Schadenfreude Pumpkin Oktoberfest – Parallel 49 Brewing

From East Vancouver’s Parallel 49 Brewing comes their “Schadenfreude Pumpkin Oktoberfest".  The beer pours a deep amber orange with an off white head.  The aroma consists of malt, pumpkin, nutmeg, allspice, ginger and some sweetness.  The flavour is of nutmeg, allspice, ginger, hint of dark fruit, lots of malt, mild bitterness and some sweetness in … Continue reading Schadenfreude Pumpkin Oktoberfest – Parallel 49 Brewing

Pod Pack – Vancouver Island Brewing

Vancouver Island Brewing out of Victoria has devised a really cool collaboration pack that is also helping to benefit Coastal Wildlife.  This 4 - 473ml can pack has 4 different beers and $1 from each pack will be donated to preserving Wild B.C. salmon stocks, a vital food source for our southern resident killer whales.  … Continue reading Pod Pack – Vancouver Island Brewing

Sakari Guava Sour – FUGGLES & WARLOCK CRAFTWORKS

From Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks in Richmond comes there “Sakari Guava Sour".  This kettle sour pours much like a New England IPA with a very cloudy orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of guava, citrus, ripe fruit and tartness with a good sweetness in the finish.  The flavour is of guava, lemon, ripe … Continue reading Sakari Guava Sour – FUGGLES & WARLOCK CRAFTWORKS

Helles – Angry Hen Brewing

From Angry Hen Brewing out of Kaslo in the Kootenays comes their "Helles" lager.  The beer pours a golden colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of grainy notes with citrusy fruit and a sweetness.  The flavour is of grainy, bready malts, citrus, sweetness, mild bitterness and grapefruit rind.  The alcohol content comes in … Continue reading Helles – Angry Hen Brewing

Prime Time – Bridge Brewing Company

From Bridge Brewing Company in North Vancouver comes their "Prime Time" a no compromise low calorie and low carb beer.  The beer pours a golden colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of citrus notes an lots of floral hops.  The flavour is of citrus, mild citrus pith, low bitterness , grassiness and a … Continue reading Prime Time – Bridge Brewing Company

Sparkle and Shine Saison – SILVER VALLEY BREWING

From Silver Valley Brewing out of Maple Ridge comes their “Sparkle and Shine Saison".  The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of citrus, bubblegum, sweetness, grain and spices.  The flavour is of grain, citrus, grapefruit pith, bubblegum, sweetness, spices and some resin in the finish.  The alcohol content … Continue reading Sparkle and Shine Saison – SILVER VALLEY BREWING

Sunrise Sour Gose – COAL HARBOUR BREWING

From Coal Harbour Brewing in Vancouver comes their “Sunrise Sour Gose".  The beer pours a murky deep orange with a quickly dissipating head.  The aroma consists of lemon, citrsuy, funk, sweetness and some spices and salt in the end.  The flavour is of tartness up front with lemon, puckering citrus, spices, bready malts and salt.  … Continue reading Sunrise Sour Gose – COAL HARBOUR BREWING

Money City Maniac: Dark Coffee Cerveza – SILVER VALLEY BREWING

From Silver Valley Brewing out of Maple Ridge comes their “Money City Maniac: Dark Coffee Cerveza".  The beer pours a deep brown colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of coffee, caramel, mild roast and sweetness.  the flavour is of caramel, toffee, coffee, mild bitterness, roasted malts, ash and some grainy finish.  The alcohol … Continue reading Money City Maniac: Dark Coffee Cerveza – SILVER VALLEY BREWING

QUEENSBOROUGH GIN TWST PINEAPPLE SPICE – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

From Central City Brewers & Distillers in Surrey comes their “Queensborough Gin Twst Pineapple Spice".  The premade cocktail pours a cloudy white with little to no head.  The aroma consists of pineapple, candied pineapple, mild spice sweetness and notes of gin.  The flavour is of pineapple, candied pineapple, mild spice sweetness with the botanicals of … Continue reading QUEENSBOROUGH GIN TWST PINEAPPLE SPICE – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

