Schwarzbier Dark Lager – Big Ridge Brewing

From Big Ridge Brewing in Surrey comes their “Schwarzbier Dark Lager”.  The beer pours a deep brown colour with a light brown head.  The aroma consists of toasty caramel, sweetness and some fruitiness.  The flavour is of toasted malts, caramel, hint of chocolate, coffee, earth and a mild bitterness in the finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 22.  Ashley has done a great job on this beer and if you find yourself in Surrey stop by for a glass as you will not regret it.


Into the Black Stout – Off The Rail Brewing

From Off The Rail Brewing in Vancouver comes their “Into the Black Stout” an Oatmeal Stout.  The beer pours an opaque black colour with a brown head.  The aroma consists of roasted malts, toasted oats, coffee, earth and some bitterness.  The flavour is of toasted oats, roasted malts, coffee, earth, hint of chocolate and bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 4.8% with an IBU of 36.  The Oatmeal Stout is a really nice refreshing style of beer and this one hit the spot tonight.

Commercial Description:  Smooth, rich, creamy and lots of roasty notes is how we describe our Oatmeal Stout. A mild hop bitterness with a touch of sweetness from the oats addition of the recipe. Like our Porter and Golden Cream Ale, poured from a creamer tap. 4.8%