From Strange Fellows Brewing Company in East Vancouver comes their “Obnoxious Little Persona” a Strawberry Berliner Weisse. The beer pours a pink grapefruit juice pink with a white head. The aroma consists of tartness and strawberry but is not overly strong. The flavour is of sweetness up front from the strawberries but the tartness of the beer takes over and completely cuts the sweetness. The alcohol content comes in at a low 3% with an IBU of 15. If you do not know the Berliner Weisse style this beer has huge flavour even with a very low alcohol content.
Commercial Description: One of our favourite beers to come from our favourite Particularist – Iain Hill. He took a sessionable Berliner, aged it for 6 months then added about a hundred pounds of local strawberries to the mix. The result: A tart, sour, sessionable glass of goodness that won’t be around for too long. The obnoxious Little Persona (OLP) is a salute to our friend who tagged our wall in chalk a few months ago … thanks for the inspiration.
From Richmond BC’s Big River Brewing Company located inside the Zone Bowling Centre comes their “Sunni Dee” originally planned as a variant of Acid Trip Soured Wheat Ale but renamed. The beer pours a cloudy orange/yellow colour with a white head. The aroma consists of oranges, orange peel, coriander and wheat. The flavour is of orange, tangerine, coriander, citrus, citrus rind, tartness, wheat and a nice sweet finish. The alcohol content comes in at 3.4% with an IBU of 3. Much like the Acid Trip this beer is amazingly sessionable while still having small notes of sour that will make sour beer fans happy.
From Mt. Begbie Brewing Company in Revelstoke BC comes their “Illa Swilla Wit”. This review is part of my lost notes that were recently found from my Summer trip to the Kootenays. The beer pours a cloudy golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of wheat, citrus, orange peal and yeast. The flavour was of wheat, coriander, citrus, orange peel and some big yeast notes to finish it off. The alcohol content comes in at a sessionable 4.5%. I would happily swill this beer all summer.
Commercial Description: This unfiltered Belgian Wit beer is a fantastic ‘patio’ beer. It is refreshingly fruity with background hints of coriander and chamomile. The light creamy mouthfeel and crisp, tart finish are thirst quenching and perfect for a hot summer day.
Food pairing as per brewery: Wit beers are the most universal beers for food pairing. They are equally paired with lighter foods such as seafood and a salad to richer foods such as burgers and steaks.