SQUAMISH, BC – Howe Sound Brewing has announced details of three seasonal releases for winter, including a new version of an old favourite, and two brand new brews.
The “revitalized release” of Father John’s Winter Ale (4.4% abv, 17 IBU) has the following description:
Father John’s Winter Ale showcases the brewery team’s love of flavour, but with a slightly lighter version of our original. Our head brewer Simon Jongsma reports: “This beer combines notes of sweet biscuit, roast and caramel with a spice blend that brings with it memories of winter cheer and holiday warmth.”
New to the seasonal line-up is Mexican Chiapas Coffee Amber Ale (5.5% abv, 22 IBU):
This amber ale was brewed specifically to complement Mexican Chiapas coffee roasted by Galileo Coffee Company, a local Squamish coffee roaster. The use of cold brewed coffee gives a hint of smooth and fresh coffee, with roasted, earthy, caramel and nutty flavours.
Finally, there’s the latest release in the Sea to Sky Series of limited edition beers, S2S Baltic Porter (7.5% abv, 30 IBU):
A rich Baltic Porter with notes of raisin, plum, dark chocolate, and toffee. The addition of red grape must adds a complex aroma of sweet cherry and currant with a delicate finish. The combination of a very old traditional style of beer with the red grape creates a very elegant beer with complexity that continues to grow with every sip.
All three beers will be available at Howe Sound and select liquor stores in British Columbia while supplies last.