A few weeks ago I was invited on a boat cruise with Granville Island Brewing to celebrate their Lions Summer Ale.
Who would turn down a boat cruise in the Vancouver Harbor? The bar on board was serving their Lions Summer Ale as well as some other Granville Island Brewing favourites. Personally I stuck with the beer of honor for the day. I enjoyed the first few of these beers when I had them on a cloudy day but I can say for certain that it pairs even better on a sunny warm summer day.
The boat brought us on a scenic tour of the harbour including around Stanley Park and around the Convention Centre. They had tasty snacks to go with the great views. They also had some live music to liven up the mood.
Wherever you find yourself be it on a boat, patio or some other beautiful location this would be a great companion! Pick up some for yourself soon.
From Granville Island Brewing out of Vancouver comes their new “Lions Summer Ale”. This latest release was created by Kevin Emms the small batch brewer at Granville Island but brewed by the parent company Molson. The beer pours a mildly cloudy golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of passion fruit, pineapple, grainy malts and some floral hops. The flavour is of passion fruit, pineapple, grain, bready malts, very mild tartness and mild bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 4.7% with an IBU of 19. While I find the Lions Winter Ale a bit to sweet for my taste I can definitely get behind this fruity flavourful ale.
Commercial Description: Like the twin peaks that shine above Vancouver’s coastline, Lions Summer Ale beams with the bright, refreshing tastes of summer. Lively tropical fruit notes balanced with an easy-going personality are perfect after a paddle on the water, a hike up to your favourite lookout or wherever your next sunshine adventure takes you.