This 6-pk I picked up at the LCBO. It contained 6 different beers from B.C., and upon inspecting the 6 brews offered, I had only heard of 'Dead Frog Brewery', but not tasted any of them. It was worth a shot!
Vancouver Island Brewery - Sea Dog Amber Ale - 5.2% alc.
Dead Frog Brewery - Pale Ale - 5% alc.
SteamWorks Brewery - Pale Ale - 5.2% alc.
Lighthouse Brewery - Switchback IPA - 6.5% alc.
Russel Brewing Co. - IP'eh - 6.5% alc.
Whistler Brewing Co. - Paradise Valley Grapefruit Ale - 5% alc.
So let's start with the worst....
Whistler Grapefruit. This is horrible. I know, by mentioning how bad it is, it will make a lot of you not buy this 6-pack, and that 's a risk I'm willing to take. Maybe you just need to think of it as an over-priced 5-pack, with a spare bottle that you'll get 10-cents back on once you pour its' contents down the drain. Either way, take a sip of it, and try to tell me I'm wrong, this Grapefruit beer tastes nothing like grapefruit, and less like beer. End of story.
Now the middle of the pack....
Steamworks Pale Ale
Not bad, basically good. Drinkable beers that I would not hesitate to consume on the future purchases of this 5-pack, that I will undoubtedly be making.
The best of the pack...
Van-city Island - Sea Dog - Amber Ale
Dead Frog Pale Ale
I tried to read up on Dead Frog on ratebeer.com, they seemed to have low-love for the brewery and it's beers. I'm not sure if maybe I got the one bottle that had all the hops in it, or what, but it tasted delicious, and is a reason I'll be buying this mixed 5-pack again.
The Sea Dog Amber was a pleasant surprise, I don't expect much from Amber's in mixed-packs, but this Amber had a pleasing malt flavour, and was enjoyable from start to finish.
Take what you want from my reviews, maybe I like beers that you don't. But I swear this is a good mix of beers, even if they sell this 5-pack for the price of a 6-pack!