Grapefruit Radler – Schöfferhofer


From Binding-Brauerei in Germany comes their “Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Raddler”.  The radler pours an orange colour with a white fluffy head.  The aroma is wholly of grapefruit juice.  The flavour is of grapefruit juice, sweetness with only a hint of grain and wheat from the 50% Hefeweizen.  The alcohol content comes in at 2.5% the standard for the style.  You are not going to go wrong with a good radler in the summer and the summer is on the way!

Commercial Description: As you might’ve guessed we’re from Germany, but what might surprise you is that we’re the world’s first Hefeweizen (wheat beer) grapefruit beer. Best served cold, it’s the perfect casual brew to cool you off during the summer, but it can be enjoyed all year round any time of the day. It’s a true 50/50 blend of total refreshment made from 50% Schofferhofer Hefeweizen blended with 50% carbonated juice of 100% natural ingredients.

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Three Kings Tripel – Fernie Brewing


From Fernie BC’s Fernie Brewing comes their “Three Kings Tripel” a new limited release.  The beer pours an orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of orange, candi sugar, Belgian yeast, grainy, bready malts and an overall sweetness.  The flavour is of orange, citrus, Belgian yeast, candi sugar, sweetness, caramel, grain, mild bitterness and some low alcohol burn.  The alcohol content comes in at 8% with and IBU of 29.  Belgian style Tripel’s can border on to sweet but this one dances that line and makes for a tasty brew well worth picking up.

Commercial Description:  Three Kings Belgian-Style Tripel is named after one of Fernie’s most extreme, stunt-filled downhill bike trails, making it the perfect name for this spicy, strong Trappist Ale. A beer fit for a King.  A pale, somewhat spicy, dry, strong Trappist Ale with a pleasant rounded malt flavor and firm bitterness. Quite aromatic, with spicy, fruity, and light alcohol notes combining with the supportive clean malt character. High alcohol, yet very approachable to many a palate.

Finger Guns Simcoe IPA – Twin Sails Brewing


From Twin Sails Brewing in Port Moody comes their “Finger Guns Simcoe IPA”.  The beer pours a hazy orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of  tropical fruit, citrus, grain, floral hops and herbal.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, citrus, herbal hops, grain, dankness and some low bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 7.2%.  If you like a good juice bomb and Simcoe hops then you need to try this.

Commercial Description:  100% Simcoe IPA.  Finger Guns is the next adaptation of our award winner Day Blink pale ale. We hit this beer with a huge dry hop of Simcoe which is instantly noticeable on the aroma. Lots of dankness and peach aromas until front with a soft juiciness in the finish. This beer is definitely one of our favourites in the single hop series and we’re excited to add it to the list!

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.

Funtimes Northern German Pilsner – Doan’s Craft Brewing Company (Gladstone Brewing)


From Doan’s Craft Brewing Company in Vancouver in collaboration with Gladstone Brewing comes their “Funtimes Northern German Pilsner”.  The beer pours a straw yellow colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of grain, citrus with some floral hops in the finish.  The flavour is of grain, citrus, sweetness, with some mild resin, herbal notes and bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 4.7% with an IBU of 32.  While I do not get excited for lagers this is an exceptionally produced lager and will be very refreshing to anyone that is looking for a good clean lager!