Zeus Hopped India Dark Lager – Mission Springs Brewing


From Mission BC’s Mission Springs Brewing comes their “Zeus Hopped India Dark Lager” a beer that the brewery calls a mix between a Cascadian Dark Lager and a Muncih Style Dark Lager.  The beer pours a very dark brown colour with a brown head.  The aroma consists of big roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and maybe a hint of hops.  The flavour is of burnt coffee, huge roasted malts, smokey, earthiness, a hint of chocolate, huge bitterness and a very dry finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 6% with an IBU of 75.  This beer has lots going on and challenges your taste buds.  This beer may not be for everyone but if you like a big roasty backbone with a generous hops bitterness then this is the beer for you (just like it was for me).

Commercial Description:  Brewed with hops aptly named for the ruler of all gods, it’s no wonder this dark lager hits your palate like a lightning bolt of flavour. Born out of a love for artisanal handcrafted beers, here is a beer that defies style, crosses multiple genres, and demands no guidelines.

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Super 8-Bit IPA 2014 – Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks


From Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks brewing out of Big River Brewpub in Richmond BC comes their “Super 8-Bit IPA 2014”.  This years batch has been brewed with a bunch of Australian hops as well as a mix of other hops.  The hops included are citra, amarillo, zeus, simcoe, dr. rudi, topaz, ella and green bullet.  The beer pours a cloudy copper colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of floral hops, fruity, citrus, lemon and caramel.  The flavour is of big caramel, pine, resin, hops bitterness, citrus and tropical fruits.  The alcohol content comes in at 7.3% with an IBU of 69.  This is an awesome IPA and well worth hunting down in Metro Vancouver on tap.

Commercial Description:  Oh yeah baby, it’s back!  Super 8-Bit IPA 2014.  A vibrant West Coast IPA with 8 exotic hops: Citra, Amarillo, Zeus, Simcoe, Dr. Rudi, Topaz, Ella, Green Bullet.  Every year we will change up the hops and this year we are featuring a few sexy Aussie hops and our favorite West Coast hops!

 

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