On Tap: New beers from Mariner, Steel & Oak and Russell

Here are some of the new releases we’re keeping an eye out for this week at the ol’ bottle shop.


Steel & oak Blush
Steel & Oak photo

Blush Rosé Saison by Steel & Oak Brewing Co.

6.0% ABV • 4 x 473 mL cans

Released in collaboration with West Coast Canning as part of their Canned Good initiative, Blush was brewed with pilsner, spelt, flaked wheat, and acidulated malt and fermented with saison yeast. It then sat on Merlot and Cab Franc grape skins from Steel & Oak’s neighbours at Pacific Breeze Winery and was can conditioned for six weeks to give it a refreshing rosé-like quality.

Partial proceeds of all packaged sales will go to The Camp Kerry Society to help them continue their important work in bereavement care.


Russell Brewing photo

Rum Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout by Russell Brewing Co.

10.0% ABV • 30 IBU • 4 x 355 mL cans

An imperial stout aged in fresh sugar cane rum barrels imported from Clément, Martinique, for more than six months. “Subtle notes of chocolate and hazelnuts give way to intense aromas of oak and baking spices. It’s like finding gold that tastes great!”


mariner brewing horizon
Mariner Brewing photo

Horizon Winter Pale Ale by Mariner Brewing

6.0% ABV • 38 IBU • 473 mL cans

According to Mariner Brewing: “Horizon Winter Pale Ale is brewed for West Coast winter days. This pale ale is packed full of piney hops, dry malt character and a touch of citrus, reminding you of all the greatest parts of winter on the West Coast.”


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