Hey there thirsty people and beer fans!
I have a pretty exciting update for you all if I do say so myself. Plenty of amazing beers is hitting the shelf this week, all hand picked by yours truly, and I’m happy with each and every one. Hop heads in particular make sure to look through because there are plenty of IPAs to be had here.
But first, for those of you may have missed the announcement the other week. I’ve recently come into possession of a few cases of Cantillon! I’m receiving 7 different kinds, and 1 case of each, and that’s it! If you’re interested in reserving a bottle or two, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. These are among the most sought after beers in the world and are surely not something you want to miss out on!
Ok, now onto the new beers for the week!
New England Pale Ale by Blindman brewing: This New England style pale ale will knock your socks off with its hazy, juicy hop profile. Loaded with massive aromas of tropical fruits and citrus, and a silky murky body. Around for a very limited time! ($17.59 for a 4-pack of tall cans)
Scythe Matters Imperial Heffeweissen by Phillips brewing: “It’s not the size of the scythe that matters, it’s how you swing the blade”. Scythe Matters is a robust imperial Heffe with big banana and clovey spice notes on a generous wheaty base. Good, grainey body with a hint of sweetness goes down easy and finished a touch on the earthy side.($10.39 for a 650mL bottle)
The Jungle Bird by The Dandy Brewing Company: The Jungle Bird is a dark ale with a bright sour kick. Great acidity balance out the dark and semi-sweet base, with nice tropical fruit notes floating throughout. A great example of what makes Dandy one of the best in the city! ($9.99 for a 650mL bottle)
IPA by Oskar Blues brewing: Brewing legends Oskar Blues finally gives us a shot of their IPA. The malty base is made all the more tasty with the addition of red wheat. They then layer hop after hop until we’re left with a tropical and super fruity IPA with a good chunk of piney bitterness on the end. ($21.09 for a 6-pack of cans)
Red Velvet Nitro Stout by Ballast Point brewing: An interesting stout made to mimic the titular cake! The beer is made red by the use of beets, which also adds a touch of sweet earthiness. The earthiness compliments the chocolate notes from the stout nicely, and the nitro gives this a silky mouthfeel and brings out the light sweetness. ($4.99 for a 330mL bottle)
Tropical Torpedo by Sierra Nevada brewing: An island take on SN’s classic Torpedo! Fresh tropical hop notes include mango, passion fruit, and papaya, all on a moderately malty base. Comes across crisp and finished even crisper! ($21.89 for a 6-pack of bottles)
Beer Camp Golden IPA by Sierra Nevada brewing: This year’s Beer Camp brew is a Golden IPA made with a wheat heavy malt bill for a robust and flavourful base that still comes across dry. Plenty of experimental hops on top give a huge citrus punch that makes the beer super summery and quenching. ($22.69 for a 6-pack of bottles)
Kettle Sour B by Persephone brewing: This is a big, punchy, dry-hopped kettle sour. Mosaic hops give this tart, light bodied ale a tropical intensity that lingers straight through to the tart and lightly bitter finish. Light citrus like sourness rounds out the light malts and keeps things nice and clean. ($11.99 for a 650mL bottle)
Along with all those goodies, some returning favourites are: Wild Rose High Harvest (this time on the growler bar!), Melvin Hubert MPA, Philips Citricity, Ballast Point Mocha Marlin, Bench Creek White Raven IPA, Troubled Monk Open Road Brown, Driftwood Son of the Morning Star, and Beau’s Lug Tread ale!
Current tap offerings on the growler bar include:
-Four Winds Apparition White Ale
-Ribstone Creek Oatmeal Stout
-Wild Rose High Harvest Hemp IPA
-Dandy Wild American Pale
That’s about all the news I have for you right now! Feel free to hit me up through email at Beerguy@kensingtonwinemarket.com or on Twitter @ShawnsBrewsCGY, and naturally, I’ll see you in the shop!