Made with the very finest Canadian two row barley and hops from Salt Spring Island and the Pacific Northwest, this ale boasts a nutty flavour, citrus notes and beautiful golden colour. This brew was awarded a gold medal (best cream ale) at the 2004 Canadian Brewing Awards. A "session beer", it goes well with burgers and chicken.
Light copper in colour and hopped with East Kent Goldings, Salt Spring Pale Ale has a light, clean, and soft texture. A nutty-toffee maltiness with an elegant flowery aroma. This brew was awarded a silver medal at the 2004 Canadian Brewing Awards; it's a "session beer" (great for having many), like the Golden Ale, but more flavour. Goes well with pizza, curry, BBQ ribs.
Dark, full bodied and thick, with a toasty nutty flavour, our Salt Spring style dry porter is a perfect marriage of roasted barley, chocolate malt and hops". Noted beer reviewer Stephen Beaumont (the Oakland Tribune hails him as a "widely traveled beer journalist with impeccable taste") gave this brew 3 stars out of 4. If you like coffee or like chocolate, you will like this beer. The brewmasters have found that at festivals, women who say they don't drink beer love the stuff. It is a "sipping beer" with lots of flavour and is for savouring. Goes well with steaks, prime rib, deserts. Murray, our brewmaster, even has an amazing pancake recipe using the Porter.
A Salt Spring Style Alt, Whale Tail Ale was originally created for Moby’s Pub on Salt Spring Island with assistance by Barry Edwards. Whale Tail Ale is an amber coloured beer packed with flavour. Our brewmaster’s favourite, this ale is highly hopped with Mount Hood for bittering and Cascades for aroma, which perfectly accent its aromatic malts. Notes of caramel, citrus, biscuit, toffee.
Fine Canadian malt gives our Salt Spring IPA a rich copper colour with a beautiful tan head. Palisades and crystal hops make it deliciously hoppy and delightfully fragrant. Extraordinarily drinkable. This new beer is one to watch!
Our Salt Spring Style Winter Warmer, is brewed in the Old English Tradition. With a rich ruby colour, a complex fruity nose and 7% alcohol, Fireside Winter Ale is meant for sipping and savouring near a warm fire on a cold night. Low hop bitterness allows notes of fresh and cooked fruit to come through backed by flavourful malt. A slightly dry, acidic finish provides a contrast that leaves you wanting more. Great with soft cheeses (Brie, Gouda, Havarti), classic cheeses (aged gruyère, Stilton), wild meats and fowl, and caramelized desserts (crème brûlèe, crêpes).
A Salt Spring Style Heather beer, Heatherdale Ale was created for the world famous Butchart Gardens in Victoria. Heather ale is a Scottish (actually Pictish) style that dates back thousands of years (2000BC). Our Heatherdale ale is dark gold, lightly hopped with East Kent Goldings, then infused with the aroma of Heather flowers from the Butchart Gardens. Mild with a floral aroma.