Steamworks’s fresh hop IPA now available at their store or if you are lucky, at the Yaletown BCLS where we purchased it from. It has a nice pale gold color.On the nose it is round with notes of grassy pine, like being in a forest. The pine forward taste makes it an unmistakable fresh hop. Relatively light for an IPA with a crisp and dry finish.
In a dedication to common sense, Rogue Ales & Spirits has canned Yellow Snow IPA for this winter’s release of its snow cult classic.
The pale-golden-hued ale features a hoppy, tropical-fruit-forward aroma complemented by a medium body and hoppyness mid-palate. Made with Oregon-grown Rogue Farms hops and barley, Yellow Snow IPA returns for a long winter in bottles, on draft and now in 16-ounce cans for more thirst-quenching versatility.
Yellow Snow IPA is available starting November 1 in 16-ounce can four-packs, 12-ounce bottle six-packs, serigraphed 22-ounce bottles, 64-ounce growlers and on draft featuring a distinctive ceramic tap handle.
Since 2008, Rogue has remained committed to saving the terroir of Oregon hops, barley, rye, wheat, honey, jalapeños, and pumpkins one acre at a time by growing its own.
Granville Island Brewing’s newly complete Under the Bridge series celebrates the bitter start and bright finish of Granville Island. From a dark and dangerous industrial centre, to a bustling artsy hub, this series explores the history of where Granville Island Brewing began.
There are 4 brews in Granville Island Brewing’s Under the Bridge Series: Swing Span Amber Ale; clove and banana flavours of Hey Day Hefeweizen; caramel malts in Maple Shack Cream Ale; and the well-hopped and light citrus flavour of Infamous IPA.
The Infamous IPA is a medium-hopped brew with a full malt flavour. It has notes of light fruit aromas and citrusy grapefruit flavours.
Food Pairings: Bitterness compliments spicy, fried flavours like curry.
The 2015 Phillips Polaris Milk Stout stout is silky smooth with strong notes of chocolate and coffee. The roasted malts give it a deep, rich and round smoothness…a perfect compliment to a rainy weekday evening.
Devils Elbow Ale and Smokehouse opened by the team from Howe Sound Brewery. An award winning brewery located in our backyard, Squamish, B.C. Specializing in craft beer and in-house smoked meats.
Located where the old Chambar used to be. The space is spacious but cozy.
My all time favorite, the woolly bugger barley wine is available…dark rich deep caramel, toffee, raisin and chocolate.
I was disappointed with the beef sandwiches, it came out cold, like it sat there for too long.
Tis’s the season for Pumpkin flavoured drinks. People are either obsessed or sick of pumpkin ale’s. I love it, and I rounded up a few of my favourite pumpkin beers. It really depends on your taste preferences, some like it maltier, some hoppier, so I have devised a rating to help you pick out your favourite from my list. Continue reading “Pumkin Beer Challenge: Russell, Howe Sound, Elysian, Phillips and Steamworks”