White Sails Beer Flights

White Sails Flagship Beers

Departure Bay Session Ale

This buzzing social port frequented by beach bums and known for its infamous bath tub races has many stories to tell.

It will greet you with its shores, wave you goodbye and leave you forever inspired.

Tasting Notes:

Light bodied. Crisp fruit flavours, citrus notes and a smooth creamy undertone makes this a refreshing session ale.

Ingredients:

Water, barley malt, wheat malt, hops, yeast

Aroma & Finish:

Light citrus aroma with a delicate wheat and malt profile

Style:

Session American Wheat Ale

Specs:

4.6% abv, 25 ibu

Available:

On Tap (6oz, 16oz)
Growler Fill (32oz, 64oz)
Bomber Bottles (650mL)

Colour Profile:

Golden Straw

Weight Profile:

Light Bodied

Mount Benson India Pale Ale

Accept the challenge, savour the reward. With endless coastal views and picturesque forest, an ambitious hike awaits demanding adventure and a smile of accomplishment.

Tasting Notes:

Medium bodied. This beer offers a well balanced clean malty flavour characterized by its distinguished hop bitterness. Delicious aroma of fruit and citrus.

Ingredients:

Water, barley malt, hops, yeast

Aroma & Finish:

Prominent fruity/citrus hop aroma

Style:

Indio Pale Ale

Specs:

7.0% abv, 60 ibu

Available:

On Tap (6oz, 16oz)
Growler Fill (32oz, 64oz)
Bomber Bottles (650mL)

Colour Profile:

Dark Gold

Weight Profile:

Medium Bodied, Deceptively Drinkable

Snake Island Cascadian Dark Ale

Snake Island CDA

A sanctuary and island with mysterious treasures below. The seals and birds don’t know it, but their island is part of the race course. Sailboats aim for the bell buoy that clangs to mark the shallows. On race day it’s the windward mark.  Celebrating “SIN”, The annual Snake Island Nanaimo regatta.

Tasting Notes:

Medium bodied. Full flavoured with hints of chocolate and coffee. A healthy dose of Pacific NW hops to balance the dark malt character. Dark colour profile that drinks like an IPA…. delicious!

Ingredients:

Water, barley malt, hops, yeast

Aroma and Finish:

Malty w/ chocolate body w/ citrus and pine hop notes

Style:

Cascadian Dark Ale

Specs:

6.5% abv, 80 ibu

Available:

On Tap (6oz, 16oz)
Growler Fill (32oz, 64oz)
Bomber Bottles (650mL)

Colour Profile:

Dark Brown

Weight Profile:

Medium Bodied

White Sails Seasonal Beers

Ridge Ryeder Rye IPA

Snake Island CDA

Brewed as a celebration of all things hoppy, the Ridge Ryeder celebrates a bold hop forward profile while retaining a synergistic balance with the subtle spice characteristics of the rye malt that acts as the backbone of the beer. 

Tasting Notes:

Medium bodied, crisp and clean IPA. Subtle notes of rye spice in a light balanced malt base, accented by a vibrant burst of orange zest and citrus hop flavour.

Ingredients:

Water, rye and barley malt, hops, yeast

Aroma and Finish:

Punchy orange zest and citrus

Style:

Rye IPA

Specs:

6.4% abv, 70 ibu

Available:

On Tap (6oz, 16oz) Growler Fill (32oz, 64oz) 

Colour Profile:

Gold with slight haze

Weight Profile:

Medium Bodied

Old City Smash VI

Old City SMASH V

From cobble streets and top hat greets to the “back in my days” with their simpler ways. When mayors dressed in pirate clothes, why he chose, no one knows. Throw back beers, with friends to cheers. In summer time, we have no fears. Nanaimo bars and bathtub races, coal mine traces and war time faces. This, is our Old City.

Tasting Notes:

Light bodied and easy drinking with a crisp Pilsen malt flavour highlighting the Citra hop’s subtle tropical notes of melon and lychee.

Ingredients:

Water, malted barley, hops, yeast

Aroma and Finish:

Subtle tropical fruit and melon notes

Style:

Single Malt and Single Hop
(Pilsen and Citra)

Specs:

5.0% abv, 35 ibu

Seasonally Available:

On Tap (6oz, 16oz) Growler Fill (32oz, 64oz) Bomber Bottle (650mL)

Colour Profile:

Straw

Weight Profile:

Light Bodied

Brickyard Beach Red Cream Ale

Brickyard Beach

Gabriola Brickyard Beach 1913.  A man removes his flat cap to wipe the sweat from his brow.  With wood and coal he feeds the kilns, chimney smoke pouring above. Parched and burnt he looks to the beach, strewn with bricks. The waves smooth their edges. He longs for evening, when ocean waves turn to ale.

Tasting Notes:

Restrained hop bitterness with a balance of light caramel grain and a clean, dry smoothness to finish.

Ingredients:

Water, malted barley, laked barley, hops and yeast

Aroma & Finish:

Delicate malty profile w/ a smooth finish

Style:

Cream Ale

Specs:

5.0% abv, 20 ibu

Seasonally Available:

On Tap (6oz, 16oz)
Bomber Bottles (650mL)

Colour Profile:

Deep Red

Weight Profile:

Medium Bodied

White Sails Brewing Awards

Best Canadian Black IPA

White Sails Snake Island
Cascadian Dark Ale