Dave Colt and Clay Robinson knew one end of the pint glass from the other. Working the bar and brewing side of things, they’d gone through college working intimately with the brew. After college they’d ended up working a brewing line for a brew-pub and learned the art of cranking out beer at an alarming rate. It was during this time that Sun King began to shape itself in their collaborative mind. A few years of that and it was time to cash in savings, birthday money, old comic books, and get down to the serious business of making a craft brewery stand on its own two feet. It was the summer of 2009 when the first kegs rolled out of the brewing plant and onto trucks - Sun King Brewery had arrived. Now, more than ten years down the road, they’ve created hundreds of beers, and keep a sharp line-up on the slate. Sunlight is a smooth, pillowy ale to cross the palate. Slightly sweet and effervescent, it’s a perfect beer for the backyard BBQ. Serves well at 8°C and can cellar for six months.
Pours a light, golden colour with a clear body and light carbonation. A thin ring of bubbly foam around the edge is all that shows up.
Quite a subtle aroma to be picked up: there’s a very lightly toasted grain aroma and a touch of caramel that’s tough to pick up. Very little else comes as it warms on the tongue or in the glass.
This is mellow beer through and through. The flavour is mostly a sweet malt and slightly dry popcorn. It has a refreshing cut to the sweetness that tastes slightly like leaves. It’s a quick flash of flavour followed by a dry mouthfeel and chalky finish. The aftertaste is cornmash and dry straw.
This is a smooth, tasty ale that will mix with anything off the barbecue, or anything you’d eat there frankly. Get that potato salad!