Fall is a fantastic time of year for craft beer, especially in BC. Not only is it BC Beer month, but brewers from across the province break out some of their best seasonal offerings, signaling the transition from lighter summer sippers to the heavier winter offerings. These five seasonal beers prove there is a lot to be excited about in fall.
Driftwood Brewing Windcatcher
This is a special release, and we do mean special. For the 10th anniversary of Driftwood the brewery launched this blended sour ale from their barrel program. It’s hazy with notes of stone fruit and rich oak. Something well worth holding onto as it will change over the years.
Twin Sails Bad Sally Praline Stout
A collaboration with Dandy Brewing, Bad Sally is a Praline Stout brewed with over 100kg of freshly roasted Pecans and Hazelnuts. The nuts were added through multiple phases of the brewing process to draw as much nuttiness as possible into the beer. You get a huge hit of hazelnut when you crack the can, which gives way to a chocolatey stout background and nicely rounded sweetness.
Backcountry Brewing Bullet Holes the Size of Matzo Balls
Backcountry is making some really interesting limited releases, and this double IPA is no exepction. Brewed with tons of Citra and Columbus, there is a massive hop blast to this beer that compliments the high ABV.
Parallel 49 Hive Mind Braggot
Hive Mind is the newest addition to P49’s Cork & Cage Series and is a blend of beer and mead, brewed with exotic grains and multi-floral honey from the Okanagan, and fermented with Norwegian farmhouse yeast. It’s incredibly unique and worth trying.
Russell Brewing Miami Rice
Miami Rice is a Hazy Southeast IPA brewed with rice, oats and barley with late kettle additions of Mosaic and Citra. Fermented using a blend of London Ale III and Sacc-trois, producing a slight tart finish with delicate hints of pineapple, mango and citrus.