VANCOUVER, BC – Granville Island Brewing is releasing a pair of beers for the holiday season – one returning after a debut release last winter, and the other the latest in the GIB Black Note Book series of one-off beers.
Making a return appearance is Granville Island Barley Wine, an 11.5% abv barrel aged strong ale that is described as follows:
The typical Barley Wine may find its origins in English Ale, but there’s nothing typical about this special brew. Aged in bourbon barrels, it boasts strong caramel malt character, vanilla and oak flavours with a healthy dosage of Pacific Northwest hops.
It’s joined by Burly Goat Weizenbock, a 7.9% abv dark wheat ale with the following notes:
This jacked up beast of a wheat ale is wildly untamed. Full-bodied, full-flavoured and loaded with full-fledged badassery. Caramel malt sweetness with banana and clove flavours and a brawny dose of wheat.
Both beers will be available later this month in 650 ml bottles at the Granville Island retail store, and Burly Goat will also be released at select liquor stores in BC and Alberta.