- Food Pairing
- $5.49/650 ml in B.C.; $6 in Ontario
Driftwood Brewery makes its home in Victoria, as do – one imagines – a few tugboat captains. I hope the latter get enough time off between sails to reward their hard-earned thirsts with this awesome brew. A brilliant flag-bearer of the heavily hopped West Coast India Pale Ale style, it's superbly crafted. Hazy-golden, with lingering foam, it balances aromatic citrus and sweet-tropical fruit with formidable hoppy bitterness and refreshing pine-scented air, carried on a creamy texture. If you're an adventurous sort, try it with sushi. Various prices in Alberta, $5.76 in Saskatchewan, $6.50 in Manitoba.