Sea Dog Amber Ale is described by Brewmaster Ralf Pittroffs as follows:
Sea Dog is an amber ale fashioned after the German Altbier style. Like a true Altbier, it is fermented with ale yeast, but at a colder lager temperature. This gives it a clean finish with no esters like a lager, but retaining the malty quality of an ale. Its deep copper colour comes from a heavy addition of dark crystal malt, and a touch of chocolate malt. Sea Dog is lightly bittered, so as to not mask it’s intense maltyness. Most of its hop character comes from a heavy dose of Willamette and Hallertauer hops at the very end of the boil.
Sea Dog Amber Ale is available now on draught in pubs and restaurants in the Victoria area, and in 6-packs at BC government and private liquor stores.