Agent Orange IPA – Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks

From Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks in Richmond comes their “Agent Orange IPA”.  The beer pours a very cloudy orange colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of orange, orange zest, floral hops and sweetness.  The flavour is of with mild resin and bitterness.  This has all the body of the North East IPA’s that you see around.  I really enjoy this beer and love that the mandarin orange flavour really builds as it warms up.

Commercial Description:  Agent Orange IPA: what happens when you combine a crisp, refreshing IPA with Mandarin Oranges?  Magic!  Introducing agent orange IPA with fresh mandarin Oranges featuring Galaxy, Citra and Cascade hops!

Cantus Fermus – Main Street Brewing

From Main Street Brewing in Vancouver comes their “Cantus Fermus” a beer that uses the dregs from the bottle of a Cantillon.  The beer pours a orangy colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of a nice funk, tartness, fruit and a good yeast backbone.  The flavour is of lemon, tangy citrus, funk, yeast, candies, sweetness with some similar Cantillon notes in the finish.    The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 3.  The bottle was number 138 and bottled on October 0, 2015.  I think this bottle with do some good with some aging but the beer is quite interesting as it is!

Commercial Description:  Our award-winning Cantus Fermus is now available, while stocks last, in 750ml bottles on the retail side. Limit two per person.  Hand labeled and numbered by our brewmaster Jack Bensley, this beautiful sour was brewed using Cantillon bottle dregs and a turbid mash. It has a soft mouth feel with a noticeable wheat character, citrus and lacto in the nose, and a nice malt backdrop.



Peche ‘n Brett – Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

From Hood River Oregon’s Logsdon Farmhouse Ales comes their “Peche ‘n Brett”.  This beer is built off the base of their Seizoen Bretta with local Oregon Peaches added to the mix.  The beer pours a cloudy orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of peach, funky brett, tarntess with a sweet finish.  The flavour is of tangy peaches, spices, brett funk, yeasty, fruits, mild hops with a sweet and tart finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 10% which can be dangerous as you do not taste alcohol in the beer and the IBU is 35.  I think I still prefer the Seizoen Bretta over this beer but this is a great beer and if you can find it then grab a bottle.

Commercial description:  Our seasonal oak aged peach beer is brewed with local Oregon fruit. Peche ‘n Brett is b​rewed and refermented with the peaches added to in our award winning Seizoen Bretta. One and a half pound of peaches are added to each gallon of Bretta to produce a secondary fermentation resulting in complex oak-derived fruity dryness. Final refermentation with pear juice provides natural carbonation with added aromas and flavors captured in the bottle.


Spine Tingler – MacTarnahan’s Brewing

O’hare’s Beer Club August Box

From MacTarnahan’s Brewing out of Portland Oregon comes the “Spine Tingler” Belgian style tripel.  This beer pours a light mildly hazy golden colour with a white head.  The beer smells of yeast, bubble gum and some tropical fruits.  The beer tastes of yeast, apple, tropical fruits, with some tangy/sour hints with some light bitterness.  The beer sits at a high 8.5% alcohol and an IBU of 23.  This is a very nice tasting beer and was rated a 90/100 on Beer Advocate.

Food Pairing according to O’hare’s Beer Club notes are as follows: Sharp Cheese, Pickled Herring.

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