BEER OF THE DAY

OCTOBER 1 – FRESH HOP / WET HOP BEERS

So, what is the difference between a fresh hop beer and a wet hop beer? These two terms describe the same thing. Fresh hop, wet hop, and green hop all refer to beer brewed using hops that are fresh off the hop bine and have not been dried or processed. There is no real definition, but most agree that in order to call a beer “fresh hop” it must be brewed using hops that are less than 24 hours off the bine.
ABV: Varies IBU: Varies SRM:Varies

SOME SUGGESTIONS:
Category 12 Brewing – Fresh Data Fresh Hopped Hazy IPA
Container Brewing – Fresh Hop Grisette
Dageraad Brewing – Wet Hopped Blonde ale
Driftwood Brewery – Sartori IPA
Fuggles & Warlock – Chrono Wet Hop IPA
Howl Brewing – Harvest Fresh Hop  IPA
Hoyne Brewing Company- Wolf Vine
Longwood Brewery – Hopposites Attract Wet Hop Pale Ale
Mount Arrowsmith – Harvest Fresh IPA
Off The Rail – Fresh Hop Harvest IPA
Parallel 49 Brewing – Cashmere Comet IPA
Phillips Brewing & Malting Co. Green Reaper IPA
R&B Brewing – Shadow Mountain CDA
Red Arrow Brewing – Sunset Empire Fresh Hop IPA
Strathcona Beer Con – Cashmere Hopped Sour
Twin City Brewing – Tangent Fresh Hop Tangerine Sour
Whistle Buoy Brewing – Homegrown SMASH IPA
Yellow Dog Brewing – Alpha Dog Pale ale

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OCTOBER 2  – PILSNERS
American, Czech & German Style)

CZECH-A light-bodied, rich, refreshing, hoppy, bitter pale lager with a light to moderate spicy or herbal hop bouquet. Light gold to deep gold colour. Brilliant to very clear, with a long-lasting, creamy white head.

ABV: 3 – 4.1% IBU: 20-35 SRM: 3-6
GERMAN -A light-bodied, bitter German beer showing excellent head retention and an elegant, floral and herbal hop aroma. Crisp, clean, and refreshing.Straw to light gold, brilliant to very clear, with a creamy, long-lasting white head.
ABV:4.4-5.2% IBU: 22-40 SRM: 2-5
AMERICAN: -A substantial Pilsner that can stand up to the classic European Pilsners, but exhibiting the native American grains and hops .
ABV: 3.8% – 5.6% IBU: 25 – 40 SRM: 3 – 6

SOME SUGGESTIONS:
Barkerville Brewing Co. – Prospector’s Pilsner
Bomber Brewing – Avant -Garde Pils
Fernie Brewing Company Project 9 Pils
Four Winds Brewing Co.–  Huftgold German style Pilsner
Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks– Pixel Pils
Gladstone Brewing Co. – Czech Pilsner
Hearthstone Brewery – Black Pils
The Moon Under Water Brewery & Pub– Potts Pils
Off The Rail Brewing Co. –Czechmate Pilsner
Parkside Brewery – Dawn Pilsner
Persephone Brewing Company – Amarillo Pilsner
R&B Brewing -Stolen Bike
Red Racer Brew – Pils
Russell Brewing Company– Eastern promise Czech Pilsner
Sherwood Mountain Brewhouse Ltd.– Coast Mountain Pilsner
Steel & Oak Brewing Co. – Red Pilsner
Storm Brewing – Precipitation Pilsner
Three Ranges Brewing Company– Upswift Creek Pilsner
Twa Dogs – Keekin Glass Pilsner

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OCTOBER 3 -DUNKELS & DUNKELWEIZENS

DUNKEL:Characterized by depth, richness and complexity typical of darker Munich malts. Deeply bready-toasty, often with chocolate-like flavours in the freshest examples, a decidedly malt-balanced beer, yet still easily drinkable. Aroma is rich, elegant, deep malt sweetness, typically like bread crusts (often toasted bread crusts). Hints of chocolate, nuts, caramel, and/or toffee are also acceptable, with fresh traditional versions often showing higher levels of chocolate. Deep copper to dark brown, often with a red or garnet tint. Creamy, light to medium tan head.

