From Steel & Oak Brewing in New Westminster in collaboration with Delta’s Four Winds Brewing across the river comes “The Fraser” a pale ale fermented with Saccharomyces Trois. The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with a white head. The aroma consists of light tropical fruit, yeasty, mild funk and some floral hops. The flavour is of mango, stone fruit, tropical fruit, citrus rind, yeast, mild funk with a dry not sweet finish. There is very little bitterness in this brew. The alcohol content comes in at 5.2% with an IBU of 24. This beer is not going to punch you in the face with flavour but it is an excellently executed collaboration brew from two great breweries.
Commercial Description: Fermented with Saccharomyces Trois yeast this Pale Ale was brewed with Amchoor (Green Mango spice) and hopped with Citra, Mosaic, and Azacca, as well as some fresh Cashmere for good measure. The Fraser is fruity, tropical, and funk. Not as funky as the people who brewed it but still pretty funky.
From Victoria BC’s Driftwood Brewing comes the “Raised By Wolves IPA” wild IPA using the yeast Saccharomyces Trois. The beer pours a golden colour with an off white head. The aroma consists of tropical fruits, mango, sweetness and floral hops. The flavour is of earth, resin, bitterness, tropical fruits, mango, pineapple and malts. The alcohol content comes in at 7%. This beer has that same thick body as Fat Tug IPA that is almost chewy. This IPA is awesome and kicks Fat Tug IPA’s but in every way!
Commercial Description: Born of Equinox hops and raised under the influence of Saccharomyces Trois , this beast has developed a taste for mango, citrus & melon, with a nose to match, hear the call!
THIS ONE WAS ABANDONED TO THE WILD.