From East Vancouver’s Postmark Brewing comes their newest release the “Butternut Brown” a fall seasonal brew. The beer pours a golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of nuts, caramel and a good butternut squash finish. The flavour is of nuts, butternut squash, caramel and some mild hops bitterness. This beer has to be warmed up a bit to really shine though as it is served way to cold. The beer has a very dry finish. The alcohol content comes in at 4.3% with an IBU of 18. I really enjoyed this brew and found that it reminded me of the few potato beers that I have had over the last few years in the mouth feel.
Commercial Description: Not your typical fall beer. This Northern English Nub Brown has a light sweet, nutty aroma with subtle roasted butternut squash flavours that round out in the finish. Light tan body with a pale head. The smooth mouth feel comes from the squash fermentable that blends to a clean medium dry finish.
Back on May 9th I stopped by a new brewery named Postmark Brewing located in Railtown for a quick visit (check it out). This is quite the up and coming neighborhood even if it is close to a not so nice area. What better way to solidify a new image for an area than to build a great new brewery and attract crafty people? On June 17th Bloggers and Press were invited out to check out the new brewery and taste the first two of their beer. One beer was part of their 4 standard beers and is a Red IPA and the other is their first seasonal a Saison. Both beers were great but I will be going back for more of the Red IPA sooner! I once again got a look around the brewery now that all the glycol lines are in and everything is up and running. The last time I was here the tanks were in place but they did not have them hooked up. Besides the fact that the building that holds the brewery has a kitchen and urban winery withing its walls the real show stopper is the growler station. Located at the front door you walk up to a window where they have 12 beer guns. Each beer offered will fill off of two guns meaning that they can fill two of any beer at one time. Two will fill right off of bright tanks and will be their flagship beers while the other four options will be filled off of kegs and will be able to be more transient. For the most part the fermentors here will be crafting their 4 standard beers but fear not was the Brewmaster has one tank that is dedicated to creating one off brews.
Even more exciting than the Growler Station though is the fact that this brewery opens to the public tomorrow! That is right they open June 18th, 2014! So grab a few growlers of Boston rounds and rush there asap (once they open for the day that is!).
East Vancouver has yet another craft brewery! Welcome Postmark Brewing located in Railtown a neighborhood in East Vancouver to the local scene. Their first of 4 staple beers to be ready for sampling is their “Red IPA”. The beer pours a reddish amber colour with an off white head. The aroma consists of floral hops, fruits, sweet malts and some floral hops. The flavour is of a fruitiness including some orange and citrus with pine, hops bitterness, caramel and some mild roasty malts. The alcohol content comes in at 6.2% with an IBU of 50. If this beer an indication of what can be expected from Postmark Brewing then people better take notice as this is one mighty tasty beer.
Commercial Description: An American IPA full flavoured and well-balanced with a reddish amber color. The beer is medium bodied with a balancing malt backbone, The specific combination of hops leads to a citrus, tropical fruit aroma and flavour, with a subtle bitterness. The IBUs, or international bittering unites, are on the low end of the spectrum at 50, with very little residual bitter hop flavor after taste. This IPA is built to be enjoyed in volume not test your hop endurance threshold. The hop and malt aromas intensify as the beer warms.
Food Pairing as per brewery: Curry, spicy Mexican, strong cheese, sweet deserts.
In Vancouver’s Railtown neighborhood just North of the Downtown Eastside there is something new brewing. Located in the same building and space as the Vancouver Urban Winery and the Belgard Kitchen comes Postmark Brewing. All three companies are separate entities inside the Settlement Building. Opening in Late June this sudo brewbup is looking to be a great place to enjoy craft beer. There will be a growler filling station when everything is finished as well as taps in the restaurant area.
I was lucky enough to get an early look at what is happening inside the up and coming brewery. They were just finishing setting up the glycol lines and piping for the auger for the grain mill. If all goes well they will be brewing their first batch of beer in their tanks on May 12th, 2014. The growler filling area is still in the early stages of construction and there is still some planning going into it. One thing they have decided to do though is to fill growlers right off of the brite tanks. No kegging will be happening for growler fills from the sound of it! Plans are in the works to offer guided tours already with possibilities of tasting beer right out of the tanks. To start the brewery will be offering very sessionable beers with 3 or 4 (I can’t remember) coming in just under 5% alcohol and one just around 6%. This sounds about perfect for an early summer opening! What goes better with summer than a good easy drinking, refreshing beer? I can’t think of anything. So mark your calendars for late June just as I am as there is a new brewery coming to town! If you needed one last reason to get excited for this place it is only a few short blocks from many peoples favourite the Alibi Room!