Phillips Releases (Almost) 12th Anniversary Beer & New Twisted Oak Edition


VICTORIA, BCPhillips Brewing won’t officially turn 12 years old until next month, but the anniversary is being marked slightly early with a pair of new releases.

The official anniversary beer is Monkey Drummer & The Incomplete Octave, an 11.9% abv strong ale described as follows:

We blow the candles out on 12 years of brewing in August but the taxman cuts off the joy of beer at 12%; to keep with our theme of matching the abv with our birthday, we’re forced to celebrate our anniversary a little early this year, and are proud to release Monkey Drummer and The Incomplete Octave for our 11.9 Anniversary. Full-bodied and absolutely loaded with hops, this beer is a Gorilla hop heavyweight.

Also out now Twisted Oak Rye Barrel-Aged Bock,  the latest installment in the brewery’s Twisted Oak Stillage series of barrel aged beers:

Using generous portions of lightly-kilned rye malt, this robust bock spent its infancy cold-fermenting in stainless steel tanks before aging in selected rye barrels still wet from the distillery. Round, roasted sweetness mingles with warm vanilla and finishes with a hint of spice.

A dual release party will take place the Phillips tasting room this Thursday July 18th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, and both beers will be available in 650 ml bottles at select private liquor stores in BC and the Phillips retail store for a limited time.

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