Posts Tagged: Brettanomyces

Today’s Beer: Dec 19

I had wanted to get my hands on the collaboration between Modern Times and Strange Fellows ever since I’d heard of it. Strange Times for Modern Fellows is a delicious and delicate sour beer. Brewed with pale and wheat malt and given a mixed fermentation including brett and lacto along with saison yeast this beer is complex in both flavour and aroma. Mosaic hops were used and the end result is a beer dripping with tropical flavour and aroma – think mango, pineapple, citrus, guava and lychee. A moderate amount of tartness, just on the edge of dominating the flavour but not quite, ending with a dry finish. So good. I’m not sure if there is any left on any shelves out there but if you come across some you’ll want to pick this up!

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Today’s Beer: August 4

IMG_20160804_194734Today’s Beer: I probably could have cellared the Peralta Wild Pale Ale from Townsite, but sometimes you just don’t want to wait! A Belgian-style brettanomyces-finished ale it’s a bit tart, a bit funky and a bit bitter. There are so many layers of flavour in here, first hit is a sweet, stonefruit aroma and flavour, followed with earthy, funky brett finished with a bit of a citrusy bitterness. As the beer warms up in my glass the flavour keeps changing and intensifying. It’s like a sweet coastal journey for your tastebuds! I sure am jealous of the residents of Powell River for having Townsite as their local brewery, I hardly ever see their beers out here in the Okanagan. This is part of the annual ‘Hulk’ release, a special Belgian style beer is made each year and named after one of the historic decomissioned ships that make up the breakwater around the Powell River mill.

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Today’s Beer: March 3

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Today’s Beer: I have been looking forward to trying this collab between Four Winds and Commons Brewery for a while, but had to hold back due to bronchitis. Needless to say the anticipation has been killing me, so today I was very excited to finally crack into this bottle! A fragrant floral and orchard fruit aroma with a hint of funk. The flavour is hard to nail down – tart, fruity, funky, a bit bitter with a very subtle apricot note that has to be sought out. This beer is an enigma that invites much more than one sip to puzzle out.

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