Today’s Beer: after a busy BC Day weekend it’s nice to kick back and relax on the deck this evening with Persephone’s India Summer Ale. Coming in at 5.5% ABV it’s not exactly a session ale, although it is lighter than their IPA. With citrus and tropical aroma it has very assertive bitterness – almost astringent but not unpleasant – with a crisp, dry body from the pilsner malt. This is certainly a good example of a BC brew. Even better paired with some cheese and charcuterie! And yes I’m doing a lot of backlit photos lately but they just look so good I can’t help myself!
Today’s Beer: stopped at Persephone Brewing on our way up the Sunshine Coast today. The place was packed, with live music playing and a food truck onsite. I felt like we could have hung out on their Beer Farm all afternoon, it was so relaxed and welcoming. We tried the Best Bitter (regular and nitro), Red Ale, Goddess Golden Ale, Double IPA, Dry Irish Stout and a Coffee California Common which was a collab with Deep Cove. Top choices were the Red and the Bitter. Delicious!
Today’s Beer: I have officially started a week-long staycation, and figured this 9% ABV Double IPA from Persephone would be a great way to kick it off. Tropical and orchard fruit aroma mingles with a light booziness. The flavour is less aggressive than I was expecting, balancing bitter notes with the alcohol. This is going down quite easy, and aided by my Friday evening thirst I’m glad I’m not going anywhere later!
Today’s Beer: well I guess I’m a little late, but this Oktoberfest beer by Persephone is still quite tasty! Well carbonated, it has a bit of caramel, and a hint of fruit along with a fairly strong biscuity malt flavour, finished with a light, hoppy bite. It seems a bit heavy to drink by the litre, but overall a very refreshing drink! You probably won’t be seeing this around in too many places right now but keep an eye out for the 2016 rendition in a few months!
Today’s Beer: Persephone has scored another hit with their Multigrain Saison. Brewed with barley, wheat, rye, oats, corn and rice, ABV is 6% and IBUs are 25. Nice depth of flavour here from the malts and saison yeast. Slightly sweet on the finish, I think I can pick out the rye, wheat and corn flavours but maybe I’m overthinking it a bit.