Winter has hit Vancouver harder than usual this year and one of our favourite things to do over the holidays is to stay in and host our friends and family. We were recently introduced to Stanley Park Brewery’s seasonal Winter Glow IPA and Windstorm West Coast Pale Ale, and both have been well stocked in our fridge as we celebrated the season and rung in the new year.
Winter Glow IPA
The Winter Glow IPA draws its inspiration from the Canadian tradition of receiving mandarin oranges on Christmas Day. It’s a medium-bodied IPA with a golden, zesty and subtly sweet mandarin orange taste and aroma.
Although a few of our friends don’t usually enjoy fruity or floral elements in their beer, we thought that the smooth, golden and zesty flavours were great reminders of Christmas and paired perfectly with holiday dinners.
Windstorm West Coast Pale Ale
On the nose, the Windstorm West Coast Pale Ale smells like it’s going to be an IPA at first. With a flavour profile of earthy pine, light citrus, and a refreshing, clean finish, it is a true embodiment of its name. We’d get this again and recommend giving it a try yourself.