By Brittany Tiplady
Spring, so close yet so far. We recommend hibernating for the remaining winter months with a cold beer and a whole lot of Netflix. Or, hang out in one of the tap rooms listed below and take advantage of the rich, wintery beers they have to offer.
3191 Thunderbird Crescent #114, Burnaby
Dageraad is the purveyor of classy and full-bodied craft beer. Recently released on January 19th, is Dageraad’s latest winter sipper called Londen; an English porter that is brewed with Belgian and Canadian influence and the “fruity, spicy mystery of a Belgian fermentation.” Try this on tap or in bottles at the Dageraad tasting room.
Hold onto your hats, this one is not for the faint of heart (or the lightweight)! The new Dageraad 10°, a 2016 bronze medalist at the 2016 BC Beer Awards, is an exotic winter brew quadruple brewed with unrefined sugars. 10° pays homage to the “strong, dark ales brewed by Trappist monks in Belgium,” a true testament to Dageraad’s Belgian roots and inspiration.
845 William St, Burnaby
Salted Chocolate Porter, 6%
This decadent brew is the first release of Steamworks’ illumination series. Find the Salted Chocolate Porter available in 650 ml bottles, boasting rich chocolate and vanilla aromas and flavours, brewed with hand-harvested Pacific Ocean Fleur de Sel from Vancouver Island Salt Co.
Winter Lager, 5.4%
Different than your average golden lager, the Steamworks Winter Lager pours a deep copper colour, with a fine balance of hops and rich malt flavour. Enjoy this easy drinking treat in 473 ml tall cans!
You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen! This daring winter beer is an ode to the beloved Belgian Trippel. Strong citrus aromas, and toasted malt.
1675 Venables St, Vancouver
When it Rains it Porters, 5%
A jet black American porter, easy on the alcohol content but rich with cocoa aromas. Brewed with Columbus and EKG hops. A delightful rainy-day treat.