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BEERS THEY DRANK: CONFLUX NO. 2

Posted in Ales, Beers they Drank, India Pale Ale, Reviews, Wheat Beers with tags , , , , , , , on October 9, 2011 by calgarybeerdrinkers

This review is the first in the series Beers They Drank, where we will have guest reviewers from other great cities across the country, tell us about what beers they have been drinking. If anyone is interested in sending us a review, please do!

This one comes to us from Jacob in Vancouver. Jacob, like us usual bunch who write here, is also a chef. He grew up on the west coast so, perhaps he can bring his far-out, hippy, earth muffin point of views to beer tasting.

Deschutes Brewery, Bend, Oregon in collaboration with Boulevard Brewing Co., Kansas City, Missouri

  • 7.3% ABV, 60 IBU’s
  • White IPA, wheat based brew.
  • Unappologetically unfiltered
  • made with orange peel and coriander, which in not uncommon in a wheat beer, with a generous helping of hop
  • Tons of sediment suspended in the beer, which looks a bit like the junk floating in bottles of the forgettable 90’s beverage “Orbitz”, but actually contributes to the deliciousness.
  • Found this in Seattle and haven’t seen any on our side of the border, yet. If i do, i’ll jump on it in a hurry, as it was one of the best, most interesting beers i’ve had in a long time.