Anarchist Amber Ale – Cannery Brewing


From Cannery Brewing out of Penticton BC comes the “Anarchist Amber Ale”.  The beer has an amber colour with a beige head.  The aroma consists of caramel and fruits but is mild.  The flavour is of caramel, cereal grains, fruits, melon, citrus, sweetness and a grassy hops finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 5.5% with an IBU of 27.  This is a very serviceable and sessionable Amber Ale.  It may not knock your socks off but it will be a nice refreshing sip none the less!

Commercial Description:  This is a beer lover’s beer. Anarchist Amber Ale is a full bodied hand-crafted ale that is a generous combination of carefully roasted malted barley balanced with three Northwest hop varieties. Patient and watchful conditioning results in a harmony of hop and malt.

Check out my review from 2012

Gillnetter Golden Ale – Wheelhouse Brewing


From Wheelhouse Brewing in Prince Rupert comes their  “Gillnetter Golden Ale”. The beer pours a golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of mild fruit notes with a grainy backbone while not being overly strong. The flavour is of a plethora of malts including grain, bread and cereal malts as well as citrus, possibly honey and very mild bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 4.8% with an IBU of 20. This is not a hugely complex beer but it is quite refreshing and will do the trick every time!

Commercial Description:  The Gillnet fleet has a long history in the salmon fishery of the North Coast. Over the years the vessels have changed from canoes and row boats to the diesel engines of today. This beer is made as a tribute to those ancient and modern day fishermen who form the backbone of the commercial fishery of the coast. A trustworthy, steadfast and consistent brew that is as gold as the sun setting on a perfect fishing day and as crisp and rejuvenating as the North Coast air.

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