Today’s Beer: okay so it’s not a beer, but this cider from Howling Moon is definitely craft. I stopped by the cidery in Oliver a few weeks ago for their opening. The owners are charming and have big plans for their property including a teaching orchard where growers in the valley can come to learn more about cider apples. With farmer’s struggling to make ends meet with dessert apples, it makes sense to look at cider apples, which bring in much better prices! This cider is their dryest version, tart and slightly tannic made with 60% cider apples. I’m not a fan of sweet cider, so this English-style is perfect for me.They also do an off-dry for those who prefer some sweetness and an apple wine blended with late harvest Pinot Blanc grapes. If you’re in the area stop by and say hello!
Today at Cannery Brewing I got to eat the most amazing nachos, drink a refreshing Radler, hang out with my dog and pick up a growler full of a special release cask! I love this place! The cask is their Muse and the Golden Promise Extra Pale Ale dry-hopped with Zythos and Azacca. Crisp with big tropical fruit aroma it’s a perfect patio beer!
Today’s Beer: A chinook (the wind not the hop) emptied the snow from my garden beds this week, so I went out with a beer this afternoon for some late winter harvesting. I felt Four Winds IPA was a pretty good accompaniment to this task, crisp and flavourful while remaining balanced. With a bottle in one hand and fresh veg in the other I’m seriously looking forward to longer, warmer days coming soon! I’m going to turn these veggies into winter slaw with a curry dressing which should pair nicely with the rest of the four-pack! Yum!