Towers and Trains Early Grey IPA – Steel & Oak Brewing

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.

Earl Pale Ale – BNA Brewing

From  the newest brewery in Kelowna BNA Brewing comes their “Earl Pale Ale”.  The beer pours a cloudy orange with an off white head.  The aroma consist of earl grey tea and malt notes.  The flavour is of earl grey tea, malts, earth and some bitterness in the finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 5.75% with an IBU of 45.  Not being a huge fan of tea this is not my favourite beer but if you like tea and beer you will probably really like this beer.

Commercial Description:  Contemporary Pale Ale showcasing the citrus & spice qualities of the hops. The addition of Earl Grey tea compliments these flavours and smooths the finish.