From Moody Ales out of Port Moody comes their “Vienna Amber Lager”. The beer pours a deep amber colour with a tan head. The aroma consists of caramel malts, mild fruit and floral hops. The flavour is of caramel, grainy malts, mild fruit, some resin and a very mild bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 5.5% with an IBU of 19. If you enjoy a good lager then you should pick this one up.
Commercial Description: Robyn, who created our Vienna lager recipe, likes to pair this beer with bratwurst. Sho, another Moody Ales brewer, prefers it with carnitas. Makes sense—this style, originally developed in Vienna in the 1840s, lost popularity in Europe over the nineteenth century but thrived in Mexico with Austrian emigrant brewers. So, as you enjoy our malt-forward yet clean amber lager, remember that from Austria to Mexico to Canada, pork and beer unite us all.
From Twa Dogs (Macaloney Brewers & Distillers) brewed at the Victoria Caledonian Brewery & Distillery comes their “Seas Between Us Red IPA”. The beer pours a deep copper colour with a tan head. The aroma consists of caramel, citrus, pine and floral hops. The flavour is of caramel, resin, fruity citrus, pine, herbal and bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 7%. I have not had a ton of beer from this brewery as of yet but this beer was an enjoyable one.
From Goose Island Beer Company out of Chicago Illinois comes their “Goose Four Star Pils”. The beer pours a golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of grain, biscuit, citrus and floral hops. The flavour is of grain, biscuit, citrus, fruit, sweetness and mild bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 5.1% with an IBU of 38. This is exactly what a Craft pilsner should be. Grainy with a good little hops bite. Goose Island Beer Co is owned by AB-Inbev and their standard lineup is brewed by Labatt in Canada.
Commercial Description: Goose Island has taken the traditional Pilsner beer style and made it uncommon with a unique blend of German and American hops. The result is an immensely drinkable and refreshing beer with a crisp hop aroma that will have you reaching for another one in no time.
From Bowen Island Brewing now brewed in Kamloops by Kamloops Brewing Company comes their “Reef Break Hemp Blonde”. The beer pours an amber colour with an off white head. The aroma consisist of caramel and floral hops aromas but not much else. The flavour is of caramel, sugary, fruit, herbal hops but very little hops bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 14. I find this blonde a bit on the sweet side but that is just a personal preference.
Commercial Description: Light, refreshing and full of flavor. This hemp infused blonde ale is medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel, light floral aromas and caramel notes with a subtle hemp finish.
From Stanley Park Brewing (Turning Point Brewing) in Delta comes their “1897 Amber Ale”. The beer pours an amber colour with a tan head. The aroma consists of caramel, some honey and some fruit notes. The flavour is of caramel, honey, fruity notes and very mild bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 5.1% with an IBU of 20. If your looking for a good Amber Ale at a good price then take a look for this one as it wont break the bank.
Stanley Park Brewing is now owned by Labbat.
Commercial Description: Rumour has it that the crisp, comforting taste of our 1897 Amber ale will stir up secrets in the pub that spread like whispers through tall trees. But you didn’t hear it from us.