On tap: new releases from Strange Fellows, Red Truck and Slackwater

Here’s what we’re killing the virus with this week…

Hedgerow by Strange Fellows Brewing
Hedgerow by Strange Fellows Brewing. Contributed photo

Hedgerow by Strange Fellows Brewing

Sour Cherry Wild Ale • 8.0% ABV • 750 mL bottles

Hedgerow by East Vancouver’s Strange Fellows Brewing is brewed with Balaton cherries and is the first beer in Strange Fellows’ new foudre series, having spent more than a year in its 6,000 L French oak foudre. The result promises to be a rich, soft and sour beer with strong cherry character. “Flavours reminiscent of marzipan and cinnamon mingle with rich fruit and soft earth,” according to the brewery. Hedgerow is currently available as part of Strange Fellows’ New Calamity Companion Collection, along with Krampus (abbey dubbel⁠), Unfamiliar (barrel-aged brett brown ale)⁠ and Alexandria (barrel-aged wild Muscat saison). Hedgerow is available for pickup at the brewery or can be ordered online for home delivery at StrangeFellowsBrewing.com/home-beer-delivery/

Truk Truk by Red Truck Beer Co.
Truk Truk by Red Truck Beer Co. Contributed photo

Truk Truk by Red Truck Beer Co.

Light ale • 4.0% ABV • 355 mL cans

Vancouver’s Red Truck Beer Co. is getting into the low calorie beer market with Truk Truk Summer Ale, a tropical fruit-forward light ale with only 92 calories. Despite its low calories and low carbs, Truk Truk promises to be big on flavour, with generous additions of mango and passion fruit.

New Boots, Who Dis? by Slackwater Brewing. Contributed photo

New Boots, Who Dis? by Slackwater Brewing

Session IPA • 4.2% ABV • 53 IBU • 473 mL tall cans

Penticton’s Slackwater Brewing has released its Pink Boots collaboration brew, New Boots, Who Dis?, with proceeds going to help fund scholarships for women considering a career in beer. This session IPA was brewed with Yakima Chief Hops’ special Pink Boots hop blend, with additions of peach and pineapple purées. New Boots, Who Dis? was a collab brew made on International Women’s Day by the women of Okanagan’s craft beer scene, including women from Slackwater, Cannery, Highway 97, Lakesider, Tin Whistle, Gambrinus Malting and Ripley Stainless Steel. Available online at SlackwaterBrewing.com with free local delivery in Penticton on orders of $20 or more.


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