On tap: New releases from VCBW, Off The Rail and Driftwood

Here’s what we’re drowning our feelings with this week…

Four Winds, Powell and Dageraad teamed up to brew Ten, Vancouver Craft Beer Week’s 2019 collab beer. Contributed photo

Ten by Vancouver Craft Beer Week (Four Winds/Powell/Dageraad collab)

4.2% ABV • 473 mL tall cans

Vancouver Craft Beer Week launched its annual collab beer this week, with Four Winds, Powell and Dageraad combining forces to create Ten, in honour of VCBW’s 10th anniversary. Ten is a dry-hopped table saison that is bursting with exotic fruit flavours, coming in nice and light at just 4.2% ABV. Brewed with tangy sacch trois yeast to accentuate the tropical, citrus and stone fruit flavours derived from Sabro and Enigma hops, creating a refreshing and fruit-forward beer. Inspired by historic Belgium classics but brewed with New World hops, Ten promises to be an extremely satisfying summer beer.

Pedal Pusher Radler by Off The Rail Brewing. Contributed photo

Pedal Pusher Radler by Off The Rail Brewing

3.1% ABV • 355 mL cans

Off the Rail’s Pedal Pusher Radler is hoping to put the “rad” back in radler, with a lager base blended with lemonade and grapefruit juice that the brewery describes as “refreshing, crisp and dangerously thirst quenching.” Radler means “cyclist” in German, so peddle by Off The Rail on the Adanac bike trail to pick up a six-pack this summer.


Shokunin Koji Ale by Driftwood Brewery. Contributed photo

Shokunin Koji Ale by Driftwood Brewery

5.4% ABV • 650 mL bottles

Shokunin is a mixed fermentation sake-beer hybrid featuring koji (a special rice mould), traditional sake yeast and rice. The result is a dry, slightly tart, easy-drinking “koji” ale, with aromatic notes of stone fruit and citrus, but without bittering hops.

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