Wave Crusder XPA – Britannia Brewing Company

From Britannia Brewing Company in the Richmond with a tasting room in Steveston Village comes their “Wave Crusader XPA” an Extra Pale Ale. The beer pours an amber colour with a white head. The aroma consists of tropical fruit, melon, caramel, toffee and floral hops. The flavour is of bready malts, caramel, toffee, spice, citrus, citrus rind, resin and bitterness. The alcohol contnet comes in at 5.7% with an IBU of 45. This is an enjoyable Pale Ale and a good addition to the Richmond scene. 

Commercial Description: Falling somewhere between a British pale ale and American IPA, our extra pale ale uses UK crystal malts to balance west coast hops; allowing the resiny citrus of the hops to shine without the bitterness overwhelming your palate.

The Muse & the Golden Promise – Cannery Brewing

From Cannery Brewing Company out of Penticton BC comes their latest release “The Muse & the Golden Promise” an Extra Pale Ale.  The beer pours an golden orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of floral hops, citrus, tropical fruits, pine and grainy malts.  The flavour is of orange, citrus, tropical fruits, caramel, grass and bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.5% with an IBU of 35.  The flavours come together in a great way in this beer.  Cannery Brewing has a hit in this beer!

Commercial Description:  Her serene blend of Golden Promise malts, California ale yeast, and Simcoe hops flow seamlessly together weaving a path of strength and vitality. The Muse is the heart, the spark, that enchants your mind in such a way you can’t think of anything else but her.