The Fraser – Steel & Oak Brewing (Four Winds Brewing)


From Steel & Oak Brewing in New Westminster in collaboration with Delta’s Four Winds Brewing across the river comes “The Fraser” a pale ale fermented with Saccharomyces Trois.  The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of light tropical fruit, yeasty, mild funk and some floral hops.  The flavour is of mango, stone fruit, tropical fruit, citrus rind, yeast, mild funk with a dry not sweet finish.  There is very little bitterness in this brew.  The alcohol content comes in at 5.2% with an IBU of 24.  This beer is not going to punch you in the face with flavour but it is an excellently executed collaboration brew from two great breweries.

Commercial Description:  Fermented with Saccharomyces Trois yeast this Pale Ale was brewed with Amchoor (Green Mango spice) and hopped with Citra, Mosaic, and Azacca, as well as some fresh Cashmere for good measure. The Fraser is fruity, tropical, and funk. Not as funky as the people who brewed it but still pretty funky.

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Beach Week Double IPA –  Twin Sails Brewing


From Twin Sails Brewing in Port Moody comes their “Beach Week Double IPA”.  The beer pours a perfect NE Style IPA murky orange with a white head. The aroma consists of tropical fruit, orange and floral hops with an overall juice finish. The flavour is of tropical fruit, pineapple,mango, fruit candies, some citrus rind and a good bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 8.2%. This was anouther awesome release from Twin Sails.

Commercial Description:  Hopped with mostly El Dorado hops with a small amount of Amarillo and Mosaic playing a supporting role, this beer is a straight tropicana juice bomb. If a pineapple, a mango and a beer had a baby, this is the hop chowdery spawn they would create. Two massive dry hops give this beer a huge hop forward aroma and flavour with big notes of pineapple, mango and citrus.

Slackline Summer Ale – Hearthstone Brewery


From Hearthstone Brewery in North Vancouver comes their “Slackline Summer Ale”.  The beer pours an orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of pienapple and mango with juniper and some sweetness.  The flavour is of pineapple, mango, juniper, citrus rind, some bitterness and a mild funk finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 4.7% with an IBU of 20.  This new release is quite enjoyable.  This should be your beer you say goodbye to summer with.  Luckily for everyone there is a bunch of Summer left to enjoy this beer!

Commercial Description:  A moderately hopped light refreshing summer ale with delicate juniper spice notes, fermented with Sach Trois yeast providing a gentle yet complex bouquet.

Mango Bango Hefeweizen – Hathi Brewing


From Hathi Brewing currently brewing out of Ravens Brewing in Abbotsford comes their “Mango Bango Hefeweizen”.  The beer pours a cloudy mango juice colour with an orange head.  The aroma consists of mango, banana, bubble gum, yeast and sweetness.  The flavour is of mango, banana, bubblegum, yeast, wheat and a hint of some spices.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.1%.  I don’t usually go out of my way for a Hefeweizen but this one has a ton to offer with the addition of the mangos.  I will be looking for more of this in the future.

Commercial Description:  Our mango Bango Hefeweizen is a Traditional Wheat Beer producing flavours of Banana and Clove with an Indian twist of Alphonso mangos, native to Western India.  This particular type of mango is known for being rich, sweet and sensuous to the palate.  Grab a few bottles and share them with friends and family.

33rd Anniversary Vannilla Truffle Wheat Ale – Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub


From Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub in Victoria BC comes the “33rd Anniversary Vannilla Truffle Wheat Ale”.  The beer pours a dark cloudy orange colour with lots of sediment and a white head.  The aroma consists of vanilla, milk chocolate, wheat and sweetness.  The flavour is of vanilla, milk chocolate, mango, bubble gum, wheat and yeast.  The alcohol content comes in at 5.2% with an IBU of 15.  While very different this is a very tasty beer.  If you can find a bottle I recommend that you grab it.  Happy 33rd Anniversary to Spinnakers!