Gladstone and Townsite to Release Collaboration No. 2: Algerine

AlgerineGladstone Brewing in Courtenay, BC has released their second collaboration with fellow Sunshine Coasters, Townsite Brewing in Powell River.

They first collaborated earlier this year on Algerme, which was a Belgian-style single that bottle conditioned with Brett.

Called Algerine, collaboration No.2 is said to be result of using left over ingredients to excellent effect. Combining the store rooms, talent, and equipment of Gladstone & Townsite and named for the ocean pass that connects them, they claim that this category-smasher of a beer is sure to be a pleasant surprise to even the most seasoned of craft beer connoisseur.

Unlike Algerme, this one will not be bottled, but is currently available on tap in the Gladstone tasting room, with a couple of kegs heading over to Townsite this weekend.

Tasting notes

Hazy as a glass of white grapefruit juice and oozing sweet and tart fruit aromas of apricot, tangerine, and pineapple, Algerine #2 is the second collaboration between Gladstone Brewing and Townsite Brewing. Classic saison tart prickles are complimented by sweet fruit and oat smoothness and enhanced by Ella hop dryness. High carbonation tickles the tongue and highlights pleasantly sour grapefruit notes before they fade into a comfortable sweetness of pitted fruits. If having the sun two feet from your head has got you down, this is the perfect beer to get you out from under the weather.

Vital Statistics

ABV: 6.5%

IBU: 20

Hops: Australian Ella

Malts:

  • Belgian Pilsner Malt
  • Canadian Pilsner Malt
  • Malted Oats
  • Flaked Oats
  • German Acid Malt
  • Crystal Oat Malt

Yeast: wy3725 Biere De Garde