Summer has arrived and with the longer days comes the added heat. However, at the end of a long warm day, nothing is more refreshing than enjoying a cold, refreshing beer. In Squamish, you have a wide assortment of local summertime brewery favorites available. Here are the top six seasonal summer beers you will want to try. All are brewed and bottled in the Squamish area.
Howe Sound Inn and Brewing:
1) You’re My Blue Boy Blueberry Wheat Ale
Blueberries are seasonal in British Columbia, and so is the Howe Sound Brewing Company’s, “You’re My Blue Boy Blueberry Wheat Ale.” The beer is even touted as being brewed in honor of BC’s tart blueberries. The beer sports a crisp taste with a strong undertone of blueberries.
2) Jam Session Raspberry Cream Ale
The Howe Sound Brewing Company’s Jam Session Raspberry Cream Ale is another summer favorite that has a unique twist because it is a Raspberry Cream Ale. It is brewed with fresh raspberries which provides it with sweet, bold flavor that also has a strong tart undertone. The tartness of the brew makes it incredibly refreshing on a warm day and is very thirst quenching.
3) King Heffy
The Howe Sound Brewing Company’s King Heffy is an unfiltered ale that is created from White Wheat and German Hefe yeast. The beer has a strong undertone of banana and cloves with a lovely vanilla aroma.
4) Yellowhead Lake Blonde Ale
The A-Frame Brewing Company offers the Yellowhead Lake Blonde Ale. The ale features a faint aroma of oranges mixed with the fragrance of fresh grass and an undercurrent of peach. It is a moderate dry-hopping of Citra hops. The beer is a beautiful, refreshing beverage with a tart finish that has a fuzzy peach taste and a tart finish.
5) Is That You Dad? Raspberry Sour
Backcountry’s Is That You Dad? Raspberry Sour is a combination of tart boysenberry mixed with smooth cream for an exceptional finish. This beer is a bit on the unique side which is why it truly stands out as a memorable flavor choice. Nothing says summer in the Pacific Northwest like the flavor of the numerable seasonal berries that are picked locally.
6) VCBW Collab Double Dry Hopped Pilsner
Backcountry’s VCBW Collab Double Dry Hopped Pilsner was created by a collaboration between Backcountry, Beer, and Coast Mountain. The result is this year’s Vancouver Craft Beer Week (VCBW) Collab. It is a very doubt dry hopped pilsner that is very soft and clean. Hop varietals, Vic Secrete, Enigman, Citra, and Mosaic all blind together to create a beautiful dry ale that is sure to tickle the palate.
If you are seeking out a local Squamish seasonal craft beer, then any of these top six might be the perfect refreshing beverage choice. Try them before they are gone because when autumn arrives these summertime drinks will be a thing of the past.