Many releases from Phillips this week. The first is the Benefit brew for the Victoria Humane Society. This one is a dunkleweizen, so a dark, wheat beer. Then there are the two versions of the Puzzler Belgian Black IPA (BIPA). One version is straight up and the other is bourbon barrel aged. All are currently available at better CBAW stores. Press releases to follow:
The Victoria Humane Society was named the 2014 BC Benefit Brew winner! Pouring a deep earthy brown colour with a generous dose of wheat, roasted flavours are wrapped in a smooth malt body that finish dry. Full proceeds from the sale of this beer went to finding animals loving forever homes.
Buckets of black malt give this beer a deep earthy-brown colour and a huge body. Generous portions of bittering hops add balance and slightly tip the flavour profile to the hoppy side of the scale, while Belgian yeast endows this brew with a playful hint of spice.
This puzzle has an extra piece! Aged in freshly-emptied bourbon barrels, smooth velvet textures and subtle sweetness envelop the dark roasted malt body. Hop character is still evident, but has a more subtle presence than the classic-style.