On those cold winter days nothing tastes better than a hearty, dark beer, even if it is best when chilled. So light up that fire, kick your feet up and enjoy a Stanley Park Brewery Brun as #12 on the 12 Eat Drink Be Local Christmas Gifts of 2012.
This beer is the latest addition to their family of craft beer, exclusive to British Columbia and only sold for a limited time. Although brewed locally, months were spent learning first-hand from Brew Masters in Belgium in order to get that authentic Belgian taste with a slight Canadian influence.
Unlike other winter ales it doesn’t boast strong caramel or vanilla notes but rather proves to be a malt-forward ale with nut nuances and a semi-sweet dried fruit nose. This is attributed to the precise blend of Crystal, Pilsner and Munich malts inside of the dark brown brew. The slight smokey flavour I tasted made me feel it would pair well with aged cheddar or Gouda, or a delicious peppered steak.
This beer is an easy-drinker, so much so that as I sat down with it in hand expecting to write notes, I found myself at the end of the bottle with a blank page. Solution? Grab a second bottle and give it another go.
Where to Buy
Stanley Park Brewery products can be found at most BC and Private Liquor Stores. Check here for specific locations.
You can win a package of Salt Spring Coffee, included in a basket of our 12 Eat Drink Be Local Christmas Gifts of 2012 (valued at $400+) beautifully packaged by Saul Good Gift Baskets just in time for Christmas by entering our giveaway below.
1. You MUST sign in to the entry form below and complete the tasks for eligibility.
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Contest ends December 20 at 12:01 am. Two winners will be drawn at 9:00am on December 20, 2012. Contestants must be over 19 years and a resident of British Columbia, Canada to be eligible.