Cannery Brewing Co. – Skaha Summer Ale Review
New from Cannery Brewing out of Penticton BC is the Skaha Summer Ale. This beer is inspired by summer days at the lake and a laid back style to BC Summers. Brewed as a Kolsch this Ale is actually a Lager but we will keep that on the DL unless someone gets specific with their interrogation. From the bomber bottle the Skaha pours a light, golden-straw colour with a thick finger of lacing head topping the glass. Through this thin but dense head comes notes of green apple, subtle tropical fruit, German malts, light hops and an overall crisp and dry nose. The flavour is light but fairly complex. The mouthfeel is crisp with apple and fruit tones extenuating the crisp nature of the beer. German malts make for a refreshing and rather smooth flavour with a slight hop to balance the equation. The finish is quite dry and leaves the palate quenching for more. The Skaha Summer Ale is a beer that would be easy to drink and not make a second thought about it. With a little concentration though the complexity here is rather tantalizing. The flavours are subtle but make for a very enjoyable, sessionable and rather unique summer beer.
Alcohol – 5%
IBU – 20
Size – 650ml
Price – $4.90 (BC Liquor Store)