Tiny Umbrella Double IPA – COAL HARBOUR BREWING

From Coal Harbour Brewing in Vancouver comes their “Tiny Umbrella" a Pineapple and Passion Fruit Double IPA.  The beer pours a murky orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of vanilla, stone fruit, pineapple, passion fruit, mango and an overall sweet finish.  The flavour is of vanilla, stone fruit, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, herbal … Continue reading Tiny Umbrella Double IPA – COAL HARBOUR BREWING

QUEENSBOROUGH GIN TWST Mango Lemonade – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

From Central City Brewers & Distillers in Surrey comes their “Queensborough Gin Twst Mango Lemonade".  The premade cocktail pours a yellow colour with a very quickly disappearing white head.  The aroma consists of big mango notes, lemon, sweetness and almost vanilla.  The flavour is of mango, lemon, vanilla, sweetness and gin notes including botanicals.  The … Continue reading QUEENSBOROUGH GIN TWST Mango Lemonade – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

Black Days Black IPA – SILVER BREWING VALLEY

From Silver Valley Brewing out of Maple Ridge comes their "Black Days Black IPA". The beer pours a black colour with a brown head. The aroma consists of roasted malts, ash, hint of coffee and some floral notes. The flavour is of chocolate, roasted malts, earth, ash, bitterness and coffee. The alcohol content comes in … Continue reading Black Days Black IPA – SILVER BREWING VALLEY

Dew Point Amarillo Farmhouse IPA – Wild Ambition Brewing

From Wild Ambition Brewing in Kelowna comes their "Dew Point Amarillo Farmhouse IPA".  The beer pours a mildly cloudy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, barnyard funk and wheat.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, citrus, grapefruit pith, barnyard funk, saison like spices, resin, wheat and a mild bitterness.  … Continue reading Dew Point Amarillo Farmhouse IPA – Wild Ambition Brewing

Tennessee Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Milk Stout – BNA Brewing

From BNA Brewing in Kelowna comes their “Tennessee Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Milk Stout".  The beer pours an opaque black colour with a brown head.  The aroma consists of oak, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, anise and an overall sweetness.  The flavour is of bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate, anise, lactose, ash, some bitterness and a finish of … Continue reading Tennessee Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Milk Stout – BNA Brewing

Dead of Night Galaxy IPA – BACKCOUNTRY BREWING

From Backcountry Brewing in Squamish comes their “Dead of Night Galaxy IPA".  The beer pours a murky orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, some dankness and green hops.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, mango, pineapple, orange juice, dank, green and herbal hops.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.6% … Continue reading Dead of Night Galaxy IPA – BACKCOUNTRY BREWING

Dirty Blonde Ale – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

From Central City Brewers & Distillers (Red Racer Brewing) in Surrey comes their “Dirty Blonde Ale".  The beer pours a golden colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of fruity citrus notes, grain and some sweetness in the finish.  The flavour is of lemon, overall citrus, grain, biscuit, grassy hops and a little bite … Continue reading Dirty Blonde Ale – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

Superfruit IPA for Autism – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

From Central City Brewers & Distillers (Red Racer Brewing) in Surrey comes their “Superfruit IPA for Autism".  Two dollars from every 6 pack goes to Autism research.  The beer pours a murky deep orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of fruity mango, pineapple, orange, citrus rind, pine and some caramel.  The flavour is … Continue reading Superfruit IPA for Autism – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

Murder City – Dageraad Brewing (2 CROWS BREWING)

From Dageraad Brewing out of Barnaby in Collaboration with 2 Crows Brewing out of Halifax comes a multi coast collaboration in "Murder City" a Norwegian farmhouse session ale dry-hopped with Citra and Motueka.  The beer pours a cloudy yellow colour with a white head.  The aroma consist of pith, farmhouse yeast, citrus and grain.  The … Continue reading Murder City – Dageraad Brewing (2 CROWS BREWING)

Chainsaws For Hands – Town Square Brewing

From Town Square Brewing in Edmonton Alberta comes their "Chainsaws For Hands" a Rye & Ginger Sour.  The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of ginger, lemon, tartness rye spice and a sweet finish.  The flavour is of lemon, ginger, tartness, grain, rye spice with a sweet finish.  … Continue reading Chainsaws For Hands – Town Square Brewing

