Written By Treve Ring Beer & Cider / Libations Apr 24, 2011 Mt. Begbie Brewing Company Nasty Habit India Pale Ale SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestRevelstoke, BC$5-7 for 650ml bottle (6% abv) +881771 available at BC Liquor Stores & select private storeswww.mt-begbie.comRevelstoke’s Mt. Begbie Brewing Company is named after majestic Mt. Begbie, which was in turn named after BC’s famed hanging Judge Matthew Begbie. I’m sure a man of Judge’s Begbie’s stature and schedule would enjoy taking a load off after a long day of doling justice with a crisp refreshing American IPA. That’s how I like to think about it anyhoo. Most of Mt. Begbie’s beer labels are old black and white photos, harkening back to rustic days gone by (rustic like being sentence to hang!) This label, however, breaks from their historic mold, and caught my eye. Red-trousered devil creature? A goat? Nighttime? An invite to “allow yourself to be seduced by our Nasty Habit” worked for me, and into my basket it went.Mt. Begbie Brewing began in 1996, and is owned and operated by Bart and Tracey Larson. Bart has a Phd in nuclear physics, and Tracey has a degree in biology – so we can rest safe that this is made with particular precision and study. My first glass was cloudy copper, and had very muted aromas of cereals and citrus. There was more happening on the palate, with earth, grass, floral, orange, grapefruit and spice. Light-medium body, and biscuit bitterness on the finish. The second glass poured (last half of the bottle) was more aromatic – more hops and a sweet white peach. Perhaps the warmth did the beer some good – point to note for people who drink their beer freezer cold. The floral aromas and lighter body remind me of spring, so if your part of the province is in bloom, pick up one of these IPA’s, and partner with Thai foods or shellfish in a simple broth.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) EATrecommends Mt. Begbie Brewing Company Nasty Habit India Pale AleVery muted aromas of cereals and citrus, but when the beer warmed up, mild hops and sweet white peach emerge. There was more happening on the palate, with earth, grass, floral, orange, grapefruit and spice. Light-medium body, and biscuit bitterness on the finish. The floral aromas and lighter body remind me of spring, so if your part of the province is in bloom, pick up one of these IPA’s, and partner with Thai foods or shellfish in a simple broth. BCBeer & CiderIPA 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.