Yesterday we attended the launch of Granville Island Brewing’s latest seasonal creation, Raspberry Wheat Ale.
This pink summer beer combines water, malt, hops, yeast, and Fraser Valley raspberries. Pairings include a variety of fresh fruit dishes, fresh salads, chicken or light meat.
I’ve tried fruity-flavoured wheat ales before and they usually just taste like beer with a bunch of fruit dumped in. This carefully crafted brew is smooth and not too sweet. It has a tartness that refreshes and makes it one of my top selections to enjoy on a patio this summer in Vancouver.
Even better yet, $0.50 from each sale will go towards the Weekend to End Womens’ Cancers.
Raspberry Wheat is available through August 2010 in select LDB stores and the GIB store on Granville Island.
Special Offer Today at 12:00pm there is a preview tasting at the Granville Island Brewery. They have 20 litres for the tasting so head down on your lunch break (which is probably right now) if you would like to sample the Raspberry Wheat Ale.