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
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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esb_6.jpgOCTOBER 24 – BITTERS /ESB

Several  variations of bitter exist, ranging from darker, sweeter versions served with nearly no head to brighter, hoppier, paler versions with large foam stands, and everything in between.In America, ESB has been co-opted to describe a malty, bitter, reddish, standard-strength (for the US) British-type ale, and is a popular craft beer style.
Ordinary: Low gravity, low alcohol levels, and low carbonation make this an easy-drinking session beer.Low to moderate malt aroma, often (but not always) with a light caramel quality.Hop aroma can range from moderate to none, typically with a floral, earthy, resiny, and/or fruity character. Usually a “cask” conditioned ale.
ABV: 3.2%-3.8%  IBU:25 – 35  SRM:8-14
Best: A flavourful, yet refreshing, session beer. Low to moderate malt aroma, with a low to medium-low caramel quality, bready, biscuit, or lightly toasty.  Mild to moderate fruitiness with hop aromas  ranging from moderate to none, typically with a floral, earthy, resiny, and/or fruity character. Pale amber to medium copper color. Good to brilliant clarity. Low to moderate white to off-white head.Medium to moderately high bitterness. Moderate to low hop flavor, typically with an earthy, resiny, fruity, and/or floral character. Dry finish.
ABV: 3.8% – 4.6%   IBU: 25 – 40  SRM: 8-16
Strong: An average-strength to moderately strong British bitter ale. The balance may be fairly even between malt and hops to somewhat bitter.Hop aroma moderate, typically with a floral, earthy, resiny, and/or fruity character. Hop bitterness and flavour is noticeable. Medium to medium-high malt aroma, Light amber to deep copper color. Good to brilliant clarity. Low to moderate white to off-white head.Medium-light to medium-full body. Low to moderate carbonation.
ABV: 4.6% – 6.2% IBU:30-50 SRM:8-18

JUST SOME SUGGESTIONS:
Angry Hen – Best Bitter
Backroads Brewing – Quafftide ESB
Driftwood Brewing – Naughty Hildegard ESB
Land & Sea Brewing – Breakwater Bitter
Faculty Brewing – Centennial ESB
Five Roads – Jimmy D’s ESB
Foamers Folly – Lavender Earl Grey ESB
Howe Sound Brewing  –Baldwin and Cooper Best Bitter
Hoyne – Appleton ESB
Lighthouse – Beacon ESB
Main Street – Zeus Hopped ESB
Monkey 9 Brewing – Malty Papa ESB
R&B Brewing – East Side Bitter
Russell Brewing – Bloody Alley Bitter
Salt Spring Island – Extra Special Bitter
Silver Valley – The Lion ESB
Spinnakers – Mitchells Extra Special Bitter
Steel & Oak – Best Bitter
Taylight Brewing – Raincoast ESB
Twa Dogs – Rebel Run ESB

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SAVORY-SOUR-Jess-Suworoff.jpgOCTOBER 25 – COFFEE, CHOCOLATE & COCONUT BEERS

Coffee: Beers are pale to black depending on the style. They use coffee in any of its forms to create a distinct and balanced character. Coffee beer can be either a lager or an ale beerHop aroma is low to high depending on the style. Medium-low to medium malt sweetness helps accent balanced coffee flavour and aromas.Brewers may steep the bweans in either water or beer to impart java flavour while avoiding too much acidity.
ABV: 2.5-12%  IBU: 15-45  SRM: 4-50
Chocolate:  Beers can be ale or lager styles that benifit from the addition of chocolate or cocoa. They are light brown to black depending on the underlying style. Chocolate Beers are any beers using “dark” chocolate or cocoa in any of its forms other than or in addition to hops
ABV: 2.5-12%  IBU: 15-40  SRM: 12-50

41++v0Y8arL._SY450_.jpgCoconut: Whether dessert beer or desert island beer, the only limit to coconut is the brewer’s imagination and the amount of coconut available. A brewer can maneuver coconut in many ways to explore various flavour profiles in their  beer.

