Market Saturation IPA – Coal Harbour Brewing Co

From East Vancouver’s Coal Harbour Brewing comes their “Market Saturation IPA” a North East style IPA.  The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of orange, tangarine, tropical fruit and some sweetness.  The flavour is of oranges, tangerines, pineapple, melon, oat, wheat, some resin and citrus rind and some mild bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 7.2%.  This is definitely a North East IPA with a little bit of West Coast flair.  They used similar water profile, hops and malts to try and mimic the NE Style and they definitely made a tasty beer with this one.

Commercial Description:  New beer alert! This one has been a long time in the making but oh so worth it. Market Saturation IPA brings a tropical bouquet of tangerine, pineapple and melon to a full bodied base of barley, wheat & oats. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Cheers!

‘Pablo Esco Gnar’ IPA – Boombox Brewing (Machine Ales)

From Boombox Brewing located at Callister Brewing in East Vancouver comes their “‘Pablo Esco Gnar’ IPA” made in collaboration with Machine Ales.  The beer pours a very cloudy yellow orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of very ju9icy tropical fruits, citrus rind, resin and floral hops.  The flavour is of juicy tropical fruits, citrus, citrus rind, resin, dank hops, sweetness from lactose, bitterness and tons of body coming from the oats.  The alcohol content comes in at 7.2%.  This is a great North East Style IPA and I am glad that these two breweries have come together to make a new and exciting IPA!  Head to the brewery as soon as possible to try it for yourself.


Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout – Anderson Valley Brewing Company

From Boonsville California USA’s Anderson Valley Brewing Company comes the “Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout”.  This wonderful stout pours an opaque black as night with a brown head.  Sniffing the beer you will detect malts, oatmeal, wheat and an overall sweetness.  The flavor is similar to the smell with Oats, malts, milk, some coffee, and a nice hopy bitterness to finish it all off.  The beer has an alcohol content of 5.7%.

Diamond Head Oatmeal Stout – Howe Sound Brewing

From Squamish’s Howe Sound Brewing comes the “Diamond Head Oatmeal Stout”.  Named after a prominent peak in Garibaldi Provincial Park that is visible from the town of Squamish the beer has lots to live up to.  I was glad to find that both from the bottle and on tap at Howe Sound’s Brewpub it lived up to its namesake.  The beer has the look of motor oil with the same opaque finish and has a brownish head.  The scent consists of oats and roasted malts with a hint of chocolate.  The beer has a dominant flavor of oats and roasted malts with  a finish of chocolate and slight bitterness.  This stout may be  a little more bitter than some of the stouts I have had recently.  The beer sits at 5% alcohol and an IBU of 25.  All in all a great addition to an amazing lineup of beer.


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