The Vancouver Craft Beer Week, which begins Friday and runs till June 3, is essentially the most great time of the yr for hops lovers.
Hops, the flowery bud of the hop plant Humulus lupulus, present B.C. beer with its flavourful and fragrant punch that may run from floral to citrusy, relying on the number of plant used.
Not surprisingly, it’s the star ingredient on this yr’s VCBW collaborative beer — the Double Dry Hopped Pilsner from Squamish’s Backcountry Brewing, North Vancouver’s Beere Brewing and Whistler’s Coast Mountain Brewing.
The concoction from the three Sea-to-Sky Freeway breweries is a strong pale lager (seven per cent alcohol) with a copious quantity of citra, mosaic, Vic secret and enigma hops.
With most hoppy beers — pale ales and IPAs — hops are added throughout the boiling course of which releases oils from the crops that lend a bitter style to the brew. With dry-hopped beer, the hops are added later, often after fermentation, which provides the beer a contemporary flavour and bouquet with out the bitterness.
The Double Dry Hopped Pilsner is out there in four-packs of 473mL cans at choose non-public liquor and beer shops, and on draught on the three collaborating breweries’ and some chosen bars and eating places throughout Vancouver Craft Beer Week.
It’ll even be served in cans on the VCBW Kickoff: East Van Crusher on Might 25 and on faucet on the VCBW Competition on the PNE Fairgrounds on June 2 and three.
Partial proceeds of all 2018 VCBW Collaboration Beer gross sales will probably be donated to Eastside Boxing Membership’s Self Defence Collection for female-identified, and members of the LGBTQ+ group.