From Bowen Island Brewing now brewed in Kamloops by Kamloops Brewing Company comes their “West Coast Lager”. The beer pours a golden straw colour. The aroma consists of caramel, biscuit and maybe a hint of some grassy hops. The flavour is of biscuit, caramel, citrus and a sweet finish with little to no bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 17. If you enjoy a lager that comes in on the sweeter side then pick up some of this one as it will be in your wheelhouse.
Commercial Description: Slowly aged over an extended period of time to enhance it’s taste profile. Creamy at the beginning followed by a slightly malt sweetness on the back of your tongue. This easily drinkable lager has a clean and crisp finish.
From Bowen Island Brewing now brewed in Kamloops by Kamloops Brewing Company comes their “Main Sail ISA”. The beer pours a copper colour with an off white head. The aroma consists of herbal and grassy hops with some malt backbone. The flavour is of toffee, citrusy lemon, herbal as well as mild bitterness, pine and resin. The alcohol content comes in at 4.3% with an IBU of 40. This is a mild flavour ale as is expected in an India Session Ale but it is pretty tasty none the less.
Commercial Description: This light bodied session ale is easy drinking and lower in alcohol. With refreshing citrus and floral notes, this well balanced session ale has a light malt body and a medium level of bitterness.
From Bowen Island Brewing now brewed in Kamloops by Kamloops Brewing Company comes their “Artisan IPA”. They describe their beer as an english IPA. This is not an IPA as it is missing the key flavour component, hops bitterness. This brew pours a lager yellow with a white head. The aroma is of sweet biscuit malts and citrus. The flavour is of sweet biscuit malts, citrus and a very mild hops. This beer almost tastes like a lager (marzen). Think Alexander Keiths. It is a decent blonde ale/lager but very poorly categorized. The alcohol content is 5.5%.
Commercial Description: Defined by its distinct flavour profile and higher level of alcohol, the Bowen Island India Pale Ale has a light golden colour and a hoppy aroma. You will notice a hoppy bitterness to begin with, followed by a medium level of maltiness and body.
It finishes with a refreshingly fruity grapefruit flavour. This IPA will taste more reminiscent of your classic, authentic English IPA, rather than a North American style IPA.
Food pairing as per Bowen Island Brewing: Buffalo wings, Roast beef, Blackened chicken, Chili, Burgers