SOME SUGGESTIONS:
Andina Brewing – Coconut Chocolate Stout
Another Beer Co – You’ve Earned it
Brassneck Brewery -Magic Beans Coffee Beer
Dead Frog Brewery-Nutty Uncle Peanut Butter Stout
Deep Cove Brewers + Distillers – Luminescent
Dogwood Brewing- Coconut Porter
Faculty Brewing – 689 Coffee Porter
Field House Brewing Co. – Toasted Coconut Black Lager
Foamers Folly – Equilibrium Imperial Coffee Milk Stout
Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks– Beam Me Up Espresso Milk Stout
Hearthstone Brewery-Chocolate Milk Stout
Highway 97 – Salted Chocolate Porter
Hoyne Brewing Company-Voltage Espresso Stout
Moody Ales– Lusty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
Mt. Begbie Brewing Co. – Dark Side of the Stoke
Phillips Brewing & Malting Co. -Longboat Chocolate Porter
Rustic Reel – Chocolate Imperial Stout
Silver Valley – Super Massive Black Hole Coffee Bourbon Stout
Steel & Oak – First Press Coffee Stout
The Tin Whistle Brewing Company-Chocolate Cherry Porter
Trading Post Brewing – Three Bears Breakfast Stout
Trench Brewing – Chocolate Porter
Wild Eye Brewing – Oatmeal Chocolate Chiop Stout
Yellow Dog Brewing – Chew Toy Coconut Porter

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stouts.jpgOCTOBER 26 – AMERICAN & OATMEAL STOUTS

American: A fairly strong, highly roasted, bitter, hoppy dark stout. Has the body and dark flavors typical of stouts with a more aggressive American hop character and bitterness.Moderate to strong aroma of roasted malts, often having a roasted coffee or dark chocolate quality.: Generally a jet black colour, although some may appear very dark brown. Large, persistent head of light tan to light brown in colour. Usually opaque.
ABV: 5% –7%  IBU: 35-75 SRM: 30-40
oatmeal.jpgOatmeal: A very dark, full-bodied, roasty, malty ale with a complementary oatmeal flavour. Mild roasted grain aromas, generally with a coffee like character. Hop aroma medium-low to none, earthy or floral. : Medium brown to black in colour. Thick, creamy, persistent tan- to brown-coloured head. Mild roasted coffee to coffee-and-cream flavour.
Medium-full to full body, with a smooth, silky, velvety, sometimes an almost oily slickness from the oatmeal. Creamy. Medium to medium-high carbonation.
ABV: 4.2% –5.9% IBU: 20-40 SRM: 22-40

SOME SUGGESTIONS:
4 Mile Brew Pub – Oatmeal Stout
Angry Hen – Dry Irish Stout
Another Beer Co – Tactical Turtleneck
Bad Tattoo Brewing – Full Sleeve Strong Stout
Barkerville Brewing Co. – 52 Foot Stout
Beards Brewing – Black Beard Oatmeal Stout
Black Kettle Brewing Co. – Keep The Lights Out
Category 12 – Super Symmetry
Cannery Brewing – Darkling Oatmeal Stout
Crannóg Ales – Back Hand of God
Cumberland Brewing Company – Dancing Linebacker Oatmeal Stout
Deep Cove Brewers + Distillers – The Crawl
East Van – Unholy One Stout
Green Leaf Brewing Company – LoLo Stout
Howe Sound Brewing – Diamond Head Oatmeal Stout
Lighthouse Brewing Company – Keeper Stout
Old Yale Brewing– Sasquatch Stout
Parkside Brewing – Nitro Button Stout
Persephone Brewing – Dry Stout
R&B Brewing – Dark Star Oatmeal Stout
Sherwood Brewing – Seven Sisters Stout
Steamworks Beer – Nitro Oatmeal Stout
Storm Brewing– Black Plague Stout
The Bakery – Cold Steeped Stout
Three Ranges -Unkindness Oatmeal Syout
Trench Brewing – Six Mile Stout
Townsite Brewing– Perfect Storm
White Sails – Shack Island Stout

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OCTOBER 27 – IMPERIAL STOUTS

imp stout.jpgAn intensely-flavoured, big, dark ale with a wide range of flavour balances. Roasty malt with deep dark or dried fruit flavours, and a warming, bittersweet finish.Rich and complex, with variable amounts of roasted grains, maltiness, fruity esters, hops, and alcohol. The roasted malt character can take on coffee, dark chocolate, or slightly burnt tones and can be light to moderately strong. Aged versions may have a slight vinous or port-like quality.Colour may range from very dark reddish-brown to jet black. Opaque. Deep tan to dark brown head. Generally has a well-formed head, although head retention may be low to moderate.
ABV: 8-12%  IBU: 50-90  SRM: 30-40

