Today is the Winter Solstice…the shortest day of the year, the darkest day of the year and the official first day of winter. Our brewers used that as their excuse to load the taps here at Boundary Bay Brewery today with three of our biggest beers perfect for these winter days. You already know what we have to say about our beers. Today, for a little change, I thought I’d let some others tell you what they think of our beers.
Thoughts on our Imperial Porter from Seattle Beer News:
“ I sat at the bar and enjoyed a schooner of their new limited edition Imperial Porter (check out that link for their blog, by the way). This was one big porter, weighing in at 9.2% ABV. It was full of roast, chocolate & a little licorice. Brings lots of taste, but it’s a smooth drinker that is a perfect finish for an evening (not so perfect for a noon beer on a Saturday). Sounds like this one is available at the brewery only, so head on up if you want to get a taste.” (see the whole article on Bellingham beer here!)
John Michaelson reviews our Old Bounder on Beer Advocate:
“This has always been a favorite barleywine of mine. Was very happy to see it on tap at the brewpub a while back. The beer pours a coffee color brown color with good head retention and lacing. As expected, the beer is very sweet and malty on the nose, but with hints of underlying citrus from the hops. The flavors on the palate replicate the nose, but that sweetness is backed up with some firm hoppiness. The beer is quite rich with flavors of vanilla, butterscotch, coffee and cherry. The mouthfeel is quite plush, and the beer has a long, smooth finish. The beer is pretty drinkable, but with some noticeable warming from the abv.”
Our Cabin Fever gets talked about on atattoedtale’s Blog
“A little bit darker than most of your winter warmers. Leaves a nice latte colored head. Interesting nose. Definitely malty with a lot of caramel and chocolate, but also reminds me of their IPA, with a hoppy, piney scent. I also get some nice spices, and molasses, and a hint of vanilla. A slightly sweet nose. This is quite thick, but has a nice little carbonation bite. Good mouthfeel, I usually don’t care all that much about it, but I’m impressed with this. Nice maltyness up front with a ton of caramel and chocolate. Lots of chocolate on the midpalate with a little bit of hop presence and some sweetness. The back end is my main complaint. It’s a little bit off balanced, and just a tiny bit hot, which it probably shouldn’t be at 7%. Pretty solid brew here, and if you are in the mood for a winter warmer, this is one of the better one’s I’ve had.”
So come in for a nice big pint to celebrate winter, the solstice, craft beer…whatever! Cheers.