As the temperatures rise there’s nothing like an ice-cold beer to help beat the heat, and Surrey’s craft breweries have brewed up some unique and refreshing options! Enjoy them at home in your backyard with your socially-distanced friends or visit the breweries. Read on for some of Surrey’s ultimate summer craft brews!
Central City Brewers & Distillers
11411 Bridgeview Drive
Low Rider Raspberry
(3.5% ABV | 0 IBU)
Central City Brewery’s Low Rider Raspberry is refreshing and easy drinking with a little sweet, a little tart and some smooth raspberry to go with it. Based on a traditional German Berliner Weiss, they add juice from Fraser Valley raspberries, a hint of lactose and vanilla to create a smooth, light and refreshing patio sipper.
Lime Margarita Gose
(5.0% ABV | 10 IBU)
The Red Racer ‘Spirited Series’ gives a beer take on the classic margarita. Inspired by the beaches of Mexico and made with real tequila, this Gose is lightly tart with a subtle saltiness that evokes the traditional beachside cocktail.
Russell Brewing Company
13018 80 Avenue
Peach & Apricot Hefeweizen
(6% ABV | 20 IBU)
If anything screams summer in BC it’s peaches, and the marriage of peaches and apricots in a Hefeweizen, sounds like a match made in heaven. A sweet peachy aroma conjures up memories of lazy Okanagan summers and perfectly ripe peaches and apricots. Add a healthy dry hop addition of Citra and the marriage is complete.
Lemon Raz Radler
(3.5% ABV | 17 IBU)
This surprisingly sweet and seductive Radler is a delicious summer blend of lemons and raspberries. The blend results in a fruity nose, and an even fruitier taste. And, “it immediately demands a second, third and fourth sip to figure out what just happened in your mouth”.
Keep an eye out for two new seasonals from Russell that are due to make their summer debut any day now: Orange Dreamsicle Dessert Sour will conjure up memories of orange creamsicles from the ice cream truck, and Sabro Sour, showcases bold flavours of coconut, lime and pineapple.
Big Ridge Brewing
5580 152 Street
Located in Surrey’s Newton neighbourhood, this long-standing brewpub has been brewing batches of their lager and ale for the past two decades. Their sprawling menu includes a variety of seasonal and specialty beers, like the Pear & Red Currant Pale Ale, in addition to favourites like 152 Lager and Rodeo Red Ale. It’s important to note that they only brew their beer for consumption on their premises, with a few “growler-available” options. So if you like it … you’ll have to go back!