DUNKELWEIZEN: A moderately dark, spicy, fruity, malty, refreshing wheat-based ale. Reflecting the best yeast and wheat character of a hefeweizen blended with the malty richness of a Munich Dunkel
ABV: 4.5% – 5.6% IBU: 18-28 SRM: 14-28 Dunkels
ABV: 4.3% -5.6% IBU: 10-18 SRM: 14-23 DunkelWeizens

SOME SUGGESTIONS:
Barkerville Brewing Co. – Demi Mondaine Dunkelweizen
Green Leaf Brewing Company  – Dunkelweizen
Longwood Brewery      -Steam Punk Dunkel
The Moon Under Water Brewery & Pub – Creepy Uncle Dunkel
Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.  – Bob’s Your Dunkel
Overtime Brewing – Dunkelweizen
Red Collar Brewing  – Black Hefe Dunkelweizen
Persephone Brewing Company – Black Lager
Slackwater Brewing – Wonderba! Dunkel
Whistler Brewing Company –  Winter Dunkel

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kolsch_beer_260px.jpgOCTOBER 4 – KOLSCH

Low to very low malt aroma, with a grainy-sweet character and a pleasant, subtle fruit aroma .Some yeast strains may give a slight sulfur character . Overall, the intensity of aromatics is fairly subtle but generally balanced, clean, and fresh. Very pale gold to light gold. Very clear (authentic commercial versions are filtered to a brilliant clarity). Has a delicate white head that may not persist.
ABV: 4.4 – 5.2% IBU: 18-30 SRM: 3.5 -5

 SOME SUGGESTIONS:

Andina Brewing – Totum
Angry Hen – Kolsch Style
Brassneck Brewery – Klutz
Bridge Brewing Company: Wonderbar Kolsch
Callister Brewing – Kul Daddy Kolsch
Five Roads Brewing – Langley Gold
Four Winds Brewing – Citizen Kolsch
Land and Sea Brewing  – Blacktail Kolsch
Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.– High Country Kolsch
Nelson Brewing – Harvest Moon
Phillips Brewing & Malting Co.-Analogue 78
Red Arrow Brewing – Kustom Kolsch
Spinnakers Brewpub – Queen Bee Honey Kolsch
Steamworks Beer – Kolsch

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marzenFEATURE.jpg OCTOBER 5 – FESTS & MARZENS

An elegant, malty German amber lager with a clean, rich, toasty and bready malt flavour, restrained bitterness, and a dry finish that encourages another drink. The overall malt impression is soft, elegant, and complex, with a rich aftertaste that is never cloying or heavy.Moderate intensity aroma of German malt, typically rich, somewhat toasty, with light bread crust notes. Clean lager character. No hop aroma. Amber-orange to deep reddish-copper colour. Bright clarity, with persistent, off-white foam head

ABV: 5.8% -6.3% IBU:18-24 SRM: 8-17
SOME SUGGESTIONS:
Backroads Brewing – Nebenstrasse Marzen
Bomber Brewing – Festbier
Dogwood Brewing – Fest
Persephone – Oktoberfest
Strange Fellows Brewing – Juke Fest
Red Collar Brewing – Marzen
R&B Brewing – Marzen
Russell Brewing – Marzen Octoberfest Lager
Steel & Oak – Marzen Bavarian Lager

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OCTOBER 6 –  Altbier /Vienna Lagers

Copper to dark brown in colour. A variety of malts, including wheat may be used to produce a medium-low to medium malty flavour and aroma. Hop bitterness may be medium to very high.Hop flavour and aroma may be low to medium. It has a medium body. Overall impression is clean, crisp and flavourful with a dry finish. This category includes Vienna lagers.
ABV:4.5%-5.2% IBU:24 – 40 SRM:13-19

SOME SUGGESTIONS:
Another Beer Co – I’m Vienna you idiot
Another Beer Co – Good Alternative (Alt)
Driftwood – Crooked Coast Ale
Hoyne – Vienna Amber lagermoody aless
Moody Ales – Vienna Lager
Sooke Brewing Co – Vienna Lager
Steel & Oak – Altbier

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ipa.jpgOCTOBER 7 –  WEST COAST IPA

Medium gold to light reddish amber in colour. Low to medium-low clean malt aroma. Prominent hop aroma featuring one or more of characteristics of North American hops; citrus, flora, pine, resiness, tropical fruit, berry. Should be clear, with unfiltered versions being slightly hazy. White to off white head with good retention.
ABV:5.5% – 7 % IBU:240 – 70  SRM:6-14

JUST SOME SUGGESTIONS :
33 Acres  – 33 Acres of Nirvana
Angry Hen – Free Range West Coast IPA
Bad Tattoo – West Coast IPA
BC Craft Beer Guild – Class of 2014 Collaboration 
Driftwood – Fat Tug IPA
Four Winds – IPA
Fuggles & Warlock – Fusion West Coast IPA
Howe Sound Brewing – Hop Raiser West Coast IPA
Main Street – Naked Fox IPA
Iron Road – Loopline IPA
Lighthouse – Shipwreck IPA
Nelson Brewing – Paddywhack IPA
Parallel 49 – Filthy Dirty
Red Racer – IPA
Taylight – West Coast IPA
Tofino Brewing – Hoppin’ Cretin IPA
Townsite Brewing – Tin Hat IPA
Twin Sails – Good Clean Fun
Yellow Dog – Play Dead IPA

