Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Feb. 25

It was a surprisingly quiet week as far as new craft beer releases. Just a handful of new arrivals, but some good ones. Definitely check out the “new look” for Nelson Brewing on its brand new release, Passmore Pale Ale. This is a very modern take on the pale ale style—think juicy and tropical—and it’s available in 4pk tall cans featuring some really cool artwork.

Fernie Dark Horse Sour w/Black Currants 5% 650ml (Fernie, BC)
Pours a deep, rich mahogany colour with a red hue around the edges. Notes of chocolate, roasty malt and tart berries on the nose. Juicy, tart berry notes on the palate with a hint of roasty malt. Good acidity, dry finish.

Innis & Gunn Original Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Ale 6.6% 650ml (UK)
Pours a rich golden-orange colour. Notes of roasty malt, caramel, toffee and a hint of bourbon on the nose. A bit sweet on the palate with notes of roasty malt, dried fruit, caramel and a hint of smoke. Good carbonation.

Nelson Passmore Pale Ale 5.5% 4pk (Nelson, BC)
Pours a rich, golden yellow colour. Bright tropical fruit notes on the nose. Same on the palate. Light, fruity, citrusy and dry with a balanced bitter finish.

Twin Sails x Collective Arts Thunder Buddies DIPA 7.8% 473ml (BC/ON)
Pours a hazy golden yellow colour. Big bubblegum, tropical fruit and hop spice notes on nose. Sweet, fruity and citrusy on the palate. A bit boozy.

Four Winds Vexillum Imperial IPA 9% 650ml (Delta, BC)
Pours a bright golden yellow colour. Pineapple, orange, citrus and tropical fruit notes on the nose. Sweet and boozy with notes of candied pineapple, tropical fruit and resin on the palate.