Red Bretty IPA – Big River Brewing Company

From Richmond BC’s Big River Brewing Company located inside the Zone Bowling Centre comes their “Red Bretty IPA”.  This IPA is brewed pure Brettanomyces bruxellensis Trois yeast or as its now classified Saccharomyces “bruxellensis” Trois.  The beer pours a deep copper orange colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of mango, tropical fruit, some sweetness, earth and floral notes.  The flavour is of pineapple and other tropical fruits, citrus, earth, resin, pine, hops bitterness and a minor funk from the yeast.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.8% with an IBU of 65.  This is a complex and very interesting IPA and I will have to get into a few more glasses of this beer in the not to distant future.  I am a massive fan of Brett yeasts and what they do to beer and this beer is no different!

Commercial Description:  Brewed with a unique, crystal malted rye, for colour and body, hopped up like a big west coast IPA, and fermented with a wonderfully fruity/earthy pure Brett B Trois yeast A beer that defies categories, it’s big and complex yet easy to drink.  If this beer was a woman she’d be a full figured gal for sure!


Growler art by Brewmaster Bill