New Beers June 15, 2017

Howdy again all you beer fans!

Another week, another carefully selected, and soon-to-be extensively tasted, truckload of new beers! I’ve got a whole bunch of new stuff for you all, plus some exciting returns!

Before I start I want to give you a heads up that I recently tapped a new Outcast keg, a Bridge Brewing keg, a Dieu du ciel keg AND a Bench Creek keg! You can check out the selection here!

Keep reading for more deliciousness.

Day Break White IPA by Powell Street: All the lovely yeasty, spicy tones of a Belgian wit, and all the fruity hop aromas and bitterness of your favourite IPA, this beer covers both bases. A soft, pillowy wheaty base holds all the goodies for you, including mild coriander and clove, mild citrus, with that malty sweetness poking up throughout! ($9.19 for a 650mL bottle)

150 Heritage Ale by Lighthouse: Celebrate Canada’s 150th in style! Lighthouse dedicates this maple, smoky, rye strong ale to this lovely country and it’s 150 years! Malty and moderately sweet, with hints of maple, smoke, and spice. Bold, powerful, but gentle (remind you of a certain country?). ($11.49 for a 650mL bottle but it’s 15% off for Canada day weekend!)

Thunder Punch IPA by Phillips: This is a New England style (even if they don’t say it in their description). Phillips brings you this hazy, silky bodied IPA with loads of juicy hops. Mango, Citrus and passionfruit tones on a grainy, soft, mildly sweet base. ($7.99 for a 650mL bottle)

The Last Aurochs by Driftwood: The Last Aurochs is a classic Weizenbock style, with a robust malty base, fermented with Hefeweizen yeast. The result is a bready malt beer with big tonnes of banana, dark fruits and spice along with a big, semi-fluffy carbonation. ($10.59 for a 650mL bottle)

Rotbier by Schanzenbrau: We don’t get new German beers on the market too often! Schanzenbrau’s Rotbier is a delicious example of a German Red. Plenty of caramel and toffee notes, on a tasty but dry malty base, accompanied and finishing with a firm, crisp bitterness. ($5.99 for a 500mL bottle)

Helles by Schanzenbrau: Schanzenbrau’s Helles is a bright, crisp lager. Vibrant floral and white bread aromas come through, followed by light melon, earth and spice tones, along with a dusty grain husk bitterness. ($5.99 for a 500mL bottle)

Hefeweizen by Rittmayer: Rittmayer brings this medium bodied, full flavoured Hefe to the table. Huge clove aromas cover part of an over ripe banana underneath. A robust wheaty malt holds everything up and keeps throwing off aromas! ($6.19 for  500mL bottle)

Quaywi Sour by Bridge: This is a kettle sour done with Kiwi Juice and Hull melon. It’s dominated by a moderate sourness and a wheaty base. Mild Kiwi notes throughout, which are accentuated with the acidity. Finished decently dry with the tartness lingering. ($8.89 for a 650mL bottle)

Maple & Thistle Rye Ale by Innis & Gunn: Just in time for Canada’s birthday! Maple and Thistle infused beer, aged in 150 casks for 150 days! Maple, herbal, and mildly spicy. The oak comes through as creamy, vanilla and caramel, and compliments the light-to-moderate maple flavours very nicely. ($10.19 for a 500mL bottle but it’s 15% off for Canada day weekend!)

Bravo by Firestone Walker: Bravo is a big, bad barleywine aged in bourbon barrels. Using earthy and resinous Fuggle hops, this robust and boozy brown ale is warm and comforting with a larger-than-life body and a sweet, boozy finish. Available in very limited quantities! ($27.19 for a 330mL bottle)

Parabola by Firestone Walker: Parabola is consistently rated one of the best beers in the world! An insanely rich Russian imperial oatmeal stout, that spends 1 year in bourbon barrels. The dense and chewy malts are sweet and sticky, with huge notes of vanilla, bourbon and toasted bread. It will mellow out and drink beautifully over the next 6 months, or cellar for even longer! Available in VERY limited quantities. ($27.19 for a 330mL bottle)

Hit the Deck IPA by Fernie: A cloudy and silky IPA in that style you’re all growing to love. Big tropical fruit and citrus all over, but not too crazy on the bitterness thanks to the late hopping. Juicy and hazy and ready to drink right now! ($8.49 for a 650mL bottle)

Intrepid Lemon Matcha Saison by Moody Ales: A mildly tart, lightly spicy saison, with big lemony notes and some grassy hop character. The matcha comes into the finish as more herbal tones that evolve out of the lighter grainy base. ($11.59 for a 650mL bottle)

Dino Sour by Phillips: A decently tart and fruity sour that lives up to the name! Big lactic, cheek-filling tartness, and a ripe blackberry tang on the finish. Overall, light in the body, and decently easy to drink, but I’m sure a friend would love for you to share!($8.99 for a 650mL bottle)

Papa Bam Bam’s Oat Pale by Toolshed: Fuller bodied pale ale, with big grainy malt. Though not too dense to be drinkable. Fruity hop notes all over with a moderate bitter finish. ($16.69 for a 6-pack of cans)

Summer Haze Honey Hefe by Hoyne: Very vibrant honey notes throughout this beer, along with a pretty mild grainy profile. Light citrus fruits along with more honey. Light and Summery for sure! ($7.99 for a 650ml bottle)

Alright, that’s about it for now. See you in the shop!

Shawn
Beerguy@kensingtonwinemarket.com
Twitter: @ShawnsBrewsCGY

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