From Boundary Brewing in Kelowna and Crannóg Ales in Sorrento comes their “Not For Nazis” Organic Nut Brown Ale. This beer was born out of a digital attack that threatened the business and life of the brewer Oliver and his children for hanging an Anti Fascist flag in their brewery. When Sorrento’s Crannóg Ales stepped up to say hey we have been hanging that flag for many months it moved over to them. From this horrible situation this beer was born. If you would like to hear more about the situation take a listen to the Pacific Beer Chat episode where we profiled Boundary Brewing. The beer pours a deep chestnut brown with a brown head. The aroma consists of a good nutty start with mild roasted malts, caramel and some residual sweetness. The flavour was of nuts, caramel, roasted malts, some ash or smoke and a mild bitterness in the finish. This Organic Nut Brown ale is a great example of what I look for in a Brown Ale. So get off your couch and help fight hate by picking up a bottle of this brew!
From the new brewery on the block in Whistler BC Coast Mountain Brewing comes their “Woodnutt Brown Ale” a beer named after a friend and investor in the brewery (And a great name for a nut brown). The beer pours a chestnut brown with a brown head. The aroma consists of caramel, nuts, roasted malts and some earth. The flavour is of nuts, mild roasted malts, caramel, earth and some bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 5.25%. There are not enough brown ales in BC and I am glad that the market has a new one to be enjoyed now and I did enjoy it.
Commercial Description: The perfect fall sipper, the Woodnutt Brown Ale is beer full of flavours like caramels, biscuits, chocolate and a slight hint of coffee bean. Enjoy the Woodnutt with the best of friends right here at home in Whistler, BC.
From Aldergove’s Dead Frog Brewery comes their new “Uber Nutter Imperial Nut Brown Ale”. This Imperial Nut Brown pours a deep brown colour with a brown head. The aroma consists of sweet malts and dark fruits. The flavour is of dark fruits, sweet malts, toffee and some alcohol warmth. The alcohol content comes in at a strong 9% with an IBU of 22.
Commercial Description: The suped-up big brother of our Classic Nut Brown Ale. This deep brown brew takes our favourite malts from The Classic and adds in some Maris Otter & Carastan for a complex malt forward brew with flavours of chocolate, toffee, roasted nuts & espresso. A slight hint of warmth from the increased alcohol percentage rounds out with the finish beautifully.
From Vancouver’s R&B Brewing comes the “Cherry Nut Brown” a beer brewed exclusively for Bitter Tasting Room. The beer pours a brown colour with a light brown head. The aroma is of malts, nuts and a semi sweet cherry. The flavour is of malts, nuts, mild cherry, mild bitterness and amore tart than sweet finish. The alcohol content comes in at 5%. This was a very nice tasting beer so don’t let the Cherry scare you into thinking it is ultra sweet or anything! All cherries used in this beer were picked in the Okanagan by one of the guys at Bitter Tasting Room.
From Canmore Alberta’s The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company comes their “Big Head Nut Brown”. This Nut Brown Ale pours a reddish brown colour with an off white head. The aroma consists of roasty malts, caramel, nuts like hazelnuts and almonds and an overall sweetness. The flavour is of roasted malts, caramel, hazelnut and almond and an overall sweetness. The alcohol content of the beer is 6%. This is a very nice beer and I hope I will be able to get more of their beers in the future!
Commercial Description: This is a smooth, medium bodied classic brown ale. A crisp mouth feel, with sweet caramel body, mild hops, and gentle finish, lend to the easy enjoyment of this beer. Brewed from pale malts and four varieties of roast malts this beer has a pleasant malty character. Certainly not a stout, this is a clean, roast flavoured beer. A great alternative to both the Red and Stout.