SOME SUGGESTIONS:
Bomber Brewing – Russian Imperial Stout
Dead Frog Brewing – Commander (any year)
Driftwood Brewery –  Singularity (any year)
Howe Sound Brewing – Pot Hole Filler / Mega Destroyer
Longwood Brewery – Stoutnik
Moody Ales– Bourbon Barrel Ages RIS
Parallel 49 Brewing Company – Russian Imperial Stout
Parkside Brewery – Attack of the Cherry Stout
Phillips Brewing & Malting Co. – Hammer Imperial Stout
R&B Brewing – Ursos Arctos RIS
Red Truck Brewing – Totality Imperial Stout
Russell Brewing – Rum Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Spinnakers Brewpub – Titanic
Steel & Oak – Second Press Imperial Coffee Stout
Strange Fellows – Boris RIS

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OCTOBER 28 –  PORTERS & BALTIC PORTERS

images.jpgPORTER : A substantial, malty dark beer with a complex and flavorful dark malt character.Medium-light to medium-strong dark malt aroma, often with a lightly burnt character. Hop aroma low to high, often with a resiny, earthy, or floral character. Medium brown to very dark brown, often with ruby- or garnet-like highlights. Can approach black in colour.  Full, tan-coloured head with moderately good head retention.Medium to medium-full body. Moderately low to moderately high carbonation.
ABV: 4.8 % – 6.5%  IBU: 25 -50  SRM: 22 – 40

baltic .jpgBALTIC:  A very high alcohol, sweet, robust porter that originated in the Baltic states. Baltic Porter reflects both the character of original British Porters and the character of sweeter, highly alcoholic Russian Imperial Stouts.Full bodied. Smooth. Aged alcohol warmth. Sweet, malty, roasted flavor that stops short of burnt. Med to low bitterness. Dark fruits, caramel, toffee or currant flavors add to complexity. Med to med-high carbonation.
ABV: 5.5% – 9.5%   IBU: 20 – 40  SRM: 17 – 30

SOME SUGGESTIONS:
101 Brewhouse – Outboard Motor Oatmeal Porter
A-Frame – Magic Lake Porter
Black Kettle Brewing – Porter Ale
Brassneck – Dark Place Porter
Cannery Brewing – Baltic Porter
Canoe BrewPub – Baltic Porter
Dageraad – Londen Porter
Dead Frog – Pineapple Midnight Tropical Porter
Driftwood Brewing– Blackstone Porter
Empty Keg – Fog Breather Porter
Fernie Brewing – Sap Sucker Maple Porter & Baltic Porter
Fieldhouse – Salted Black Porter
Foamers Folly – Black Snake Porter
Four Winds – Oak Porter
Phillips Brewing  –Odyssey Porter
Torchlight – Led Sled Porter
Townsite Brewing  – Pow Town Porter
Powell St – Dive Bomb Porter
Salt Spring Island – Dry Porter
Slackwater – Deepwater American Porter
Steamworks – Salted Chocolate Porter
Taylight – Root Beer Porter
Three Ranges – Snow Dance Porter
Tin Whistle –Killer Bee Porter
Twa Dogs – Holy Willies Robust Porter
White Rock Beach Brewing – Border Porter
Wolf Brewing – Porter
Yellow Dog – Shake a Paw Smoked Porter

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OCTOBER 29 – SCOTCH & SCOTTISH ALES

scotch ale.jpgA malt-focused, caramelly beer with occasionally a butterscotch aftertaste.Deeply malty, with a strong caramel component. Hops only to balance and support the malt. The malt character can range from dry and grainy to rich, toasty, and caramel.Medium to high malt character with a luscious malt complexity, often with nutty, caramel and/or molasses-like flavours.
SCOTCH: This ale is overwhelmingly malty, with a rich and dominant sweet malt flavor and aroma. A caramel character is often part of the profile. Some examples feature a light smoked peat flavor. This style could be considered the Scottish version of an English-Style Barleywine.
ABV: 6.5-8.5%  IBU: 25-35  SRM:14 -25
generic_scottish_ale_206-preview.jpgSCOTTISH: Thisles vary depending on strength and flavor, but in general retain a malt-forward character with some degree of caramel-like malt flavors and a soft and chewy mouthfeel. Some examples feature a light smoked peat flavor. Hops do not play a huge role in this style.
ABV: 2.8 – 5.3%  IBU: 9-25  SRM:4 -2

