Written By Treve Ring Beer & Cider / Libations Sep 15, 2011 Driftwood Brewery Fat Tug IPA SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestDriftwood Brewery Fat Tug IPA Victoria, BC $5-7 for 650ml bottle (7% abv)www.driftwoodbeer.com As I wrote earlier this week, the recent announcement of the 2011 Canadian Brewing Awards honoured Victoria’s Driftwood Brewing Company with the highly coveted Beer of the Year prize for their Fat Tug IPA. I couldn’t be happier (hoppier?). I’ve tasted beer newbies on this brew many times. “You want to know what hops taste like?” I query. “Here you go.”Certainly hoppy – that intense grapefruit citrus wakes up the senses. But this northwest styled India Pale Ale is buoyed by a hefty shove of earthy malt and saltine. Persistent resin/orange finish. Aggressively flavourful and beautifully balanced in its bitterness. Perfect choice for Beer of the Year.Driftwood Brewing Company was founded in the spring of 2008 by two passionate and experienced brewers, Jason Meyer and Kevin Hearsum, plus an experienced craft beer marketing and sales agent, Gary Lindsay. Simply put – they brew the beer they love to drink. Lucky for us they have great taste!Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) EATrecommendsDriftwood Brewery Fat Tug IPA Certainly hoppy – that intense grapefruit citrus wakes up the senses. But this northwest styled India Pale Ale is buoyed by a hefty shove of earthy malt and saltine. Persistent resin/orange finish. Aggressively flavourful and beautifully balanced in its bitterness. Perfect choice for Beer of the Year.beer review SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Beer & Cider / Beer Dinners / Events / Food Events / Wineries & Breweries August 30, 2019 A Categorically Great Meal Saanich Brewery Category 12’s ‘Brewmaster’s Dinner’ Marries Wildcraft With Craft-Beer It was somewhere at the beginning of the ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / First Look / Places / Press Release / Wineries & Breweries July 25, 2019 There’s a New Buoy in Town Whistle Buoy Brewing Company, a locally owned craft brewery and taproom, is now open in Historic Market Square, Victoria. Whistle Buoy Brewing ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Events / Press Release July 24, 2019 Great Canadian Beer Festival The line-up is set and the tickets are on sale. The Great Canadian Beer Festival will return to Royal Athletic Park in Victoria, BC, on Friday, ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Beer & Cider / Events / Victoria March 1, 2018 Victoria Beer Week launches its fifth year Victoria is once again readying itself to host the fifth annual Victoria Beer Week. As locals and beer geeks alike wet their palates for special ... Read More Beer & Cider / Victoria March 15, 2017 Highlights and Sours at Victoria Beer Week After nine days of events, Victoria Beer Week once again poured its final pint of the year. Some may still be reeling (recovering?) from the ... Read More Comments are closed.