Fast forward to fall, we're in Kelowna now, and I'm catching up on all the stuff Phillips put out in the summer.
This is Bat As from Phillips Brewing, a Sauvin Spritzer session IPA. It's a lightweight for sure, but very tasty, and - ugh - crushable. If we could run the clock back to summer, this would be the beer to drink lots of in the pool.
I don't know what "Bat As" means, or where the name comes from, but "Sauvin Spritzer" I guess comes from Nelson Sauvin hops, and the current in thing, which is to make beers like white wine spritzers.
Lime Light Berliner Weisse from Phillips, and you'll have to trust me as I took a pic of the other side of the can here. I really liked the design. I love Berliner Weisees, I love lime, I love this beer! Very tart, great lime flavour.
Bring this back any time Phillips and I'll buy it.
Phillips Grainbow 18 grain IPA, their 18th Anniversary beer. It's another light and easy drinking IPA for the summer. Certainly enjoyable, if not necessarily memorable.
I haven't had a great deal of Phillips' Anniversary beers, but the Rice IPA and Bizarro Berliner Weisse have been my favorites by a long shot.
I bought it as Walkin' Around beer, and I don't think i even poured one in a glass. So if you're just dying to know how hazy this was, my apologies. It's a great walkin' around beer, but I've had much better NE-style beers, assuming that's what this is even.
As you'll see soon, I've had some hazy beers that aren't hazy at all. Words; how do they work?
But, even though I keep saying the NE-style is not my thing, I keep buying them because my desire to try something new overrides my lack of enthusiasm for the style. And it's what brewers brew these days, so you just have to roll with it. I should talk to a brewer about the style though, because I've had some that have left a nasty burning sensation in my mouth. I've found this in at least three different beers, so it's not a bad batch - I really don't know what it is.
I've never gotten a sensation like that from a NW-style IPA though - just sweet sweet hops.
Let's have another.