Dry-Hopped Wild Ale – Field House Brewing


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.

 

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Barrel Aged Brett Saison – Bridge Brewing Company


From Bridge Brewing Company in North Vancouver comes their “Barrel Aged Brett Saison”.  The beer poured an amber colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of oak, brettanomyces, red wine and tropical fruit.  The flavour was of red wine, cherry, tropical fruit, tannin’s, brettanomyces funk, oak and some earth in the finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 7% with an IBU of 18.  I love a good sasion brett and this one ranks up there.

Commercial Description:  A blend of seven barrels, this Brett Saison is fermented with French Saison, Farmhouse and Belgian yeasts. Aging in red wine barrels with Brettanomyces Lambicus and Brettanomyces Bruxellensis for over a year adds pineapple and cherry aromatics, along with a touch of earthy brett quality. The wine barrels contribute raspberry and cherry notes along with a dry oaky finish, making for a flavourful and complex brett beer.

 

Infinity Mirror Brett IPA – Halcyon Barrel House


From Halcyon Barrel House in Vankleek Hill, Ontario part of the Beau’s All Natural Brewing family comes their “Infinity Mirror Brett IPA” the very first release from the brewery.  This is a brett fermented barrel aged beer that was then bottle conditioned.  The beer pours a cloudy orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruits, barnyard funk and some floral hops.  The flavour is of tropical fruits such as pineapple, citrus, citrus rind, brettanomyces funk, red wine, oak, earth and some bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.2% with an IBU of 10.  To say this beer was good is a massive understatement.  This is an amazing Brett IPA and I hope to have the chance to try more from the Halcyon Barrel House in the future!

Brett & Barley Cab-Sav Barrel Aged Strong Ale – Bomber Brewing


From Bomber Brewing in East Vancouver comes their “Brett & Barley Cab-Sav Barrel Aged Strong Ale”.  The beer pours a deep reddish brown colour with a brown head.  The aroma consists of big brettanomyces funky notes, dark fruits, Cabernet Sauvignon and oak.  The flavour is of tartness, brettanomyces funk, dark fruits, Cabernet Sauvignon, toffee, chocolate, licorice, oak, tannins and bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 11%.  This beer started out as a bit of an accident and turned into an amazing wild barleywine and it is well worth stopping by the brewery asap to try it out yourself.

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Nectarous Dry Hopped Sour – Four Winds Brewing Company


Extremely limited release

From Four Winds Brewing in Delta BC comes their “Nectarous Dry Hopped Sour”.  This beer falls withing the Eurus Series beers that come in 750ml bottles with a cork and cage.  The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with white head.  The aroma consists of peaches, nectarines, citrus, passion fruit and an overall sweetness.  The flavour is of a medium lactobacillus tartness, peaches, nectarines, citrus, passion fruit, lime, sweetness, a touch of brettanomyces funk and a very mild hops bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5.5% with an IBU of 61.  I thought that their Saison Brett was epic but I think this may have surpassed even that!  Cascade Brewing in Portland better watch out!

Commercial Description:  “In the pursuit of sour, peach and nectarine play lead, while galaxy hops lend notes of citrus and passionfruit.” NECTAROUS is a dry-hopped, kettle soured beer that is intended to drink fresh! Keep refrigerated!

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