Bridge Brewing Company in North Vancouver has jumped on the bandwagon of the Milkshake IPA with their “Test Batch Kiwi IPA”. Not only are these beers cloudy like the North East IPA’s but they are also infused with Lactose to make them creamy and sweeter. The beer pours a deep cloudy orange with a white head and Mild lacing. The aroma consists of lots of kiwi and citrus fruits with an overall juicyness, lactose sweetness, caramel and some floral hops. The flavour is of juicy kiwi and citrus fruits, caramel, lactose sweetness, hint of resin and some hops bite without having very much bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 5.6% with an IBU of 40. I may be lactose intolerance but holy do I like where this new substyle is going. If you find yourself at Bridge Brewing check out this beer!
From Central City Brewpub (Red Racer Brewing) in Surrey comes the “Berry Kiwi Coloda Infused Wheat Ale” a casked ale served at St Augustine’s. The beer poured an orange/yellow with a white head. The aroma is of kiwi, wheat and a hint of berries. The flavour consists of berries, kiwi, mild bananas, wheat and some mild hints of yeast. The flavour is fairly mild for this brew. The alcohol content of this brew comes in at around 4.5%. I really enjoyed this brew as the berry and kiwi really mixed well with the wheat ale.