Friday November 6, 2015
Hey beer lovers!
This has been a crazy couple of weeks with over 22 new beers gracing our shelves, and my head is spinning! Aside from all the beer craziness, we’re gearing up for all of our festivals coming up next week! For those who love more than just beer, I hope you bought tickets to the WineFest or WhiskyFest, and if so, I’ll see you there! Now I want to get to the point here and show you all the goods, so here you go!
Noir by Ninkasi Brewing: The latest special release from Ninkasi brewing is a milk stout made with cold brewed coffee. ($9.89 for a 650mL bottle)
187 on an Undercover Hop by Parallel 49 brewing: A big fruity Imperial IPA form one of our favorite Vancouver brewers. ($6.29 for a 650mL bottle)
Your Father Smelt of Elderberries by Stone brewing: This ancient ale boasts an interesting combination of elderberries and peated malt. ($14.29 for a 650mL bottle)
Patrolman’s ESB by Two Sergeants Brewing: This is a biscuity and doughy ESB from one of Alberta’s newest breweries. ($5.99 for a 650mL bottle)
Pinedrops IPA by Deschutes Brewing: Yet another on in their Bond Street series, this one shows off huge pine and spruce notes with great bitterness and balanced malt. A brilliant compliment to their Fresh Squeezed IPA. ($23.09 for a 6-pack of bottles)
Derniere Volonte (with Bret) by Brasserie Dieu du Ciel: They take their fantastic Belgian IPA and referment it with Brettanomyces, making this one a little more funky, and has to be tasted to be believed. ($19.79 for a 4-pack of bottles)
Cuvee du Chateau by Brouwerji Van Honsebrouck: This is one of several new Belgian beers to hit the province lately. This one is a caged cork Quadruple, and at a great price, I might add! ($11.89 for a 750mL bottle)
IPA from Meantime Brewing: This one is a returning favorite, and this time in a smaller, more accessible bottle. Thought to be one of the last true english IPA’s around. ($5.99 for a 330mL bottle)
Chocolate Porter from Meantime Brewing: A rich English porter with generous chocolate flavors. ($5.99 for a 330mL bottle)
St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition by Brouwerji Van Honsebrouck: Another gueuze to hit the shelf? Yes please. A true, traditional style gueuze for a dynamite price. ($7.29 for a 350mL bottle)
Lei Fur Saison by Ga Run brewing: This is the second craft offering from one of Iceland’s largest breweries. A medium test saison with a great malty sweetness. ($4.69 for a 350mL bottle)
Libertine Black Ale by Brewdog: I was pretty excited to see this come into the province. An amazing chocolaty black ale with hints of savory soy. One of my favorites! ($4.39 for a 350mL bottle)
Para Normal Imperial Pumpkin Ale by Flying Monkey brewing: Likely the last of the new pumpkin ales to come in, this is not one to be missed. Generous spice in a malt forward imperial ale. ($15.69 for a 750mL bottle)
My fingers need a break from all that. Might have to relax with a Libertine black ale heh. Anyways, I’ll post a few more in the coming days, but in the meantime I think this will quench your thirst. On another note, it looks like the Christmas beers will be trickling in soon (I know, so soon. I promise we won’t have Christmas music on for a while yet).
Until next time, hoist a pint for me!