Here’s the beers we’ll be punishing our livers with this week…
Jumo and Pandan by Dageraad Brewing
Jumo: 4.8% ABV • 473 mL tall cans / Pandan: 8.5% ABV • 650 mL bottles
Burnaby’s Dageraad Brewing is releasing two very different beers this week, and they both look pretty dang delicious. Jumo is being billed as light, crisp and crushable Norwegian farmhouse sour ale, while Pandan is a rich and strong coconut porter.
Mandarina Bavaria hops and Norwegian Voss Kveik yeast give Jumo a juicy orange flavour, despite not having any actual oranges in it. Lightly kettle soured, the brewery reckons it tastes startlingly reminiscent of a mimosa.
Meanwhile, Pandan is a rich porter brewed with toasted coconut and pandan leaf, a common aromatic leaf used in Southeast Asian cooking. The result is a surprisingly smooth, rich and nutty imperial porter with a nice dry finish. Be careful with this one.
Summer of Ash-Holes Smoked Altbier by CrossRoads Brewing
6.1% ABV • 34 IBU • Draft only
If you’re going to make a beer to help raise funds for fighting forest fires, it only makes sense that you do a smoked beer, right? Prince George’s CrossRoads Brewing’s take on a rauchbier is dark and crisp, with German beechwood-smoked malt, complemented by hints of caramel. “A soft and subtle noble hop character allows the smoke and malt flavours to stand in the forefront,” according to the brewery.
Freundschafts Fluss by Four Winds Brewing Co. (collab with Steel & Oak)
4.5% ABV • 20 IBU • 473 mL tall cans
The third collaboration between Four Winds and Steel & Oak means “friendship river” in German, after the mighty Fraser River that separates (or connects, depending on your perspective) the two Metro Vancouver breweries. This Kölsch-style lagered ale was fermented in an open oak foeder, resulting in a malt-forward ale that is slightly bitter like a pale ale, yet light and refreshing like a lager.