West Beach Fruit – White Rock Beach Beer Company

From White Rock Beach Beer Company in White Rock comes their “West Beach Fruit” an American Pale Ale.  The beer pours a deep copper orange with an off white head.  The aroma consists of huge citrusfruity notes, sweetness, caramel and floral hops.  The flavour is of earth, citrus fruit, caramel, some sweetness and mild bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 36.  While not an overly complex beer it is quite flavourful and well worth picking up if you head to White Rock!

Commercial Description:  A Pacific Northwest style English Bitter. Centennial hops give this beer a citrusy – grapefruit flavour.  Thirst quenching refreshment.

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‘Pier’ IPA – White Rock Beach Beer Company

From White Rock Beach Beer Company in White Rock comes their “’Pier’ IPA”.  The beer pours an orange coulor with an off white head.  The aroma consists of slightly sweet fruity front with a very mild floral hops finish although it is understated.  The flavour is of lemon citrus, tropical melon, some decent earthy notes and a low bitterness.  This is an English IPA to the max and drinks more like a mild pale ale than an India Pale Ale.  The alcohol content comes in at 6% with an IBU of 80 (Not all IBU goes to bitterness).  As long as you go into this beer knowing it is not a hop heads dream you should really enjoy this beer for the flavours it delivers.

Commercial Description:  A trio of hops – Magnum, Centennial, and Cascade – give this craft-brewery facourite the ‘bite’ devoted hopheads are looking for, while finishing smooth and crisp.


East Beach Nut – White Rock Beach Beer Company

From White Rock Beach Beer Company in White Rock comes their “East Beach Nut” an American Brown Ale.  The beer pours a deep brown colour with a brown head.  The aroma consists of chocolate, nuts, roasted malts and a sweet finish.  The flavour is of chocolate, nuts, roasted malts, earth and a hint of fruit in the finish.  The beer comes in at 4.9% alcohol and has an IBU of 32.  This is a well crafted Brown Ale and while it may not blow you away it will be a great beer to share a growler with a friend or two for sure.  Sometimes a nice approachable beer is the best way to go.

Commercial Description:  Originally a British Ale, this version uses Canadian grain and hops.  Dark nut brown in color but clear all the way through. Mild and not overly hopped. Caramel and some chocolate undertones.

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White Rock Beach Beer Company – West Beach Fruit Pale Ale


The White Rock Beach Beer Company of White Rock, BC has an interesting take on the American Pale Ale style.

A clear dark orange colour with a coarse, parchment coloured head.  Little carbonation is visible, adding to the impression of clarity.

The name is apt, the nose is full or fruit, most of it sweet mixed with grapefruit.  There is a little bit of celery under the fruit balancing the sweet.

The first sip has sweet, sour and bitter.  There is a surprising hint of strawberry against bitter herbs.  The bitter continues further than the strawberries and settles into a more traditional pale ale flavour profile.  The hops are noticeable but not overwhelming.  The malt does not add particular flavour but a balancing sweetness.  The mouthfeel is a touch rough and roudy, rolling across the tongue.

Porter Marinated Ribs (Border Porter – White Rock Beach Beer Company)

Porter Marinated Ribs

My inspiration for this recipe came from Tring Brewery out of of the UK but things have been altered to my personal preference.  This recipe must be started 24 hours before you plan on cooking the ribs.

Ingredients List:
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2 Racks of Pork Ribs
2 Pints of Dark Ale (Border Porter – White Rock Beach Beer Company)
1 Onion (Finely Chopped)
60g light brown sugar
1 tbs of salt
4 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp finely ground black pepper
8 tbs tomato ketchup

First Step chop up the onion and garlic.
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Mix all ingredents into a bowl excluding the ribs and ketchup.  make sure all ingredients are mixed thoroughly.
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Cut racks of ribs into two and place them into large baking pans.  Pour the marinade over ribs and cover with cling film and place into fridge for 24 hours.





Pull ribs out of fridge 2 hours before you intend to BBQ them. This allows the ribs to come up to room temperature.  Strain the sauce through a sieve into a sauce pan.

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Reduce sauce sauce on stove by bringing to a boil but do not burn.  Reduce until the liquid turns into a syrup.

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Remove from heat and let the sauce come up to room temperature.  Once cool add the ketchup and mix thoroughly.

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Put the ribs on the BBQ and brush a coating of the sauce on both sides.  Cook ribs on the BBQ for 30-40 minutes flipping every 4 or 5 minutes and adding more sauce with a brush.

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Once fully cooked remove the ribs from the heat and let them cool for 5 minuets.

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I decided to fry up the solids from the marinade and serve them with the ribs.  The ribs were also served with garlic mashed potatoes.




Sadly I had forgotten that I had the growler of this beer so the beer had gone flat so I can not give a good description of the beer as it would be totally unfair.  The Baltic Porter did come through in the marinade sauce with sweet malty notes as well as a hint of fruitiness.  Overall these ribs turned out really nice for the first ever ribs that I have cooked outside of a slow-cooker.