Here’s what we’re going to be chucking back this week…
Holz Pils by Four Winds Brewing Co.
5.4% ABV • 24 IBU • 473 mL tall cans
Summertime (or at least, summer-weather-time) is made for light, refreshing sessionable lagers, and Four Winds’ newest promises to stand out in the craft lager crowd. In a nod to the Bavarian and Bohemian brewing methods of the past, Holz Pils is fermented in an open oak foeder then lagered on wood barrels for two months, yielding soft esters and a crisp, yet delicate finish, according to the brewery.
Wide Mouth Watermelon Wheat Ale by Foamers’ Folly Brewing Co.
4.5% ABV • 23 IBU • 473 mL tall cans
Foamers’ Folly’s first-ever tall can release is a watermelon wheat ale that aims to be “crisp and refreshing with fruity aromas and flavours complimented by the addition of real watermelon.” Two-row pale, wheat and Munich make up the malt bill, with fruity El Dorado hops added for good measure.
Dream Lager V.6 by Backroads Brewing Co.
5.4% ABV • 650 mL bottles
Nelson’s Backroads Brewing has released a European-style lager featuring 100-per-cent imported German and Czech malt and hops. The bready/biscuity old-world malt profile supports a delicately spicy, floral, and herbal hop character from the Hallertau-Mittlefruh and Saaz Hops. Available for a limited time in the West Kootenay region in select private and government retailers as well as in the Okanagan at select private liquor retailers.