On tap: new releases from Dageraad, Île Sauvage and Backcountry

Here’s what we’re planning to punish our palate with this week…

Mirth by Dageraad Brewing. Contributed photo

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. Contributed photo

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. Sam Burdall photo

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.

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