From Wheelhouse Brewing in Prince Rupert comes their “Kazu Maru IPA”. The beer pours a fairly hazy orange colour with a white head. The aroma consists of lots of fruit notes including citrus and grapefruit and floral hops. The flavour is of juicy citrus, grapefruit, stone fruit, earth, resin and bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6.7% with an IBU of 75. Its always nice to see a big fairly challenging IPA being made in the middle of nowhere!
Commercial Description: The fishing vessel Kazu Maru disappeared from the waters of Owase, Japan in 1985. A year and a half later it was found across the Pacific near Owase’s sister city Prince Rupert. Here it was lovingly restored and honoured. To this day the boat sits in the park across the street from the brewery. This bold yet balanced IPA is a salute to those who have fallen in love with the sea, and who have given their life to it. Out of chaos comes beauty.
From Wheelhouse Brewing in Prince Rupert in collaboration with Yellow Dog Brewing comes their “First Mate White IPA”. The beer pours an orange colour with an off white head. The aroma consists of citrus, tropical fruits, sweetness and floral hops. The flavour is of wheat, malts, citrus rind, pineapple, citrus, resin and hops bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6.5% with an IBU of 57. Both breweries are known to make really good beers and this one is no different. I wish that it was easier to to get beer from Wheelhouse Brewing beer outside of Prince Rupert as they are doing some really good stuff up there.
Commercial Description: This White IPA balances a delicate malt bill with soft juicy citrus hops and a spicey Belgian Wit yeast. Citra and Mosaic hops are featured beside sweet orange peel.
From Wheelhouse Brewing in Prince Rupert comes their “Gillnetter Golden Ale”. The beer pours a golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of mild fruit notes with a grainy backbone while not being overly strong. The flavour is of a plethora of malts including grain, bread and cereal malts as well as citrus, possibly honey and very mild bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 4.8% with an IBU of 20. This is not a hugely complex beer but it is quite refreshing and will do the trick every time!
Commercial Description: The Gillnet fleet has a long history in the salmon fishery of the North Coast. Over the years the vessels have changed from canoes and row boats to the diesel engines of today. This beer is made as a tribute to those ancient and modern day fishermen who form the backbone of the commercial fishery of the coast. A trustworthy, steadfast and consistent brew that is as gold as the sun setting on a perfect fishing day and as crisp and rejuvenating as the North Coast air.
From Wheelhouse Brewing in Prince Rupert comes their “Blacksmith Brown Ale”. The beer pours a brown colour with a tan head. The aroma consists of roasted malt and chocolate. The flavour is of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, earth, smooth coffee and some smoke in the finish. The alcohol content comes in at 6.3% with an IBU of 54. While not complex this beer is easy drinking and quite tasty.
Commercial Description: Because our brewery on the harbour was once a blacksmith’s shop this brown ale pays homage to those craftsmen and labourers who did customized work for the ships up and down the coast. A robust and fortifying beer with old-world smoothness and the nose of West Coast hops, it cuts through the cold and damp while pairing well with hearty and fine foods alike.
From Wheelhouse Brewing in Prince Rupert comes their “Flagship Pale Ale”. The beer pours a copper colour with a head. The aroma consist of a very malty base with floral hops. The flavour is of caramel, citrus, earth and hops bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 5.3% with an IBU of 38. This was a really well made beer and I wish we could buy it in Vancouver!
Commercial Description: Historically, a flagship was the fastest, the biggest and the most heavily armed ship in a fleet. It carried the admiral and his most trusted men. We proudly fly our flag on this West Coast Pale Ale. A fine balance of five different malts and five hop additions, it is fresh and bold with assertive hop aroma and flavour. Worthy of a 21 gun salute.