From Chilliwack’s Old Yale Brewing comes their “Weekend Warriors Double IPA” a taproom exclusive. The pours a very cloudy orange with an off white head. The aroma consists of tropical, citrus, juicy hops, sweetness and floral hops. The flavour is of tropical fruit, citrus, grapefruit, grapefruit rind, bitterness and resin. The beer comes in with a New England IPA aroma and a Pacific North West IPA. You are doing yourself right to try this beer. Make your way out to Chilliwack soon before it is gone.
From New Westminster’s Steel & Oak Brewing comes their “Towers and Trains” Early Grey IPA. The beer pours a golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of light malts, earl grey tea and some floral hops. The flavour is of Earl Grey tea, grainy malts, herbal hops some citrus and a low bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6.2% with an IBU of 50. While not a huge tea fan this is a really enjoyable blend of Earl Grey tea and an IPA.
Commercial Description: Made with organic Earl Grey Tea from our friends just down the boardwalk at The Great Wall Tea Co. this Earl Grey IPA has a perfect balance of west coast hops, bergamot, and a gentle black tea bitterness.
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.
From Doan’s Craft Brewing Company in Vancouver in collaboration with Gladstone Brewing comes their “Funtimes Northern German Pilsner”. The beer pours a straw yellow colour with a white head. The aroma consists of grain, citrus with some floral hops in the finish. The flavour is of grain, citrus, sweetness, with some mild resin, herbal notes and bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 4.7% with an IBU of 32. While I do not get excited for lagers this is an exceptionally produced lager and will be very refreshing to anyone that is looking for a good clean lager!
From Doan’s Craft Brewing Company in East Vancouver comes their “Mixed Greens IPA” part of their 1830 House Series. The beer pours a golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of dank hops, citrus, fruity hops and a floral finish. The flavour is of super dank hops, citrus, tropical fruits, citrus rind, resinous as heck, medium bitterness and pine. The alcohol content comes in at 6.5% with an IBU of 60. Evan Doan explained this as a NE IPA that is filtered. While it is juicy it is more of a NW IPA with some juice but this is a damn good IPA and I can’t wait for it to hit the market.