SOME SUGGESTIONS:
Angry Hen Brewing – Tartan Scotch Ale
Empty Keg – Kilt Lifter Scottish 80
Moody Ales – Strong Scotch Ale
Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.- Brave Liver Scotch Ale
Parallel 49 Brewing Company– Salty Scot
Persephone Brewing Company– Wee Heavy Scotch
Russell Brewing Company– Angry Scotch Ale
Sooke Oceanside Brewing – Fight In The Dog Scotch Ale
Spinnakers – Jameson’s Scottish Ale
Swans Hotel & Brewpub – Regal Standard Wee Heavy
Storm Brewing– Highland Scottish Ale
The Tin Whistle Brewing Company – Stag Apple Scotch Ale
Wolf Brewing Company– Scotch Ale

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OCTOBER 30 – BARLEY WINES, BARREL AGED  AND STRONG ALES

barley.jpgAmerican: A well-hopped American interpretation of the richest and strongest of the English ales. The hop character should be evident throughout, but does not have to be unbalanced. The alcohol strength and hop bitterness often combine to leave a very long finish.
ABV:8-12% IBU-50-100 SRM: 10-19
English: A showcase of malty richness and complex, intense flavours. Chewy and rich in body, with warming alcohol and a pleasant fruity or hoppy interest. When aged, it can take on port-like flavours. A wintertime sipper.
ABV: 8-12% IBU: 35-70 SRM:8-22
Barrel Aged:A harmonious blend of the base beer style with characteristics from aging in contact with wood,(including alcoholic products previously in contact with the wood). The best examples will be smooth, flavorful, well-balanced and well-aged. A low to moderate wood- or oak-based aroma is usually present. Other aromatics often include a low to moderate vanilla, caramel, toffee, toast, or cocoa character, as well as any aromatics associated with alcohol (distilled spirits, wine, etc.) previously stored in the wood.
ABV: varies IBU: varies SRM:varies-usually darker than base style

SOME SUGGESTIONS: ( Dig through your cellar-any year will work!)
Category 12 – Dichotomy
Central City Brewers + Distillers – Thor’s Hammer
Driftwood Brewery– Old Cellar Dweller
Foamers’ Folly Brewing Co. – Brass Monkey
Howe Sound Brewing – Woolly Bugger
Moody Ales – Barrel Aged Barley Wine
Parallel 49 Brewing Company – Barley Wine
Persephone Brewing Company– Barley Wine
Phillips Brewing & Malting Co. – Trainwreck
Red Collar Brewing  – Wobbly Bob
Red Truck Brewing – Blackberry Bourbon Ale
Strange Fellows Brewing – Wayfarer
Townsite Brewing – Barrel Aged Cardena
Twa Dogs – Parting Kiss Bourbon Barrel Aged
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OCTOBER 31 – AUTUMN AND PUMPKIN ALES

pumpkin_beer.jpgAutumn Seasonal Beers are beers that suggest cool weather and the autumn harvest season, and may include pumpkin or other squashes, and the associated spices.An amber to copper, spiced beer that often has a moderately rich body and slightly warming finish suggesting a good accompaniment for the cool fall season, and Thanksgiving traditions. Many examples are reminiscent of pumpkin pie.Additional fermentables (e.g., brown sugar, honey, molasses, maple syrup, etc.) may lend their own unique aromatics.
ABV: Varies IBU: Varies SRM: Varies

JUST SOME SUGGESTIONS:
4 Mile Brewing – Sweet Potato Harvest Spiced Ale
Central City – Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Ale
Crannóg Ales – Maniacal Jack Pumpkin
Fernie Brewing Company– Pumpkin Head Brown Ale
Flashback Brewing – Squash Gourdon
Foamers’ Folly Brewing Co.– Robbie B’s Double Pumpkin
Howe Sound Brewing –Pumpkineater
Longwood Brewery – Full Batch Pumpkin
The Moon Under Water Brewery & Pub – Pumpkin Pearzen
Nelson Brewing Company – Pumpkin
Parallel 49 Brewing Company – Lost Souls / Schadenfreude
Phillips Brewing & Malting Co.- Crooked Tooth Pumpkin
Russell Brewing – Pumpkin Spice Latte Blonde Ale
Torchlight Brewing Co.– Full Patch Pumpkin
Whistler Brewing Company– Valley Trail Chestnut Ale

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