Battleship Double IPA – STEAMWORKS BREWING

From Steamworks Brewing in Burnaby BC comes their “Battleship Double IPA".  The beer pours a slightly cloudy amber colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, pineapple, tropical candies and a sweet sugary finish.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, pineapple, mango, mango candy, grain, some mild resin, citrus pith and … Continue reading Battleship Double IPA – STEAMWORKS BREWING

A Different Kind of Dynamite Cranberry Sour – SILVER VALLEY BREWING (Beer Brothers)

From Silver Valley Brewing out of Maple Ridge in collaboration with Instagrammers Beer Brothers comes their “A Different Kind of Dynamite Cranberry Sour".  The beer pours a reddish colour with a mildly reddish tinged head.  The aroma consists of mild cranberries, cranberry juice with a hint of tartness.  The flavour is of cranberry, cranberry juice, … Continue reading A Different Kind of Dynamite Cranberry Sour – SILVER VALLEY BREWING (Beer Brothers)

India Pale Ale – Doan’s Craft Beer Co

From Doan's Craft Beer Co in Vancouver brewed out of Craft Collective Beerworks comes their "India Pale Ale".  The beer pours a copper colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical, citrus, floral and sweet.  The flavour is of pineapple, mango, citrus, resin, pine, mild bitterness and grain in the finish.  The alcohol … Continue reading India Pale Ale – Doan’s Craft Beer Co

Lime Margarita Gose – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

From Central City Brewers & Distillers (Red Racer Brewing) in Surrey comes their “Lime Margarita Gose".  The beer pours a hazy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of salt, lime, general citrus and some grain.  The flavour is of salt right up front with sour lime, generic citrus, hint of tequila with … Continue reading Lime Margarita Gose – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

Boomerang 2 Double IPA – STEEL & OAK BREwing (Superflux Beer Company)

From New Westminster’s Steel & Oak Brewing  in collaboration with Superflux Beer Company brewing comes their “Boomerang 2 Double IPA".  The beer pours a murky orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, pine and herbal hops.  The flavour is of Tropical fruits, mango, pineapple, cirrus rind, herbal hops, low bitterness … Continue reading Boomerang 2 Double IPA – STEEL & OAK BREwing (Superflux Beer Company)

Singularity Russian Imperial Stout 2019 – DRIFTWOOD BREWERY

From Driftwood Brewery out of Victoria BC comes their “Singularity Russian Imperial Stout 2019".  The beer pours an opaque black with a brown head.  The aroma consists of chocolate, roasted malts, toffee, sweetness and oak.  The flavour is of oak, whiskey, chocolate, roasted malts, bitterness, resin, pine, leather and ash.  The alcohol content comes in … Continue reading Singularity Russian Imperial Stout 2019 – DRIFTWOOD BREWERY

CANADIAN HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP – TWIN SAILS BREWING (Boombox Brewing)

From Twin Sails Brewing in Port Moody in Collaboration with Boombox Brewing comes their “CANADIAN HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP" a Maple Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout.  The beer pours a inky black colour with a brown head.  The aroma consists of oak, vanilla, bourbon, maple syrup, sweetness, chocolate and toffee.  The flavour is of oak, milk chocolate, … Continue reading CANADIAN HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP – TWIN SAILS BREWING (Boombox Brewing)

Vexillum Imperial IPA – FOUR WINDS BREWING

From Four Winds Brewing in Delta comes their “Vexillum Imperial IPA" part of their Zephyrus series.  The beer pours a lightly cloudy orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, grain and floral hops.  The flavour is of tropical fruits like mango and pineapple juice, citrus pith, grapefruit, melon, … Continue reading Vexillum Imperial IPA – FOUR WINDS BREWING

312 Urban Wheat Ale – Goose Island Beer Company

From Goose Island Beer Company out of Chicago although brewed under contract in Canada Illinois comes their “312 Urban Wheat Ale". The beer pours a mild hazy orange colour with a white head. The aroma consists of big citrus notes, lemon, wheat, floral hops and some sweetness. The flavour is of lemon, lemon zest, wheat, … Continue reading 312 Urban Wheat Ale – Goose Island Beer Company

