Written By Treve Ring Beer & Cider / Libations Mar 28, 2010 Vancouver Island Brewery Sea Dog Amber Ale SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestVictoria, BC$11.55 – $14 for 6 x 341mlwww.vanislandbrewery.comThis time last year, Vancouver Island Brewery released Spyhopper Honey Brown, commemorating their 25th anniversary and referencing the coastal Killer Whale’s playful popping out of the ocean. This year, Victoria’s venerable VIB released Sea Dog Amber Ale, named in honour of the 100th anniversary of Canada’s Navy.Smart marketing. Spring, suds, sea – the orca-logoed brewery is working this theme to their advantage. A burnished copper hue, Sea Dog welcomes with a toasted nut aroma and flavours of fresh popped popcorn, rooty malt and a clean finish. More a pair-with-food brew than a refreshing sipping beer, this ale makes a nice transition from the winter wet coast weather to the welcome sunlight of early spring. I enjoyed this with grilled pork chop and carmelized root veg – the sweet toastiness of both playing off each other.I’m taking an early stab at their spring 2011 release – Porpoise Porter perhaps?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.