On the Coast's beer columnist Rebecca Whyman gives her top picks for the upcoming season.
Moon Under Water Brewery - Light Side of the Moon 4.2%
A nice light lager that's perfect for patio sipping. Made with rice malt and orange peel, it's dry and refreshing.
Four Winds Brewing Co. - Sovereign Saison 8.5%
A dry-hopped sour saison with elderflower notes. These tend to be much higher alcohol beers and are best shared with friends.
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel - Disco Soleil 6.5%
This Montreal brewery has exported their beer to Vancouver. It is a citrus IPA made with kumquats.
Parallel 49 - Sour White Ale 7%
This ale is aged for a year in chardonnay barrels giving it a lot of plum, pear and apple notes on top of acidity that will cut through barbecued foods really nicely.
Fernie Brewing - Slingshot Session Ale 4.5%
A full-bodied IPA with those delicious mosaic hops.