New Beer, who dis? - New Arrivals #7

Author: Kathleen Mackinnon

Welcome back, I hope everyone has been able to enjoy the lovely weather. With fall officially upon us, you’ll start to see some richer, more robust styles hitting our shelves in the next little while, but today is mostly focused on beers that will help you soak up the last of the late summer sun, with a few more fall-appropriate offerings for good measure. Let’s get into it!

Starting us off is a delightful end of summer sour from the fine folks at Collective Arts Brewing! Inspired by the beloved childhood treat, this Rainbow Sherbet Sour is fresh and fruity with flavours of raspberry, pineapple, key lime, and orange puree. Coming in at a very reasonable 5.7% ABV, you’ll want to keep a few of these around as you soak up the last of this beautiful September sunshine. 

Next up we’ve the first of two new offerings from one of our favourite local breweries - ‘88 Brewing! Brewed for the annual Sled Island music festival, the Pen Pal is a deliciously hazy pale ale brewed with heaps of guava and just a hint of sea salt, making it somewhat reminiscent of a margarita. Perfectly balanced, wonderfully tropical, and super refreshing, I can’t think of a more perfect end of summer patio beer.

For those of you ready to ditch the fruit beers and look toward something a little more comforting, ‘88 has something for you, too! Returning for a second run after a hugely popular first batch, the Soft Serve is a hazy IPA with added vanilla and milk sugar, making for an indulgent, silky smooth combination that evokes memories of vanilla ice cream on a hot day. Don’t miss out on the second run of this one, I don’t expect it to stick around for long.

Lastly for IPAs this week we have a seriously exciting collaboration between two of our favourite Canadian breweries. A joint effort between Calgary’s own Cabin Brewing and Collective Arts Brewing out of Ontario, the Stratosphere is a big, bold, true to style West Coast Style DIPA that is sure to delight any fan of the classic, in-your-face hoppiness of a classic IPA. Set against a solid malty backbone, this beer is a must-try for anyone hunting for their new favourite IPA.

Starting us off for more “classic” fall offerings, the Born in Colorado Brewing “Autumn Amber” is already shaping up to be a bestseller. Light and toasty with a strong malty backbone, this beer will be perfect for both fans of the style, and anyone looking for a slightly cozier alternative to their usual lagers. In addition to being lovely on its own, this amber ale will pair beautifully with heartier fare as the weather begins to cool - check it out!

Finishing us off for this round of new arrivals, we have another returning fall favourite - the Railyard Brewing Pumpkin Spice Latte Nitro Stout! Love it or hate it, the pumpkin spice craze is still holding strong, and this locally brewed stout is sure to become a favourite for any PSL lover. Rich, slightly sweet, and perfectly spiced, this stout is the perfect thing to settle in with on a cool fall evening, and will definitely be sticking around through the winter months. 

That’s all for now! Be sure to stop into the store to check out the beers listed here. Cheers!