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Leapbeer Reviews #358 & 359 Shiny Penny and Biere d’Hiver by Townsite Brewing Company

My wife recently had a family function over in Powell River. Naturally my instinctive request was “Please bring back some Townsite beer, pretty pretty please?” And bring back she did. She brought me the two new beers, the Shiny Penny Belgian IPA and Biere d’Hiver winter warmer.

Shiny Penny is named after the now defunct brewpub that Townsites Brewmaster, Cedric, tried to open up in Saskatoon. It is a clear and deep amber beer with a tan head on top. The aromas of this beer is oranges and caramel. The tart malt notes are accented by subdued hops on the nose. When you drink it, the taste is almost opposite. It starts off with a big citric hops punch up front but then follows with a sweet and malty finish. I have to keep telling myself to slow down because this beer is 8.5% ABV. It is deceptively easy drinking.

Leapbeer #358 is Shiny Penny

Shiny Penny Belgian IPA by Townsite Brewing Company

Shiny Penny Belgian IPA by Townsite Brewing Company

Brewery: Townsite Brewing Company of Powell River BC
Size/ABV/IBU: 650ml Bottle/8.5% ABV/80 IBUs
Availability: Select Private Liquor Stores
Purchased:
In Powell River
Website: http://townsitebrewing.com/beer
Other Reviews: Joe Weibe (@Thirstywriter), Barley Mowat, Beer Advocate, Rate Beer

The next is their winter beer offering, Biere d’Hiver. This is my favorite ‘winter beer’ so far this year. It is an amazing cross between a winter warmer and a porter. The appearance is jet black with a tan head. Aromas of Vanilla and sour cream. It smells tart like a twist of lemon. The taste of it is the real amazing feat, a perfect blend between the two styles. It is malty, but not overly sweet. There’s some excellent coffee notes to this delicious and very easy drinking beer.

Leapbeer #359 is Biere d’Hiver

Biere d'Hiver by Townsite Brewing Company

Biere d’Hiver by Townsite Brewing Company

Brewery: Townsite Brewing Company of Powell River BC
Size/ABV/IBU: 650ml Bottle/7.5% ABV/29 IBUs
Availability: Select Private Liquor Stores
Purchased:
In Powell River
Website: http://townsitebrewing.com/beer
Other Reviews: Barley Mowat, Beer Advocate, Rate Beer, Jan Zeschky of the Province

Congrats to Cedric, Karen and all the Townsite crew on these excellent beers.

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