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BC Beer – Phillips 24-Mile Blueberry Pail Ale

August 24, 2010

Every ingredient used to craft this refreshing beer has travelled 24 miles or less from farm to brew kettle. First, water from the Sooke reservoir is blended with barley, grown and malted locally by Mike Doehnel. Then we added a pile of Cascade hops from Vic Davies Saanich farm and fresh blueberries from Farmer Phil. All this deliciousness was activated by Yeast Wrangler Ben’s unique house-strain of ale yeast and you are off to the flavour races. You might want a bib for this one, as there is a certain shirt-staining potential from all those berries.

I lost my notes for this beer. I had brought a bottle of it to the CamRA summer beer festival at St. Augstine’s last weekend. It was unanimous that it’s pretty much a pale ale with blueberries added to it, as opposed to Red Truck’s Purple Haze which tasted like blueberry juice with beer added to it. Left4Beer did a good job describing it. It pretty much sold out the next day.

Rating: Average
Style: Pale Ale w/ Blueberries
ABV: 5.0%
Serving Temp: 6-8ºC


From → Beer, Limited Release

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