Each month, as part of this 366-day BC craft beer extravaganza that I will be sharing with you throughout 2016, I will highlight a specific style or theme of beers for a whole week of articles. Fruit beers may have some traditionalists up in arms, but if they only them a chance, they would see how good the beverages can be. In putting together this feature week, I tried to incorporate as many different fruits as possible, so let’s see what BC has to offer in this realm.
While most fruit-based products tend to fall in the wheat and wit categories, we can thank Cannery Brewing for changing the game with this release.
The Blackberry Porter is comprised of five specialty malts, three superior hop varieties and is made with all natural, pure blackberries, resulting in a dark and delicious beverage. After all that hard work, the brewery simply asks of the drinker to: “Lean back, relax and savour the flavour!”
This beer took home first place at the Calgary International Beer Festival in 2005 and is a fixture at the Okanagan Fest of Ale and Osoyoos Oyster Festival. Two events the Sip Advisor would love to check out one day.
The Sip Syndicate was able to visit Cannery’s Penticton tasting room last Labour Day weekend, where on a gorgeous afternoon, we were able to enjoy their patio, sipping beer flights, while playing a very outdated card game involving moral dilemmas. All in good fun!
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