Under the cover of malty darkness and mighty hops, we find a brew that could have only come from one place, Cascadia – the inspiration behind our latest re-release, Cloak & Dagger Cascadian Dark Ale.
One of the newest beer-styles to hit the beer scene, Cascadian Dark Ale is named after the geographical area that inspired it. With a dominant hop flavour typical of a CDA, the hop-factor of this year’s brew has been upped; having increased the amount of aroma hops found in the beer. We kept the bitterness the same, but switched Amarillo hops for the Ahtanum variety before dry hopping with Chinook – two of the hop varieties found in Cascadia.
Though black in colour, the roast malt flavour of the brew is refined – rounded out with mildly sweet caramel malt flavours and a dry finish which is credited to the roasted malts and copious amount of hops added to the beer.
Gold medal winner at the 2012 World Beer Championships, this year’s batch of Cloak & Dagger may have more hops than in previous brews, but is still packed with the complex blend of flavours you have come to expect of the Ale.
Back for a limited time, our 2014 Cloak & Dagger Cascadian Dark Ale has an ABV of 6% and a BU of 60. Look for it in our Taproom & retail store on Granville Island, as well as in selected stores in BC, Alberta and Manitoba.