The Best of the Best in BC Craft Beer – April 2016


3 BC Craft Beers That You Can’t Afford To Miss Out On

April 2016 has shattered temperature records throughout BC, and with the early rise of the mercury comes the flavours of summer.

Light and easy drinking beers are not the only way to find summer refreshment. There are a number of beers, styles and flavours that can help cut the heat on a warm spring day. From wheat ales to fruit infusions and even sour ales, the options are endless, and BC’s 100+ craft breweries are all fighting to be your favourite for the 2016 Summer.

Take a look at the shelves of your local craft beer retailer and stare in awe at the amazing array of options available. There may be a lot out there but here are three options that you shouldn’t miss out on.

Parallel 49 Bodhisattva Sour AleParallel 49 Bodhisattva Dry Hopped Sour Ale

Kettle Sours have a tendency to be lighter and sharper than a traditional sour ale. That light puckering flavour can do wonders for cutting the heat on a warm spring day. Parallel 49 has upped the anti with their dry-hopping in the Bodhisattva, a sour ale that has massive tropical fruit tones to balance the sourness. This is a surprisingly balanced beer and offers a massive tropical nose. If you are a fan of sours and the big fruit explosion flavours of southern hemisphere hops then this is the beer for you.

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Steamworks Farmhouse Wheat Ale Steamworks Brewing Farmhouse Wheat Ale

There is something about a Wheat Ale that gives a light and refreshing body but still has a flavour profile that can appease the needs of an IPA fan. Steamworks has brewed up a Farmhouse Wheat Ale that does just that. Sold in the Summer Mash Up 12-packs this brew has a light and easy drinking body but also an citrus-spiciness and lightly bitter hop tone that is both balanced and delicious. This is a beer that you can easily drink a few of and each one will be just as enjoyable as the last.

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Bomber Brewing Park Life Passion Fruit Ale Bomber Brewing Park Life Passion Fruit Ale

The Park Life was first released in 2015 and sold out before you could say “catch the Frisbee”. Well, this year you should not be scared as it is back and in greater numbers. The Park Life is a fruit-infused take on beer that blends a light and easy drinking ale with passion fruit juice. The result is a lightly sweet and lightly sour twist on a session beer. The balance of sweet and sour is mellow but distinct while the original beer still comes through clearly. This beer is dangerous as the first can will disappear and before you know it the whole 6-pack will be gone. If you could can summer, it would taste like this!

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There are a ton of amazing beers released every week in British Columbia. These three are best in class and are worth seeking out on the vast shelves of craft beer. Pick them up today if you want to try them before it is too late. To keep up to date on all the latest in BC craft beer visit

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