Blueberry Garden Ale – Britannia Brewing Company


From Britannia Brewing Company in the Richmond with a tasting room in Steveston Village comes their “Blueberry Garden Ale”.  The beer pours a reddish colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of mostly blueberries with a slight sweetness.  The flavour is of gain, blueberries, some yeast and mild sweetness.  The alcohol content comes in at 4.6% with an IBU of 2.  This is a good although light flavoured beer and would be a really nice summer ale.

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Riptide Rye IPA – Britannia Brewing Company


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.

Forty Fathoms Imperial Spiced Porter – Britannia Brewing Company


From Britannia Brewing Company in the Richmond with a tasting room in Steveston Village comes their “Forty Fathoms Imperial Spiced Porter”.  The beer pours a deep brown colour with a brown head.  The aroma consists of cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, toffee and spiced rum and a sweet finish.  The flavour is of cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, toffee, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, earth, spiced rum, bitterness and some mild alcohol.  The alcohol content comes in at 7.7% with an IBU of 30.  This is a really interesting brew with the ginger and spiced rum flavours really dominating the flavour.

Commercial Description:  This limited release is a blend of dark specialty grains complimented by spices of ginger, vanilla, cardamon and cinnamon.  Dark and cold is forty fathoms deep, let the alcohol keep you warm with rich tones of chocolate, toffee, dried fruit and hints of spiced rum.

 

Rye IPA – Britannia Brewing Company


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.

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