Not intentionally mind you, but American stuff just isn't very common here. The two best stores I used to visit in Edmonton carried lots of American craft options, but so far stores I've been to in BC really don't get into it.
I'm guessing it's because they don't need to, given the local scene.
Lagunitas Super Cluster! A heavy citrus and hop infused IPA from a California brewery. Heard that one before hey?
No question that brewers down there like to crank out the IPAs. But they're really good at it, Lagunitas especially.
This one is a beauty too. Very strong citrus and the right amount of bitterness.
So, when we lived in Osoyoos, on our first trip to Oroville, I nearly flipped out when the grocery store we went in to had Fremont Brewing's Lush IPA. Lush was one of the highlights of our visit to Seattle in 2018.
This is a serious West Coast IPA - hoppy bitter and lots of citrus. Something you'll probably want to work up to if you're not a big IPA drinker.
I am though, and it's a solid 4/5.
I'm ok with it because I get cravings for hops. Like I need them. This doesn't happen for any other style. There's so many things that can be done with an IPA though.
Let's have another.