Pineapple Express Pineapple Wheat Ale - Whistler Brewing Co. - Whistler BC
Sweet and tropical tasting. Really captures the aroma of pineapple more than the taste of it. I was eating some burritos with it, and it was a real nice complement to the spicy food. Summery and refreshing.
In that country where wine had been known from the very earliest times, the fermented ‘national’ drink was nevertheless beer, with a cereal base and prepared -following refined techniques- in over thirty ways: ‘white’, ‘russet’, ‘light’, ‘dark’, ‘cloudy’, ‘sweetened with honey’, and ‘flavoured’with many aromatics, sometimes ‘diluted’ but often ‘strong’. Several people at a time would happily drinkit,sucking it out of the jar through tubes which were provided at their lower end with a kind of grille to filter impurities.
Canada Day Tasting Notes: Tin Hat IPA - Townsite Brewing Co., Powell River BC
I managed to write very few notes for this beer. I’m going to blame it on me being patriotically buzzed, and manning the barbecue. (Save On Foods has pretzel buns now, they are delicious). I made my burgers from scratch, out of both Beef and Pork because I believe that the more animals you can eat in one sitting, the better.
So what I did write down about this beer is that it was quite dark for an IPA. In my experience, IPA’s tend to run towards the gold side of the beer spectrum. They do call this one a ‘West Coast IPA’, so maybe that has something to do with it. I also wrote down that it was very upfront with the hops. Only I underlined instead of bolded very.
Sorry for the bad beer-journalism, but it was a holiday.
Great label design from the Half Pints Brewing Co. Labels are printed but give the feel of a handwritten label. Suggests that ‘hand made’, ‘home brew’, but still a craft beer feel.