In advance of this year’s Canadian Beer Awards, our beer of the month features a BC favourite that has consistently taken home some serious awards over the past few years.
BC’s Dageraad Brewing is a brewery with a purpose. Dageraad Brewing is named after the Dageraadplaats, a neighbourhood square on the east side of Antwerp, Belgium. Owner and founder Ben Coli’s has made a dedicated effort to transport a small piece of the beer culture from Belgium to BC, having spent years travelling and studying beer there.
Burnabarian (a word Coli made up) is the titular example of Coli’s work in translating Belgian style into West Coast brewing. A Belgian style table beer, Burnabarian pours a slightly clouded, orange-tinged gold colour, with wonderful floral-fruity notes on the nose (orange peel with hints of pear) along with light bubblegum and a hint of biscuit. At only 4.5%, it also is incredibly easy to drink on a patio or summer day.
It’s not just our opinion of the beer either. The Canadian Beer Awards have awarded Burnabarian either gold or silver in the Belgian-Style Abbey Ale/Pale Ale category for the past three years running. Chances are, it takes home some more awards with this weekend’s ceremony, which of course we will recap for you on Monday.