3 New Releases to kick-start the New Year
January 21st, 2013 – No, a Twisted Rocket Whale it’s not a monster dreamt up for an indie B-side horror film, it’s a new monster triple release from Phillips Brewing Company. Today, a year-round hop rocket is launching in a can, a barreled Scotch Ale is coming up from the cellar to introduce a new Twisted Barrel beer series, and the whale-themed winner of the 2012 Benefit Brew is surfacing in cold beer and wine stores.
On Wednesday January 23rd from 4pm-6pm, we’ll be hosting a very special tasting of all three, so pop on by for what will most likely be your only chance to try them on draft!
Here’s a little breakdown of each brew:
Twisted Oak Scotch Ale – 6.8% – 650mL
Straight from the cellar comes our new Twisted Oak Stillage Series; a collection of seasonal releases brewed specifically to showcase the intricacy and complexity of barrel flavours.
As the flagship in this newly minted series, this robust Scotch Ale highlights the gentle peat notes and sweet vanilla flavours that were infused as the beer matured in freshly emptied whiskey barrels.
Available year-round at craft-friendly private liquor stores and Phillips HQ. For more info on this beer and the Twisted Oak Stillage Series, head over to www.twistedoakstillage.com
Bottle Rocket ISA – 5% – 355mL Can
Pull the tab and getaway! Bottle Rocket is an India Session Ale packed with bright, hoppy bitterness sure to ignite your tastebuds. Unlike its bigger IPA cousins, this beer sits a bit lighter on the scale at 5%, but still packs a hop blast sure to satisfy even the most seasoned Hoprotechnician. Spark it up!
Available year-round at private liquor stores and Phillips’ Mission Control.
Leviathan Milk Stout – 5.5% – 650mL
The people have spoken, and, as the 2012 winner of the Benefit Brew Project, this Leviathan Milk Stout is a beer with a porpoise! Cetus Research & Conservation Society is dedicated to the preservation of marine habitats, ensuring that life below the waves remains as vibrant as it is above. All the clams from the sale of this beer go to support their efforts. http://protectourwhales.com/
This special 650mL brew is available at the Phillips’ retail store as well as finer cold beer & wine stores on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland for a limited time.