Blueberry Garden Ale – Britannia Brewing Company


From Britannia Brewing Company in the Richmond with a tasting room in Steveston Village comes their “Blueberry Garden Ale”.  The beer pours a reddish colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of mostly blueberries with a slight sweetness.  The flavour is of gain, blueberries, some yeast and mild sweetness.  The alcohol content comes in at 4.6% with an IBU of 2.  This is a good although light flavoured beer and would be a really nice summer ale.

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Adrift Hop Blonde Ale – Britannia Brewing Company


From Britannia Brewing Company in the Richmond with a tasting room in Steveston Village comes their “Adrift Hop Blonde Ale”.  The beer pours a golden colour with a white head. The aroma is of floral hops, sweetness and fruit. The flavour is of grainy and bready malts, citrus, tropical fruit, grassy notes and mild hops bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 4.7% with an IBU of 25. This is a good sessionable and aprochable beer. It wont knock your socks off but you should enjoy it. 

Commercial Description: Inspired by our home surrounded by the ocean and mountains this natural ale is brewed with generous late additions of local hops, creating aromas of citrus and tropical fruit. The palate is balanced and dry with subtle bitterness to complete this refreshing ale. “Set yourself Adrift”

Wave Crusder XPA – Britannia Brewing Company


From Britannia Brewing Company in the Richmond with a tasting room in Steveston Village comes their “Wave Crusader XPA” an Extra Pale Ale. The beer pours an amber colour with a white head. The aroma consists of tropical fruit, melon, caramel, toffee and floral hops. The flavour is of bready malts, caramel, toffee, spice, citrus, citrus rind, resin and bitterness. The alcohol contnet comes in at 5.7% with an IBU of 45. This is an enjoyable Pale Ale and a good addition to the Richmond scene. 

Commercial Description: Falling somewhere between a British pale ale and American IPA, our extra pale ale uses UK crystal malts to balance west coast hops; allowing the resiny citrus of the hops to shine without the bitterness overwhelming your palate.

Sirens Chai Saison – Britannia Brewing Company


From Britannia Brewing Company in the Richmond with a tasting room in Steveston Village comes their “Sirens Chai Saison”. The beer poured a copper orange with a white head. The aroma consists of chai tea, orange, anise, spices and yeast. The flavour is of chai tea, mild funk, anise, spices, orange with a saison yeast finish. The alcohol content comes in at 5.7% with an IBU of 22. I am not a huge tea fan but this one was quite ewnjoyable. 

Commercial Description:  The Sirens call to lure you into this refreshing and effervescent farmhouse ale.  Kettling a local chai tea blend of rooibos, orange, star anise, clove and pepper all adding up to give off a unique spice aroma that compliments our Belgian yeast.

Riptide Rye IPA – Britannia Brewing Company


From Britannia Brewing Company in the Richmond with a tasting room in Steveston Village comes their “Riptide Rye IPA”.  The beer pours a golden colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of floral hops, tropical fruit, orange and rye spice.  The flavour is of mild resin, herbal hops, tropical fruit, good citrus hit with some melon and mild bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 6% with an IBU of 58.  While I would not go as far as to call this a North East IPA it is a good Rye IPA.

Commercial Description:  Brewed in the North East style with British yeast, Amarillo hops and flaked rye.  Apricots and nectarine meet citrus/mandarin orange with undertones of melon, creating juicy flavours with soft spicy tones of Rye.  Follow the tide and enjoy the flavour and aromas of this fresh IPA.