From Chilliwack’s Old Yale Brewing comes their “Stone Fruit Hibiscus Saison”. The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with an off white head. The aroma consists of stone fruits like peach, overall fruity esters, hibiscus and some sweetness. The flavour is of stone fruit, hibiscus, citrus rind, yeast, mild spices, low bitterness and wheat. The alcohol content comes in at 6%. This is not your typical saison but it is really well crafted and full of flavour.
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.
From Torchlight Brewing in Nelson BC comes their “Blondes In Stereo”. The beer pours a cloudy blonde colour with a white head. The aroma consists of grainy, citrus, citrus zest and some floral hops. The flavour is of grain, bready, citrusy, orange, citrus zest, mild spices and mild bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 19. This gives you exactly what you would expect a tasty low hopped ale that drinks a bit like a lager.
Commercial Description: Did you grab this bottle because it was the brightest one on the shelf? Well, you’ve definitely made the right call by picking this crisp, refreshing, blonde ale to quench your craft beer thirst. Made with Wakatu hops from New Zealand, this is the perfect beer to pair with all our sunshine shenanigans.
From Olds College Brewery in Olds Alberta (Located between Calgary and Red Deer) comes their “Little Sure Shot” a saison brewed by the women in the Brewmaster program at the college. This beer was made in collaboration with the Olds College Office of Sustainability and 15% of the proceeds of the brew are being donated in honor of International Women’s Day. The beer pours a golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of wheat, grains, lemon and some spices. The flavour is of wheat, grain, lemon, lemon zest, yeast, mild spices as well as mild rye. The alcohol content comes in at 5%. This is not a complex saison but it is a super tasty one. Good job ladies of the Brewmaster program you nailed this beer flavour wise!
Commercial Description: Brewed by the women brewers of our Brewmaster program, this Farmhouse Saison beer is sure to hit the mark. It is a medium bodied beer with complex spicy notes and fruity aromas. We are donating 15% of proceeds of this brew in honour of International Women’s Day!