Coal Harbour Brewing in East Vancouver has released a new beer called Cosmic Fusion.
Cosmic Fusion is an India pale lager, or IPL. Like a lager, IPLs are fermented with lager yeast at cooler temperatures for a longer period of time, rather than a short warm fermentation with ale yeast. They are then dry-hopped with large amount of hops, in this case Mandarina Bavaria and Huell Melon.
The resulting beer combines a crisp lager finish with the enhanced fruity and citrussy hop character one would find in an IPA.
Cosmic Fusion will be shipping out to select private liquor stores in BC over the next week.