Every week we post tasting notes from our Friday Staff Tasting, providing you with our take on all the latest craft beer arrivals.
Parallel 49 Craft Lager 5% 6-pks (Vancouver) $15.4
Pours a deep rich lemon yellow colour. Sweet notes of malt and corn on the nose. Round and malty on the palate with classic bready yeast notes and some grassy hops. Dry finish.
Driftwood Pilsner Doehnel 5% 650ml (Victoria) $7.4
Pours a pale lemon yellow colour. Huge dank cannabis and pine needle notes on the nose. Deliciously fruity on the palate with biscuity malt and major pine/grass hop notes on the bitter finish.
Schneider Weiss Tap X Mathilda Soleil 7% 750ml (Germany) $12.9
Pours a burnt orange colour. Bubblegum, spice, floral tropical fruit and a hint of funk on the nose. On the palate you get tart citrusy fruit, pepper, clove and earth earth backed with huge carbonation. Two Rufus Paws Up from: Brent
Dageraad Burnabarian 4.5% 650ml (Vancouver) $6.9
Pours a pale straw yellow colour. Belgian yeast funk, spice and citrus backed with a hint of bright coriander on the nose. Very dry and light-bodied on the palate with notes of pepper, citrus and spice.
Old Abbey Belgian Pale Ale 6.4% 650ml (Abbotsford) $8.4
Pours a burnt orange colour. Big hit of brett funk, fruit, and sarsaparilla on the nose. Nice and dry on the palate with complex notes of black pepper, funk, ripe fruit and spice on the palate. Dry, bitter finish. Two Rufus Paws Up from: Adem
Old Abbey Belgian Dry Hop Saison 6.5% 650ml (Abbotsford) $7.9
Pours a deep orange-yellow colour. Major tangerine and sweet citrus notes on the nose. Great balance between citrusy hop and saison spice/pepper notes on the palate. Dry, bitter finish.
Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin 7% 355ml bottles & 6-pks (San Diego) $4.9; $27.4
Pours a clear deep orange colour. Nose offers sumptuous pink grapefruit, pine and cotton candy notes. Plentiful grapefruit and grapefruit rind notes on the palate, balanced by a touch of malt sweetness. Creamy & deliciously drinkable. Two Rufus Paws Up from: Leanna, David & Megan
Stone Points Unknown Double IPA/Tripel 9.5% 650ml (San Diego) $15.9
Pours a burnt orange colour. Nose offers bright fruit notes with a hint of funk. The palate is a complex melange of sweet orchard fruit, earth, citrus and wood notes.