Santa’s Sac Golden Strong Ale – Bridge Brewing Company


From Bridge Brewing Company in North Vancouver comes their “Santa’s Sac Golden Strong Ale”.  The beer pours a golden colour with a white head.  The aroma consist of bubblegum, Belgian yeast, citrus and some spices.  The flavour is of bubblegum, yeast, candi sugar, sweetness, fruit with some peppery spice.  The alcohol content comes in at 10% with an IBU of 30.  This brew drinks much like a Belgian Tripel with a strong sweetness.  If you are big on that style then make some to pick this bottle up.

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Pear Milkshake IPA – Bridge Brewing Company


Bridge Brewing Company in North Vancouver has jumped back on the bandwagon of the Milkshake IPA with “Pear Milkshake IPA”.  The beer pours an amber orange colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of pear, cardamom, ginger, some mild malts and floral hops.  The flavour is of pear, citrus, ginger, cardamom, lactose, vanilla, herbal hops with a very mild bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 6% with an IBU of 45.  While pear is not my favourite flavour this one does a good job of accenting the Milkshake IPA with the Pear flavours.

Commercial Description:   This milkshake IPA is bursting with pear and spice aromas, along with hints of vanilla.  Cardamom and vanilla compliment the earthy fruit tones of the pear, while the lactose  and oats add a touch of sweetness along with a smooth and creamy mouthfeel.  Sweet and aromatic, this juicy IPA is unfiltered and without clarifying agents, pouring a hazy pale yellow.

The Fuzz Milkshake IPA – Bridge Brewing Company


Bridge Brewing Company in North Vancouver has jumped back on the bandwagon of the Milkshake IPA with “The Fuzz Milkshake IPA”.  The beer pours a very cloudy murky deep orange colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of peach, citrus, malts and floral hops.  The flavour is of peach, mango, citrus, lactose sweetness, caramel and bitterness.  This has a really creamy mouthfeel to it.  The alcohol content comes in at 6% with an IBU of 45.  This is probably the most try to style we have seen locally in BC so far with it being just so murky and cloudy!  The first few sips it was a bit sweet for me by I really warmed up to it an enjoyed it even more when I cracked my bottle.

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Test Batch Kiwi IPA – Bridge Brewing Company 


Bridge Brewing Company in North Vancouver has jumped on the bandwagon of the Milkshake IPA with their “Test Batch Kiwi IPA”. Not only are these beers cloudy like the North East IPA’s but they are also infused with Lactose to make them creamy and sweeter. The beer pours a deep cloudy orange with a white head and Mild lacing. The aroma consists of lots of kiwi and citrus fruits with an overall juicyness, lactose sweetness, caramel and some floral hops. The flavour is of juicy kiwi and citrus fruits, caramel, lactose sweetness, hint of resin and some hops bite without having very much bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 5.6% with an IBU of 40. I may be lactose intolerance but holy do I like where this new substyle is going. If you find yourself at Bridge Brewing check out this beer!

Rye & Ginger Amber Ale – Bridge Brewing Company


From Bridge Brewing Company in North Vancouver comes their “Rye & Ginger Amber Ale” a tap exclusive with Tap & Barrel.  The beer pours a deep amber red colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of rye malts and rye spice, bready and caramel malts, ginger, candied ginger and leafy, grassy hops.  The flavour is of rye malts, rye spice, bready and caramel malts, ginger, candied ginger, earth, fruity notes and grassy hops.  The alcohol content comes in at 4.6% with an IBU of 21.  This is a nice mix of flavours and is really refreshing.  If you find yourself near a Tap & Barrel or the brewery make sure to check this one out.

Commercial Description:  With smooth spice from rye malt and the ginger, this amber ale is lightly hopped and very refreshing.  Pouring a pale amber, this beer is a take on the classic rye and ginger without the ginger kick.

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