It's the year of the sour! 2015's
Vancouver Beer Awards dedicated their annual theme to this
unique style and close to 1,400 BC residents ranked sour beer as
their #4 preferred style, beating out lagers and pilsners
according to the Craft Beer survey by BeerMeBC. Will the sour
beer craze grind to a halt come January 31st? We think not.
Get ready to change up the age old phrase when the
clock strikes midnight in just a few short weeks:
Happy New Beer!
Spinnakers' first bottled barrel aged sour, and certainly not the
last. Our house lager was barrel aged in red wine French
oak barrels before being soured and finally, dry hopped.
Brewery Tasting Notes: -Lightly tart, with pleasant
candy and fruit aromas -Clean, dry
finish, -Excellent hop
aromatics from the dry hop -Dry-hopped
with Northwest varietals -Light,
On shelves at participating private and Government BC liquor stores.
If you've never tried a sour, or aren't sure if you'll like it,
try our Sour Flight in the pub. 5oz. tasters of four different sour
varieties. Check out our blog for an in
depth look at the Barrel program here at Spinnakers
For more information, please contact sales and
My article on gender parity is on the Growler website! BREWING UP GENDER PARITY: THE QUEST FOR BEERQUALITY REBECCA WHYMAN • JUNE 13, 2019 Women are markedly underrepresented in craft beer. This is not news to anyone. But have you ruminated on just how large the gender gap is? A 2018 survey by Nielsen-Harris found American craft beer drinkers are 68.5 per cent male and 31.5 per cent female. Closer to home, BeerMeBC’s 2018 survey had those numbers at 71 and 29 per cent, with 0.32 per cent identifying as “other.” For those not so strong in the math department, that means that there are only three women drinking craft beer for every seven men. If you were a straight man looking for a date, you wouldn’t like those odds at all. And I can tell you, as one of those three women, it’s not much fun being outnumbered everywhere I go to enjoy my beloved craft beer, delightful as those seven men may be. Drinking craft beer is the easy part—when we move into the sections of craft