Last night I went to a hardcore punk and thrash metal show in floodiful Vernon BC. Bands Irradiation, Awkward A/C, and Illyrian pounded out tunes until my ear drums were singing their own sweet tunes. Prior to the show though, I found time to share a 22oz bomber bottle of the Lighthouse Brewing Company’s newest Explorer Series beer, the 150 Heritage Ale, with Marlow Deiter of local blackened death metal band Xul!
Marlow and I have been beer buddies for years, and more recently he has managed to draw me in to the edges of the metal world. Last night was a good combination of the two. I chose the 150 Heritage Ale not because of the “subtle notes of maple (for Canada)” but rather for the “smoke (for oil lamps)” in honour of all the lighthouse keepers past and present.
Tasting notes with Marlow
Appearance: dark orangey brown, 6.3%
Nose: maple walnut
Palate: dark chocolate
Finish: bitter fruits, prunes, a bit peaty
Rating: 3/5 Good