Granville Island Brewing Raspberry Wheat Ale

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Yesterday we attended the launch of Granville Island Brewing’s latest seasonal creation, Raspberry Wheat Ale.

GIB Raspberry Wheat Ale Launch

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.

GIB Raspberry Wheat Ale Launch GIB Raspberry Wheat Ale Launch

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.

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  1. ChrisThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 3:52pm PDT

    So it was that d*mn good, huh? I seriously need to give it a try. Any word on which patio might be serving it over the summer?

  2. ashleeThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 3:55pm PDT

    yummy…i think a trip to granville island is on the books 🙂

  3. Michael KwanThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 11:08pm PDT

    I’ve always liked Granville Island Brewery, but I’m not sure if I want fruity beer. Worth a shot, I guess.

  4. Michael KwanWednesday, July 28th, 2010 — 4:14pm PDT

    I just tried finding this at the BC Liquor Store on Main and 28th. They don’t have it and when they looked in the computer, it’s not even in the system yet. 🙁 The clerk (who was very helpful) told me to inquire with GIB directly. Might have to go down to Granville Island to get it.

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