Granville Island Black Note Book Series Continues With Uncle Monty’s Best Bitter


VANCOUVER, BCGranville Island Brewing has announced the second installment in the Black Note Book Series of limited edition small batch beers.

In a recent post on his blog, GIB brewmaster Vern Lambourne reveals details about Uncle Monty’s Best Bitter. Made with four types of malt and four varieties of hops, it’s described as follows:

Uncle Monty’s is fashioned after traditional English Best Bitter but has its own Pacific Northwest twist. It has an IBU of 40, an OG of 9.3°P and an ABV of 3.6%. But don’t confuse its low alcohol content with being a light beer. Uncle Monty’s is deep amber in colour and tips the scales towards the bitter and hoppier side of things. The medium body of Uncle Monty’s lends itself to pairing well with meaty foods and your neighbourhood pub fare. Beer drinkers will notice grapefruit, passion fruit and mango characteristics as well as notes of caramel. Grab some friends, a handful of darts, and enjoy this session bitter.

Uncle Monty’s Best Bitter will be released in June in a limited run of 650 ml bottles that will be available at the GIB Taproom and select liquor stores in Vancouver and area.

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  1. Shall I assume that it pairs well with a firm, young carrot?

    • CBN

      That, or some meat, as long as it’s cooked.