VANCOUVER, BC – A recent CAMRA Vancouver newsletter reports that two BC breweries are planning to release fresh hop ales in the near future:
This will be the first year that we will see BC fresh-hop IPAs. At least two will be available from Victoria breweries. Driftwood will be brewing a Sartori Harvest IPA using fresh Centennial hops from Sartori Cedar Ranch in the Columbia Valley, south of Chilliwack. It’s also rumoured that Phillips will be making one as well. With a number of small local hop growers now having their crop nearing or ready to harvest, this is a good opportunity for brewers to take the opportunity to brew a batch of this wonderful ale.
The same newsletter also reports that Mt. Begbie Brewing will be releasing a beer called Nasty Habit as a Hallowe’en seasonal, and it will be either an English-style IPA or a Dark IPA.