with gloria macarenko sitting in for stephen quinn:
Summer beer events still going
on throughout B.C., columnist
Plus, check out Rebecca Whyman's picks for refreshing summer fruit
CBC News Posted: Aug 16, 2016 5:00 PM PT Last Updated: Aug 16, 2016 5:00 PM PT
While summer vacations are wrapping up for many people, On The Coast's beer columnist says there are still some summer beer activities to check out around the province.
Here are the events Whyman highlighted to On The Coast guest host Gloria Macarenko:
- Beer Farm Fest in Gibsons: The third annual event held by Persephone Brewing takes place Aug. 20. "There will be live music, as well as live streaming of the Tragically Hip concert on the big screen, a pig roast, farm games and activities and a pop-up farm gate market," Whyman said, adding 12 beers will be on tap.
- Vancouver Mural Festival: Also on Aug. 20, Red Truck will be hosting a patio party at their brewery as part of the festival. "The all ages event will feature music, and a beer garden for those from 2-10 p.m.," Whyman said. "And you can watch as murals are being painted on the brewery's grain silos."
- Great Canadian Beer Festival in Victoria: Whyman says there are still tickets available for the Sept. 9-10. "I am quite fond of this festival; not only is it a great opportunity to try beer from all over the province without having to travel any further than Victoria, it is also a handy excuse to head to Victoria for the weekend and visit all the breweries and taprooms there," she said.
And because the hot summer weather is still with us, Whyman's picks are fruity, refreshing beers:
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Steamworks' YVR India Session Ale
"Light on the alcohol at 4.4 percent, and on the bitterness at 40ibus, but heavy on the citrus aroma! Not quite as fruity tasting as it smells, you'll still get notes of pineapple and citrus from those lovely New Zealand Galaxy, Orbit and Nelson Sauvin hops, through a lighter body and dry finish. Available in six packs of 330 ml bottles."
Ravens Brewing Raspberry Hefeweizen
"Made with local Abbotsford berries, available in 650ml bombers. Five percent alcohol."
Postmark Brewing's Raspberry Session Ale
"A bold, fruity session ale made with tart raspberry puree available in six packs of 355 ml cans and 650 ml bombers. 4.7 percent alcohol."
Hearthstone Brewery's Wyld Raspberry Berliner Weisse
"Tart and so full of flavour that you'll never notice that it's a mere 3.2 percent. Available in six packs of 355ml cans. It also comes in peach and lychee flavours!"
With files from CBC Radio One's On The Coast