From Hood River Oregon’s Logsdon Farmhouse Ales comes their “Peche ‘n Brett”. This beer is built off the base of their Seizoen Bretta with local Oregon Peaches added to the mix. The beer pours a cloudy orange with a white head. The aroma consists of peach, funky brett, tarntess with a sweet finish. The flavour is of tangy peaches, spices, brett funk, yeasty, fruits, mild hops with a sweet and tart finish. The alcohol content comes in at 10% which can be dangerous as you do not taste alcohol in the beer and the IBU is 35. I think I still prefer the Seizoen Bretta over this beer but this is a great beer and if you can find it then grab a bottle.
Commercial description: Our seasonal oak aged peach beer is brewed with local Oregon fruit. Peche ‘n Brett is brewed and refermented with the peaches added to in our award winning Seizoen Bretta. One and a half pound of peaches are added to each gallon of Bretta to produce a secondary fermentation resulting in complex oak-derived fruity dryness. Final refermentation with pear juice provides natural carbonation with added aromas and flavors captured in the bottle.
From Hood River Oregon’s Logsdon Farmhouse Ales comes their “Far West Vlaming” a Flanders Red Ale. The ale pours a orange/amber colour with a tan head. The aroma was of fruity tartness, yeasty funk and some malts. The flavour was of tartness and tannins up front with oak, mild fruits, funky yest, mild vinegar and some mild red wine. This beer was still pretty young and could have used some aging to mellow and build flavours but it was still really good. The alcohol content comes in at 6.5%.
Commercial Description: This red ale is brewed in traditional West Flanders style. A combination of light, crystal, and dark barley malt, wheat, and oats are brewed with local whole-cone hops and variety of select yeast and lactic bacteria. We age our red ale in oak barrels for a periodof time to develop complex richness, soft tannins, and fruity tart character.The ages beer is then blended with young beer to create the desired balance of malt sweetness with a dry finish.
From Hood River Oregon’s Double Mountain Brewery comes their “IRA (India Red Ale)”. The beer pours a ruby red colour with an off white head. The aroma consists of malts, caramel and grassy hops. The flavour is of pine and earthy hops up front with lots of malts and caramel. The alcohol content comes in at 6.5% with an IBU of 65. Being a huge fan of IPA’s I was destined to love this beer as it is very similar. This is a beer well worth your time if you are a fan of India Pale ale’s.
Commercial Description: The “IRA”, as it’s known around here, marries a ruby red color and rich body with the hop flavors of an IPA. Our unique ale yeast strain adds a delicious layer of complexity. One of the first beers we made, and an enduring favorite.
Food Pairing according to O’hare’s Beer Club notes are as follows: Spicy beer, seafood
The temperature has dropped, ponds and creeks are freezing and it has actually snowed in Metro Vancouver! It must be time for the winter Beer Club Box from O’hare’s Liquor Store! The October Box has arrived and it has all kinds of exciting beers to be enjoyed.
Drum Roll Please!
Beer Included is as follows:
Parallel 49 Brewing – Sahti Claus
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck – Kasteel Rouge
Fernie Brewing – Rockpile Red IPA
Abbaye Des Rocs – Brune
Driftwood Brewery – Blackstone Porter
Double Mountain – IRA
Southern Tier – Un-Earthly Imperial India Pale Ale
Red Racer – Pilsner
Brasserie De La Senne – Stouterik
Hilliard’s – 12
Reviews will come as I enjoy the Beer. Once again O’hare’s has outdone themselves! Thanks O’hare’s!!!