Black Dog Quad 2015 – Red Collar Brewing


From Red Collar Brewing in Kamloops in the Okanagan comes their “Black Dog Quad”.  This beer was released in December 2016 but labeled as 2015 a little confusing as last years was also labelled as 2015.  This years edition is topped with black wax while last year was topped in red.  The beer pours a deep chestnut brown colour with a brown head.  The aroma consists of dark fruits, cherries, caramel, toffee, treacle and sweetness.  The flavour is of dark fruits, cherries, candied sugar, treacle, caramel, earth, chocolate, anise and cinnamon.  The alcohol content comes in at 11.69% with an IBU of 35.  Even at almost 12% this beer is not super boozy.  Last years version was great but this one is probably even a bit better.

Commercial Description:  Black Dog Quad is a bottle conditioned, lightly carbonated ale brewed in the Trappist style. Best served at 14c, decanted from height into your favourite tulip glass. This bottle will benefit from an extended stay in your cellar. Unfiltered, vegan friendly, and naturally carbonated. Please enjoy responsibly.

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Belgian Wit – Red Collar Brewing


From Red Collar Brewing in Kamloops in the Thompson Okanagan comes their “Belgian Wit”.  The beer pours a cloudy straw colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of spices, citrus and wheat and Belgian yeast.  The flavour is of wheat, citrus, lemon, coriander, spices and Belgian yeast.  The alcohol content comes in at 6% with an IBU of 14.  While I do not run out of my way to drink a Belgian Wit this one is doing all the right things and would be a great one to pick up this summer.

Commercial Description:  A cloudy wheat beer brewed with Seville oranges and coriander. A light mouthfeel paired with citrus and spice aromas makes for a very refreshing beer.

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Blonde Belgian-Style Ale – Red Collar Brewing


From Red Collar Brewing in Kamloops in the Thompson Okanagan comes their “Blonde Belgian-Style Ale”.  The beer pours a citrus fruit, honey and yeast.  The flavour is of citrus, citrus rind, honey, bready malts, Belgian yeast and some mild bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 32.  This blonde was quite tasty and I will be finding more in the future.

Commercial Description:  A medium bodied ale with a crisp, dry finish. The use of Pilsner and French aromatic malts create a golden colour with biscuit and honey flavours. Fermented at lager temperatures with Red Collar’s proprietary Belgian yeast strain. Unfiltered and naturally carbonated.

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White IPA – Red Collar Brewing


From Red Collar Brewing in Kamloops in the Thompson Okanagan comes their “White IPA”.  The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of citrus rind, grapefruit, wheat, caramel and floral hops.  The flavour is of citrus, citrus rind, grapefruit, yeast, spice, wheat, caramel and hops bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.5% with an IBU of 52.  I am not always sold on White IPA’s but this one hits the spot.

Commercial Description:  A beer that bridges continents and blends styles. Built upon the foundation of unmalted wheat, this beer was dry hopped three separate times with Ahtanum and Mosaic hops. The result is a refreshingly light beer with an abundance of berry and grapefruit aromas.

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Session Pale Ale – Red Collar Brewing


From Red Collar Brewing in Kamloops in the Thompson Okanagan comes their “Session Pale Ale”.  The beer pours an amber colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of malty butterscotch and floral hops.  The flavour is of toasted malts, butterscotch, lemon, sweetness and some hops bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 4.2% with an IBU of 39.  If you are looking for a nice drinkable sessionable pale ale this might just be your beer for this summer.

Commercial Description:  A session ale perfect for fun in the sun during warm summer days. Golden in colour, mildly hopped and balanced with malt for a light bodied beer.

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