From Britannia Brewing Company in the Richmond with a tasting room in Steveston Village comes their “Riptide Rye IPA”. The beer pours a golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of floral hops, tropical fruit, orange and rye spice. The flavour is of mild resin, herbal hops, tropical fruit, good citrus hit with some melon and mild bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6% with an IBU of 58. While I would not go as far as to call this a North East IPA it is a good Rye IPA.
Commercial Description: Brewed in the North East style with British yeast, Amarillo hops and flaked rye. Apricots and nectarine meet citrus/mandarin orange with undertones of melon, creating juicy flavours with soft spicy tones of Rye. Follow the tide and enjoy the flavour and aromas of this fresh IPA.
From Britannia Brewing Company in Steveston Village in Richmond BC comes their “Rye IPA”. The beer pours a copper colour with a slightly off white head. The aroma consists of rye malts, citrus and floral hops. The flavour is of Rye, earth, citrus, citrus rind, resin and bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6.3% with an IBU of 60. I fully enjoyed this Rye IPA from the new brewery on the block in BC. I look forward to trying more.
From Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks in Richmond comes their new “Raiden Black Rye IPA”. The beer pours a deep chestnut brown with a light brown head. The aroma consists of rye, roasted malts, citrus and bitterness. The flavour is of rye, roasted malts, caramel, earth, citrus, and bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6.4% with an IBU of 75. This beer has a great mix of dark malts, rye and bitterness to make it a very interesting brew that is well worth a pickup!
Commercial Description: “Raiden” Black Rye IPA Dry Hopped with Citrua. Ella, Amarillo and Galaxy. Pungent citrus and black current aromas from West Coast hops and slight pepperiness from rye is balanced with a roasty, yet smooth mouthfeel.
From the newest brewery in East Vancouver Doan’s Craft Brewing Company comes their “Rye IPA”. The beer pours a golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of rye malts, earth and lots of piney hops. The flavour is of rye malts, citrus, pine, earth and good hit of bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6% with an IBU of 60. This is a nice clean refreshing take on a Rye IPA and it is very drinkable. I would love to have many of this beer in the future.
East Vancouver just will not show signs of slowing down when it comes to brewery openings. The latest brewery to open up in the neighborhood is in a very familiar spot to craft beer junkies as it is the old location of Powell Street Craft Brewing. The outside of the building looks quite the same although Doan’s Craft Brewing Company has completely changed the interior of the space.
One of the first things you notice once inside the brewery is the much larger tasting room that is actually a licensed lounge! They have done some amazing work to manage the space and pack table and people into the room. There is a very interesting and prominent mural on the wall and a growing growler collection from around BC.
For their opening they have three beer on tap for you to try and enjoy in their Kolsch, ALtbier and their Rye IPA.
I was able to take a quick walk back into the brewery to see if anything had changed since my last visit (Click here to read about it). Not a lot has changed back in the brewhouse but it is still amazing how much really is packed into this tiny space.
I have hopes that Doan’s Craft Brewing Company is just busy enough to see out their beer as their new batches are released so that there are no down times. Fingers are crossed! I am really excited to see what the future brings with this brewery as they launched with some really good beer. They are also genuinely great people and it makes you want to root for them just that much more!