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ABBOTSFORD, BC – Field House Brewing has announced the second release in its Farmland Series of beers brewed using barely from Field House Farms and other local ingredients.
Hazy Field IPA (7% abv, 30 IBU) is described as follows:
Locally grown hops contribute to loads of tropical and citrus notes. The Centennial, Cashmere, and Comet hops are amplified by the addition of our own incredibly aromatic farm-grown and handpicked coriander. Finally, we fermented this brew with a fruity, wild yeast strain.
Hazy Field IPA follows last week’sField Pilsner, and will be available today (April 25th) at Field House in bottles and on tap.
TORONTO, ON – Rugby Football League (RFL) team Toronto Wolfpack has announced the local, national, and international breweries that will be featured in the Craft Beer Garden at home games for the 2019 season.
Presented in partnership with The Craft Guys, the Beer Garden will offer beer from Henderson,Lost Craft, and Innis & Gunn at every game, plus a rotating selection that will include Amsterdam, Big Rock, Collective Arts, Cowbell, Great Lakes, Meantime, MacKinnon Brothers, Muskoka, Northern Maverick, Overhop, Red Racer, Sneaky Weasel, and Woodhouse throughout the season.
New this year will be an East End Breweries area featuring selections from Common Good, Eastbound, Godspeed, Left Field, Louis Cifer, Muddy York, Radical Road, Rorshach, and Saulter Street. And for non-beer drinkers, there will be Brickworks Cider tent and a premium spirits bar.
Toronto Wolfpack home games take place at Lamport Stadium in Toronto, with the home opener on Sunday April 28th at 2:00 PM, and all other games scheduled on Saturday afternoons at 1:00 PM on various weekends from May to September.
The Wolfpack Craft Beer Garden is located in the north end of the stadium at field level. It opens for service 90 minutes before kickoff, and remains open for two hours following each game with live music and a meet-and-greet with Wolfpack players and opponents.
Here’s this week’s round-up of beer festivals & events for the next 7 days, as extracted from our popular Beer Festival Calendar page. Click the links below for more details about each event, and watch for a new round-up to be published every Thursday.
Adaptation Brett (5% abv, 20 IBU) is described as follows:
We pitched Brett D during primary fermentation to see how the flavour was affected and the results are fantastic. You still get the drinkability of our Kölsch, with its mild, cracker malt body and light bitterness, but with a distinct Brett farmhouse aroma. The final result is slightly citrusy, like overripe pineapple, yet still pleasant and approachable. With a mild malt body, distinctly fruity middle and very dry finish, the flavour isn’t overwhelming but it gives you a good idea of how a secondary Brett fermentation can affect an otherwise clean beer.
Adaptation Brett will be available starting today (April 25th) at the Sawdust City retail shop and online store, as well as select beer bars in Ontario, while supplies last.
VANKLEEK HILL, ON – Halcyon Barrel House – an off-shoot of Beau’s Brewing dedicated to mixed fermentation and barrel aged beers – has announced expanded availability for a previously limited beer.
Curse of Knowledge (5.8% abv) it’s described as follows:
Curse of Knowledge is a barrel-fermented, barrel-aged blended farmhouse saison with brett. Spice and more delicate herbal, fruity and floral elements are rounded by its relationship with wine. Inspired by the farmhouse saisons of old, Curse of Knowledge is brewed with a house blend of several saison yeast and brett strains, and aged in red wine barrels for six months before blending. it is dry hopped with two french hop varieties, strisselspalt and mistral.
Launched last autumn on draught with a small number of bottles stocked exclusively at the Beau’s retail store, Curse of Knowledge is now available in 500 ml bottles at LCBO stores throughout Ontario and craft beer retailers in Quebec.
INVERNESS, NS – A Cape Breton brewery and restaurant that has been under construction for more than a year has announced that it will be opening this weekend in Inverness.
Route 19 Brewing has been founded by a partnership group that includes Wayne Gillis, his son Evan Gillis, the unrelated Cliff Gillis, Paul Aucoin, Ryan McIsaac, Paul Mitchell, and Gilbert Whyte, most of whom are residents of the area. The multi-million dollar facility includes a brewhouse, tasting room, retail shop, and 300-seat restaurant.
Beers pouring for this weekend’s opening on Friday April 26th and Saturday April 27th will include The Nineteenth Hole Pale Ale (4% abv), 1497 IPA (6.5% abv), Sea Ice Double IPA (9% abv), Red Rows Scotch Ale (5% abv), and Coal Dust Stout (8% abv). The launch nights will also feature live music by Keith Mullins and – on Friday only – Colin Grant.
Route 19 Brewing is located at 16030 Route 19, across from Cabot Links Golf Course. Business hours for the spring will be 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Sunday to Thursday, and 4:00 PM to 1:00 AM on Friday and Saturday.
LANGLEY, BC – The first of several breweries expected to launch this year in Langley has announced that its doors are now open to the public.
Five Roads Brewing has been established by a group that includes owner Aaron Fourt and head brewer Patrick Moore, the latter a veteran of the British Columbia brewing scene with more than 20 years of experience at breweries including Crossroads Brewing, Howe Sound Brewing, and R&B Brewing.
Named in honour of Langley’s historic Five Corners intersection, Five Roads features a 10 hectolitre brewing system, a 50-seat taproom offering flights, glasses, and growlers, and a kitchen serving a menu of snacks and light fare using locally sourced ingredients.
Beers available at opening include Langley Gold Lager (5.4% abv), White-Knuckle Wit (3.9% abv), Jimmy D’s ESB (5.8% abv), and Hello Darkness (4.2% abv).
Five Roads Brewing is located at #1-6263 202 St. in Langley, and opened at 12:00 noon today for its first day of service. Full business hours are expected to be announced soon.
VICTORIA, BC – Phillips Brewing has announced the return of a seasonal beer that will be “Jurassic parking itself on your local beer store shelves all summer long”.
Dinosour Blackberry Sour Ale (4.2% abv) is described as follows:
This fruit beer pours a beautiful pale pink colour with aromas of watermelon, blackberries and sour apple. Sharp carbonation and light in body, a firm sour flavour is balanced with moderate fruit sweetness, finishing puckeringly dry. Soured with our house-isolated strain of Lactobacillus, Dinosour packs a delightfully tart bite!
Dinosour is available now in 473 ml cans at Phillips and select private liquor retailers in British Columbia while supplies last.