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b;onde .jpgOCTOBER 8 – BLONDE and GOLDEN ALES

Golden/Blonde Ales are straw to light amber. Chill haze should be absent. Hop aroma is low to medium-low, present but not dominant. Light malt sweetness is present. Hop flavour is low to medium-low, present but not dominant. Hop bitterness is low to medium. Fruity esters may be perceived but not predominant. Body is crisp, low to medium.
ABV: 3.8-5.5% IBU:15-28 SRM:3-6

SOME SUGGESTIONS:
Andina Brewing Company– Monita Blonde IPA
Bad Tattoo Brewing – ACP Golden
Barley Station – Station House Blonde
Black Kettle – Sourdough Golden Ale
Dageraad Brewing– Belgian Blonde
Mayne Island – Blonde Ale
Old Yale Brewing – Knotty Blonde
Overtime – Mountain Standard Golden Ale
Persephone Brewing Company – Goddess Golden Ale
Postmark Brewing – Blonde Ale
Ravens Brewing Company –Golden Ale
Red Collar Brewing– Blonde
The Tin Whistle Brewing Company– Coyote Blonde
Tofino Brewing Company – Blonde
Townsite Brewing– Zunga Blonde
Twin Sails – Good Clean Fun
Strange Fellows Brewing– Goldilocks Belgian Blonde
Strathcona Beer Company – Gold Belgian Ale
Wheelhouse Brewing Company– Gillnetter Golden Ale

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mild.jpgOCTOBER 9 – CREAM ALES / DARK MILDS

CREAM – Pale straw to moderate gold colour. Low to medium head with medium to high carbonation. Brilliant, sparkling clarity. Low to medium-low hop bitterness. Low to moderate maltiness and sweetness. Neither malt nor hops dominate the palate. Finish is dry to faintly sweet.
ABV: 4.2 – 5.6% IBU: 8-20 SRM: 2.5 -5
DARK MILD -Copper to dark brown or mahogany colour. Low to moderate off white to tan head. Generally a malty beer, with a wide range of malt flavours (e.g., caramel, toffee, toast, nutty, chocolate,
ABV: 4.3- 5.7 IBU: 10-24 SRM: 12 – 18

SOME SUGGESTIONS:
Andina Brewing Company– Melcocha Mild Ale
Bowen Island Brewing Company –Irish Cream Ale
Kettle River Brewing Co.– Mild 1832
LoveShack Libations– Crafty Cream Ale
Mariner Brewing – Cream Ale
Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.– Cream Ale
Phillips Brewing & Malting Co. – Slipstream Cream Ale
R&B Brewing– Raven Cream Ale (Dark Mild)
Ravens Brewing Company –English Dark Mild
Russell Brewing Company– Cream Ale
Torchlight Brewing Co. – Mild in May

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american-brown_1.jpgOCTOBER 11  – BROWN ALE 

English Brown Ales are copper to brown. Roast malt tones may sometimes contribute a biscuit/toasted character to aroma profile. Hop aroma and flavour is very low. Body is medium.
ABV: 4.2-5.4% IBU: 15-15 SRM: 12-20
American-Style Brown Ale are deep copper to very dark brown. Roasted malt ,caramel and chocolate. Hop aroma and flavour is low to medium. Roasted malt, caramel, and chocolate-like flavours
ABV: 4.3-6.2% IBU: 25-45 SRM: 18-35

SOME SUGGESTIONS:
4 Mile Brew Pub –Brown Ale
Barkerville Brewing Co. – Hound of Barkerville
Barley Station Brew Pub-Bushwalker Brown
Black Kettle – Brown Ale
Cannery Brewing – Naramata Nut Brown
Coast Mountain Brewing – Woodnutt Brown
Crossroads Brewing – George St Brown
Fernie Brewing Company – First Trax
Howe Sound Brewing – Rail Ale Brown
Mariner Brewing  –  Afterglow Brown Ale
Moody Ales – Hardy Brown
Mt. Begbie Brewing Co. – Tall Timber
Nelson Brewing Company – After Dark Brown
Spinnakers Brewpub– Fernwood ‘Cold Brew’ Brown
Torchlight Brewing Co.– BC Bruin
Tree Brewing Beer Institute – BC Nut Brown
Wheelhouse Brewing Company – Blacksmith Brown Ale

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belgian dubbel.jpgOCTOBER 12 – BELGIAN ALES 

