Fernie Brewing "Griz" Pale Ale

[xrr rating=3.5/5]

I will be honest with you.  The end of the NHL season is upon us and the Canucks have sealed the President’s trophy, and a bunch of other trophies as well.  Any beer will taste pretty damn good right now!

Enter the Griz Pale Ale from Fernie Brewing

The most striking thing about this is amber coloured pale ale is the foggy appearance.  It is waaaaaaaaay foggier than most pale ales (more like a hef), making it seem thick, and rich.  The head is also very sturdy.

It has a mild aroma of yeast and floral.  The taste is smooth, rich and slightly bitter, with a lingering sweet floral finish.  The sweet aftertaste makes this beer quite drinkable, a quality usually tasted in a pilsner.   One could also read it as annoyingly sugary, but seeing as I am in a great mood, it tastes totally delicious.

It certainly is of decent workmanship, with some unique qualities that pique one’s interest, and make this a beer with character, but that anyone could enjoy.

3.5/5 G2

 

 

Fernie Brewing “Griz” Pale Ale

[xrr rating=3.5/5]

I will be honest with you.  The end of the NHL season is upon us and the Canucks have sealed the President’s trophy, and a bunch of other trophies as well.  Any beer will taste pretty damn good right now!

Enter the Griz Pale Ale from Fernie Brewing

The most striking thing about this is amber coloured pale ale is the foggy appearance.  It is waaaaaaaaay foggier than most pale ales (more like a hef), making it seem thick, and rich.  The head is also very sturdy.

It has a mild aroma of yeast and floral.  The taste is smooth, rich and slightly bitter, with a lingering sweet floral finish.  The sweet aftertaste makes this beer quite drinkable, a quality usually tasted in a pilsner.   One could also read it as annoyingly sugary, but seeing as I am in a great mood, it tastes totally delicious.

It certainly is of decent workmanship, with some unique qualities that pique one’s interest, and make this a beer with character, but that anyone could enjoy.

3.5/5 G2

 

 

Lighthouse Race Rocks Ale

Lighthouse Race Rocks

Wow what a great name!  And unlike other beers which jump at the opportunity to tell you the story behind the name, lighthouse has instead adorned their retro stubby bottle with a shiny minimalist label, such that it would fit right in if seen on the set of an original star trek.

No back story needed.  This full-bodied copper-tinted elixir speaks for itself.  The head is gorgeous and a subtle floral aroma is followed by a mildly sweet flavor, with just a bit of breadiness.

The aftertaste is just a little sweet, in a nice way, lingering just long enough to coax you into another sip.

Lighthouse had some good beers last year, but they appear to be upping their game.

4.25/5

[xrr rating=4.25/5]