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This Pale Ale is hopped with Vic Secret, Citra and Galaxy. Dried apricots were added to the whirlpool for an added fruit punch!
A release party for Encore will take place tomorrow night (March 21st) at The American (926 Main St., Vancouver) as part of the bar’s popular Karaoke Wednesdays. For more details, see the Facebook event listing.
SASKATOON, SK – 21st Street Brewery has announced the it “cordially invites you to join us for a nice, cold, crisp pint of lager.”
Modern Lager (5% abv, 29 IBU) is described as follows:
This is a 5 o’clock beer. A lawnmower beer. Something to drink and enjoy. In short, this is a Modern Lager. Made from Canadian pilsner and a blend of crystal malts combined with chinook, mosaic, and an experimental American hop, this is a very subtley flavoured beer with a hidden complexity, which the more discerning drinker will appreciate.
Modern Lager is on tap now exclusively at Winston’s Pub (243 21st St. E., Saskatoon) upstairs from the brewery while supplies last.
WINNIPEG, MB – A new brewery aiming to open later this year in Winnipeg has announced that it has secured a location in the city’s West Broadway/Wolseley neighbourhood.
Kilter Brewing has been founded by brothers Miguel, Julien, and Jerik Cloutier, all of them experienced homebrewers, with Miguel also having brewed professionally at Half Pints Brewing.
The trio have have signed a lease on a building at 80 Sherbrook Street, and will take possession on April 1st. Brewing is planned to start in the summer, with a makeshift taproom in the rear of the building opening at that time, followed by a permanent street-facing taproom later in the year.
PORT MOODY, BC – Moody Ales and mobile canning service West Coast Canning have announced details of a new collaborative mixed pack featuring “two beers that celebrate the crazy awkward hard to predict weather we get on the west coast during the transition from winter to spring”.
Mixed Forecast is a 4-pack featuring two 473 ml cans each of Still Raining Dark Lager (5.5% abv) and Shorts Weather ISA (4.8% abv), which are described as follows:
Still Raining is a Dark Lager with roasted malts giving it rich aromas of chocolate and coffee, but don’t let those fool you… this dark lager is smooth, crisp, and extremely crushable. With these in hand you will forget that it’s still raining.
Shorts Weather is an easy drinking India Session Ale boasting a citrus and grapefruit punch. A hoppy beer rounded out with a sweet backbone that brings it all together. Shake off your rain jacket and slip into some swim shorts with this perfectly balanced session ale.
Both beers were simultaneously packaged today at Moody Ales using two of West Coast’s canning lines, and the mixed packs as well as kegs will be released the week of March 26th. An official release party will be taking place at the brewery on Friday March 30th starting at 5:00 PM.
Still Raining and Shorts Weather are the first in a planned series of collaborations between West Coast Canning and breweries it works with in British Columbia and Alberta. Each release will also have a charitable component, with partial proceeds from the Mixed Forecast package to be donated to a youth related charity in the Tri-Cities area.
POWELL RIVER, BC – Townsite Brewing has announced a bottle release for a draught-only brand, and the annual return of a popular seasonal release.
Suncoast Pale Ale (5.2% abv, 25 IBU) is a “smooth, amber and yummy” ale that is usually available exclusively on tap at bars and restaurants in the Sunshine Coast region, but has been bottled for a limited time.
Lil’ Red 4.0 (6% abv, 20 IBU) is the fourth edition of Townsite’s ever-evolving Belgian-style sour red ale, with this version aged in oak foedres with Brettanomyces.
Both beers are available now in 650 ml bottles at the Townsite retail store, and soon at select private liquor stores.
Phantom Beer Co. is described on its website as “an artisanal beer project based in Vancouver, B.C. that was started by a few friends working the beer game, obsessed with the innovation of beer styles, of finding new hop combos, interesting malt bills, weird yeast strains and the like”.
The debut release from Phantom will be No. 1 IPA (7% abv, 44.5 IBU) which has the following notes:
Our first IPA features a generous addition of Magnum, Ella and Sterling hops giving this hazy brew massive tropical notes right upfront. Light-bodied and very refreshing, it finishes off crisp with a slight, lingering bitterness.
Phantom No. 1 IPA will be officially released on April 2nd. For more details, see the brewery’s website and Instagram.
PENTICTON, BC – Cannery Brewing has announced the release of two beers to kick off a new series of limited edition cans.
Rain Shadow Sour (4.5% abv, 15 IBU) is “a kettle soured beer with huge fruit aroma, dry hopped with Citra and Mandarina hops”; and Meadowlark Saison (5.5% abv, 20 IBU) is “an old-world inspired Saison brewed with rye, wheat, spelt and barley” that pays tribute to the Okanagan’s annual Meadowlark Nature Festival.
Both beers feature labels designed by local artist Skyler Punnett, and are available in 4-packs of 473 ml cans at Cannery and select private liquor stores in BC while supplies last.
VAUGHAN, ON – Magnotta Brewery has announced the release of a new limited edition seasonal beer.
Double Drooling Dog (6.4% abv) is a black IPA with the following description:
The black IPA pours clear and the darkest of brown in colour with subtle ruby hues. The creamy and dense mocha foam gives a slight lacing on the glass. Citrus and coffee to the nose and palate along with roasted malt and dark stone fruit flavours and a gentle resiny bitterness on the finish.
Double Drooling Dog is available now in 473 ml cans at the Magnotta retail store in Vaughan, and select Beer Store locations throughout Ontario.
TORONTO, ON – Bandit Brewery has announced the launch of a new series of beers that are “inspired by some of our very favourite locales and travel destinations.”
The YYZ→… Series kicked off last Friday with the release of YYZ→LAX: Strawberry Vanilla Milkshake IPA which is described as follows:
Our sweet, yet dry, take on the ubiquitous Milkshake IPA; this time inspired by a mix of California surfer culture and 1950’s classic Americana kitsch (think Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon’s beach movies). YYZ→LAX has fruity strawberry flavours with a smooth and juicy body, a hint of vanilla, a round lactose sweetness, and a punch of exotic tropical hop aromas.
LANGTON, ON – Hometown Brew Co. has announced that another of its flagship brands is now available at the LCBO.
Blue County Blueberry Saison (6% abv, 31 IBU) has previously been served exclusively at bars and restaurants, but can now be purchased for home consumption. It has the following notes:
Spice and clove characters from the yeast, accompanied by a light malt sweetness and crisp herbal hop character create a fresh and vibrant finish. The locally grown blueberries contribute to a beautiful mauve haziness.
Blue County Blueberry Saison is available in 473 ml cans at select LCBO locations in Ontario, where it joins the previously launched Southern Ale. For more details, see the HTBC website.
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