BC Beer Baron #340 – Tree Puck Drop Pilsner

Tasked with picking up a case of beer for Ma and Pa Sip to offer guests over the holiday season, I picked up this winter-themed mixer from Tree Brewing. Would it live up to the brewery’s slogan: “The best things in life are Tree!”?

I’ve worked through some of the selections and chose to feature the Puck Drop Pilsner. After all, nothing say winter in Canada like hockey… and beer. At 5% ABV this “classic European style pilsner with a crisp finish” can be enjoyed by anyone.

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The Season Pass pack also includes the Backcountry Nut Brown Ale, Yard Sale Pale Ale and Bluebird Lager. The brews that comprise this collection can only be found in this case and will be available through the winter. Game on, indeed.

I still remember fondly the Sip Syndicate’s visit to the Tree Brewing Beer Institute in Kelowna last summer. There, we enjoyed a few beverages in the perfectly located tasting room, while playing some of the games available.

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BC Beer Baron #188 – Tree Mellow Moon Pineapple Hefeweizen

A highlight of the Sip Syndicate’s recent travels to Kelowna, BC was visiting Tree Brewing and their Beer Institute. There, Mrs. Sip and I both enjoyed this wonderful beverage.

The Mellow Moon Pineapple Hefeweizen is a delicious beer and that’s coming from someone that typically only likes pineapple on pizza. There’s a really nice balance with the drink, between the flavours of pineapple and traditional hef tastes, such as clove. The 5% ABV, 20 IBUs brew is available in bottled six packs in BC, Alberta and Manitoba.

Tree Mellow Moon Pineapple Hefeweizen

Speaking of pizza, suggested pairings include Hawaiian (or the preferable, Swineapple), as well as spicy Indian dishes, and even lemon meringue pie, for dessert. It should be noted the beer topped the Wheat Category at the 2014 Canadian Oyster Beer Pairing Competition, so shellfish seem to do the trick, as well.

The Beer Institute was a fun stop for our crew, where over beers, we sampled a bunch of their bar snacks (homemade potato chips, pretzels and beer-battered cheese curds), as well as ordered a few of their spent grain pizzas. For those with a sweet tooth, they also serve cider-glazed donuts.

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