New summer craft beer releases

Dec 19 2017, 11:14 am

With summer in full swing, local breweries have amped up their game to offer some new exciting options while you’re sitting on the patio. Here’s what’s new this summer.

Parallel 49: Tricycle


In addition to their annual summer releases like Seedspitter and Banana Hammock, Parallel 49 has released Tricycle, a lager infused with ruby red grapefruit juice. The beer is refreshing and tart and could become an annual summer favourite for those who really dig Parallel’s unique summer offerings.

IBU: 23
ABV: 5.0%

Okanagan Springs: Cloudy Amber Ale

cloudy amber

Okanagan Spring Cloudy Amber Ale is a distinctive take on the traditional beer style. A hazy deep amber colour, it’s kept unfiltered for a unique cloud on the pour. From a tasting perspective – it’s a well-balanced beer that starts with a floral, hoppy taste followed by caramel malt tones.

IBU: 38
ABV: 5.0%

Central City: Red Racer Copper Ale


A light bodied, easy-drinking, American-style amber ale with a pleasantly dry finish, the Red Racer Copper Ale is made with toasted Munich malt, which gives this beer both its reddish, amber colour and malty flavour, and is blended with Caravienne and Caramunich malts. The Ale is subtly balanced with German Perle and Amarillo hops and is nicely paired with BBQ and pork dishes, fruit salad, and even caramel pecan pie.

IBU: 23
ABV: 5.0%

Muskoka Brewery: Detour


While not necessarily a new brew, it’s the first time Muskoka is available in B.C. Taking a left turn from a normal IPA, Detour is dry-hopped it to create a truly sessionable brew with a rewarding aroma, big hop flavours and clean finish.

IBU: 30
ABV: 4.3%