Luck of the Irish Red Ale – Russell Brewing 


From Surrey’s Russell Brewing comes their “Luck of the Irish Red Ale”.  The beer pours a deep copper red colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of toffee, sweetness and mild fruit.  The flavour is of caramel, toffee, mild toasted malts and some bitterness.  The beer comes in at 5% with an IBU of 30.  This is an enjoyable easy drinking Red Ale.

Commercial Description:  Bitter is not always better when it comes to craft beer. As a beer style, this red ale is intended to be malt-forward, offering toffee and caramel sweetness which is beautifully balanced by a restrained use of hops. The natural rich red colour comes from the generous use of imported roasted barley and specialty malts. Finishes clean and smooth, leaving you wanting more.

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Dutch Pale Ale – Field House Brewing


From Field House Brewing in Abbotsford comes their “Dutch Pale Ale”.  The beer pours a copper colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of caramel, biscuit, fruity and floral hops.  The flavour is of caramel, mild toasted malts, earth, some citrus and a mild bitterness in the finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 4.75% with an IBU of 15.  While this beer is mild in flavour it is seriously refreshing.  You would not go wrong picking this beer up.

Commercial Description:  Unassuming West Coast hops combine with traditional Dutch sensibilities to create a brew that is unruffled and refreshingly easy going.  Subtle, smooth and always pleasant, this is an ale to while away the evening with.

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