New beers – February 8, 2017

Greetings once again all you beer lovers!

Just as I thought I was getting caught up with everything after the holidays, yet another few weeks of required duties and house keeping and all that stuff gets in the way. Between Robbie Burns day, cleaning all my beer shelves after the holidays, and year end sale and inventory count, there was so little time to get one of these out!

Fear not, for that has all settled down, and here is a heads up on all the sweet stuff you may not have seen the last time you were in, along with all the new stuff for this week!

Wild IPA by Category 12 brewing: This tropical fruity IPA is fermented with SaccTrois yeast for some heavy tropical aromas, and hopped with El Dorado and Azacca hops for that extra melony and fruity punch. Strong yeasty notes and a sturdy bitterness.  ($9.99 for a 650mL bottle)

Beersel Blonde by 3 Fonteinen
: A zesty and spicy blonde with big vibrant carbonation, plenty of fruity esters and a generous malty sweetness. Despite the brewery, be aware this is not a sour beer! ($8.09 for a 330mL bottle)

Workhorse IPA by Laurelwood brewing: At this point, we could call this “old school” west coast IPA. Classic grapefruit and pine bomb with plenty of resinous bitterness and a generous malty sweetness for balance. ($8.89 for a 650mL bottle)

Our Finest Regards Barley Wine by Pretty Things Ale Project: A generously sweet and hearty barley wine, and not one to miss! These folks are no longer brewing, so this may be your last chance to try this interesting English inspired barely wine.($10.99 for a 650mL bottle)

East Kent Saison by Pretty Things Ale Project: This is an earthy, spicy and floral Saison with a slightly more English focus. Light and crisp with generous notes of the hops that give it’s name. ($9.99 for a 650mL bottle)

Gluten Free Pale by Omission brewing
: A Gluten-free American style pale ale made to showcase Cascade hops. Bright and citrusy with a surprising maltiness despite the lack of gluten. ($3.69 for a 330mL bottle)

Hubert MPA by Melvin brewing
: An American pale ale that drinks like a crisp session ale. Citrusy hops that lean ever so slightly to the tropical end, along with a mild bitterness to round out the light, but caramely malt. ($24.99 for a 6-pack of cans)

DIPA by Melvin brewing: Big, robust, IIPA just how we want it. Big ripe oranges, herbal notes and a great but soft bitterness on a moderate malt backbone. Available in limited quantities! ($21.39 for a 4-pack of cans)

Cheeky Session ale by Powell Street brewing: A light, crisp session IPA with beautiful and lightly bready malt, and plenty of fruity hop notes such as mellow oranges and like zesty pine. ($9.19 doe a 650mL bottle)

Shady Character Dark Saison by Wild Rose brewing: Wild Rose brings you this new limited release, a dark saison! Fresh milk chocolate with spicy and herbal notes, and a biscuity finish. ($8.19 for a 650mL bottle)

Charming or Tedious Maple Scotch ale by Yukon brewing: Yukon brewing is celebrating their 20th anniversary, and this is their first commemorative beer for the occasion. Pure Canadian maple syrup along with smoky peated malts are used in this creamy and full scotch ale. ($8.29 for a 650mL bottle)

Triphammer Robust Porter by Blindman brewing: Finally available in cans! Blindman’s robust porter is one of the best in the province and how you can take it home with ease. Rich full mouth feel with chocolate and dark bread, and more chocolate. ($16.29 for a 4-pack of tall cans)

A few favourites, as always, return to the shop after you ravenous animals clean me out. This week, those include 3 Fonteinen Oude Gueuze (in 375mL size), Pretty Things Field Mouse Farewell, and New Belgium’s Ranger IPA has gone through a re-branding! The new version is a slightly more tropical fruity version of their classic piney IPA.

Before I go, a quick note and update on what’s being poured on the growler bar:
-Blindman’s Saison Lacombe Noir (dark saison)
-Outcast’s Alex Ale (Citra hopped pale ale)
-Trolley 5′s Conductor Vienna Lager
-Cold Garden’s Red Smashed in Irish Red

Well that’s about it for now, see you in the shop!

-Shawn
Beerguy@kensingtonwinemarket.com
Twitter: @ShawnsBrewsCGY

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