Beer: Kitsilano Maple Cream Ale

Maple Cream Ale among select Granville Island Brewing products now available locally.

I’m not the only one who did a double take when the MLCC announced they would carry a select few offerings from West Coast darling Granville Island Brewing.

For now it’s limited to their English Bay Pale Ale and Kitsilano Maple Cream Ale, the latter an absolutely delicious brew for the beer afficianado or newbie alike.


Brewed using a hint of pure Canadian maple syrup,it exhibits caramel malt with light hop bitterness, balanced with hints of maple without being sweet. Medium bodied, it actually lives up to its Cream Ale name.


It’s roasted, caramel malt flavours go well with all kinds of roasted meat like roast beef or BBQ ribs. In my opinion, it could work equally well with a big ‘ol stack of pancakes and syrup (no judgments), a maple infused dessert, or could stand as a dessert in its own right. This would also be a great beer to cook with.


6 x 351 ml

$10.85 @ most MLCC stores


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