Belgian Dubbel : A deep reddish-copper, moderately strong, malty, complex, dark or dried fruit esters, and light alcohol blended together in a malty presentation that still finishes fairly dry.Aroma is complex, rich-sweet malty aroma, possibly with hints of chocolate, caramel and/or toast (but never roasted or burnt aromas). Generally clear with a large, dense, and long-lasting creamy off-white head.
IBUs: 15 – 25 SRM: 10 – 17 ABV: 6.0 – 7.6%

belgian-tripel1.jpgBelgian Tripel: A pale, somewhat spicy, dry, ale with a pleasant rounded malt flavor and firm bitterness. Quite aromatic, with spicy, fruity, and light alcohol notes Generous spicy, peppery, sometimes clove-like phenols. The malt character is light, with a soft, slightly grainy-sweet or slightly honey-like impression.Good clarity. Effervescent. Long-lasting, creamy, rocky, white head resulting in characteristic Belgian lace on the glass as it fades.
IBUs: 20 – 40 SRM: 4.5 – 7 ABV: 7.5 – 9.5%

belgian. quadjpg.jpgBelgian Dark Strong Ale ( Quad) : A dark, complex, very strong Belgian ale with a delicious blend of malt richness, dark fruit flavors, and spicy elements. Deep amber to deep coppery-brown in colour (Huge, dense, moussy, persistent cream- to light tan-colored head. The malt i can have a deep bready-toasty quality often with a deep caramel complexity. The fruity esters  can contain raisin, plum, dried cherry, fig or prune notes. Spicy phenols may be present, but usually have a peppery quality not clove-like.The finish should not be heavy or syrupy.
IBU 20 – 35 SRM 12 – 22 ABV 8% – 12%

SOME SUGGESTIONS:

33 Acres Brewing  – 33 Acres of Euphoria
Bad Tattoo – Cerveza Fuerte
Bad Tattoo  – La Resurreccion
Category 12 – Transmutation (Belgian Tripel)
Dageraad Brewing – 6 Degrees  – Belgian style  Dubbel
Dageraad Brewing – 10 Degrees -Belgian style Quad
Four Winds Brewing – Triplicity
Four Winds Brewing – Quadrennial
Red Collar – Belgian Dubbel
Townsite Brewing – Charleston Belgian Tripel
Townsite Brewing – Cardena Belgian Quad

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fruit-beers-main_post.jpgOCTOBER 13 – FRUIT BEER

A harmonious marriage of fruit and beer, but still recognizable as a beer. The distinctive aromatics associated with the fruit should be noticeable in the aroma. Fruit beers may have some haze or be clear.The head may take on some of the color of the fruit. The distinctive flavor character associated with the fruit should be noticeable, and may range in intensity from subtle to aggressive.Mouthfeel may vary depending on the base beer selected and as appropriate to that base beer. Body andcarbonation levels should be appropriate to the declared base beer style. Smaller and darker fruit have a tendency to add a tannic depth that should overwhelm the base beer. Overall balance is the key to fruit beer. The fruit should complement the original style and not overwhelm it.

IBUs, SRM and ABV will vary depending on the underlying base beer

SOME SUGGESTIONS:
4 Mile Brewing – Tangerine Dream
Andina – Raspberry Lime Sour
Bakery Brewery – Strawberry IPA
Bomber Brewing – Park Life Passion Fruit Ale
Cannery – Thornless Blackberry Porter
Dageraad Brewing – Velour Toboggan – Raspberry
Fernie – What the HuckHuckleberry Wheat Ale
Foamers Folley – Raspberry Honey Hefeweizen
Fuggles & Warlock – The Last Strawberry Wit
Ile Sauvage – Raspberry Golden Sour
Land & Sea – Strathcona Sour Cherry
Longwood – Berried alive Raspberry Ale
Moody Ales – Sublime Pineapple Hefeweizen
Old Yale – Moon Dance Mango Wheat
Parallel 49 – Tricycle Grapefruit Radler
Ravens – Tune in Blackberry Wheat Ale
Red Arrow – Invasion of the Blackberry Lager
Russell Brewing – Triple Berry Milkshake IPA
R&B Brewing – Tart Strawberry & Rhubarb IPA
Spinnakers – Raspberry Lager
Storm Brewing – Pineapple Paradise Pilsner
Torchlight Brewing – Rhubarbarian
Townsite NBrewing -Blackbery Festivale
Tin Whistle – Peach Cream Ale
VIB – Cassis & Elderflower Belgian Tripel
Whistler Brewing – Grapefruit Ale

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berliner_weisse.jpgOCTOBER 14– BERLINER WEISSE & GOSE

Berliner Weisse: A very pale, refreshing, low-alcohol German wheat beer with a clean lactic sourness and a very high carbonation level. A light bread dough malt flavour supports the sourness.May have additions of fruit.
ABV:2.8-3.8% IBU:3-8 SRM:Varies

