Quick Bites from Pender

Battle of the Nut Brown Ales

In Did You Know, Island Life on May 5, 2010 at 5:01 am


We had a little BC Breweries taste test last night.

I found these side by side in the cooler at the Medicine Beach Liquor Store — and while vague memories of reading the Nut Brown Maid in English Lit 12 occupied my thoughts,  my hands took the opportunity to grab a bottle of each.

I don’t remember a battle in the Nut Brown Maid, but these 2 Nut Brown Ales went head to head, and the results weren’t even close.nut-brown-ales

The Naramata Nut Brown Ale from the Cannery Brewing Company  is out front where it belongs.  Smooth, dark and sophisticated.  Just the way I like my men.  Howard agrees, by the way — about the beer and the men — he does have Mediterranean blood, after all.

And the Granville Island Limited Release Nut Brown Ale?  Not so much.  Lighter in colour, it was also overly hoppy and bitter — Howard thought it tasted homebrew-ish.  Not at all the type of beer you’d take home to meet you parents, if you know what I mean.


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