From Dead Frog Brewery in Aldergrove comes their “C.R.E.A.M. Key Lime Milkshake IPA” named after the hops used including Columbus, Rakau, Ekuanot, Azacca and Meridian. The beer pours an orange copper colour with a white head. The aroma consists of lime, tropical fruit, lactose sweetness and floral hops. The flavour is of lime, tropical fruits, lactose, mild resin and pine and a low bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6.5% with an IBU of 45. This Milkshake IPA has one hand in the West Coast IPA and one in the East Coast and it was quite enjoyable.
Commercial Description: A HAZY GOLDEN IPA WITH FLAVOURS OF TROPICAL CITRUS HOPS, FRESH PEELED LIME ZEST, AND A CREAMY HINT OF SWEETNESS.
Food pairing as per brewery: BBQ CHICKEN, STEAK, SUMMER SALAD
From Spencer Hill Cottage Brewery in Grand Forks comes their “Big Horn Amber Ale”. This bottle comes from batch number D0067. The beer pours a deep amber, orange colour with a tan head. The aroma consists of caramel, fruit, floral hops and a semi sweet finish. The flavour is of caramel, stone fruit, melon, citrus, pine and bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 5.2%. For a brewery that currently only makes one beer this is quite tasty. I hope the owner produces more than just this beer in the future.
From Twa Dogs (Macaloney Brewers & Distillers) brewed at the Victoria Caledonian Brewery & Distillery comes their “Seas Between Us Red IPA”. The beer pours a deep copper colour with a tan head. The aroma consists of caramel, citrus, pine and floral hops. The flavour is of caramel, resin, fruity citrus, pine, herbal and bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 7%. I have not had a ton of beer from this brewery as of yet but this beer was an enjoyable one.
From Rossland Beer Company in Rossland BC comes their “Psycho Brew Brown Ale”. The brown ale pours a deep reddish brown with a brown head. The aroma consists of roasted malts, toffee, nuts and a semi sweet finish. The flavour is of roasted malts, burnt coffee, ash, toffee, nuts, pine and bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 5.5% with an IBU of 45. Its to bad this beer is only available in Rossland BC in the Kootenays as it is really tasty.
From Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company in Parksville on Vancouver Island comes their “Jagged Face IPA”. The beer pours a orange colour with an off white head. The aroma consists of tropical fruit, melon, citrus and floral. The flavour is of tropical fruit, citrus, melon, stonefruit, caramel, pine and bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 7.2%. Well my first taste of Mount Arrowsmith Brewing was a good one. This is a very enjoyable IPA with lots of fruit flavours playing on the tongue.
Commercial Description: Canadian pale & Munich malt complement select tropical hops including Centennial, Citra & Amarillo to create our flavourful version of a well balanced, but powerful IPA. Best enjoyed in a glass.