Howe Sound Brewing has announced the return of two annual seasonal brews, being their Father John’s Winter Ale and the Mexican Chiapas Coffee Amber Ale. They will also be releasing a new entry in their S2S series: a Baltic porter with red grape—yum! Find out more below.
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
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 renaissance.
NEW S2S SERIES — BALTIC PORTER
Baltic 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.
Simon Jongsma, 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 every sip.”
BEER STYLE: Baltic Porter
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.
Mexican 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 flavours.
Simon Jongsma, 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
Food Pairings: perfect with cheeses, savory foods, vanilla ice cream and chocolate desserts.
ABOUT HOWE SOUND BREWING
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 brewery.