Our Thoughts on Beers from Around the World
Weekly Beer Reviews
Time to pop open a cool one and savour all the flavours as we explore new beers together each week.
Each week check as we review a different beer and share our thoughts on what you can expect when you pour it into your glass at home. We will also be offering some tasty food pairing ideas with each beer review to help you bring beer and food together in perfect flavour harmony.
Kronenbourg 1664 , Premium French Lager
Originating in Strasbourg of Alsace,
Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc
Premium French Wheat/White Beer
Originating in Strasbourg of Alsace,
Enjoy with spicy dishes such as this Chinese Five Spice Stir Fry with Shrimp
Lightly Oaked Blonde Ale – Crafted in
Wild Rose Brewery Wraspberry Ale -
Here is your stampede beer if there ever was one!! Wild Rose Brewery is a local brewhouse located in the Currie Barracks. All beers are preservative and additive free. Cases come with a freshness date stamped on the package. The Wraspberry Ale uses fresh BC grown Raspberries! This is the perfect stampede BBQ beer because of its light, crisp freshness and added dimension of fresh raspberries. The beer comes in at 4.5% making it almost a light beer. The Wraspberry Ale is a great food beer. Added acidity from the fruit and the hint of raspberries gives a whole new world to food pairing. Drink with bitter greens and vinaigrette, backyard bbq or just sip in the summer sun.
Unibroue – Blanche De Chambly –
In true Belgian tradition this beer was named after the city in which it is brewed. Blanche de Chambly is the first white beer brewed in North America. This beer has some very nice aroma’s of coriander, citrus and fresh bread. The bubbles are ever present and fine bubbles creating a lilting effervescence on the palate. Flavours of orange peel, yeasty dough and spice mingle in the mouth. This is a fantastic beer with mussels, fresh seafood, summer salads with vinaigrette or even fresh fruit and cheesecake! Enjoy some of Canada’s rich history!
Okanagan Springs Brewery, Hopped Lager
A Co-op Wines & Spirits exclusive, we are proud to be able to bring you this beer.
This beer is aromatic, fresh and filled with the aromas and flavours of bright citrus fruits, hops, fresh grass, and bread notes. This beer is medium bodied and has a slight off dry finish that makes it perfect for pairing with spicy and aromatic dishes such as this tasty recipe for Tandoori Chicken Pizza.
Fruli, Strawberry Beer, Belgium
A delicious Belgium white beer infused with strawberry juice. This beer pours out of the bottle a ripe strawberry colour and as soon as it begins to hit the glass the aromas of fresh strawberries, strawberry jam, sweet red candies and bright citrus notes fill the air.
On the palate this beer is medium body and delivers all the strawberry flavours it promised on the nose. The beer has a delightful tang to it on the finish which leaves hints of tangerine and lemon to refresh your palate from the sweet flavours of ripe strawberries.
This beer is perfect served as an aperitif or paired with chocolate desserts, strawberry pies, crumbles or creamy cheeses baked with strawberry compote
Coney Island, Albino Python, White Lager, Saratoga Springs, NY,
A a with a fun label and tasty beer inside this is a great beer to try if you haven't had the chance already. This beer is a pale wheat beer that has been crafted with spices to give it a bit of an extra punch in the glass.
On the nose you will will discover refreshing aromas of cinnamon, orange peel, coriander, white pepper, ginger and lemon and in the glass all that the nose promised is delivered on the palate in a medium-bodied mouthfeel. There is a light hops taste on the finish that makes this beer a great one for enjoying on a patio on a summer day when a hint of coolness is just what the day has ordered.
Try this beer with ginger flavoured dishes to really see the spices come alive. This beer has limited availability.
Magpie Rye Ale, Big Rock Brewery, Alberta
Magpie Rye ale is one of the few rye ales produced in North America. Rye ales, are known as Roggenbier in Germany and were traditionally made until the 15th century when a wide spread crop failure forced people to use the rye to make their bread instead of their beer, and so the style fell to the wayside until now.
This beer is a blend of pale and rye malts with a palate that is slightly dry with a spicy bouquet. As a full bodied, but not overpowering beer its clean and crisp style has a delicious finish that lingers with the flavours of rye and spices.
Enjoy this beer with pumpernikel bread, smoked meat sandwiches, sausages, and great pub fair. Also delicious with Thai and Indian based dishes.
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