Gose:A highly-carbonated, tart and fruity wheat ale with a restrained coriander and salt character and low bitterness. Light fruity aroma with light sourness & slightly sharp.May have additions of fruit.
ABV: 4.2-4.8% IBU:5-12 SRM: 3-4

Bad Tattoo Brewing – No Walls Berliner Weisse
Brassneck – Quenchmeister
Callister Brewing (collab) – Angela Orange – Lime Gose
Coal Harbour Brewing Company – Sunrise Gose
Coast Mountain – Lets just see How it Gose
Coast Mountain – Fruit Snack Blackberry Lime Berliner Weisse
Driftwood Brewery – Cry me A River
Fernie Brewing – First Ascent Gose
Field House Brewing Co. – Sour Wheat Gose
Foamers Folley – This Little Piggy Gose
Foamers Folley – Tart Amarillo D/H Berliner Weisse
Four Winds Brewing Co. – Berliner Weisse
Hearthstone Brewery-Wyld Peach Berliner WeisseMoody Ales – Flamingose
Parallel 49 Brewing Company – Lil Red Sour Cherry Berliner Weisse
Ravens Brewing – Lingonberry Lime Gose
Twa Dogs Brewing – Love Gose Round
Vice & Virtue Brewing – Love Potion Raspberry Berliner Vice
Wild Eye Brewing – Strawberry Cardaman Gose

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bock:dopple.jpgOCTOBER 15 – BOCKS /DOPPELBOCKS / WEIZENBOCKS/EISBOCKS

A strong, rich, and very malty German lager that can have both pale and dark variants. The darker versions have more richly-developed, deeper malt flavours, while the paler versions have slightly more hops and dryness. Virtually no hop aroma, although a light noble hop aroma is acceptable in pale versions. A very slight chocolate-like aroma may be present in darker versions. Deep gold to dark brown in colour. Darker versions often have ruby highlights. Large, creamy, persistent head -white for pale versions, off-white for dark varieties.Eisbocks are not simply stronger doppelbocks; the name refers to the process of freezing and concentrating the beer and is not a statement on alcohol; some doppelbocks are stronger than Eisbocks. Not as thick, rich, or sweet as a Wheatwine.

ABV: 5.5% IBU: 20-27 SRM: 14-22 – Bocks
ABV: 7-11% IBU: 16-26 SRM: 6 -25 -Doppelbocks
ABV: 7 – 9.5% IBU: 15-35 SRM: 4-5 -Weizenbocks
ABV: 9 – 14% IBU: 25-35 SRM: 18 – 30 -Eisbocks

JUST SOME SUGGESTIONS:
Bad Tattoo Brewing – Los Muertoz Cerveza Negra
Canoe Brewpub – Bavarian Copper Bock
Driftwood Brewery – Last Aurochs – Weizenbock
Longwood Brewery – Winters Own Weizenbock
The Moon Under Water Brewery & Pub<a
Red Collar– Doppelbock
Salt Spring Island – Rye Bock
Swans Brewpub – Venerator Doppelbock
Tree Brewing- Captivator Doppelbock
Vancouver Island Brewing – Hermannator – Ice Bock

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Session_Beer_Glasses.jpgOCTOBER 16th – SESSION ALES

Specialty IPA isn’t a distinct style, The only common element is that they have the balance and overall impression of an IPA (typically, an American IPA) but with some minor tweak. Recognizable as an IPA by balance – a hop-forward, bitter, dryish beer – with something else present to distinguish it from the standard categories. Should have good drinkability,Detectable hop aroma and specific characters of hops used. Other aromatics may be present but hop aroma is typically the strongest element. Colour depends on specific type of Specialty IPA.but most should be clear, although certain styles with high amounts of starchy adjuncts, or unfiltered dry-hopped versions may be slightly hazy.
Vital Statistics: Variable by type ABV: 3.0 – 5.0%

JUST SOME SUGGESTIONS:
Central City – Red Racer Session IPA
Electric Bike Brewing – That Was Easy
Fernie – Slingshot session IPA
Hearthsone – Parley Session Ale
Howe Sound Brewing – Precipice East Coast Table Beer
House of Funk – Valhalla V4-Kveik Session IPA
R&B Brewing – Beer Island ISA
Rustic Reel Brewing – Easy IPA
Small Block – Dagmar ISA
Sooke Oceanside Brewing – Saseenos Session Ale
Taylight Brewing – Wild ISA
Torchlight – Hoplite ISA
Tofino Brewing – Tuff Session Ale

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american-pale-ale.jpgOCTOBER 17th – AMERICAN PALE ALE 

A pale, refreshing and hoppy ale, yet with sufficient supporting malt to make the beer balanced and drinkable. The clean hop presence can reflect classic or modern American or New World hop varieties with a wide range of characteristics. An average-strength hop-forward pale American craft beer, generally balanced to be more accessible than modern American IPAs.Moderate to strong hop aroma from American or New World hop varieties with a wide range of possible characteristics, including citrus, floral, pine, resinous, spicy, tropical fruit, stone fruit, berry, or melon. Colour is golden to light amber. Moderately large white to off-white head with good retention. Generally quite clear, although dry-hopped versions may be slightly hazy.Hop flavour and bitterness often lingers into the finish, but the aftertaste is generally clean and not harsh.

