Barkerville Brewing – One in Eight ISA


Barkerville Brewing – One in Eight ISA Review

With today, March 8th, being International Women’s Day, it only seems fitting to review a beer from Barkerville Brewing,  BC’s first “All women brewery”, quite the “un” norm for breweries in general.

With Erin Dale, head brewer at the lead, many of their beers released have been in the support of women’s health issues, and this one, One in Eight ISA is no exception. It was originally released in October 2020 with partial proceeds donated to the BC Cancer Foundation. The beer name is an actual stat that 1 in 8 Canadian women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. The hops used for this brew were Triumph Hops from Yakima Chief Hops, a hop that just went public in October of 2019, with notes of stone fruit, white peach, and juicy bubblegum. As the hop is still young, the profile is subtle, so Erin chose to augment this ISA with some other hops on hand to boost up the flavour and aroma, and then double dry-hopped the beer!

It is a very easy drinking beer, light orange in colour with a huge head that dissipates quickly. It is  3.8% light-bodied, medium carbonated, and citrus-forward beer with notes of peach. Crisp and clean right to the finish.

The beer isn’t available anymore, but be on the lookout in April for their annual Pink Boots Brew using the Yakima Chief Hops – Pink Boots Blend, with partial proceeds going back to the Pink Boots Society – a worthly cause supporting women in the brewing industry.

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