Stanley Park Brewery is a brewery located in Vancouver, BC and can trace its history back to 1897. I don’t know if they’ve been operating continuously since then, though. Sustainability is a major concern for the brewery. They own a wind turbine. They package 2 beers: a Belgian-style pilsner and a Belgian-style amber. Although it sounds like they are working on adding some seasonals and other offerings.
Appearance: Pale straw yellow with a white head. Ok retention.
Aroma: Grassy, grainy, touch of sulfur
Taste: Malty with a clean, crisp finish of medium length
Overall Impression: They are calling this a Belgian-style pilsner. If you’re comparing this to the major Belgian pilsner, Stella Artois, then you can see what they’re getting at. The beer is lighter than either a German or Czech pilsner. If you compare this to Stella, it’s a better, tastier beer. It’s clean and refreshing. Overall, it’s a solid effort.
Notes: This was a solicited review. The brewery sent a PR pack which included mixed 6 pack, a glass, and some nice info cards.
They do pretty good work don’t they?
I thought the amber was good. It maintains the delicacy of the style well.