Here’s what we’re planning to punish our palate with this week…
Mirth by Dageraad Brewing
5.5% ABV • 750 mL bottles
This dry-hopped saison is fermented with house strain yeast and a blend of brettanomyces. Brewed back in December, it was tank-aged for two months, then dry-hopped, then bottle conditioned and cellared for almost six months.
“The result is a beautiful, complex beer with a very well-developed brett character. Brett beers tend to have an uncanny ability to retain a dry-hop character, so Mirth is still brightly herbal, with notes of hay and spice, and a bit of barnyard funk.”
Mirth is a limited release, and will only be available in bottles at Dageraad’s tasting room in Burnaby and select liquor stores.
Loral by Île Sauvage Brewing
6.0% ABV • 30 IBU • 750 mL bottles
Île Sauvage’s latest barrel-aged release is a brett saison that’s spent the last eight months on wood, then was blended back with 40 per cent fresh saison. The beer was then bottle-conditioned for two months.
“The result is a dry, rustic, and effervescent Saison with herbal notes and a touch of oak.”
Available at the tasting room only, for now.
Asking for a Friend by Backcountry Brewing
5.8% ABV • 8 IBU • 473 mL tall cans
This raspberry smoothie style sour ale is packed with heaps of berries and vanilla. Apparently, more than a metric ton of fruit went into this beer. This limited release will be available in cans, fills and on draught at select taps.