Steamworks Brewing Co is kicking off their new sour beer program with the release of their new dry hopped Kettle Sour.
Packaged in an electric pink 650ml bottle, the beer features premium 2-row, carapils and wheat malt which are then kettle soured and generously dry hopped with Mosaic and Nelson Sauvin hops post fermentation to give a tropical fruit aroma and a refreshingly tart flavour. This light gold beer is supremely sessionable and perfect for spring patio sessions.
Brewmaster Julia Hanlon, expands upon the new release: "We're excited to usher in our new souring program with the release of this dry-hopped Kettle Sour. Through ongoing experimentation with barrel aged and kettle sours we plan on brewing sour beers that are both innovative and affordable."
This refreshingly tart Spring treat will be available early May in very limited quantities at select private retailers and restaurants in BC as well as on tap at the Steamworks Brewery and Taproom at 3845 William St in Burnaby, BC.
About Steamworks Brewing Company
Named after the steam that flows through and powers its flagship brewpub in Gastown & Brewery, Steamworks Brewing Co. features distinct, flavourful and award-winning brews. Learn more at www.steamworks.com or find them @steamworksbeer on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.
I'm single. I have been for several years.
I was really enjoying my single state during those years. I did what I wanted, when I wanted. It was pretty glorious.
I've started thinking though, that I would like some companionship too.
Now that I have popped by head up and looked around, I realize I have no idea how one goes about meeting people.
I have friends. But there's not a pool of potential dates within that friend group. Or anyone with a secret stash of available friends of friends they have somehow kept from me until now.
How did I used to get dates?
I would start playing a new sport. Or go to the bar.
I'm middle-aged now. There is no bar.
I don't think.
Is there one?
God, if there is, someone tell me where it is!
I understood the etiquette of meeting people at bars.
I do not understand this whole internet dating and hooking up thing.
I wish there was a book - How to Internet Date for Middle-Aged Dummies
There is this cheatsheet, but geesh, how old do …
So, like, I haven't been writing much about beer lately.
Yeah, I still write an article here and there (note to self, get on writing that article that's due soon) but I haven't been as inspired as I once was to blather on about beer ad nauseum.
I still love beer. I still go to beer events and get excited about the latest buzz. I'm just not interested in dissecting each experience.
Part of that is due to Instagram - that stupid app changed my life! It's so much easier to just take a photo and share it there. Now you all know what I drank. No need to write about it.
Part of it is due to other things taking up my focus. Like being middle aged. I had no idea how much mental energy that was going to take!
My last article for the Growler nicely married beer and being middle aged.
And got me to thinking that maybe that is something I'd like to do more of. Talk about being middle aged through different lenses. Craft beer and tasting rooms, where to find edgy b…
THE NEW FACE OF CRAFT BEER IS HERE
REBECCA WHYMAN • MARCH 8, 2019 Tara Rafiq illustration
You know that phenomenon when something, seemingly out of nowhere, tickles your brain, then takes up residence, and has you ruminating for months? That’s what happened to me at Bart Watson’s key-note speech at the B.C. Brewers’ Conference back in October. The chief economist for the American Brewers Association gave an engaging talk about the state of craft brewing, chock-full of brain tickling stats and his interpretations of what they mean now and for the future. Including this innocuous little slide:
Nothing controversial here, folks. Just that some craft beer drinkers are drinking more craft beer, and say they are doing so because they visit breweries. Isn’t that nice? The industry must love when the already-converted are drinking even more craft. And all breweries had to do was offer appreciators a way to visit them at the source? Pure gold! …