The 12 Beer Reviews of Christmas #12: Spinnakers Festive Spiced Saison

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me… From the label: This years incarnation of Festive Saison blends a holiday spiced saison with Spinnakers own dry apple cider. This once a year treat combines the best of Spinnakers Brewery and Cidery, so enjoy it while it lasts! From our family to yours,…Read more The 12 Beer Reviews of Christmas #12: Spinnakers Festive Spiced Saison

The 12 Beer Reviews of Christmas #11: Spinnakers Blue Bridge Double Pale Ale

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me… From the label: An emerging new-world style, this double pale ale uses a blend of both Northwest American bittering hops and old-world noble aromatic hops creating a complex and floral hop profile in a balanced strong pale ale with big body and lots of…Read more The 12 Beer Reviews of Christmas #11: Spinnakers Blue Bridge Double Pale Ale

The 12 Beer Reviews of Christmas #10: Spinnakers Lion’s Head Cascadia Dark Ale

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me… From the label: Named in honour of the Lion’s Head Pub in Robson, BC (the Kootenay’s first craft-beer focused pub), this beer has a dark roast body paired with crisp Northwest hops. Stats: ABV: 6.5%; IBU: 55 Tasting notes: This beer pours out a near-black dark brown colour with…Read more The 12 Beer Reviews of Christmas #10: Spinnakers Lion’s Head Cascadia Dark Ale

The 12 Beer Reviews of Christmas #9: Spinnakers English India Pale Ale

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me… From the label: From the Brewers Reserve Series comes this Bourbon Barrel Aged Extra Special Bitter. This special version of our classic Mitchel's ESB was brewed with English malts, Noble hops and aged in freshly emptied bourbon barrels. Stats: ABV: 7.1%; IBU: 55 Tasting notes:…Read more The 12 Beer Reviews of Christmas #9: Spinnakers English India Pale Ale

The 12 Beer Reviews of Christmas #8: Spinnakers Bourbon Barrel-Aged ESB

On the eight day of Christmas, my true love sent to me… From the label: From the Brewers Reserve Series comes this Bourbon Barrel Aged Extra Special Bitter. This special version of our classic Mitchel's ESB was brewed with English malts, Noble hops and aged in freshly emptied bourbon barrels. Stats: ABV: 5.2%; IBU: 55 Tasting notes:…Read more The 12 Beer Reviews of Christmas #8: Spinnakers Bourbon Barrel-Aged ESB

The 12 Beer Reviews of Christmas #7: Spinnakers Irish Stout

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me… From the label: This light stout is delicate and smooth, brewed using Canadian and English Malts and done in the traditional Irish fashion Stats: ABV: 5%; IBU: 20 Tasting notes: This beer pours out a dark tan colour with two fingers of beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves…Read more The 12 Beer Reviews of Christmas #7: Spinnakers Irish Stout

The 12 Beer Reviews of Christmas #5: Spinnakers Belgian Tripel

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me... From the label: Brewed with the finest malted barley, imported hops and Spinnakers' own deep well aquifer pure mineral water, Spinnakers Nut Brown Ale exhibits a refreshing light body with hints of delicate nutty flavours. Serve slightly chilled. Stats: ABV: 8%; IBU: 25 Tasting…Read more The 12 Beer Reviews of Christmas #5: Spinnakers Belgian Tripel

The 12 Beer Reviews of Christmas #4: Spinnakers Vic West ISA

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me... From the label: Brewed with the finest malted barley, imported hops and Spinnakers' own deep well aquifer pure mineral water, Spinnakers Nut Brown Ale exhibits a refreshing light body with hints of delicate nutty flavours. Serve slightly chilled. Stats: ABV: 4.5%; IBU: 55 Tasting…Read more The 12 Beer Reviews of Christmas #4: Spinnakers Vic West ISA

The 12 Beer Reviews of Christmas #2: Spinnakers Dragonfly Rye Saison

From the label: Dragonflies are a symbol of transformation and for us, symbolize the welcome return of Spring. Brewed with Canadian pilsner and rye malt, American hops and a french saison yeast, our Dragonfly Rye has a delicate balance of fruit and spice, with a light body and a refreshingly dry finish. Stats: ABV:6.5%; IBU…Read more The 12 Beer Reviews of Christmas #2: Spinnakers Dragonfly Rye Saison