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. In addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for WineAlign, ... Read More You may also like 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 Beer & Cider / Victoria March 2, 2017 Victoria Beer Week Opens This Week For nine days starting this Friday, March the 3rd, Victoria celebrates its growing beer culture during Victoria Beer Week. Whether it’s a ... Read More Beer & Cider / Drink This March 17, 2016 Ernest Hemingway and a Night of Wine Tasting “Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest ... Read More Beer & Cider / Victoria March 15, 2016 Touring, Stinky Cheese, Oysters and Finally – Lift Off: My Week at Victoria Beer Week Definitive Brewery Tour I’m now a veteran of the brewery tour, having done it last year, as well. I’m a veteran of brewery tours in general. I ... Read More Beer & Cider / Victoria March 8, 2016 Victoria Beer Week 2016 Kicks Off with Night Casks Night Casks is a special event during Victoria Beer Week because it is a time when brewers have a chance to show off works in progress and beer ... Read More Beer & Cider / Victoria November 23, 2015 In Defence of Lagers In the first place, I shouldn’t even have to defend lager, or list all the good reasons for drinking lagers. The truth is, though, that there is a ... Read More Comments are closed.