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.


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.