Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2012 Collaboration Beer – VCBW Cascadian Brown Ale


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3.9 out of 5


  • Brewery: Collaboration
  • Beer Style: Brown Ale
  • Pros:

    Nice flavour in a Brown Ale

  • Cons:

    Polarizing flavours

  • Conclusion:

    Nice and unique BC brewed Brown Ale.


Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2012 Collaboration Beer – VCBW Cascadian Brown Ale Review

While the 2013 VCBW collaboration ale is currently brewing you can still find the 2012 Cascadian Brown Ale on the shelves at local retailers. Brewed at the Russell Brewing Company this is actually the brainchild of 30 BC craft brewers. Even better yet all proceeds are donated to the Farmland Defense League of BC. As a dark brown ale with 2 fingers of head this beer smells of a dark and slightly nutty, Cascadian hops. The aroma is full bodied and forecasts a mid sweet, hoppy and smooth ale. Tasting the Collaboration Brown Ale, suspicions are confirmed with a mid-sweet hop-bitter ale. The flavour starts off with a toasted, nutty and smooth taste which builds into a sweet, well-hopped North-West style bitter finish. As a melding of the top minds in BC beer this beer was not expected to be traditional, boring or lackluster. The result is a BC twist on a classic style beer that makes the drinker think and contemplate what really makes beer so good.

Alcohol – 5.5%
IBU – 55
Size – 650ml
Price – $6.99 – (16th St Liquor Store)


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Dustan Sept

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