Typically lighter in colour, cleaner in fermentation by-products, and having less caramel flavors than English counterparts. There is less bitterness in the balance and alcohol strength than an American IPA. More balanced and drinkable, and less intensely hop-focused and bitter than session-strength American IPAs (aka Session IPAs).
ABV: 4.5 – 6.2%  IBUs: 30 – 50  SRM: 5 – 10

JUST SOME SUGGESTIONS:
4 Mile – Pale Ale
33 Acres -33 Acres of Ocean
Angry Hen – Pale Ale
Backcountry – Trail Breaker Pale Ale
Beards Brewing – Pale Beard
Beer Farmers – Draft Horse Pale Ale
Brassneck – Passive Aggressive
Bridge Brewing – North Shore Pale Ale
Cumberland – Red Tape Pale Ale
DeadFrog Brewing -Double Cross XX
East Van Brewing – Kickstart Pale Ale
Fernie – The Griz Pale Ale
Green Leaf Brewing – Pie Hole Pale Ale
Hearthstone – Azacca Pale ale
Howe Sound Brewing – Sky Pilot Pale Ale
Hoyne Brewing – Down Easy Pale Ale
Lighthouse – Tasman Ale
Mariner – Horizon Hoppy Pale Ale
Parallel 49 – Gypsy Tears
Parkside – Dusk Pale Ale
Phillips – Blue Buck
Powell St – Old Jalopy
R&B Brewing – Dude Chilling Pale Ale
Red Arrow –Piggy Pale Ale
Sherwood Brewing – Skeena West Pale Ale
Slackwater Brewing – Angler’s Tale NW Pale Ale
Smithers Brewing – Twin Falls Pale Ale
Strange Fellows – Talisman
Spinnakers – Northwest Pale Ale
Steamworks – Pale Ale
Three Ranges – Derailes Pale Ale
Van Isle – Faller Northwest Pale Ale
Wheelhouse – Flag Ship Pale Ale
White Sails – Yellow Point Pale Ale
Yellow Dog – Chase My Tail Pale Ale

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hazy IPA's.jpgOCTOBER 18- N.E IPA’s / HAZY IPA’S

A NEIPA (New England-IPA) is an unfiltered IPA or Double IPA that’s been aggressively hopped. Appearance ranges from slightly hazy or cloudy to opaque or muddy. Dry-hopping, the use of high-protein grains (flours, flaked oats, wheat), certain yeast strains, water chemistry, CO2 levels, and other techniques may also contribute to the beer’s haze and mouthfeel. But the overall goal is typically a hazy, juicy IPA packed with fruity and floral flavours, with low bitterness. It appears that every brewery has its own take on a recipe !
ABV: 5.5- 10% IBU: 0-70 SRM: Hazy

JUST SOME SUGGESTIONS:
101 Brewhouse – Tall Faller Hazy IPA
Another Beer Co – Livin’ By The River
Backcountry Brewing – Widowmaker IPA
Brewhall Brewing – Hall Pass IPA
Bridge Brewing Company – Sidecut NE-IPA
Cannery Brewing -Hop Chowdah NE-IPA
Category 12 – Fresh Data IPA
Coast Mountain Brewing – Day Dreamer NE-IPA
Electric Bicycle Brewing – It’s No Game Hazy IPA
Fernie Brewing Company– Hit the Deck NE-IPA
Howe Sound Brewing– Hazy Daze IPA
Mariner Beer– North East IPA
Parallel 49 Brewing Company – Trash Panda Hazy IPA
Powell Brewery– Lazy D’Haze IPA
Rustic Reel Brewing – Hazy IPA
Slackwater Brewing – What The Fog
Spinnakers Brewpub– Juice Monkey IPA
Steamworks Beer– Flagship IPA
Superflux Brewing– Shape & Colour IPA
Twa Dogs – Hazy Mist NE-IPA
Twin Sails Brewing– Slam Dank IPA
VI Brewing – Broken Islands Hazy IPA
Vice & Virtue – Homewrecker Hazy IPA
Wild Eye Brewing – Hazy IPA
Yellow Dog Brewing– High Five Hazy IPA

