On tap! New beers from Backcountry, Strange Fellows and Andina

Here’s what we’re looking forward to blasting our taste buds with this week!

Doublemaker by Backcountry Brewing
Doublemaker by Backcountry Brewing. Contributed photo

Doublemaker by Backcountry Brewing

8.0% ABV • 40 IBU • 473 mL tall can four-packs

Everything you love about Backcountry’s award-winning Widowmaker IPA with “double the pleasure and double the fun.” This double IPA is packed with an absurd amount of Mosaic and Citra hops, making it Backcountry’s most hop-laden beer to date. Doublemaker is only available at the brewery and due to limited supply, there is a one flat maximum per person, per day.


The Unfamiliar by Strange Fellows Brewing
The Unfamiliar by Strange Fellows Brewing. Contributed photo

The Unfamiliar by Strange Fellows Brewing

6.8% ABV • 0 IBU • 650 mL bottles

This brett brown ale has its roots in Strange Fellows’ seasonal English Brown Ale, The Familiar. The overall strength of the beer has been increased and then barrel-aged with a particular Brettanomyces culture to create something similar to a Flemish oud bruin, but with only a hint of sourness. According to the brewery, the underlying character is earthy and complex, with notes of cherries, dried figs, and light chocolate.


Cerveza Pilsner by Andina Brewing Company. Contributed photo

Cerveza by Andina Brewing Company

5.0% ABV • 18 IBU • 473 mL tall cans

This super crushable pilsner was brewed for the Canadian summer with a South American feel. The use of South American Patagonia pilsner malt and Triple Pearl hops give this refreshing beer a clean malt profile with subtle floral and spicy notes, according to the brewery. You can get your first taste of Cerveza at Andina’s second anniversary party on March 1 at 6pm, where it will be released along with one other super-secret new beer. Tickets are $10 at the door and include a beer.

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