Calgary Beer Alert - The Unicorn of Beer(?) - India Pale Lager - CANADIAN CRAFT TOURS
Brewery & Winery Tours | Vancouver | Calgary | Victoria | Kelowna & Okanagan | Toronto | Blue Mountains | Toll Free: 1.800.601.9483 or (778)320.3409

Calgary Beer Alert - The Unicorn of Beer(?) - India Pale Lager

by S F October 31, 2022

Calgary Beer Alert - The Unicorn of Beer(?) - India Pale Lager

If you have ever been on one of our awesome brewery tours, you know that Ale and Lager each are made using two different yeast strains. One specifically for Ales, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, which likes a warmer temperature (20-degree range) and one for Lagers, Saccharomyces Pastorianus, which likes cooler temperatures (10-degree range). In the case of an India Pale Lager, the brewer makes an IPA, but ferments it with lagering temperatures and yeast. The result is often a rich, bright golden beer with a fresh hoppy aroma, well balanced body and crisp hop finish.

In the case of this awesome collaboration, Born to Run is brewed by 88 and Born with a whole C-Suite of hops (Columbus, Cascade, Chinook & Citra) then fermented on the '88 house lager yeast. It has the hop profile of a West Coast IPA. Tropical, bitter, smooth and crushable!

Although IPL's are not super rare, they are uncommon. Whether or not you have ever had one, if you are a beer fan, you have got to head to Born or 88 to grab yourself some of this unique beer before limited quantities run out.

Want to learn more about hops in general?  Check this out.




S F
S F

Author


Leave a comment


Also in News

What are Hops?
What are Hops?

by S F November 21, 2022

The Team at Canadian Craft Tours discusses what Hops are and how Hops impact the taste of beer.  Hops make such a huge impact in flavour, bitterness and aroma and we've been using them in beer for centuries.

Continue Reading →

Hefeweizen- A Quick History of a Hazy Past
Hefeweizen- A Quick History of a Hazy Past

by Brandon Moscrip November 20, 2022

Hefeweizen from the German Hefe (yeast) and weizen (wheat) is one of the oldest recorded styles of beer, dating back to 3400 BC. Although we know it today as a traditional German style beer, wheat beers were first brewed by Sumarians and then the Egyptians centuries before the Bavarians began drinking the beer.

Continue Reading →

Finding Award Winning Beer in Calgary
Finding Award Winning Beer in Calgary

by Brandon Moscrip November 13, 2022

Finding award winning beer in Calgary just got a whole lot quicker.

Continue Reading →