SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Salt Spring Island Ales has announced the imminent return of its contribution to the seasonal tsunami of fresh hop harvest ales.
Whale Tale Estate Hopped Amber Ale is described as follows:
Did you know we grow our own organic hops? We have a hop growing collaboration with 2 Salt Spring Island farms, with about 300 plants in total. Brewed with our own organic, estate-grown Mount Hood and Cascade hops (fresh & whole cone), this amber-coloured ‘Salt Spring Style’ Altbier is packed with flavour. Bold, with a pleasantly ‘green’ fresh-hop aroma and a nice bitter snap, this beer is balanced by the deep flavours of aromatic specialty malts. Honeydew melon & citrus hop notes backed by a caramel & biscuit malt finish.
This year’s edition of Whale Tale is being released this week, and it will be available in 650 ml bottles at the Salt Spring Island Ales retail store and select liquor stores in British Columbia while supplies last.