Tin Soldier Pale Ale – Steel & Oak Brewing

From New Westminster’s Steel & Oak Brewing comes their brand new New Westminster exclusive “Tin Soldier Pale Ale”.  The beer pours a golden colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of citrus, grain and floral hops.  The flavour is of citrus, resin, earth, bready malts and a great hops bitterness in the finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 33 IBU.  This has to be one of the most complex Pale Ale’s I have had in a while.  Head out to New Westminster and pick some of this up soon.


Dry Hopped ESB – Steel & Oak Brewing Co.

From the brand new brewery located in New Westminster Steel & Oak Brewing Co. comes their “Dry Hopped ESB”.  The beer pours a cloudy copper colour with a tan head that leave a nice lacing on the glass.  The aroma consists of caramel, malts, citrus, floral hops and an overall sweetness.  The flavour was of earthy hops bitterness, pine, resin, caramel and some citrus.  The alcohol content comes in at 4.6% with an IBU of 40.  This may be an Extra Special Bitter but the dry hopping sure shines through.  A fan of an IPA will probably really like this beer just like I did.