That, and life's been hectic since my last post. Switched jobs, and now I'm in school + working + craft beer tasting + spending time with my Irish princess. Life's good.
Right, onto this brew review:
I popped into Postmark with Tammy, and it was a LOT fancier than we anticipated. It's in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, and not in the most well-kempt area either. What we discovered was a collaboration between Belgard Kitchen, Vancouver Urban Winery, and Postmark Brewing.
It's Earls-like prices, in a way-higher-than-Earls class dining establishment. That, and they do growler fills straight from Postmark themselves! I met Tyler in the Growler station area, and he's going to be giving me two growlers full of beer for suggesting such an awesome beer (totally not bragging, hehe).
|Postmark Brewing "Apple Cinnamon Pale Ale" @ Postmark Brewing, Vancouver BC|
The brew itself is a pale golden colour with a reddish hue. Tammy and I got a pint each. Sadly, each pint was $7.50 -- I'm lucky I'm getting some free or I wouldn't be back at those prices.
The ale smells like a homemade apple pie. You've got your scents of Granny Smith apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and even something like a golden pie crust? Maybe it's just nostalgia. Full points for smell nonetheless.
On taste, it's half of what it smells like (up front), and a forward cinnamon flavour (in the middle). followed by a finish that consists of the first flavour, with a linger of hops. Not sure what kind of hops they used, but I quite like it!
I wish they didn't sell out so quickly, but it's their EXK (Experimental Keg) series. Be sure to follow @PostmarkBrewing on Instagram so you can have a chance at getting your suggestion made into a beer!
Overall, if this was available at a bar, and they called it the "Cinnamon Apple Pie Ale" - I'm sure everyone would at least try it once, if not in a pint glass, in a taster glass. Hell, I'd probably repeat it in my taster flights just to get something wacky, that I *know* will taste good.
Great job guys! Looking forward to more of the EXK series!
I give the Apple Cinnamon Pale Ale a Brewj-ified 8.0 / 10