The fifth release in the Mt Pleasant Limited Series, R&B Brewing's Saison
is seasonally inspired by the first signs of spring. Rod
Hughes, head brewer and his team collaborated to craft this
interesting take on the traditional Belgian style.
floral notes of hidcote purple lavender from Happy Valley
Farms on Vancouver Island make this an interesting take on a
refreshing saison“ Hughes said.
French and Belgian yeasts were used to imbibe the beer
with spicy and mineral notes and an added touch of infused
R&B Brewing Co, releases this brew as a
celebration of spring, and the imminent opening of their new
Taproom. The beer is slated to be released today, with the
Taproom opening in late March. Ask your local craft beer
purveyor to bring it in — or drop into the R&B Growler Station
for a try.
BC CRAFT BEER EVENTS featuring R&B’s
brews: Victoria Beer Week, Saturday Night Cask
Event, March 5th; the Farmer’s Market at Nat Bailey,
10am-2pm March 5th; The Curry Cup in East Van Heritage Hall on
March 7th; and look for them at the Howe Sound Brewery Tap
Takeover Event on April 2nd.
For a full list of locations carrying R&B, and for
events and tastings go to their new website R&B Brewing Co. —
sign up for the R&B newsletter to keep up to date on all the
latest brew news. It will keep you posted on their Taproom
opening date, cask events, Growler Station taps and more.
Pick up a Growler or a 650 ml bottle of the new
seasonal Saison, while it lasts.
LABEL OF LOVE: THE CREATIVE WORLD OF MODERN BEER CAN ART
REBECCA WHYMAN • OCTOBER 15, 2018 Clockwise from top left: Electric Bicycle Brewing Co.; Mikkeller’s Hallo Ich Bin Berliner Weisee; the beer label artwork of Vancouver artist Patrick Wong; Superflux’s Superfluousness. Contributed/file photosYou can’t help it, I can’t help it—we all judge beers by their labels, maybe as much as we judge the beer itself. Beer labels have been around for ages: 83 years on cans, and much longer than that on bottles. It appears we’ve been loving beer labels for that whole time—just check out all the vintage labels you can buy on eBay! Doesn’t it seem, though, that we’re loving beer labels extra hard right now? Maybe it’s that size matters. Beer cans, especially those tall boys, offer lots of real estate for labelling. Large-format bottles provide a sizeable canvas as well. Maybe it’s as simple as habituation. Humans aren’t that different from crows; we’re attracted to bright, shiny objects. And with soc…
Oktoberfest lager to be available across CanadaA fall classic, Märzen suits the
season perfectly, with satisfying bread and biscuit malt character and an
ultra-clean lager finish (VANKLEEK HILL – Aug. 29, 2017) FOR
IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Many fans across Canada of Beau’s Brewing Co.’s
certified organic beer will get their first taste this fall of a popular
seasonal brew that Ontarians have been enjoying for nearly a decade. Part of
Beau’s ongoing Farm Table Series, Märzen is an orangey-amber 5.5% Oktoberfest
lager. Since the recipe was first brewed in 2009, it has been recognized three
times with awards at the National Organic Craft Beer Competition, in the
lager/amber lager category. A fall classic, Märzen suits the
season perfectly. Munich malts contribute a satisfying bread and biscuit
character, and German perle hops lend balancing bitterness; a super-clean lager
finish completes the package. The Farm Table Series are sessionable beers
inspired by tradition, and ea…