10 BC Beers for Summer

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There are two things that the BC Ale Trail is really good at doing: Curating an awesome map/guide for local craft breweries in our province, and compiling quick lists that inspire (and make shopping easier). Their most recent list features several dozen BC Beers for Summer, here are 10 of those selections that feature foraged salal berries, peaches, grapefruit, and more seasonal flavours:

BC Beers for Summer

10 BC Beers for Summer

Tropicool Smoothie Sour by Parallel 49 Brewing
(6.7% ABV)
Brewed to celebrate Parallel 49 Brewing’s 8th anniversary, this gorgeous beer was refermented with copious amounts of mango, guava and passionfruit along with lactose to create a soft, creamy, smoothie-like mouthfeel. [Vancouver Ale Trail]

Forager Salal Berry Saison by Mount Arrowsmith Brewing
(5% ABV | 10 IBU)
Brewed in the Wallonian tradition, this classic Belgian-style saison features salal berries that were foraged last fall. It has a rich purple hue and flavours of blueberry and red currant. [Vancouver Island Part II Ale Trail]

Barracuda Summer Ale by Small Block Brewing
(6% ABV | 60 IBU)
This light-bodied golden ale was brewed with fireweed honey from the Cowichan Valley. [Vancouver Island Part I Ale Trail]

Currant Swill by Whistle Buoy Brewing
(5.5% ABV | 10 IBU)
This refreshing, fruit-forward tart ale was brewed with massive amounts of local currants from Silver Rill Berry Farm in Saanich, giving it a vibrant red colour. [Victoria Ale Trail]

Drew Berrymore Pale Ale by Bright Eye Brewing
(5% ABV | 25 IBU)
This beautiful beer was conditioned on fresh blackberry and raspberry puree and then dry hopped with Citra and Strata. [Kamloops, Shuswap and Vernon Ale Trail]

All Inclusive Pineapple & Coconut Sour by Wheelhouse Brewing 
(5.5% ABV)
This sour ale is brewed with pineapple and toasted coconut. It’s like a vacation in a glass! [Northern BC Ale Trail]

Jambrosia Raspberry Wheat Ale by Whitetooth Brewing
(5.2% ABV)
A bright pink-hued beer that tastes as good as it looks thanks to the addition of a large quantity of raspberries. [Kootenay Rockies East Ale Trail]

Pamplemousse Pale Ale by Howe Sound Brewing
(4.8% ABV)
This hazy orange beer has aromas of grapefruit, pineapple, mandarin orange, lime, and mango. $2 from every 6-pack of this grapefruit ale goes to support Squamish trails built by Ride BC. [Squamish Ale Trail]

Greg West Coast IPA from Four Winds Brewing
(6.5% ABV | 50 IBU)
This classic West Coast IPA was brewed as a tribute to Greg Mills, President and Co-Founder of Four Winds Brewing who passed away suddenly in mid-May. Greg was a family man who was endlessly proud of the legacy that he created with his sons. Cheers, Greg! [New West, Delta, Surrey & Richmond Ale Trail]

Peach Hefeweizen from Persephone Brewing
(5% ABV)
This is a traditional German-style wheat ale brewed with the addition of peaches. Partial proceeds from this beer support the Young Agrarians organization. [Sunshine Coast Ale Trail]

And of course… there’s an app for that! Download the Ale Trail app here.

About the BC Ale Trail
In partnership with Destination British Columbia and the BC Craft Brewers Guild, the BC Ale Trail emphasizes how a visit to or around British Columbia is enhanced with a pint of craft beer culture. With an increasing preference for local craft beer in BC and growth of artisanal beer in North America, the Trail embraces the “buy local” movement, helps showcase independent breweries, and connects visitors with the unique culture at the heart of communities all over the province.

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