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imperial IPA.jpgOCTOBER 19 – DOUBLE IPA’s / IMPERIAL IPA’S

DIPA or Imperial IPAs are gold to light orange-copper.Good clarity although unfiltered dry-hopped versions may be a bit hazy. Moderate-sized, persistent, white to off-white head.Hop aroma and flavour should be fresh and evident, from any variety of hops. A prominent to intense hop aroma that typically showcases American or New World hop characteristics (citrus, floral, pine, resinous, spicy, tropical fruit, stone fruit, berry, melon, etc.). Most versions are dry hopped and can have an additional resinous or grassy aroma,Malt character is low to high. Hop bitterness is very high but not harsh. Alcohol content is notably evident. Body is medium-high to full. The intention of this style of beer is to exhibit the fresh and evident character of hops.
ABV: 7.5- 10% IBU: 60-120 SRM: 6 -14

SOME SUGGESTIONS:
Arrowhead Brewing Company – I’m so Freaking Hoppy!
Barkerville Brewing Co.– High Stakes
Beere Brewing – Mental Floss
Central City Brewing – Imperial IPA
Deep Cove Brewers + Distillers – Dry Dock DIPA
Driftwood Brewery– Twenty Pounder
Four Winds Brewing Co.– Vexillum Imperial IPA
Highway 97 – Dirt Road DIPA
Ironroad Brewing – Laplander DIPA
Lighthouse Brewing Company– Numbskull DIPA
Moody Ales – Boss – Juicy Hazy DIPA
Phillips Brewing & Malting Co. – Amnesiac
Red Arrow Brewing– Hop Shop Imperial
Russell Brewing Company -Farm to Table DIPA
Strathcona Beer Company– Head Banger Triple IPA
Tofino Brewing Company– Cosmic Wave
Torchlight Brewing Co.– Broken Paddle Wet Hopped DIPA
Twa Dogs – Cloud Chamber DIPA
Twin Sails Brewing– Lil  Boo

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OCTOBER 20 – BLACK IPA’s, RED IPA’S & WHITE IPA’S

Black_IPA_Lead.jpgBlack: Also known as Cascadian Dark Ales. A beer with the dryness, hop-forward balance, and flavour characteristics of an American IPA, only darker in colour – but without strongly roasted or burnt flavours. The flavour of darker malts is gentle and supportive.
ABV: 5.5- 9% IBU: 50-90 SRM: 25-40

red-ipa-beer.jpgRed: Hoppy, bitter, and moderately strong like an American IPA, but with some caramel, toffee, and/or dark fruit malt character. Retaining the dryish finish and lean body that makes IPAs so drinkable, a Red IPA is a little more flavorful and malty than an American IPA without being sweet or heavy.
ABV: 5.5- 7.5% IBU: 50-75 SRM: 6 – 14

white-ipa-glass.jpgWhite: A fruity, spicy, refreshing version of an American IPA, but with a lighter colour, less body, and featuring either the distinctive yeast and/or spice additions typical of a Belgian witbier.
ABV: 5.5-7% IBU: 40-70 SRM: 5-8
SOME SUGGESTIONS:
Cannery Brewing – Wildfire IPA
Category 12 Brewing – Disruption Black IPA
Callister Brewing Company – Lotusland Whipe IPA
Dead Frog Brewery – Frostbite Winter IPA
Fernie Brewing Company – Rockpile Red IPA
Foamers’ Folly Brewing Co. –Railspike Black IPA
Highway 97 – Red IPA
Longwood Brewery– Planet Nine Black IPA
Red Collar Brewing  Black IPA
R&B Brewing – Shadow Mountain CDA
Rustic Reel – Red IPA
Spinnakers Brewpub – Lions Head CDA
Steamworks Beer – Black Angel IPA / White Angel IPA
Strange Fellows Brewing– Nocturnum – Dark IPA
Torchlight Brewing Co.-Warp.8.5 CDA
Trading Post Brewing – Black IPA
Twa Dogs – Seas Between Us Red IPA
White Sails Brewing – Snake Island CDA

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wild beers.jpgOCTOBER 21 – SOURS/WILD ALES

Sours:This category contains the traditional sour beer styles of Europe that are still produced, many (but not all) with a wheat component. Most have low bitterness, with the sourness of the beer providing the balance that hop bitterness would otherwise contribute. Some are sweetened or flavoured.Aroma will be variable by base style. The contribution of non Saccharomyces microbes should be noticeable to strong, and often contribute a sour and/or funky, wild note,with a range of aromatics, rather than a single dominant character.
ABV: / IBU: / SRM: All Variable