Everything Zen Dry Hopped Sour – SILVER VALLEY BREWING

From Silver Valley Brewing out of Maple Ridge comes their “Everything Zen Dry Hopped Sour".  The beer pours a yellow gold colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of citrus, lemon drops, sweetness and some tartness on the nose.  The flavour is of tartness, lemon, more general citrus, hint of grain with a mild … Continue reading Everything Zen Dry Hopped Sour – SILVER VALLEY BREWING

Finback IPA – Finback Brewery

From Finback Brewery out of Queens New York comes their "Finback IPA". The beer pours a hazy orange colour with a white head. The aroma consists of tropical fruits, stone fruit, sweetness and floral hops. The flavour is of tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, stone fruit, candied fruit, grain, herbal hops and a low bitterness. The … Continue reading Finback IPA – Finback Brewery

Wine in a Treewell Belgian Ale – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

From Central City Brewers & Distillers (Red Racer Brewing) in Surrey comes their “Wine in a Treewell Belgian Ale”.  This beer  was Day 13 in the collaboration Alpine Adventure Pack a Christmas calendar between Central City Brewers & Distillers and Parallel 49 Brewing.  The beer pours an orange colour with a white head.  The aroma … Continue reading Wine in a Treewell Belgian Ale – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

Dinger Dave Dry Hopped Saison – Northwest Hop Farms

From Northwest Hop Farms brewed out of Dead Frog Brewery comes their "Dinger Dave Dry Hopped Saison".  The saison pours a deep orange amber colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruits, saison spice, grain and a sweetness.  The flavour is of saison spices, resin, mild tropical fruit, pith, grain and a … Continue reading Dinger Dave Dry Hopped Saison – Northwest Hop Farms

Broken Label Wee Heavy – SILVER VALLEY BREWING

From Silver Valley Brewing out of Maple Ridge comes their “Broken Label Wee Heavy".  The beer pours a deep brown with a tan head.  The aroma consists of roasted malts, toffee, caramel, sweetness but the aroma in many ways reminds me of a brown ale.  The flavour is of roasted malts, toffee, caramel, dark fruits, … Continue reading Broken Label Wee Heavy – SILVER VALLEY BREWING

Frondosa Double IPA – ANDINA BREWING COMPANY

From Andina Brewing Company in Vancouver comes their “Frondosa Double IPA".  The beer pours a mildly cloudy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, stone fruit, sweetness, with herbal and floral hops.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, stone fruit, dankness, resin, herbal hops and a medium bitterness.  The alcohol … Continue reading Frondosa Double IPA – ANDINA BREWING COMPANY

Nitro White Stout – STEAMWORKS BREWING

From Steamworks Brewing in Burnaby BC comes their “Nitro White Stout" with Coffee and Cacao.  The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with a creamy white head that cascades with the nitro.  This beer is to be poured right upside down so that the nitro can be activated as it is in solution.  The aroma … Continue reading Nitro White Stout – STEAMWORKS BREWING

The Highway Lager – SILVER VALLEY BREWING

From Silver Valley Brewing out of Maple Ridge comes their “The Highway Lager".  The beer pours a golden colour straw colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of citrus, grain, sweetness and floral hops.  The flavour is of grain, grassy hops, citrus, mild herbal notes and a very low bitterness.  The alcohol content comes … Continue reading The Highway Lager – SILVER VALLEY BREWING

QUEENSBOROUGH GIN TWST Lime + Cucumber + Mint – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

From Central City Brewers & Distillers in Surrey comes their “Queensborough Gin Twst  Lime + Cucumber + Mint".  The premade cocktail pours a clear colour with a very quickly disheartening white head.  The aroma consists of cucumber and mint at the forefront then there are notes of lime and then you get hints of the … Continue reading QUEENSBOROUGH GIN TWST Lime + Cucumber + Mint – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

