Best Pub Beers
Going for a round? You'll want one of these beers
By Don McSwiney for Avenue Calgary's June edition.
Don McSwiney’s beer drinking resume includes 25 years of enthusiastic consumption, as a private citizen and member of The Dino Martinis. Turn-ons include long walks on the beach, beer, discovering great new beer and talking or writing about beer. Turn-offs include beer snobs and those unwilling to give different beer styles a chance.
Granville Island Brewing, Vancouver, B.C.
6.0% Pale Ale
Nice West Coast India Pale Ale, where the words “too much” and “hops” are never used together. The spicy, floral hops bite you on the front end and the finish, balancing the malty sweetness.
Where to drink it: In a rainy pub, by a fire, with some friends for full West Coast effect.
Pairing: For some reason, I’m thinking its spicy drinkability would make it a nice accompaniment to a rich, spicy chili.