Written By Treve Ring Beer & Cider / Libations Mar 11, 2011 Tree Brewing Captivator Doppelbock SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestKelowna, BC $5-7 for 650ml bottle (8% abv) www.treebeer.comIn these volatile days of spring, when we’re deep into April showers in lieu of May flowers, I’m searching for a bridge beer. One with a little body and depth to warm my wind-nipped bones, but not a heavy, tipple by the fire brew. This special seasonal release Captivator Doppelbock from Kelowna-based Tree Brewing fit the bill perfectly. Plus, with Easter around the corner, the timing couldn’t be better. What’s that? Peter Rabbit and beer? (It’s not even a ‘hoppy’ beer. Get it?)Enough with the buns, I mean puns. Let me explain. Doppelbocks are a doubled up Bock – a potent monastic beer from the late 18th century. They are said to contain enough malty richness that they can substitute for a meal. The devout monks engaged in periodic bouts of fasting, with Lent (in the weeks leading up to Easter) being the longest of these fasts. The monks believed that liquids not only cleansed the body but also the soul, so they made plenty of liquid from their grain and got their nutrients from drinking it. This is part of the reason why Dopplebocks are oft referred to as ‘liquid bread’.The other reason for the liquid bread name is that there are persistent and dominant bread aromas and flavours, along with caramel, ample roasted malt, coffee bean, golden raisin and spiced rum, biscuit and a bitter hazelnut finish. Silky on the palate, with a subtle and warming nudge of alcohol on the back. Dark reddish in hue, Captivator is unpasteurized and free of preservatives. I g rilled up some Galloping Goose Sausages, froze off my bunny tail in the spring windstorm, and this was a perfect solution to handle both.Now celebrating fifteen years, Tree Brewing has marked this milestone year with the release of their custom designed bottles. Introduced into the market in mid-February, the new 650ml bottle features an embossed “Tree Brewing Co.” logo, and is fully recyclable and reusable.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean)EATrecommendsTree Brewing Captivator DoppelbockDopplebocks are oft referred to as ‘liquid bread’, since they have enough stuffing to sub for a meal. The other reason for the liquid bread name is that there are persistent and dominant bread aromas and flavours, along with caramel, ample roasted malt, coffee bean, golden raisin and spiced rum, biscuit and a bitter hazelnut finish. Silky on the palate, with a subtle and warming nudge of alcohol on the back. Dark reddish in hue, Captivator is unpasteurized and free of preservatives. I grilled up some Galloping Goose Sausages, froze myself in the spring windstorm, and this was a perfect solution to handle both.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 & 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.