Driftwood – Tap Takeover

An introduction to tomorrow’s flight as select and written by our in-house certified cicerone®, Vladislav Evdaev.

Our cherished West Coast hops tend to ripen for the pickin’ in the end of summer, which gives brewers 6-12 hours to get the hops into a brew to get some of the most delicious hopped beers around; in the Pacific Northwest Sartori Harvest Fresh-hop from Driftwood has been one of the most sought after fresh-hop IPAs year after year.  Since, one must drink the fresh-hops soon after harvesting, I am more delighted than words can say to welcome Driftwood Brewing as our October Tap Takeover.

Let’s start our flight with the easy-drinking and crisp German-style Arcus Pilsner that displays a clean Noble Hop character to ready the palate for Driftwood’s infamous IPAs.  Next up, let’s go from the German tradition to the English pale ale (aka ESB – the predecessor of American IPAs) embodied in the prominent malt backbone of Naughty Hildegard with a Pacific Northwest hop twist showcasing guava, mango and citrus flavours.  Finally, you can savour the much anticipated Sartori Harvest IPA brewed with wet-hopped Centennial hops grown in BC – I will let this beer talk for itself.  Following Sartori is no easy task, but the small batch, Raised by Wolves IPA, can hold its own weight with the complex flavours of papaya, mango and melon of Equinox hops that are accentuated by Brett Trois yeast.  Lastly, let’s finish the flight with a truly unique ale, the Peated Belgian, which has a soft-smoky flavour from the peat that is balanced with sweet toffee malts and notes of bubblegum, caramel and plum.  Hope you enjoyed your flights.

So join us tomorrow evening for a great evening with Driftwood brewery and live music from Michael Fabro.

You can view out current craft beer menu here.

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