From Beau’s All Natural Brewing in Vankleek Hill Ontario comes their “Farm Table: Dunkel” a beer in their Farm Table Series. The Dunkel pours a very deep ruby red colour with a beige head. The aroma consists of lots of fruit, caramel, chocolate and sweetness. The flavour was of chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, coffee, dark fruits, vanilla and some mild bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 5.7% with an IBU of 25. A great tasting Dunkel that is a good choice for any fridge in Canada.
Commercial Description: Beau’s Farm Table Series are sessionable beers inspired by tradition and brewed true to a classic style. Dunkel is a malty Bavarian dark lager with a balanced, reserved hop presence. At 5.7%, this traditional German beer is crisp and highly drinkable, with a rich, malt-forward taste. Dunkel is truly the ideal beer for those who love both the roasted characteristics of a dark beer and the clean finish of a lager.
From Brewsters Brewing Company out of Calgary, Alberta comes their “Hawaiian Coconut Porter”. The beer pours a deep brown colour with a brown head. The aroma consists of coconut, chocolate, roasted malts with a semi sweet finish. The flavour is of chocolate, coconut, roasted malts, earth and a very mild bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 32. This is an enjoyable porter with just enough going on to be a great choice for a standard fridge 6 pack.
Commercial Description: Like a trip to the Islands! We take a classic British porter and infuse it with fresh coconut.
From Oliver BC’s Firehall Brewery comes their “Table Beer Series #1 Red Wine Barrel Brown 2016″. As the brewery puts it this is the Beer of Wine Country. The beer pours a very deep brown colour with a brown head. The aroma consists of a ton of red wine, roasted malts and some sweetness. The flavour is of red wine, roasted malts, nuts, earth, chocolate, cherry, berries and mild bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 4.5%. I do not always know what to expect from Wine barrel aged beers but this was a fantastic, enjoyable brew!
From Surrey’s Russell Brewing comes their “Eastern Promises Czech Pilsner”. The beer pours a golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of grain, grassy hops and citrus. The flavour is of grain, biscuit, citrus, mild hops bitterness with a crisp finish. The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 35. While I’m not a big fan of Pisners this one is full flavored and quite enjoyable.
Commercial Description: EASTERN PROMISES ALWAYS RINGS TRUE and this beer is no exception. A classic Bohemian Czech-style pilsner. Golden hue, rich and complex malt backbone from superior Pilsner, Caramel Vienna and Munich Malts. Spicy bitter and floral finish from noble Saaz hops. Expertly crafted using Czech brewing traditions aiming to make the town of Pilsner proud. PART OF THE RUSSELL BREWMASTER SERIES – a succession of small batch beers crafted for an unconventional beer drinker.
From Field House Brewing in Abbotsford in collaboration with Steamworks Brewing in Burnaby comes their “Wild Muscari Farmhouse Ale”. This is the first of 4 coolship collaborations that Field House will be doing. The wild Yeast was harvested from a Muscari Flower on Mt Seymour in North Vancouver. The beer pours a light golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of leafy, floral hops, tropical fruit and citrus. The flavour was of tropical fruits, lemon, citrus rind, herbal, mild resin, some grain, maybe a hint of funk and some mild bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6% with an IBU of 20. This was an interesting brew I just wish it had some more wild yeast notes. You have to love the spirit of collaborating in a coolship though!
Commercial Description: Edition 01/04 is a light, fruity, farmhouse ale, fermented with wild yeast harvested off the Muscari Flower atop Mt. Seymour, and hopped in our Copper Coolship with Cashmere, Mosaic & Motueka Hops.