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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Weekend Warriors Double IPA – Old Yale Brewing


From Chilliwack’s Old Yale Brewing comes their “Weekend Warriors Double IPA” a taproom exclusive.  The pours a very cloudy orange with an off white head.  The aroma consists of tropical, citrus, juicy hops, sweetness and floral hops.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, citrus, grapefruit, grapefruit rind, bitterness and resin.  The beer comes in with a New England IPA aroma and a Pacific North West IPA.  You are doing yourself right to try this beer.  Make your way out to Chilliwack soon before it is gone.

 

Wannabe IPA – Outcast Brewing


From Outcast Brewing currently brewing out of Coulee Brew Co in Calgary Alberta comes their “Wannabe IPA” a Double Dry Hopped Pale Ale.  The beer pours a golden colour with a white head and good lacing.  The aroma consists of grapefruit, citrus rind, tropical fruit, floral hops and a hint of malt.  The flavour is of grapefruit, tropical fruit, citrus rind, pine, mild caramel and some bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5.9% with an IBU of 40.  This one basically tastes like a Session IPA and is quite interesting.

Commercial Description:  Wannabe IPA is a pale ale that is heavily dry hopped twice with Galaxy and Mosaic Hops.  Expect big aromas of tropical fruit and citrus with a slightly fruity and subtle, dry bitter finish.  It’s the pale ale that wants to be an IPA.

Huge Citrus Hazy Pale – Moody Ales


From Moody Ales out of Port Moody comes their “Huge Citrus Hazy Pale”.  The beer pours a hazy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of citrus, tropical fruit, melon and some sweetness in the finish.  The flavour is of melon, citrus, tropical, grapefruit, orange peel, some mild biscuit, hops bitterness and resin.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.1% with an IBU of 35.  This is a pretty cool release from Moody Ales and I hope they keep up the Hazy releases.

Commercial Description: Inspired by the hazy beers that all you kids are going crazy for these days, our brewer Sho started working on this recipe over a year ago. He had never tasted a North East Pale but decided to brew something similar. After some experimentation he landed on using typical North West hops and leaving out the oats and lactose sugar commonly used in that style. Those decisions leave us with a very juicy, well balanced beer with a lighter body than it’s North East cousins. Huge Citrus gets a massive addition of Cascade and Mosaic late in the brew, and is then dry-hopped with copious amounts of Cascade and Mosaic hops while the yeast is still active, leaving a Huge Citrus aroma and flavour – notes of tropical fruit, stone fruit, orange, grapefruit & pomelo. We used Sacc Trois yeast to ferment this beer to really increase the juicyness, hazyness and to add a bit of funk. This medium to light bodied beer is very well balanced, juicy, not sweet and VERY crushable.

Snow White IPA – Bomber Brewing


From Bomber Brewing in Vancouver in partnership with Cultch for Theatre Replacement’s East Van Panto: Snow White & the Seven Dwarves comes the “Snow White IPA”.  The beer pours a cloudy yellow with a white head.  The aroma consist of floral hops, wheat, yeast, coriander, grapefruit and some other citrusy notes.  The flavour is of coriander, citrus rind, grapefruit, pith, orange, lemon, yeast, wheat, with some dankness and pretty big hit of hops bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 6% with an IBU of 50.  This is a really well crafted White IPA and a nice change up for what I have been finding on the market!

Commercial Description:  This year’s brew features an international cast: Canadian barley and wheat, Belgian yeast, and hops from both Germany and the United States. Late additions of grains of paradise and hand-toasted coriander balance perfectly with the citrus aromas of Amarillo and Mandarina Bavaria hops making this White IPA the fairest of them all. *A portion of all Snow White IPA sales will go to support more outstanding East Van productions. A promotional code on every bottle allows theatre goers to receive a discount on panto tickets.