From Strange Fellows Brewing in Vancouver comes their second of four beer of 2017 in their fellowship club the “Little Red One with Black Currants” a Lambic Style Ale. The beer pours a deep red with a reddish head. The aroma consists of black currents, dark fruit, red wine, oak and some tartness. The flavour is of black currents, dark fruit, red wine, balsamic vinegar, earth, tobacco, tartness and some oak in the finish. The alcohol content comes in at 6%. This is a fantastic Lambic Style beer with a very full flavour profile and fits the Lambic style well. I can not wait for the last two releases of this years Fellowship.
Commercial Description: After months of tasting, note taking, and patience, we finally feel ready to announce that starting at 3pm this coming Thursday, November 16th we will be releasing our second Fellowship beer – Little Red One Batch 2 (LRO 2). This West Coast Lambic-Style Sour with black currants from the Fraser Valley has been barrel-aged for over a year and is bottle conditioned. We liked the character that the currants bestowed upon this beer so much in Batch 1 that we decided to add even more black currants for Batch 2! This beer pours a deep red with aromas and flavours of oak, black tea, and tobacco. The currants lend berry character but with a dry herbal note (rather than sweetness).
Strange Fellows Brewing may be a young brewery still but they are well known for their adventurous beers. Last year I had the pleasure of being part of their inaugural Fellowship. The Fellowship consisted of 4 different barrel aged releases and members got two bottles of each release. We also got a discount for growler fills and the option to buy more bottles of each release.
The 2017 release went on sale today and is well worth you consideration. the Fellowship costs $175 for new members and $150 for returning members this year and gets you 2 bottles of 4 different barrel aged releases. You will also be able to buy 4 packs of last years release with no limit. Members will also get a T-shirt, patch and 15% off growler fills. You will also get to attend two fellowship events held at the brewery during the year.
I highly recommend joining the Fellowship in 2017! This exclusive beer is very tasty and well worth the cost of joining! I can not wait unit this years releases!
From Strange Fellows Brewing in Vancouver comes their fourth and last beer of 2016 in their fellowship club the “Fellowship Boris Arabica” a version of their Boris Russian Imperial Stout. The beer pours an opaque black with a brown head. The aroma consists of huge coffee notes, roasted malts, vanilla, oak and a creamy finish. The flavour is of burnt coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, earth, oak, cream, hints of red wine from the barrels. The alcohol content comes in at 8%. I’m not sure if I preferred the original version of Boris or this one but this one was still very tasty. Regardless this is a very tasty beer.
From Strange Fellows Brewing in Vancouver comes their first beer in their fellowship club the “Fellowship Greybeard Old Ale”. These beers are only available to people that bought into the club and was the first of 4 releases. The beer pours a deep amber colour with an off white head. The aroma consists of oak, raisins, malts and brettanomyces. The flavour is of oak, malts, toffee, raisins, earth, funk from brettanomyces and some alcohol. The alcohol content comes in at 8%. I don’t often get stumped by a beer when it comes to flavours but I did have some trouble figuring this one out. What it is though is easy drinking and tasty and will probably age really well with multiple strains of Brettanomyces.
Commercial Description: We are happy to announce the release of the first of 2016’s four Fellowship Beers. First up is GREYBEARD – a barrel-aged stock old ale conditioned with two different Brattanomyces yeast strains. A style not widely known in this part of the world, it’s origins date back several hundred years to Burton-on-Trent, England’s most famous brewing region. Greybeard is a warming 8% abv with a complex malty foundation and distinct Brett aroma and flavour, with raisin notes. It deserves to be drunk a little warmer than fridge temperature, so take it out for an hour before you open.