Refuge Arizona IPA – Arizona Wilderness Brewing

From Arizona Wilderness Brewing in Gilbert Arizona comes their “Refuge Arizona IPA".  The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of stone fruit, tropical fruit, pine and sweetness.  The flavour is of stone fruit, pineapple, citrus, sweetness, pine, some resin and pith an a low bitterness in the … Continue reading Refuge Arizona IPA – Arizona Wilderness Brewing

Pálida Pale Ale – ANDINA BREWING COMPANY

From Andina Brewing Company in Vancouver comes their “Pálida Pale Ale".  The beer pours a mildly cloudy orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of mild citrus and tropical notes, floral hops, semi sweet notes.  The flavour is of herbal and earthy hops up front with citrus and tropical next moving into some citrus … Continue reading Pálida Pale Ale – ANDINA BREWING COMPANY

High Fives & Fun Times Sour Brut IPA – Big Ridge Brewing (SILVER VALLEY BREWING)

From Big Ridge Brewing in Surrey in collaboration with Silver Valley Brewing out of Maple Ridge comes their “High Fives & Fun Times Sour Brut IPA".  The beer pours a golden yellow colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of floral hops, tartness with fruit notes.  The flavour is of tartness up front, … Continue reading High Fives & Fun Times Sour Brut IPA – Big Ridge Brewing (SILVER VALLEY BREWING)

Wasted Grape Gewurztraminer Saison – TIN WHISTLE BREWING

From Penticton BC’s Tin Whistle Brewing in collaboration with Wild Goose Vineyards comes their "Wasted Grape Gewürztraminer Saison".  The beer poured a copper colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of wine notes from the Gewurztraminer grapes, spices and stone fruits.  The flavour is of wine grapes, lemon, stone fruit, spices, grains and a mild … Continue reading Wasted Grape Gewurztraminer Saison – TIN WHISTLE BREWING

Dark Necessities Mocha Stout – SILVER VALLEY BREWING

From Silver Valley Brewing out of Maple Ridge comes their “Dark Necessities Mocha Stout".  The beer pours a deep black colour with a brown head.  The aroma consists of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, and a semi sweet finish.  The flavour is of roasted malts, caramel, earth, chocolate, burnt coffee and bitterness.  The alcohol content comes … Continue reading Dark Necessities Mocha Stout – SILVER VALLEY BREWING

Hazy Pale Ale – STEAMWORKS BREWING

From Steamworks Brewing in Burnaby BC comes their “Hazy Pale Ale".  The beer pours a hazy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of floral hops, stone fruit and an overall fruity note.  The flavour is of herbal and green hops, stone fruit, citrus, mild pith, and low bitterness.  This one has less … Continue reading Hazy Pale Ale – STEAMWORKS BREWING

Barrel Aged Baltic Porter – Fernie Brewing

From Fernie BC’s Fernie Brewing comes their “Barrel Aged Baltic Porter" a beer Aged in El Dorado Rum Barrels.  The beer pours a deep opaque black with a brown head.  The aroma consists of huge rum notes, chocolate, sweetness, toffee and brown sugar.  The flavour is of rum, oak, dark fruits, chocolate, roasted malts with boozy notes … Continue reading Barrel Aged Baltic Porter – Fernie Brewing

Thrift Shop Dry Hopped Malt Liquor – SILVER VALLEY BREWING

From Silver Valley Brewing out of Maple Ridge comes their “Thrift Shop Dry Hopped Malt Liquor".  The beer pours a semi dark orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of orange citrus sweetness a hint of grain and just an overall pleasant fruity aroma.  The flavour is of oranges, orange peel and pith, some … Continue reading Thrift Shop Dry Hopped Malt Liquor – SILVER VALLEY BREWING

Summit Speakeasy Old Fashioned Extra Pale Ale – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

From Central City Brewers & Distillers (Red Racer Brewing) in Surrey comes a comparison between their "Summit Speakeasy Old Fashioned Extra Pale Ale" and their "After Hours Pale Ale". Both beer were versions of an Old Fashioned beer the first being from their collaboration Alpine Adventure Pack a Christmas calendar between Central City Brewers & … Continue reading Summit Speakeasy Old Fashioned Extra Pale Ale – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

