MrSackvillain wants his Growler peeps to be in the know! Tapped on April 27, 2017 at the Sackville ANBL:
Petit-Sault Seasonal: John Glazier Pale Ale (Les Brasseurs Petit-Sault, Edmundston, NB): citrus notes, slightly bitter-tasting. 4.5%; 30 IBU
This SMASH (Single Malt and Single Hop) is brewed with Aroostook county hops that are found in northern Maine. The delicate biscuity character comes from the pale malt provided by a nearby Quebecois ‘micromaltery’. A crisp and clean pale ale, perfect for quenching your thirst after some spring chores!
Samuel Adams Hopscape (Boston Beer Company, Boston, MA): bold notes of pine and juicy grapefruit. 5.5%; 30 IBU
This beer uses four types of West Coast hops, giving it a ‘mellower bitterness’ and a less pronounced citrus taste than an IPA. A deep golden wheat ale, it has a crisp flavor that makes you forget that spring is a month late.
Whistler Grapefruit Ale (Whistler Brewing Co, Whistler, BC): exactly what it says on the label! A quite distinct grapefruit taste. 5%; 14 IBU
A summer ale with a twist, this malty blonde with grapefruit zest and a little coriander is finished with two types of hops. Not quite on par with a grapefruit radler, it nevertheless includes some mellow citrus notes.