Four Winds Brewing is only about a year old. Located in Delta, British Columbia half way between Vancouver, BC and the border with Washington, Four Winds is already making a splash in the BC beer scene. They’re brewing a mix of traditional English and Belgian styles, including: IPA, Pale Ale, Triple, & Saison. They also regularly produce a pilsner. What I find interesting is that their using a lot of the yeast strain Brettanomyces in their beers. Like several Northwest breweries, they have a Saison with Brett, but they also do a Brett IPA! If you want to learn more about this funky wild yeast strain, you can read my article about it.
Juxtapose Brett IPA is blend of hop bitterness and Brett yeast funkiness. It’s also an award winner. It’s the 2014 Silver Medal winner for American-style Brett Beer category at The World Beer Cup.
Appearance: Hazy gold/amber, off-white head, great retention.
Aroma: Grapefruit, light funk, pine, mango, sage, thyme, herbal.
Taste: Earthy, fruity, hop bitter, brett dryness, herbal notes.
Overall Impression: Juxtapose IPA is a balanced, crisp, and enjoyably flavorful. It has a touch of an oily mouthfeel with a medium-long finish. This is another great beer from the folks at Four Winds Brewing. In a very short time, they’re turning out fantastic beers. I’m really looking forward to trying more of their beers.
Availability: British Columbia.
Note: Thanks to my friend, Heavy CF, for sending this in my last beer box.