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Brewery unveils new ale
Whether it’s for barbecues or camping, Vernon-based Okanagan Spring Brewery has a new release for the season.
Okanagan Spring Cloudy Amber Ale has a hazy, deep amber colour and it’s kept unfiltered for a cloud on the pour.
Stefan Tobler, Okanagan Spring’s brewmaster for 30 years, says he’s delighted to release the new ale.
“This is an excellent new brew that’s well balanced, deep in colour, cloudy and hopping with flavour,” he said.
“In keeping with our commitment to purity, it’s brewed according to the Bavarian Purity Law using only four ingredients – barley, hops, water and yeast, making it all natural.
“This is truly a beer to enjoy year-round and for any occasion – best paired with spicy foods, soft cheese and red meats.”
The new release delivers on a growing U.S.-based trend towards amber ales, which is beginning to have a flow-on effect in Canada.
Amber ale was identified as one of the top 10 craft beer styles in the U.S. for 2013.
Okanagan Spring Cloudy Amber Ale is available at liquor stores, as well as on tap at selected venues across B.C.
Thirty years on, Okanagan Spring is still brewed in Vernon, where it was first founded, and it has become one of B.C.’s leading popular craft beers.
The Okanagan Spring portfolio includes favourites such as Okanagan Spring Pale Ale, Okanagan Spring 1516 Bavarian Lager, Okanagan Spring Porter, Okanagan Spring Brewmaster’s Black Lager, Okanagan Spring Apricot Summer Weizen and now Okanagan Spring Cloudy Amber Ale.