Beer Reconnaissance: Fall Favourites
Dan is on a mission to try as many local beers as possible, one single can at a time...
In the mood for...
"It would impress a beer nerd and/or professional brewer, but is equal parts tasty and drinkable"
Brewery: Île Sauvage Brewing Company
Style: Dry Hopped Brett Saison - 6% ABV
Comment: Gently rustic, floral, earthy, and fruity, while maintaining a solid mouthfeel yet dry finish!
"A returning fall seasonal that is consistent, and unapologetically hoppy, yet finishes clean"
Beer: Little Dog Syndrome
Brewery: Yellow Dog Brewing Co.
Style: Fresh Hop Double IPA - 8.2% ABV
Comment: Clean, crisp, sturdy, and you get the full gamut of the almighty mosaic hop profile!
"Craving a no-nonsense, and easy drinking brew, that has subtlety and nuance"
Beer: All This Computer Hacking is Making Me Thirsty
Brewery: Backcountry Brewing
Style: Oak Conditioned Oktoberfest Lager - 5% ABV
Comment: The gentle wood aging (neutral oak barrels?) is what makes this beer special!
"Not what I was expecting, in a good way"
Beer: Screaming Sasquatch
Brewery: Main Street Brewing Company
Style: Fresh Hop Tart IPA - 5.8% ABV
Comment: Did not expect Sasquatch™, the first-ever Canadian proprietary hop, and the sour culture to coax these nectary citrus, and strawberry-like flavor and aroma!
"Something fun, and dessert-y, but is still tastefully done"
Beer: Mary Queen of Stouts
Brewery: Brassneck Brewery
Style: Chocolate Miso Cookie Imperial Stout - 8% ABV
Comment: This release contains vanilla, lactose, miso paste, a patented flour mix, 12 lb block of chocolate, and actual cookies baked by Mary, @scarlitos_way, herself! The beer was balanced, without any major harsh booziness or syrupy finish.
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