BC Beer Baron #200 – Cannery Naramata Nut Brown

As has been the case every time we’ve hit a milestone mark along the road of this 366-day BC craft beer project, the Sip Advisor has elected to profile a favourite beer. For post #200, we look at this gem from Cannery Brewing.

I first enjoyed the Naramata Nut Brown following the 2015 Bacchanalia wine event in Penticton, BC. Following a full day of vino drinking, the Sip Advisor was desperate to change things up and with complimentary drink ticket in hand for the hotel bar, I quickly placed an order for the brew. I was greeted with a smooth and flavourful beer, featuring stats of 5.5% ABV and 25 IBUs. I have since returned to the Nut Brown on a couple other occasions, most recently relishing a pint while having lunch at 19 Okanagan Grill + Bar over the Canada Day long weekend.

Cannery Naramata Nut Brown

The beverage has earned the brewery numerous awards, dating all the way back to 2002, when it took home Best Beverage of the Okanagan Fest-of-Ale. Since then, it seems to have been a fixture at that annual event. As the company writes: “Don’t be afraid of the dark!”

Cannery has also provided a few recipes which incorporate the ale as an ingredient. These include a beef stew, beer-basted sausages and braised short ribs. I have been more than happy to suggest this beer to friends and the results have all been positive. Now I share it with all you little sippers!

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BC Beer Baron #177 – Dead Frog Tropic Vice Tropical Fruit Ale

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 I picked up the Vancouver Island Pod Pack on my most recent jaunt to the liquor store, Dead Frog Brewing’s Mixer Pack was also in serious contention, highlighted by this new addition to their lineup.

The Tropic Vice Tropical Fruit Ale is infused with mango and passion fruit. With each sip, you get a burst of flavour from the spring seasonal. At only 5% ABV, the brew is light and refreshing and should be a hit at with drinkers of all creeds.

Dead Frog Tropic Vice Tropical Fruit Ale

The beer has been racking up accolades since its release, voted the People’s Choice Best Beer and Judge’s Choice Best Fruit Beer at the 2016 Okanagan Fest of Ale in Penticton, BC. As a result, Dead Frog is calling this brew ‘The Beer of Summer’. Along with its inclusion in the company’s Mixer Pack, it can also be found in bottled six packs.

The beverage is said to pair well with burgers, pizza, Cajun chicken, and nachos. That makes it the perfect accessory for summer barbecues, days spent lounging in the sun and even around the campfire at night.

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BC Beer Baron #174 – Cannery Blackberry Porter

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!”

Cannery Blackberry Porter

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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