From Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company in Parksville on Vancouver Island comes their “Comfortably Chum” a Hefeweizen. The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with a tan head. The aroma consists of wheat, yeast, orange, orange peel, banana and some perfumey floral notes. The flavour is of orange, orange peel, banana, clove, wheat and yeast. The alcohol content comes in at 5.5%. This was an interesting Hefeweizen with the mix of banana and citrus flavours but I enjoyed it.
Commercial Description: A traditional German style Hefeweizen with Canadian pilsner & brewed with malted wheat. A special German wheat beer strain adds a fantastic bouquet aroma & flavours of banana & clove. Lightly hopped with German Hallertau & finished with sweet orange peel. A complex recipe for simple pleasure. Best enjoyed in a glass.
From Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub in Victoria BC comes the “Red Fife Hefeweizen”. The beer pours a hazy golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of banana, bubblegum, clove, yeast and wheat. The flavour is of banana, wheat, citrus, yeast and bubblegum. The alcohol content comes in at 4.5% with an IBU of 20. I am not sure what the Red Fife Wheat adds to this beer but it is an enjoyable one.
Commercial Description: Red Fife Wheat, Canada’s first contribution to Slow Food International’s Arc of Taste, incorporated into this classic Bavarian style symbolizes brewing in the new world, blending old world techniques with new world opportunities.
From Hathi Brewing currently brewing out of Ravens Brewing in Abbotsford comes their “Mango Bango Hefeweizen”. The beer pours a cloudy mango juice colour with an orange head. The aroma consists of mango, banana, bubble gum, yeast and sweetness. The flavour is of mango, banana, bubblegum, yeast, wheat and a hint of some spices. The alcohol content comes in at 6.1%. I don’t usually go out of my way for a Hefeweizen but this one has a ton to offer with the addition of the mangos. I will be looking for more of this in the future.
Commercial Description: Our mango Bango Hefeweizen is a Traditional Wheat Beer producing flavours of Banana and Clove with an Indian twist of Alphonso mangos, native to Western India. This particular type of mango is known for being rich, sweet and sensuous to the palate. Grab a few bottles and share them with friends and family.
From Moody Ales out of Port Moody comes their “Sublime Pineapple Hefeweizen”. The beer pours a cloudy golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of pineapple, citrus, grain, wheat and yeast. The flavour is of wheat, banana, pineapple, fruity notes, hint of bitterness and a semi sweet finish. The alcohol content comes in at 4.8% with an IBU of 22. This is a great beer for the hot weather of the summer.
Commercial Description: Mix together German Yeast, American hops, and pineapple juice and it adds up to sunshine. That’s beer math. But enough studying for today – it’s summertime. This beer may be cloudy, but the weather isn’t, so go outside, enjoy the sun, and cool down with this sessionable, fruity, refreshing brew.
Brews Brothers was born two years ago as a 12 case collaboration mixed pack. The first two packs were collaborations within the province of British Columbia. Volume One was a Blues inspired pack and year two was a Rock and Roll theme. This year things have changed as it is now a 4 bomber pack in Collaboration with American breweries.
This year the theme is Old School Rap and the entire West Coast of Canada and the USA has been involved. It is almost like an Extended Cascadia colab.
This years Brews include from North to South:
49th State Brewing (Anchorage, AK) – Gettin’ It, a Northern Farmhouse Style Beer
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company (Everett, WA) – Baby Got Back, a Hoppy Hefeweizen
Gigantic Brewing Company (Portland, OR) – Blazing Arrow, a Tawny IPA
Green Flash Brewing (San Diego, CA) – What’s Golden, an “East Meets West” IPA
What’s Golden, an “East Meets West” IPA
This creation of Parallel 49 Brewing and Green Flash Brewing out of San Diego California pours an orange colour with a white head. The aroma consists of mango, citrus, very fruity, caramel and a floral finish. The flavour is of caramel, resin, citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit, pine and bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6.5%. This is a really juicy beer and has everything you like from East Coast and West Coast Beers.
Blazing Arrow, a Tawny IPA
This creation of Parallel 49 Brewing and Gigantic Brewing out of Portland Oregon pours a cloudy copper colour with a tan head. The aroma consists of pineapple, tropical fruit, juicy fruits, caramel and floral hops. The flavour is of pineapple, tropical fruit, melon, juicy, caramel, mild dank hops and mild bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6%. I really enjoyed this beer and I would drink it again if I found it!
Baby Got Back, a Hoppy Hefeweizen
This creation of Parallel 49 Brewing and Scuttlebutt Brewing from Everett Washington pours a golden colour with a slightly white head. The aroma consists of banana, bubblegum, citrus, wheat and floral hops. The flavour is of banana, citrus, bubblegum, earth, herbal hops and mild bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6.5%. This was a tasty beer but my least favourite beer of the 4 but mostly as I am not a fan of Hefeweizen’s as a rule.
Gettin’ It, a Northern Farmhouse Style Beer
This creation of Parallel 49 Brewing and 49th State Brewing from Anchorage Alaska pours a slightly cloudy golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of yeast, lemon, candied pears and grain. The flavour is of bready malts, grain, yeast, lemon, pear and grassy hops. The alcohol content comes in at 7%. This is more of a sweet saison than a farmhouse ale but that does not change the fact that it is a well made ale.
I have tried all three Brews Brothers collaboration boxes and reviewed two now. This one was just as good as the others and well worth picking up in the liquor stores now!