After a long wait, the doors to Vancouver Island’s newest brewery, Sooke Brewing Company, finally opened on November 20, 2017.
Located at 2057 Otter Point Rd, Sooke , BC Canada, the brewery’s tasting room is open seven days a week (11–7 from Sunday to Wednesday and 11–10 from Thursday to Saturday).
I look forward to checking them out once the weather is nice enough to cycle that far again.
They opened with four beers on tap:
5% | 20 IBUs
A simple style that highlights smooth maltiness while finishing dry.
Light toasty, bread crust like malt character that comes through on the finish. Refreshing and crisp from the cool fermentation with lager yeast.
Belgian Blonde Ale
6% | 50 IBUs
Pilsner malt lends the light colour and subtle grainy malt character. The Belgian yeast blends with ample amounts of European hops for a floral and herbal flavour and aroma. The dryness and moderately firm make it refreshing and drinkable.
4% | 15 IBU’s
A dark style beer made so by the use of unmalted roasted barley. Despite the low alcohol content has a full mouthfeel from the use of oats and crystal malts. It displays complex flavours of baker’s chocolate, dark fruits, raisins and cocoa from the use of specialty malts. Finishes rich and full with a low level of bitterness.
7% | 70 IBUs
The character of stone-fruits, berries, tropical fruits and pine are all evident from the liberal use of North America hops. Firm and lasting bitterness on the finish satisfies, hides the alcohol and increases the beer’s drinkability.