Wild:A sour and/or funky version of a fruit, herb, or spice beer, or a wild beer aged in wood.The sour character from the fruit and wild fermentation could be prominent, but should not be overwhelming. Generally a light body, lighter than what might be expected from the base style. Generally moderate to high carbonation.
ABV: / IBU: / SRM: All Variable

JUST SOME SUGGESTIONS:
Cannery Brewing – Sunblink Series
Category 12 Brewing – Dry Hopped Sour
Coast Mountain Brewing – Piccolo Sour
Driftwood Brewery– Raised by Wolves
Field House Brewing Co.– Whiskey Sour Ale
Four Winds Brewing Co. – Juxtapose IPA
Hearthstone Brewery– Berliner WYLD series
House Of Funk – Funk Juice-Blackberry & Peach Sour
Ile Sauvage – Shiro,Shiro
Main Street Brewing– Fruit Bomb Kettle Sour
Mariner Beer– Venture Strawberry Sour
Parallel 49 – Troika
Powell Brewery– Blackberry Belle
Steel & Oak Brewing Co.– De La Funk (collab)
Strange Fellows Brewing– Little Red One
Strathcona Beer Company – Love Buzz Peach Sour
Storm Brewing– Flanders Red
The Bakery Brewery – Flanders RIS Dark Sour
Trading Post Brewery – Wild IPA
Vice & Virtue – Fool’s Paradise-D/H Sour

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grain_in_glass_web copy.jpgOCTOBER 22 – RYE ALES

A base beer enhanced by or featuring the character of additional rye grains. The added grain will lend a particular character: a spiciness-although with some grains the beer will simply seem a bit more grainy or nutty. In darker versions, malt flavour can optionally include low roasted malt characters (evident as cocoa/chocolate or caramel) and/or aromatic toffee-like, caramel, or biscuit-like characters.Hop flavor is low to medium-high. Hop bitterness is low to medium.  The addition of rye to a beer can add a spicy or pumpernickel character to the flavour and finish. Colour can also be enhanced and may become more red from the use of rye.
ABV: 4 – 7% IBU: 10 – 80 SRM: Varies

JUST SOME SUGGESTIONS:
Another Beer Co – Engine Head American Rye Ale
Barkerville Brewing Co.– Out of the Ashes White Rye IPA
Britannia Brewing – Ashore Rye Porter
Crossroads – Red Rye Ale
Deep Cove Brewers + Distillers – Scout Rye IPA
Driftwood Brewing – Limb From Limb Rye Pale Ale
Five Roads – Remedy Rye Pale Ale
Four Winds Brewing Co. – Phaedra Rye IPA
Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks -Raiden- Black Rye IPA
Hearthstone Brewery – Red Rye Ale
Red Arrow Brewing-Rye Session Ale
Silver Valley Brewing – Ryenosaur Rye Porter
Taylight Brewing – Fall Releaf Rye Pale Ale
Salt Spring Island Ales  – Rye IPA
Steel & Oak – Rye Lager
Trading Post Brewing– Otis Farmhouse Rye IPA

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saison.jpgOCTOBER 23 – SAISONS

Most commonly, a pale, refreshing, highly-attenuated, moderately-bitter, moderate-strength Belgian ale with a very dry finish. Typically highly carbonated, and using non-barley cereal grains and optional spices for complexity, as complements the expressive yeast character that is fruity, spicy, and not overly phenolic.Quite aromatic, with fruity, spicy, and hoppy characteristics evident. The esters can be fairly high (moderate to high), and are often reminiscent of citrus fruits such as oranges or lemons. The hops are low to moderate and are often spicy, floral, earthy, or fruity.  Spicy notes are typically peppery rather than clove-like,
ABV: 3.5-9.5% IBU: 20-35 SRM:5-22

JUST SOME SUGGESTIONS:
Another Beer Co – Dual Citizen
Beard Brewing  – FSJ Saison
Brassneck Brewing  0 Stockholm Syndrome
Bridge Brewing Company-Lemon Gin Saison
Cannery Brewing – Meadowlark Saison
Category 12 Brewing – Unsantioned Saison
Driftwood Brewery Farmhand Saison
Four Winds Brewing Co. – Saison / La Maison
Field House Brewing Co. – Field Saison
Ile Sauvage – Papillon Saison
Old Abbey Ales – Dry Hopped Saison
Ravens Brewing Company – Farmers Ale
Sherwood Mountain Brewhouse Ltd. – Skeena Sunshine Saison
Slackwater Brewing –  Serenity Saison
Strange Fellows Brewing – Bayard Farmhouse Saision
Trading Post Brewing– SMASH Saison
Vice & Virtue  – Gatherer Wild Sage Saison
Wild Eye Brewing – Saison
Yellow Dog Brewing – Go Fetch Dry Hopped Saison

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