Here’s what we’re drinking on the patio this week (while wearing a toque and two sweaters)…
Vienna Lager by Slow Hand Beer Co.
Vienna Lager • 5.0% ABV • 473 mL tall cans
The lager lovers at East Vancouver’s Slow Hand have tried their hand at a Vienna lager, seeking to honour the original style that was developed in the 1840s, by “focussing on quality malt and proper process (i.e. plenty of time lagering) to get that delightfully toasty, smooth maltiness.” Vienna Lager promises to be malt-forward with just enough hops to keep it crispy and dry.
Eryx by House of Funk Brewing
Wild ale • 5.0 % ABV • 473 mL tall cans
This “brettbier” by North Vancouver’s House of Funk was fermented entirely with a variety of house Brettanomyces strains, creating “a complex pale ale with citrus and vineyard character, with layers of delightful funk.” Hopped with Simcoe, Sasquatch, and Hallertau Blanc and naturally carbonated via refermentation. Now on tap and in cans at the brewery.
Special Effects Sour IPA by Yellow Dog Brewing
Sour IPA • 6.5% ABV • 20 IBU • 473 mL tall cans
Port Moody’s Yellow Dog Brewing has announced the 2021 edition of its Special Effects Sour IPA. Expect strong flavours of ripe stone fruit, citrus, and pineapple with the added tartness amplifying the aroma and drying out the finish.