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

Yellow Point Pale Ale

Relax as you walk the shores, respect the passing whale and admire the setting sun. Skim the calm waters with your paddle to center yourself and know, you will always return to this place.

Tasting Notes:

Medium bodied. Caramel notes and a prominent malt forward flavour with a toasty finish, complimented with a blend of UK hops for a sweet floral character.

Ingredients:

Water, barley malt, hops, yeast

Aroma & Finish:

Malt forward with caramel notes and a toasty finish

Style:

Pale Ale

Specs:

5.5% abv, 40 ibu

Available:

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

Colour Profile:

Amber/Copper

Weight Profile:

Medium 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 Cascadia 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

Gallows Point Chocolate Porter

Gallows Point Chocolate Porter

It’s as dark as it sounds! A historical event on a tiny island called Protection has given us this ghostly tale to fear.

Tasting Notes:

This delicious dark brown ale has a prominent malty profile, loaded with chocolate and caramel notes. There is restrained roastiness, balanced with a light handed hopping, allowing the malt flavours to shine through.

Ingredients:

Water, Barley Malt, hops, yeast, chocolate

Aroma & Finish:

Malty profile w/ chocolate notes and hints of coffee

Style:

Chocolate Porter

Specs:

5.0% abv, 30 ibu

Seasonally Available:

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

Colour Profile:

Deep Brown

Weight Profile:

Medium Bodied

Shack Island Stout

Shack Island Stout

Today the ocean and sky are sewn together. A sweater of muted grey. Its seas stitched with shore lines of rocky islands and buttoned with mosaic wood shacks. Worn by the fisherman. Passed down for generations.

Tasting Notes:

A smooth, medium bodied stout featuring mid-level roastiness with natural hints of chocolate. Soft undertones of molasses and coffee combine to add depth of flavour to the prominent malty profile.

Ingredients:

Water, Barley Malt, Barley Flakes, hops, yeast

Aroma & Finish:

Malty, roasty profile w/ subtle notes coffee and chocolate

Style:

Stout

Specs:

5.4% abv, 40 ibu

Seasonally Available:

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

Colour Profile:

Deep Brown

Weight Profile:

Medium Bodied

Orchard Ale

Orchard Ale

Departure Bay Session Ale infused with a blend of cold pressed cider and orchard apple juice. Light and quaffable with a pronounced fruity flavour.

Tasting Notes:

Hand picked and cold pressed apples with our session ale – crisp fruit with a smooth finish.

Ingredients:

Water, malted barley, cold pressed apple juice, hops and yeast

Aroma & Finish:

Pronounced crisp cider apple aroma, dry, light citrus finish

Style:

Apple Infused Ale

Specs:

3.0% abv, 25 ibu

Seasonally Available:

On Tap (6oz, 16oz)

Colour Profile:

Golden

Weight Profile:

Light Bodied

Deep Bay Harvest Ale

Deep Bay Harvest Ale

Fresh-hopped light ale crafted in celebration of the seasonal hop harvest. Featuring Mt. Hood, Nugget and Brewers’ Gold hops, hand picked at local farm in Deep Bay

Tasting Notes:

Fresh hops hand picked from the vine by yours truly. Light floral bitterness and notes of lemon zest and crisp green fruit.

Ingredients:

Water, malted barley, fresh hops and yeast

Aroma & Finish:

Light green fruit and citrus, crisp finish

Style:

Fresh-Hopped Ale

Specs:

5.4% abv, 40 ibu

Seasonally Available:

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

Colour Profile:

Golden

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

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Cascadian Dark Ale