Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Feb. 6

This week’s newest arrivals were almost evenly divided between IPAs/hoppy beers and sours, with a Belgian-style dubbel thrown in for good measure! Tall cans continue to be the preferred format of both brewers and craft beer drinkers and we are doing our best to put more and more of them in our fridges! And don’t forget that when you buy 4 or more tall cans, you get a 5% discount!

Backcountry Hold Me Closer Tony Danza Dry Hopped Lager 5% 473ml (Squamish, BC)
Pours a golden yellow colour. Notes of skunky, dank cannabis on the nose. Similar cannabis and grassy hop notes on the palate with good crispness, a hint of fruit and a nice hoppy bite on the finish. Tasty and refreshing!
Powell Sugar Plum Sour Plum Berliner 4.8% 473ml (Vancouver)
Pours a cloudy pink-purple colour. Faint notes of sour stone fruit on the nose. Good citrusy acidity on the palate with notes of sour plum and plain yogurt. Dry finish.

Category 12 Elemental Series Rhubarb Tart Golden Ale 5.5% 473ml (Saanich, BC)
Pours a slightly hazy peach flesh colour. Hint of herbaceous rhubarb aroma on the nose. Very tart and refreshing with some grainy malt notes and a touch of rhubarb herbaceousness. Dry finish.

Four Winds Edna Crabapple & Cranberry Sour Farmhouse 6.5% 750ml (Delta, BC)
Pours a clear peach flesh colour. Notes of brett funk, oak and sour apple on the nose. Similarly funky on the palate with notes of juicy sour apple and oak. Dry and tart with big carbonation.

Field House Ten Degree Belgian-Style Dubbel with Orange Zest 7.5% 650ml (Abbotsford, BC)
Pours a burnt, copper orange colour. Aromas of root beer, caramel, spice and boozy orange liqueur on the nose. Boozy on the palate with notes of root beer, spice and orange peel.

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.

Steel & Oak x Boombox A-Side IPA 6.5% 473ml (BC)
Pours a hazy pale yellow colour. Pineapple, tropical fruit and citrus notes on the nose. Juicy, spicy and dank with a bitter finish.
Steel & Oak x Boombox B-Side IPA 6.8% 473ml (BC)
Pours a hazy pale yellow colour.  Sweet, juicy tropical fruit and pineapple on the nose. A touch boozy, with big juicy and dank fruit notes and hop spice. Soft mouthfeel.

Twin Sails Front Lawn Bench Press DIPA 7.9% 473ml (Port Moody, BC)
Pours a hazy pale yellow-orange colour. Huge Mosaic hop notes on the nose, tons of juicy citrus aromas. Big, sweet and boozy with ample citrus and tropical fruit notes and a bitter finish.