Written By Treve Ring Beer & Cider / Libations Jul 1, 2010 Lighthouse Brewing Company Fisgard 150 Bavarian Lager SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestVictoria, BC$12 – $16 for 6 x 355 ml bottles (5% alcohol)www.lighthousebrewing.comO CANADA!Today is when Canucks can unabashedly and wholeheartedly celebrate symbolic Canadiana. Hockey, toques, beavers, maple leaves, moose – and here on the coast – lighthouses. Fisgard 150 was brewed to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Fisgard Lighthouse, Western Canada’s oldest. This newest release from Victoria’s Lighthouse Brewing Company is in line with owner Paul Hoyne’s quest for quality. A traditionally-styled Bavarian Lager, Fisgard is a light golden straw, with a lovely hoppy, floral, grapefruit aroma – very aromatic, even when chilled right down. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, but still crisp and refreshing, a great zip on the tongue with cracked wheat, citrus and subtle sweet malt. Smooth and clean – could easily take on slightly weightier dishes while still refreshing in the summer heat. Try halibut burger with grilled potatoes and salted corn on the cob.The beer is in check with Hoyne’s environmental dedication as well. Lightweight, stubby necked glass bottles are a welcome sight, but not at all surprising for a two Eco-Star, zero-emissions facility. Even the spent grains are sent daily to local organic farmers to use for feeding cattle, chickens and pigs (lucky!).Local Canadian companies like this are another reason to celebrate Canada Day today – cheers!* Don’t recognize this brew? Lighthouse Brewing Company is in the process of re-branding all of their products with this sleek new logo.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) Beer & CiderWine Reviews 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 / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events March 2, 2020 Victoria Beer Week March 6 – 14 Victoria Beer Week returns March 6-14 with 19 different events held in venues around Victoria. This 7th annual festival of craft beer offers ... Read More Beer & Cider / Events / Food Events / Places / Victoria November 17, 2019 Canoe Brewpub’s Eighth Annual Winterbrau Festival 2019 Beer brewers from across the island and the lower mainland gathered in the lofty wooden halls of Canoe Brewpub over November 9 and 10 for the eighth ... Read More 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 Comments are closed.