Haters Gonna Hate Imperial Kolsch – Beau’s All Natural Brewing


From Beau’s All Natural Brewing in Vankleek Hill Ontario comes their “Haters Gonna Hate Imperial Kolsch”.  The beer pours a yellow colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of grain, biscuit, lemon, citrus and floral hops.  The flavour is of grain, bread, lemon, citrus rind, wheat, grassy, resin and mild bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 7.1% with an IBU of 40.  As an Imperial Kolsch goes this is probably one of the best versions I have been able to try.

Commercial Description:  Haters Gonna Hate is an extra-strong interpretation of our flagship beer Lug Tread, which is a Kölsch-style lagered ale. Tropical aromas and a mildly “catty” character are contributed with the addition of some Nelson-Sauvin hops.

Food pairing as per brewery:  Chili-lime + garlic prawns, feta vinaigrette, Korean BBQ beef short ribs (Galbi), kimchi, ripe surface-ripened cheeses like La Sauvagine or Madawaska.

 

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Slow Drift Witbier – Fernie Brewing


From Fernie BC’s Fernie Brewing comes the “Slow Drift Witbier”.  The beer pours a cloudy gold colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of citrusy lemon, yeast, wheat and spices.  The flavour is of citrus, ornage, spices, coriander, bready and wheat.  The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 10.  This is definitely a well made witbier and will be very popular in the warm summer months.

Commercial Description:  A Belgian White Ale with light & spicy citrus flavours. This unfiltered beer is brewed with a touch of coriander & orange peel and is slightly cloudy. We think it’s downright delicious! Best when garnished with a slice of orange, to bring out the natural spices & subtle fruit flavour.  Kettle addition during boil – Seville orange & coriander. Use of Belgian yeast provides a slight phenolic, clove and bubblegum flavour. 50% Wheat Malt.

Blueberry Yum Yum – Twin Sails Brewing


From Twin Sails Brewing in Port Moody comes their “Blueberry Yum Yum” is a wheat ale brewed with 800lbs or blueberry purée.  The beer pours a deep cloudy purple with a purple head.  The aroma consists of blueberries, sweetness and some tartness.  The flavour is of blueberry, wheat, yeast and mild tartness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5%.  This is a tasty beer although a little more one dimensional than most of the beers that they release.

Commercial Description:  Blueberry Yum Yum is a Tart Wheat Ale that gets its colour from conditioning on 800lbs of blueberry purée, which equates to roughly 2lbs per gallon. We brewed it with a heavy amount of wheat and acidulated malts to add a slight tartness. As far as flavour and aroma go, this one is all about the blueberry and at 5% ABV, this beer will go down way too easy on a patio.

 

Blood Simple – Beau’s All Natural Brewing


From Beau’s All Natural Brewing in Vankleek Hill Ontario comes their “Blood Simple” a Cacao Blood Orange Witbier.  The beer pours a cloudy light orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of blood orange, rind, sweetness, wheat, spices and citrus.  The flavour on the other hand had some good cacao notes that accentuated the blood orange, rind, wheat, bready malts and more citrus notes.  The alcohol content comes in at 5.3%.  Beau’s managed to make this a very enjoyable Witbier to drink and would be quite enjoyable on a patio.

Commercial Description:  Chase away the winter blahs with a sunshiny taste of California oranges and Peruvian cacao beans! Blood Simple is a chocolate-orange riff on the classic citrus-and-spice character of a Belgian-style witbier. It is brewed with organic blood orange juice, organic orange peel, and organic cacao.

Food pairing as per brewery:  Duck a l’orange, chocolate mousse

Summer Ale – Steamworks Brewing


From Steamworks Brewing in Burnaby BC comes their latest release the “Summer Ale”. The beer pours a cloudy straw Yellow colour with a white head. The aroma consists of orange, orange peel, yeast, wheat and just an overall fruity finish. The flavour is of wheat, yeast, orange, orange peel and Mild hops bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 4.8% with an IBU of 20.  This will be a tasty patio beer this summer!

Commercial Description:  Crisp and thirst quenching with a distinct citrus aroma, this wheat ale gets a refreshing kick from sweet orange peel, lemon peel and grains of paradise. The balance of bright citrus, fruity hops, and spice make this lively brew perfect for any summer day. Perfect for poolside chilling or more intrepid adventures.