From the Dandy Brewing Company in Calgary Alberta comes their “The Jungle Bird Tropical Dark Sour”. The beer pours a deep brown colour with a brown head. The aroma consists of big tropical fruits, tartness and some roasted malts. The flavour is of tropical fruit, pineapple, citrus, tartness, roasted malts, caramel and brown sugar. The alcohol content comes in at 5%. This was not your typical sour ale and takes its inspiration from Tiki cocktails from my understanding. While I don’t drink cocktails I can say that this was really enjoyable.
Commercial Description: An homage to the classic Tiki cocktail. This beer has notes of demerara sugar, bitter lime, tropical pineapple coming together for a refreshing sour that is like no other.
From the Dandy Brewing Company in Calgary Alberta comes their “In the Bleak Midwinter: Black IPA”. The beer pours a deep brown with a light brown head. The aroma consist of roasted malts, smoke, mild fruit and herbal hops. The flavour is of caramel, roasted malts, citrus, tropical, earth, burnt coffee and medium bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6.5%. The Dandy Brewing Company makes really tasty beer and this black IPA is no different. It is both IPA and a bit stout and 100% tasty.
Commercial Description: A fruity Black IPA. With only a kiss of roast, this black IPA is fresh and juicy but dark as the coldest days of winter. Citra and Mosaic are late hop additions to avoid the biterness and focus on aroma.
Village Brewing in Calgary Alberta came together with the Dandy Brewing Company to brew up “Village Friend (Dandy Baltic Porter)”. The beer pours a very deep brown with a brown head. The aroma consists of roasted malts, ash, molasses and sweetness. The flavour is of dark fruits, molasses, sweetness, earth, ash, toffee and roasted malts. If the alcohol content comes in at 10%. I am a big fan of the Baltic Porter and these two Alberta breweries have come together to make a great beer!
Commercial Description: Dandy introduced us to Baltic Porter, and we’re forever grateful. Baltic’s a big-hearted, full-bodied brew, dark and rich, with a fine nose of herbs and spices. He has a hint of an English accent, and a wicked, dry wit. We think he’s brilliant. So here’s to Dandy. Thanks to you, we’ve made a new Friend.
One good friend is enough. Drink responsibly.