On tap: new releases from Townsite, Backroads and R&B

Here’s what we’re pickling ourselves with this week…

Thaddeus by Townsite Brewing. Contributed photo

Thaddeus (2019) by Townsite Brewing

6.8% ABV • 500 mL bottles

Powell River’s Townsite Brewing has released the 2019 version of its foeder-aged Thaddeus oud bruin. The Belgian sour brown ale was made with homemade candi sugar and midnight wheat and aged in an oak foeder. “On the nose you can smell balsamic vinegar and red berries notes, with sweet raisin and figs notes. The taste is upfront sour with an aftertaste of berries, figs and prunes with a slight astringent finish,” according to the brewery. Available at the Townsite tasting room and in select private liquor stores.


Go Big or Go Hefe by Backroads Brewing Co. Contributed photo

Go Big or Go Hefe by Backroads Brewing Co.

5.0% ABV • 650 mL bottles

This classic German wheat beer features distinctive clove and banana notes with hints of vanilla and citrus. The cloudy, golden haze is topped with a thick white head and balanced by a delicate dose of classic German hops. Available at select private and government liquor retailers in the Okanagan and West Kootenay region.


Beer Island Session IPA by R&B Brewing Co. Contributed photo

Beer Island Session IPA by R&B Brewing Co.

4.0% ABV • 40 IBU • 473 mL tall cans

This light IPA combines Columbus, Mosaic and Simcoe hops with fruity Norwegian kveik yeast for a whole lotta flavour without a lotta alcohol. Tropical notes of citrus and melon, with a crisp clean finish make this totally crushable and food friendly.


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