Monday, October 22, 2012
October 22nd: We're celebrating BC Craft Beer Month the best way we know how: with a triple-beer-super-massive-seasonal-release!
Three releases at once can be a lot to keep straight--especially once the craft connoisseur starts sampling. So to help you map your path we'll be highlighting the beers on our website and social media channels over the next 3 days, offering background info and tasting notes for each one.
For all you Victoria-folk, we will also be hosting a tasting at the brewery on Tuesday October 23rd from 3pm-6pm where you can come on down to sample all three releases, meet some of the brewers and have an all-around great time.
But to get everyone's engines revved up, here are some broad strokes...
Puzzler Black Belgian IPA - 9.1% 650mL - Crafted in collaboration with our friends at Great Lakes Brewing from Toronto, buckets of black malt give this beer a deep earthy-brown colour and a huge body. Generous portions of bittering hops add balance and tip the flavour profile definitively to the hoppy side of the scale, while Belgian yeast endows the collaborative brew with a slightly spicy undertone.
Eric Jourdan's Northwest Amber Ale - 6.2% 650mL - Who says you need a brewery to make great beer? Eric Jourdan is one of the winners of CAMRA Victoria's Home Brew Competition, and won the opportunity to come into Phillips and brew his creation in our brewhouse! His home brewed Northwest Amber Ale is a testament to brewing skill whether your brewhouse is in a brewery or a basement.
Green Reaper Fresh Hop IPA - 6.5% 650mL - Freshly harvested Willamette hops went from bine to beer in less than 24 hours in this newly minted Fresh Hop annual release. It's a craft beer apparition sent to show you the impact that fresh hops can make as it guides your taste buds to the aftertaste.
**All of the releases are available at private craft-focused liquor stores, and only while supplies last!