natural spices & subtle fruit flavour. Kettle addition during boil – Seville orange & coriander. Use of Belgian yeast provides a slight phenolic, clove and bubblegum flavour. 50% Wheat Malt.
From Beau’s All Natural Brewing in Vankleek Hill Ontario comes their “Farm Table: Patersbier”. The beer pours a mildly cloudy golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of grainy malts, yeast, earth and citrus. The flavour is of bready and grainy malts, yeast, citrusy lemon, herbal and leafy hops and mild bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 4.7% and an IBU of 22. This session ale has quite a bit of flavour and is nice to see as so many really don’t.
Commercial Description: Beau’s Farm Table Series are sessionable beers inspired by tradition and brewed true to a classic style. Patersbier is a refreshing Belgian-style ale, both bright and cloudy at once. This subtly sweet and floral beer makes a great companion to a spring afternoon in the backyard; or for a summer evening as the sun sets and the ninth inning wraps up.
Food Pairing as per brewery: Hot & sour soup with chicken and tofu; chicken braised with Patersbier, grain mustard & herbs with spaetzle; Nasi goreng (Indonesian fried rice); bloomy rind brie-style cheeses.
From Brewsters Brewing Company out of Calgary, Alberta comes their “52nd Street Peach Ale”. The beer pours a golden yellow colour with a white head. The aroma consists of peach, bready and grainy malts and floral hops. The flavour is of lots of peaches, candied fruit, bready malts and a low bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 15. This beer really delivers on the Peach flavour and if you like a good peach beer this one will definitely appeal to you.
Commercial Description: So popular it’s become a full time brew! This crisp refreshing wheat beer has just a touch of sweet peachy goodness.