33 Acres of Life
Rooted in West Coast convictions of resourcefulness and persistence, the California Common was born out of the Gold Rush of 1848. Even back when brewing equipment was scarce beer enthusiasts were unwilling to put their craft on hold. Making do with less, inventive brewing techniques led to the creation of a hybrid lager and ale. Out of necessity the brewmasters became partial to using the Pacific air as a cooling system and sourced hops locally. So it goes, this beer came to be apart of the cultural identity among the working class in the late 19th century. This style was widely known to satisfy an insatiable thirst after a long day of work as they built the foundations for life in the West as it stands today. Distinguished in breweries at the time by using copious amounts of local hops and very high carbonation.
Traversing a little further North here in wooded British Columbia our beer serves the very same purpose. Easy on the alcohol content and weighing in on taste for a complete balance. Utilizing Mount Hood hops lends a spice infused aroma. A fruit like quality is created by fermenting the lager at ale temperatures. Gaining a complex taste through subtle approach; hints at a full-bodied ale yet retains a crisp finish.
Colour: Deep amber; red Alcohol: 4.8% by volume Aroma: Faint fruit, toasted malt, caramel Flavour: Sharp carbonation bite; pronounced hop character; light caramel aftertaste. Relatively clean finish.
33 Acres of Ocean
This is a full flavoured beer integrated with a distinct floral hop which gives it a quality unique to our Pacific Northwest surroundings. This style is evolutionary from a typical IPA with an assertive hop, lower alcohol content, and slight pine aroma. Low in malt character, this beer has a refined quality and a refreshing temperament.
We’ve used ingredients harvested near the Pacific Ocean including Cascade and Calypso hops. Substantive hop flavour paired with a bit of caramel complete the composite to end with a medium finish. Typically consumed in good company amid the Pacific and pine.
Colour: Light Amber Alcohol: 5.3% by volume Aroma: Fruit, floral hop aroma, predominantly citrus and a little pine Flavour: Light caramel, strong hop flavour.
33 Acres of Darkness
Schwarzbier, or Black Lager.
33 Acres of Darkness is our first flagship seasonal. It will be available in our tasting room and select stockists between the months of October – March.
Jan from the province probably describes it best.
Colour: Black Alcohol: 5.0% by volume Aroma: Light caramel, faint smoke, stone fruit, but mostly clean Flavour: Light caramel, light black coffee, deceptively clean finish.