It may not feel like it, but Spring is just a few days away and it’s only a matter of time before we’re once again enjoying those long summer nights and patio days.
Breweries are already gearing up for the warmer weather, with some excellent new additions to their seasonal lineups for Spring time. Here are a few of the can’t miss beers to snag before they’re gone!
Boombox & Superflux: Pablo Esco Gnar
What better way to kick of spring beer season than with the mythical “White Whale” of BC craft beer. Pablo is the stepchild of two of the best IPA producers in the province, and this dank Northeast IPA is powerfully good. This hasn’t made the rounds since 2016, so beer nerds are rightfully excited about this release. If you find yourself face to face with Pablo, make sure you’re taking it home.
Steamworks: Tart IPA
Sticking with the theme of mashups, Steamworks’ latest beer in the illumination series is a combination of a westcoast IPA and a sour. Bold yet balanced, this beer features loads of juicy hop flavours & aromas combined with a puckering tartness on the finish.
Strange Fellows: Tigertail Saison
A new limited release from the ever brilliant Strange Fellows, this saison is bright and spicy. Brewed with sweet orange, lemongrass and star anise, this is definitely one worth picking up and holding onto a nice warm day in spring.
Field House Brewing: Collaboration IPA Series
This may be a bit of a cheat, but seriously all four of these collaborative IPA’s are delicious. From first to last there’s the Aussie IPA with Backcountry, Japanese IPA with Powell Street, Mexican IPA with Yellow Dog and finally the Nordic IPA with Superflux. If you’re lucky, you can get the entire four pack still at the brewery for $35.
Brassneck Brewing: Synesthesiac Hazy IPA
If you hadn’t heard, Brassneck is finally available in cans and the Synesthesiac is one of the best up for offer at the moment. It’s another hazy IPA that has a bold juicy flavour and brewed with Amarillo and Eldorado hops.
Powell Street Brewing: Lemonade Stand
Shifting away from the IPA’s for a moment, this berliner style ale is like sipping lemonade on the porch. With lactose and vanilla paired with lemon and lime this beer is tart and refreshing, exactly the kind of beer needed for spring time.
Most of these will be available at the breweries themselves, but many are also available at select private liquor stores as well.