HALIFAX, NS – The latest in a series of beers created by Rockbottom Brewpub brewmater Greg Nash in collaboration with members of the BrewNosers homebrew club is set to be tapped today (May 4, 2012) at Rockbottom.
Dubbed The Ultimate White IPA in honour of the Halifax Ultimate Frisbee League, the beer was co-created by Nash and homebrewer Rob Douglass, and is described as follows:
Our latest Brewnoser collaboration brew is a hybrid of sorts; West Coast IPA meets Belgian-style Witbier. Brewed with malted barley, wheat, oats, coriander, orange and plenty of hops: bright and fresh with hop forward citrus notes, coriander and orange cut through making their presence known. Finishes silky and crisp with a lingering bitterness. Refreshing hybrid deliciousness for your glass
The Ultimate White IPA will be available on tap at the Rockbottom Brewpub while supplies last.
Brewery: Black Oak Brewing, Etobicoke, ON Style: Smoked Stout ABV: 7%
Given that its name is Latin for “Eternal Night,” it’s fitting that this stout - which is brewed with coffee, oats and smoked malt - has a nearly black body with a dark brown cap. Coffee is by far the dominant element in the the aroma, supported by hickory smoke and roasted nuts. The flavour is moderately sweet to start, with dark cocoa and coffee notes that give way to wood smoke in the middle, and a slightly sour tone in the finish that provides a nice counterpoint. Could use a bit more body, but otherwise, it’s a very pleasant winter-friendly brew.