Monday, June 23, 2014

Steam Whistle Now On PEI Shelves

If you haven't been to the LCC stores in the last week, you may have missed noticing that six-packs of Steamwhistle have made their Eastern-Canadian debut in our little province. Why PEI first? Perhaps a section of the brewery's media release will shed some light on that:
"A Gold Medal winner in 2012’s Canadian Brewing Awards, this GMO-free Pilsner offers a balance of malty sweetness and hoppy bitterness that refreshes the palate and quenches thirst. In 2013, Steam Whistle was voted by CityBites (a Toronto based publication) as the best beer to be paired with lobster (see page 26-27). It was the lager’s ability to accentuate the sweetness of the crustacean and the lobster’s ability to bring out the malt of the beer that earned the Pilsner its title."

There you have it. Go grab a sixer, some lobster, and try it out. Let me know how it goes.

Landing Day Lager

I'm so far behind these days, but I can't let any more time pass on this one. The PEIBC crew have put some of the new hops they've received to good use (they got some different varieties to play with and test out), by creating this 4% lager. It's a dandy lager, in my opinion. They used Kohatu and Motueka hops to help create a drink with a light, hoppy aroma, great hoppy burps, a light sweetness, and is crisp and clean. It's better than Beach Chair in quality & name (and label, IMO, as well). Look for it at the PEIBC, The Gahan House (though it wasn't there when I checked early on), and, perhaps, on store shelves in the not-too-distant future.