Deep Cove Brewers & Distillers – SFBrew University Brew Off IPA

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Deep Cove Brewers & Distillers – SFBrew University Brew Off IPA

Back in October, 2013 Deep Cove Brewers & Distillers along with Hops Connect hosted a home-brew competition between the UBC and SFU brewing clubs, SFBrew and BrUBC. The winner of this prestigious competition was awarded the Hops Connect Cup and the opportunity to brew their own beer in a full scale production. SFBrew took home the award and created the University Brew Off IPA. This grassroots-initiated beer pours a cloudy, light-amber colour topped with three fingers of thick and lacing head. Through the foamy top comes the smell with notes of piney, northwest style hop, citrus tones and a lightly sweet malt. While the nose is quite big on the hops it still forecasts a fairly easy drinking IPA. The flavour starts off with citrus notes and a decently thick body. The initial citrus builds into a mid-sweet, big hop middle with northwest style hop tones. Stemming from the Citra, Amarillo and Cascade hops the citrus and piney middle moves back on the tongue with a bitter and dry finish. At 78 IBUs this beer is bitter, strong and big on flavour. It looks like the scholarly thinking at SFU along with the brewing prowess of Deep Cove Brewing has come up with a fantastic BC craft IPA. Get it now though, it will not be around long!

Alcohol – 7%
IBU – 78
Size – 650ml bottles
Price – $5.20 (Deep Cove Brewers & Distillers)
Released April 2014 (not on website)


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  1. mikescraftbeer
    mikescraftbeer 27 April, 2014, 08:21

    This is an amazing beer. It is actually my favourite beer to be brewed at Deep Cove to this point.

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  2. 2014 Hops Connect Cup Homebrew Competition Winners | Beer Me British Columbia 10 November, 2014, 11:13

    […] In the second annual Hops Connect Cup four BC university home-brew clubs came together to compete with their best beer recipes. Put on by Hops Connect and Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers this year’s event saw entries across 5 categories by students from UBC, SFU, UVic and Kwantlen Polytechnic. Competing for awards in the Categories Wheat Ale, Saison, Pale Ale, IPA and Stout/Porter Kwantlen Polytechnic, SFU and UBC each took home awards for their unique and now award winning beers. While UVic was seemingly missing from the awards their Freja Brau Porter took home the Best In Show award. This beer will be brewed at Deep Cove Brewers & Distillers with the assistance of the UVic brew club using Hops Connect hops where all of BC will have the opportunity to give it a try. Last year’s winning brew was the Hopparella IPA from SFBrew […]

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