Blackberry Jam (Lactose IPA) – Four Winds Brewing

From Four Winds Brewing in Delta comes their “Blackberry Jam” an IPA with wild Blackberries, Mosaic Lupulin powder and lactose.  The beer pours a reddish orange colour with a light reddish head. The aroma consists of blackberries, lactose sweetness and some herbal notes. The flavour is of blackberries, strawberries, lactose with a low bitterness to finish it all off. The alcohol content comes in at 6.5% with an IBU of 45. This stuff is really good and I hope that Four Winds Brewing makes more of this stuff.

Commercial Description:  Blackberry Jam is an IPA brewed with handpicked wild blackberries from B.C., Mosaic lupulin powder, lactose sugar, Saccharomyces Trois yeast and a touch of vanilla.

Mosaic Express IPA – Tin Whistle Brewing

From Penticton BC’s Tin Whistle Brewing comes their “Mosaic Express IPA”.  The beer pours an orange colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruits, melon and floral hops.  The flavour is of tropical fruits, melon, citrus, pineapple, cirrus rind and bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.6% with an IBU of 55.  Tin Whistle Brewing continues to up their game these days and this beer is no different!

Commercial Description:  Bursting with tropical, citrus hops and silky malt backbone.  This is one refreshing IPA.

Kool Koala Double IPA – Twin Sails Brewing

From Twin Sails Brewing in Port Moody comes their “Kool Koala Double IPA”.  This is the breweries second release from their new brewery only release.  The beer pours a cloudy yellow colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of citrus, very mild malts and floral hops.  The flavour is of and lots of hops bitterness, citrus, tons of tropical fruit with a mild alcohol finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 8.2%.  This is just anouther amazing release from Twin Sails Brewing!

Commercial Description:  Kool Koala joins our tasting room only DIPA series today. This one was heavily dry hopped with Galaxy, Motueka and Summer. These Aussie and Kiwi hops put forward huge tropical fruit on the nose with candy and tropical fruit on the palate. At 8.2% ABV, this one is way too crushable. Like our first TR only release, this one is very limited and likely will not make it past the weekend. Limit of 2 flats per person.

Doppelbock – Red Collar Brewing

From Red Collar Brewing in Kamloops in the Okanagan comes their “Doppelbock” a dark german style lager.  The beer pours a very deep brown/red colour with a light brown head.  The aroma consists of dark fruit, roasted nuts, roasted malts and earth.  The flavour is of roasted malts, burnt coffee, dark fruit, resin and bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 7.74% with an IBU of 36.  Doppelbock’s are a nice style with a ton of flavour and I like what this one is bringing to the table.

Commercial Description:  A strong version of a traditional German lager.  Dark in colour with a silky rich sweetness & surprisingly smooth finish.  No monks, goats or liquid bread were referenced in this writeup.  Unpasteurized & unfiltered.

IPA – Førbidden Brewing

From the Nano Brewery Førbidden Brewing in Courtenay comes their “IPA” a beer only available in the tap room.  The beer pours an orange colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of malts, earth, sweetness and some melon finish.  The flavour is of melon, citrus, tropical fruit, pine, earth, bitterness and a caramel finish.   The alcohol content comes in at 6% with an IBU In the range of 60.  I was quite happy with this first taste from Førbidden Brewing and I look forward to trying more of their beer in the future however that happens!

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