From Granville Island Brewing out of Vancouver comes their new “Winter Wit”. The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with a white head. The aroma consists of coriander, spices, orange, wheat, yeast and floral hops. The flavour is of orange, coriander, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, citrus rind, wheat and yeast. The alcohol content comes in at 6% with an IBU of 18. This is an interesting take on the Wit. It is a bit winter ale and a bit wit. If you like the sound of this you should really like this beer. Granville Island Brewing is owned by Molson.
From Borderlands Brewing Company in Tucson Arizona comes their “Citrana Southwestern Style Gose”. The beer pours a straw yellow with a white head. The aroma consists of lemon, lime, salt, coriander and cardamom. The flavour is of lemon, salt, very mild tarness with some malts, coriander and cardamom. The alcohol content comes in at 6.3%. This is a nice mild gose that is extremely drinkable and well worth trying if you can find it.
From Dageraad Brewing out of Burnaby BC comes their “Anno 2017″ a Strong Golden Ale brewed with Okanagan Pear and Coriander and conditioned with Brettanomyces. The beer pours a cloudy golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of pear, mild funk, yeast and floral hops. The flavour is of pears, coriander, citrus rind, spice, yeast, mild funk and a bitterness that round it out. The alcohol content comes in at 8.5%. This is a great beer every year but this years addition of Brettanomyces Claussenii will ensure this beer ages amazingly well and changes over time. This bottle conditioned beer is already tasting amazing though.
Commercial Description: Our annual celebratory year-end beer is slightly different this year. As always, it is a strong, golden ale brewed with Okanagan pears and Indian coriander. But this year, we have added Brettanomyces claussenii, a strain of yeast that brings funky, fruity flavours to the beer and slowly develops over time in the bottle, preserving the freshness of the beer and adding layers of complexity as it ages. Anno 2017 is refermented in the bottle, so pour with care to leave the yeast sediment in the bottle.
From Bomber Brewing in Vancouver in partnership with Cultch for Theatre Replacement’s East Van Panto: Snow White & the Seven Dwarves comes the “Snow White IPA”. The beer pours a cloudy yellow with a white head. The aroma consist of floral hops, wheat, yeast, coriander, grapefruit and some other citrusy notes. The flavour is of coriander, citrus rind, grapefruit, pith, orange, lemon, yeast, wheat, with some dankness and pretty big hit of hops bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6% with an IBU of 50. This is a really well crafted White IPA and a nice change up for what I have been finding on the market!
Commercial Description: This year’s brew features an international cast: Canadian barley and wheat, Belgian yeast, and hops from both Germany and the United States. Late additions of grains of paradise and hand-toasted coriander balance perfectly with the citrus aromas of Amarillo and Mandarina Bavaria hops making this White IPA the fairest of them all. *A portion of all Snow White IPA sales will go to support more outstanding East Van productions. A promotional code on every bottle allows theatre goers to receive a discount on panto tickets.
From Hathi Brewing currently brewing out of Ravens Brewing in Abbotsford comes their “Coriander Pale Ale”. The beer pours a deep orange with a white head. The aroma consists of coriander, citrus, grapefruit and floral. The flavour is of coriander, herbal, citrus, grapefruit, citrus rind, caramel and some bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 5.2%. I would have to say that I have never had a Pale Ale like this one. The coriander adds a really nice layer to this beer.
Commercial Description: Since coriander is a staple ingredient in almost every Indian dish, we thought it’d be fitting to add it to our favourite pale ale! Cracked coriander seeds are added throughout the brewing process and provide the palate with a refreshing lemon & lime citrus flavouring and aroma, changing the way you eat Indian food.