For the third anniversary of Bomber Brewing in Vancouver in collaboration with Coast Mountain Brewing out of whistler comes the “Double Secret Probation Doppelsticke Altbier”. The beer pours a deep copper brown with a tan head. The aroma consists of roasty malts, caramel, sweetness and a floral and grassy finish. The flavour is of mild roasted malts, caramel, toffee, nuts, chocolate, brown sugar, sweetness, earth and a mild bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 8.6% with an IBU of 39. This is a tasty collaboration from both of these breweries and well worth checking out! I know I look forward to having more.
Commercial Description: When head brewers Blair Calibaba (Bomber) and Kevin Winter (Coast Mountain) first met, they immediately became fast friends and began plans for a collaboration brew. The result of that planning is this special version of a Düsseldorf Altbier that is higher in alcohol than the traditional German style with a much hoppier aroma due to the use of dry-hopping. ‘Doppelsticke’ means ‘double secret’ in German, hence the nod to the Delta House brothers and Dean Wormer’s infamous crackdown. In the words of John ‘Bluto’ Blutarsky, “My advice to you is to start drinking heavily.”
From Coast Mountain Brewing in Whistler comes their “The Alpinist Double IPA”. The beer pours a copper colour with a white head. The aroma consists of grapefruit, citrus, fruity, toffee and hops bitterness. The flavour is of Grapefruit, citrus, tropical fruits, toffee, resin, sweetness, alcohol and hops bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 9.5% with an IBU of 85. This beer has the alcohol warmth you expect from a Double IPA with lots of great flavour from all the hops added. If you find yourself in Whistler check this beer out!
Commercial Description: A monstrous hop bomb of epic proportions. Dry-hopped every three days during maturation for weeks on end to create one of the stickiest of ickiest beers on the planet. Columbus, Citra, Amarillo & Cascade hops run the table on this one.
From Coast Mountain Brewing in Whistler comes their “Treeline Lager”. The beer pours a straw yellow with a white head. The aroma consists of grain, biscuit, citrus and floral hops. The flavour is of grain, biscuit, bread, citrusy lemon and some mild bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 4.5% with an IBU of 20. I am not a huge lager fan but this one has everything you would want from a crisp clean easy drinking lager.
Commercial Description: Our go-to, any day Lager, built crisp, clean and tasty with traditional ingredients sourced directly from Germany. Brewed repeatedly in small batches for an incredibly fresh taste. You’re welcome.
From Coast Mountain Brewing in Whistler comes their “Fire Steel Red Ale”. The beer pours a chestnut brown with a tan head. The aroma consists of caramel, nuts and roasted malts. The flavour is of caramel, nuts, earth, resin, roasted malts and bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6% with an IBU of 48. This is a very tasty red ale and is well worth picking up if you can find it.
Commercial Description: Our NorthWest Red Ale is brewed with six carefully selected specialty malts and an intense burst of flavour stemming from Simcoe, Centennial & Chinook hops. High in the mountains, Fire Steel shines with flavour.
From Coast Mountain Brewing in Whistler comes their “Field Guide Ale”. The beer pours an amber colour with a white head. The aroma consists of fruity notes, caramel and grainy malts and some floral hops. The flavour is of bready, grainy and caramel malts with citrus, mild hops bitterness and maybe some earth. The alcohol content comes in at 5.2% with an IBU of 30. This is a tasty what I would assume to be a Pale Ale and will fit right in to the atmosphere in the mountain town.
Commercial Description: German and English specialty malts provide a beautiful body of biscuits, crackers and light caramels. While generous additions of Cascade hops lead us into to a pleasurable back note of grapefruit. This is the perfect lifestyle wrapped up in a pint, always evolving, relaxed & full of flavour.