Faculty Brewing, 1830 Ontario St, Vancouver, BC, V5T 2W6
Vancouver based companies Faculty Brewing Co. and Silk Road Tea collaborated this year to create a tea-infused ale, named “London Fog Ale.” If you’re like me and you look to your favourite craft breweries for new unique flavours, give this one a try.
At first, I was a bit skeptical about trying a tea-infused beer—mixing ale with what is (for me) a sugary beverage doesn’t seem complementary. I didn’t know what to expect from my first sip, and although the vanilla notes seemed absent, there were distinct hints of earl grey. Perhaps calling it an Earl Grey Ale would have been more fitting. Nonetheless, I would have it again.
Faculty brewing described the ale as having a ‘creamy mouth feel.’ I would say it’s not the creamiest thing I’ve tasted—but the beer does go down smoothly.
Fun fact: Faculty Brewing founder Mauricio Lozano is a Food Technology and Operations Management instructor at BCIT.