New Beer for the Week of March 8th, 2017

Welcome back, everyone, to another fun filled blog post about the new beers coming into KWM this week! As always, I have a quick list of delicious things I hand pick just for you (and myself), along with some returning favourites!

I want to give everyone quick update on the growler bar first though.

Here’s what I’m pouring this week:

  • Dandy brewing Wild Sour. Dandy sources a new strain of wild yeast for their sour ale and boy is it fruity!
  • Outcast brewing Make That a Double! Murky mega-hopped imperial pale from Calgary’s answer to the NEIPA movement.
  • Banded Peak/Steel&Oak Highfives and Handshakes. Dry and light, dry hopped Belgian pale that will knock your socks off.
  • Cold Garden Red Smashed in Buffalo Jump. Robustly malty and comforting Irish red ale.

While you’re in to get your fill, check out the latest arrivals to the beer section as well!

New Beer Wed March 8 2017

Midnight Hoppyness by Knee Deep: This is a generously hop forward black IPA. Big pine notes are accompanied by slightly mild citrus notes and bitter baking chocolate. A medium roasty body with more chocolate, and a fairly bitter finish to clean it all off. ($14.49 for a 650mL bottle)

Gno More Gnomes by Evil Twin: This fantastic barley wine made with figs hits the shelves after being featured in the 2016 advent calendar. Rich, sweet toffee-like malt body, balanced hoppiness and some nice dried fruit notes. ($4.99 for a 330mL bottle)

The Commodore by Ballast Point: Commodore is a fairly easy drinking American stout. Rich chocolaty malt, with light sweet tones, and very little alcohol bite (it’s not imperial afterall). A balanced bitterness rounds out the beer and emphasizes the American style. ($4.49 for a 330mL bottle)

Voodoo 8 Hop Pale by New Belgium: Following a rebranding of their IPA line, New Belgium offers this easy drinking, and modern pale ale. 8 different hops pack this pale full of huge citrus and tropical fruit aromas and flavours. Light, easy, and tailored for the modern beer palate. ($21.09 for a 6-pack of cans)

Velocihopter IIPA by Ninkasi: Velocihopter is a true-to-form classic IIPA. Resinous, and citrusy with a robust malty profile, moderate alcohol, and a big bitterness stemming from the use of 6 different hop varieties. (10.29 for a 650mL bottle)

The Grand Subduction by Alley Kat: Another entry in Alley Kats Back Alley Brews series, The Grand Seduction is a Cascadian Dark featuring Cascade and Simcoe hops on a chocolate and roast heavy malt base. ($8.59 for a 650mL bottle)

Anniversary India Red Ale by Tree Brewing: This year’s Anniversary beer from Tree in an old-meets-new(sort of) red IPA. Summit, columbus, tettnang and mandarina bavaria hops give this an earthy, citrus and pine forward profile, all on a lightly roasted and toffee-like base. ($8.39 for a 650mL bottle)

On top of all these amazing things, I also have quite a few returning favourites that you may need to be reminded of. Such as Parallel 49’s Salty Scott and Tricycle Radler, Trou du Diable’s Mellifera Honey Sour, Sierra Nevada’s Narwal, Four Wind’s Featherweight IPA and La Maison Grisette, Melvin IPA, and Hell’s Basement Polly’s Pale.

So many amazing goodies… Enough comforting things to keep someone happy over a cold weekend, I’d say.

Come on in and make sure not to miss any of these!

Cheers!
Shawn
beerguy@kensingtonwinemarket.com
Twitter: @ShawnsBrewsCGY

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