Squamish,BC – As autumn gives way to
winter in Sea to Sky Country we celebrate the changing seasons with three
brew releases: our Chiapas Coffee Ale; our Father John Winter Ale, an old
favourite; plus an exciting new Sea to Sky Series, Limited Release brew, a
Baltic Porter with Red Grape.
FATHER JOHN'S WINTER ALE Howe Sound Brewing celebrates winter with the return of an
old favourite, Father John's Winter ale. This revitalized release,
showcases the brewery team’s love of flavour, but with a slightly
lighter version of our original.
Our head brewer, Simon reports "This beer combines
notes of sweet biscuit, roast and caramel with a spice blend that brings
with it memories of winter cheer and holiday warmth."
BEER STYLE: Winter Ale
ABV: 4.4% IBU: 17
Food Pairings: Winter beers are
surprisingly versatile and pair well with cheeses, desserts, tapas, finger
foods, stone fruits and chutneys. Father John is nicely balanced and
a delightful addition to the winter pantry. Father John's Winter Ale is named after John Mitchell, Howe
Sound's original brewer and one of the founders of Canada's craft beer
NEW S2S SERIES --
Porter is an old style beer originating in the Baltic states in the
1800's. The style is unique because it is fermented with lager yeast which
creates a crisp smooth finish. It is conditioned over a two month period
before packaging. Red Grape must is added at the end of the fermentation to
add complexity and intrigue to the beer.
head brewer comments, " A rich Baltic Porter with notes of
raisin, plum, dark chocolate, and toffee. The addition of red grape adds a
complex aroma of sweet cherry and currant with a delicate finish. The
combination of a very old traditional style of beer with the red grape
creates a very elegant beer with complexity that continues to grow with
BEER STYLE: Baltic Porter
ABV: 7.5% IBU: 30
Food Pairings: Excellent with smoked or grilled meats
such as beef, pork or poultry, hearty stew or soups. Pairs well with rich
deep chocolate, dark fruit/berries with the red wine notes.
Chiapas Coffee Amber Ale -- Perfect pick me up for November Days.
The use of
cold brewed coffee gives a hint of smooth and fresh coffee to this
balanced amber ale, with roasted, earthy, caramel and nutty
head brewer says, " This amber ale was brewed specifically to
complement Mexican Chiapas coffee roasted by Galileo Coffee Company, a
local Squamish coffee roaster. It is a beautiful sipping beer
with tastes of coffee and a favourite seasonal."
BEER STYLE: Coffee Ale
ABV: 5.5% IBU: 22
Food Pairings: perfect with cheeses, savory
foods, vanilla ice cream and chocolate desserts.
ABOUT HOWE SOUND
Howe Sound Brewing
is a family-owned craft brewery located in Squamish, BC., brewing 40
different artisan ales and distributing a full-range of lagers and ales in
Canada and the United States.
Celebrating our 20th Anniversary this year, the brewery opened its doors in
1996, and features 20 character guestrooms, a picturesque brewpub and
restaurant, beer inspired cuisine and an internationally recognized craft
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