Twisted Hazy Pink Guava Pale Ale – Tin Whistle Brewing

From Penticton BC’s Tin Whistle Brewing comes their “Twisted Hazy Pink Guava Pale Ale".  The beer pours a very mild hazy golden colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of guava, tropical fruits, sweetness and some floral hops.  The flavour is of guava, tropical fruit, semi sweet notes, resin, herbal and grassy hops with … Continue reading Twisted Hazy Pink Guava Pale Ale – Tin Whistle Brewing

Steve Has Signed Up for BC Beer Wars 2019

I have just announced that I will be participating in the BC Beer Wars 2019 boxing competition supporting community programs at Eastside Boxing Club.  Vancouver Island Brewing has kindly donated 50L of canned beer to the event to be sold in support of the same cause. I haven’t always been interested in boxing or similar sports, … Continue reading Steve Has Signed Up for BC Beer Wars 2019

BARREL-AGED Belgian Quad – TORQUE BREWING

From Torque Brewing in Winnipeg Manitoba comes their “Barrel-Aged Belgian Quad".  The beer pours a very deep reddish brown colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of brown sugar, dark fruits, maybe port, red wine and oak.  The flavour is of brown sugar, red wine, dark fruits like plum, oak, maybe some citrus pith with … Continue reading BARREL-AGED Belgian Quad – TORQUE BREWING

Transmigration of Souls Double IPA – Orpheus Brewing

From Orpheus Brewing in Atlanta Georgia comes their "Transmigration of Souls Double IPA".  The beer poured a cloudy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, pineapple, mango with some sweetness.  The flavour is of tropical fruits like mango and pineapple, citrus, candied fruit, sweetness, some grain, maybe some pine and … Continue reading Transmigration of Souls Double IPA – Orpheus Brewing

Superfruit IPA – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

From Central City Brewers & Distillers (Red Racer Brewing) in Surrey comes their “Superfruit IPA" a beer with mango and passion fruit.  The beer pours a cloudy orange with an off white head.  The aroma consists of mango, passion fruit, sweetness and floral hops.  The flavour is of grain, resin, pine, mild bitterness, mango, passion … Continue reading Superfruit IPA – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

Checkmate Baltic Porter – Northpaw Brew Co

From Northpaw Brew Co out of Port Coquitlam comes their new "Checkmate Baltic Porter".  The beer pours a deep brown colour with a brown head. The aroma consist of sweet toffee, roasted malts and chocolate.  The flavour is of roasted malts, ash, coffee, toffee, chocolate, resin, pine and some bitterness.  The alcohol conetent comes in … Continue reading Checkmate Baltic Porter – Northpaw Brew Co

Frozen Ghost American Barley Wine – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

From Central City Brewers & Distillers (Red Racer Brewing) in Surrey comes their “Frozen Ghost American Barley Wine”.  This beer  was Day 11 in the collaboration Alpine Adventure Pack a Christmas calendar between Central City Brewers & Distillers and Parallel 49 Brewing.  The beer pours a deep copper colour with a small tan head.  The … Continue reading Frozen Ghost American Barley Wine – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

Tart Cranberry Ale – TRADING POST BREWING

From Trading Post Brewing in Langley comes their "Tart Cranberry Ale".  The beer pours a reddish colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tart cranberries, sweetness and some wheat.  The flavour is of tartness, cranberries and hints of wheat.  The alcohol content comes in at 5.9% with an IBU of 7.  This may … Continue reading Tart Cranberry Ale – TRADING POST BREWING

Midnight Train Milk Chocolate Coconut Stout – BOOMBOX BREWING

From Boombox Brewing in Vancouver brewed out of Parallel 49 Brewing comes their “Midnight Train" a  Milk Chocolate Coconut Stout.  This beer pours an opaque black colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of chocolate, coconut, lactose, toffee, caramel and sweetness.  The flavour is of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, resin, lactose, coconut, bitterness, earth … Continue reading Midnight Train Milk Chocolate Coconut Stout – BOOMBOX BREWING

