Beer of the Week #37 – Bowen Island Main Sail ISA

One of the mixed cases Mrs. Sip and I picked up for our Baby Shower Beer Garden was Bowen Island Brewing’s Twelve Pack. A new featured addition to that set was this easy drinking release.

The Main Sail ISA is light and refreshing with bold citrus and hop flavours. At 4.3% ABV and 40 IBUs, this beverage can be consumed in mass quantities without getting too tipsy and is ideal for long days imbibing out in the heat.

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What first drew me to the Bowen Island case, which can be found at BC Liquor Stores, was its very reasonable price of $15.99. Also included in the pack is their Reef Break Hemp Blonde, Artisan IPA and Westcoast Lager.

For fall and winter drinking, the company’s Winterlude Pack hits store shelves. This case sees the Snug Cove ESB, Deep 6 Lager and Twisted Trail Extra Pale Ale joining the Artisan IPA.

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BC Beer Baron #338 – Bowen Island Reef Break Hemp Blonde Ale

Always prepared for thirsty guests who may drop by the Sip Advisor headquarters, I recently picked up Bowen Island Brewing’s Adventure Pack. Within that variety case was this product, which may be the pick of the bunch.

The Reef Break Hemp Blonde Ale was a little sweet for my taste, but I still enjoyed the drink for its flavourful and refreshing qualities. The 5% ABV, 14 IBUs beverage contains “a gentle infusion of hemp,” which provides a bitter finish, similar to hops.


The brew also comes with the tagline: “If it was anymore BC, it would be illegal!” This refers to the province’s budding marijuana industry (see what I did there), which BC has gained quite a reputation for.

Also included in the Adventure Pack are the Deep 6 Lager, Artisan IPA and Freestone Summer Ale. The recently released Winterlude version of the case contains the lager and IPA, joined by the Snug Cove ESB and Twisted Trail Extra Pale Ale.

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