On tap: new releases by Strathcona, Container and Howe Sound

Here’s what we’re toasting the coming of spring with this week…

Headbanger by Strathcona Brewing. Contributed photo

Headbanger by Strathcona Brewing

Triple IPA • 9.5% ABV • 30 IBU • 473 mL tall cans

The 2021 edition Headbanger Triple India Pale Ale by East Vancouver’s Strathcona Brewing gets an electric blue makeover. Double dry hopped with Mosaic and Enigma Hops on a base of pilsner malts, flaked wheat and golden oats. Available to-go in tall-can four-packs and on tap at the brewery and available in liquor stores next week.


Trade Winds by Container Brewing. Contributed photo

Trade Winds by Container Brewing

Dry-hopped Sour Ale • 4.6% ABV • 473 mL tall cans

This dry-hopped sour ale from East Vancouver’s Container Brewing promises notes of tropical citrus layered over a delightfully tart background thanks to a generous dose of Azacca, Eukanot and Ella hops. According to the brewery, “it’s silky mouthfeel will leave you refreshed and yet, wanting more.” Currently available at the brewery and for delivery through Container’s webstore. Coming soon to liquor stores province-wide.


25th Anniversary Belgian Pale Ale by Howe Sound Brewing. Contributed photo

⁠25th Anniversary Belgian Pale Ale by Howe Sound Brewing

Belgian Pale Ale • 5.4% ABV • 473 mL tall cans

The second release by Squamish’s Howe Sound Brewing to celebrate its 25th anniversary is this dry-hopped Belgian-style pale ale. Wolf, Loral, and East Kent Goldings hops lend a “delicate herbal aroma and soft fruit notes of nectarine, lime, elderflower and fresh-cut grass… with supporting notes of grapefruit, honeydew, lemongrass, and a mild earthiness.⁠” Available now on tap and in tall cans at the brewery, and coming to Howe Sound’s online store soon.

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