Hibiscus Wit – Brassneck Brewery (Vancouver, BC, Canada)


Hibiscus Wit – Brassneck Brewing, 5% ABV – 1L., (Vancouver, BC, Canada) (local beer)

-Located right off of Main & 6th, just right before Main St. splits off into Main and Kingsway, on the right side as if you’re heading south. Parking might be a bit scarce if you head there right after work, expect it to be at least half packed. The left door to enter, right door to exit; try as you might there’s no exterior handle on the right door… (I know, ppl want to see pics, not read.)

-As soon as I entered I could feel the bustle of business so I limited myself to just one taster, this one. You order by writing down your name and beer desire on the provided tag and attaché it to your growler. Service is swift and businesslike though not quite as smiley as I’m used to at Storm Brewery.

-There are a handful of tables to stand at to drink and indulge in the individually wood-fired pizza food truck parked outside (that day). This brewery has been up and running for over a year now and it’s great to see more microbreweries popping up in the beautiful city of Vancouver, BC. Their website has up-to-date info on their daily growler fills, looks like a they keep a pretty good rotation.

-This is my first review of their beers, look forward to more in the future.

  • Style: (Hibiscus) Flavoured Wheat Ale
  • Taste: Strawberry hibiscus fruity banana soft dry wheat ale
  • How much: $8 (tax incl.) – 1L, bring your own bottle (May 2015)
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: seasonal, not bad easy drinking

Visual: (growler fill) Pours a pretty cloudy pink grapefruit pink with a small dissipating head, thin ringed retention, lots of lively activity.

Nose: hibiscus, banana wheat malts. (lvl-4)-pungency

Attack: crisp fizzy, clean fruity entry

Mid-palate: (lvl-4)-sweetness, subdued low-med sourness throughout, (MAIN) hibiscus, light strawberry, banana wheat malt

Finish: banana dry exhale, burpy, bready finish.

Summary: An easy-drinking fruity witbier very similar to Dieu du Ciel’s Rosée d’Hibiscus (C+), but cleaner and better without the barnyard funk.