Mating Saison – Dogwood Brewing (Callister Brewing)

From Dogwood Brewing in collaboration with Callister Brewing comes their “Mating Saison”.  The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of rye spice, rye, grainy malts, fruity, yeast and floral hops.  The flavour is of rye, rye spice, grain, resin, grapefruit rind, earth, yeast, herbal and some bitterness.  This is a fairly dry beer.  The alcohol content comes in at 4.6% with an IBU of 20.  I am always a fan of a good collaboration beer and this one is no different.  If you like a good saison you should take a look for this one.

Commercial Description:  The perfect marriage between two breweries saw the birth of this refreshing Rye Saison. Brewed with organic Azacca hops, all organic malt and lots of tender love… this subtly spicy saison ends with a tropical fruit finish that’s patio perfect and sure to please. ’Tis the season stags and stagettes, so go get your rut on.


Pears In White Satin – Moody Ales (Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks)

Moody Ales in Port Moody has banded together with Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks to bring their collaboration beer “Pears In White Satin”.  This beer is an Imperial Pear Kolsch.  The beer pours a cloudy golden yellow colour with a white head.  The aroma has very strong notes of Pear with citrus and sweetness with very little else able to come through.  The flavour is of huge pear, citrus, maybe some apple, earth with some bready notes in the finish.  The beer has an alcohol content of 7.7%.  I do not like pears but I have come to realize that in beer things can be different.  I loved this beer it is big, fruity and tasty!

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