Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Feb. 11

You’d never know that winter was still in full force with all these fruity IPAs and other fruity brews arriving. Despite the weather outside, the beer outlook is very sunny and tropical! We got some great new IPAs and pale ales as well as some brews (i.e. stouts!) more appropriate for the cold, snowy weather. Check out what’s new and remember, when it comes to tall cans, you get 5% off for every four you buy. Mix and match as you’d like!

Field House Oldhand Flat White Oatmeal Stout  7% 650ml (Abbotsford, BC)
Pours a black coffee colour. Notes of spice, rich coffee and smoke on the nose. Sweet on the palate with notes of chocolate, dark fruit, coffee and spice. Rich and roasty.
Field House Flanders Red w/Sour Cherries and Black Raspberries 7.2% 500ml (Abbotsford, BC)
Pours a rich orange-tinted red colour. Notes of brett funk, balsamic vinegar, sour cherries and hint of banana on the nose. Intense oak and brett notes on the palate with pleasant sour cherry notes and a balanced acidity. Hint of bitterness. Wine-like.

Russell Mind the Bar Belgian Table Beer 3.5% 473ml (Vancouver)
Pours a pale hazy yellow colour. Notes of citrus, grassy hops and spice on the nose. Dry, spicy and light-bodied on the palate, with hints of citrus and pepper.

Driftwood Original Gravity Haze IPA 7% 473ml (Victoria)
Pours a hazy orange-yellow colour. Notes of juicy tropical fruit and resin with a hint of apple on the nose. Sweet and juicy on the palate with notes of citrus, resin and tropical fruit. Soft mouthfeel, big carbonation.

Boombox Synth Wave DIPA 8.5% 473ml (Vancouver)
Pours a cloudy/hazy orange-yellow colour.  Mosaic funk, resin and spicy citrus on the nose. A touch boozy and sweet, with big juicy stone fruit notes and licorice spice. Intense.

Twin Sails Two Straws Milkshake IPA with Blueberries 6.5% 473ml (Port Moody, BC)
Pours a blueberry juice colour. Blueberry and hops notes on the nose. Tastes like blueberry juice, with balanced sweet/tartness. Dry finish.
Backcountry Pump Up the Jam Sour Strawberry DIPA 8% 473ml (Squamish, BC)
Pours a clear orange colour. Notes of citrus, hop spice, resin and a hint of strawberry jam on the nose. Nott very “sour” on the palate, but there’s a bit of tartness. Big hop notes of spice, resin and ripe fruit with a hint of strawberry jam. Boozy.
Twin Sails Dan’s Stout Milk Stout With Dried Fruit 6.5
% 473ml (Port Moody, BC)
Pours a dark coffee colour. Notes of vanilla, booze, creamy chocolate and umami on the nose. Sweet and fruity on the palate with notes of chocolate, creamy coffee and figs.

Phillips Space Goat Dry Hopped Oat Pale Ale 6.2% 473ml (Victoria)
Pours a clear golden yellow colour. Notes of citrus, pineapple and spice on the nose. Creamy on the palate with nice fruit, spice and citrus notes.