Coalesce Brewing Releases First Beer: Foreword

Coalesce Brewing in Port Moody BC is set to release their first beer: Foreword.

Foreword is a mixed fermentation ale inspired by the historical saison style. Foreword was brewed with oats, spelt malt, and raw wheat, then hopped judiciously with Hallertau, Hersbrucker, and Saaz. The beer was fermented dry with a mixed culture of Saccharomyces, Brettanomyces, and Lactobacillus in freshly emptied BC Chardonnay barrels, where it rested for three months until mature. It was then refermented and conditioned naturally in the bottle for an additional three months.

Foreword will not be available in stores, and will go on sale at 12pm at the Twin Sails tasting room. They will have 45 cases for sale, with a limit of six bottle per person. Bottle will cost $10 each. They will have a very limited amount of keg conditioned Foreword on draft for the release.

6.2% ABV | 21 IBU | 500mL

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R&B Releases 20th Anniversary Brett Saison and So Fresh, So Green Fresh Hop Blonde IPA

R&B Brewing in Vancouver BC has released two special new beers, their 20th Anniversary Brett Saison Ale and a fresh hop blonde IPA called So Fresh, So Green.

20th Anniversary Brett Saison Ale  is a strong saison brewed primarily with Belgian Saison II yeast then aged with Brettanomyces bruxellenis and Brettanomyces claussenii for four months, before being bottle-conditioned with fresh pear juice.

9% ABV | 22 IBUs

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So Fresh So Green is a blonde IPA brewed with flaked oats and 150 lbs of fresh Centennial hops from Chilliwack Hop Farms.

6.4% ABV

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Dageraad Releases Entropy No. 4: Gin Barrel-Aged Spiced Saison

Dageraad Brewing in Burnaby BC has announced the release of the fourth in their Entropy series of barrel-aged beers.

Entropy Series No. 4 is a gin barrel-aged spiced saison that was created by taking their Lake City Farmhouse ale and aging it in a recently-emptied gin barrel from Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers.

Lake City Farmhouse is brewed with small amounts of rosemary and sage, among other spices, and they say that it blended beautifully with the botanicals used in Deep Cove’s gin—the mix of flavours is said to be so harmonious that it’s difficult to tell where the beer ends and the gin begins.

Entropy Series No. 4 will go on sale at noon on Wednesday, October 4. Bottles will cost $12 each, with a limit two per customer (only 19 cases available)

They don’t expect this beer to develop substantially in the bottle, so it’s best to consume this beer relatively fresh.

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Field House Releases Field Saison 2017

Field House Brewing  in Abbotsford BC has announced the release of the 2017 version of their Field Saison.

The Field Saison is one of their original beers and was inspired by the fields and seasons of the Valley. It is a floral and sessionable Belgian table saison with hints of pepper, citrus, and clove

It’s on tap at the Field house tasting room for a limited time and will be hitting the shelves in the next couple weeks

ABV: 3.8% | 20.5 IBUs | 473ml cans

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Four Winds Releases Zomer Saison on Draft

four.jpgFour Winds Brewing in Delta BC has released a new draft-only saison called Zomer.

Zomer is a citrusy foeder aged Saison that delicately weaves together flavours of coriander, orange, pepper and elderberry, finishing with a toasted oak and almond finish.

They say that Zomer is meant to capture the hazy fervour of the summer of ‘17 and that its hazy glow conjures images of bleary orange BC skies on record breaking hot days, but is designed to quench that ravenous 35-degree thirst.

Zomer is available now at the Four Winds tasting room and at select bars and restaurants across the lower mainland and Vancouver Island.

5.9% ABV | 20 IBU

Coal Harbour Releases Woodland Sour Saison and Market Saturation IPA

Coal Harbour Brewing in Vancouver BC has released two new seasonal beers: Woodland sour Saison and Market Saturation IPA.

Woodland Sour Saison is a a sour take on their French saison, with orange peel, coriander, and Szechuan peppercorns. It is available now in 650ml bombers at select retailers across BC.

5.25% ABV

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Market Saturation IPA brings a tropical bouquet of tangerine, pineapple and melon to a full bodied base of barley, wheat & oats. It is available now in 4-pack tall cans at select retailers across BC shortly.

7.25% ABV

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