Lighthouse Brewing Company Fisgard 150 Bavarian Lager

Victoria, BC

$12 – $16 for 6 x 355 ml bottles (5% alcohol)


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.

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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 ...

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