4 Mile Brewpub in Victoria BC has announced the release of two returning seasonal release: their Thunder Bomber double IPA and Braveheart Chest Beater bourbon oak aged scotch ale.
Look out for them in stores this week and next, or pop into the pub and pick one up.
Thunder Bomber double IPA
- 9% ABV
- 90 IBUs
A true double IPA tilting the scales at 90 IBU’s and 9% Alc. All imported malts created a golden colour with a dense creamy white head. Aromas of intense late addition and dry hopping are evident, producing big notes of tropical fruits. Malty up front on the first taste, but quickly dissipating imto a massive onslaught of hops.
We used “hop bursting” technique, with 89% of the hops added in the last 12 minutes of the boil to create more hop flavour than bitterness. See if you can pick the 6 different hops on this “ginormous” brew: Cascade, Amarillo, East kent holdings, Willamette, Simcoeand Topaz.
Braveheart Chest Beater bourbon oak aged scotch ale
- 8% ABV
- 35 IBUs
- Aged with oak staves
Wee bit heavy. Malty Toasty Caramel Notes. Roasty bitter backbone. Notes of vanilla. Dark chocolate and burnt sugar. Can head-bang haggis into submission. Highland heartiness balances herby lamb stew. Drink before caber tossing your in-laws.