Idiot Strings Cranberry Chili Session Ale – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

From Central City Brewers & Distillers (Red Racer Brewing) in Surrey comes their “Idiot Strings Cranberry Chili Session Ale".  This beer containing containing Orange Liquor was Day 5 in the collaboration Alpine Adventure Pack a Christmas calendar between Central City Brewers & Distillers and Parallel 49 Brewing.  The beer pours a reddish amber colour with … Continue reading Idiot Strings Cranberry Chili Session Ale – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

Double Barrel Death Blow Barley Wine – Twin Sails Brewing

From Twin Sails Brewing in Port Moody comes their "Double Barrel Death Blow Barley Wine" a beer aged in both Bourbon and Port Barrels.  The beer pours a deep reddish brown colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of oak barrel, port, bourbon, vanilla, sweetness, dark fruits and cherries.  The flavour is of dark … Continue reading Double Barrel Death Blow Barley Wine – Twin Sails Brewing

After Hours Pale Ale – Central City Brewers & Distillers

From Central City Brewers & Distillers (Red Racer Brewing) in Surrey comes their "After Hours Pale Ale" an Old Fashioned styled pale ale with Whisky, Orange Peels and Cherries.  This beer is blended with their Lohin McKinnon Single malt Whiskey as well as their in house made bitters Cherry and Orange.  The beer pours a … Continue reading After Hours Pale Ale – Central City Brewers & Distillers

STRANGE SIDE: ACT II A Brazen Brown Ale – THE PARKSIDE BREWERY (STRANGE FELLOWS BREWING)

From the Parkside Brewery in Port Moody in collaboration with Strange Fellows Brewing in Vancouver  comes their “STRANGE SIDE: ACT II A Brazen Brown Ale".  The beer pours a brown colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of roasted malts, earth, ash, caramel and sweetness.  The flavour is of roasted malts, caramel, pine, earth, … Continue reading STRANGE SIDE: ACT II A Brazen Brown Ale – THE PARKSIDE BREWERY (STRANGE FELLOWS BREWING)

Head Banger Triple India Pale Ale – Strathcona Beer Company

From Strathcona Beer Company in Vancouver comes their “Head Banger Triple India Pale Ale" their second anniversary beer.  The beer pours a murky dark orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruits, mango, peach and some green notes from the hops.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, mango, peach, raspberries, pineapple, … Continue reading Head Banger Triple India Pale Ale – Strathcona Beer Company

Depth Charge Oak Aged Whiskey Doppelbock – Lighthouse Brewing

From Victoria’s Lighthouse Brewing comes their “Depth Charge Oak Aged Whiskey Doppelbock".  Last year the Depth Charge was a Cognac aged Belgain Quad and I am sure it will change again.  The beer pours a chestnut brown with a beige head.  The aroma consists of dark fruit, nutty, whiskey, vanilla, oak, caramel and sweetness.  The flavour … Continue reading Depth Charge Oak Aged Whiskey Doppelbock – Lighthouse Brewing

Viognier Farmhouse – FIELD HOUSE BREWING

From Field House Brewing in Abbotsford comes their “Viognier Farmhouse" a beer with wine grapes.  The beer pours an orange colour with a small white head that dissapears quickly.  The aroma consists of wine, citrus, stone fruit, saison spice and sweetness.  The flavour is of wine, tangerine, stone fruits, sweetness, mild tartness, sasion spiciness and … Continue reading Viognier Farmhouse – FIELD HOUSE BREWING

Double Coat Double IPA – Luppolo Brewing

From Luppolo Brewing in East Vancouver comes their “Double Coat Double IPA".  The beer pours a mildly cloudy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, pineapple, mango and sweetness.  The flavour is of pineapple, mango, sweetness, candied fruit, mild resin, some malts,  low bitterness and some mild alcohol.  The alcohol … Continue reading Double Coat Double IPA – Luppolo Brewing

Charcoal Porter – COAL HARBOUR BREWING

From Coal Harbour Brewing in Vancouver comes their “Charcoal Porter".  The beer pours a deep brown colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of roasted malts, mild smoke and sweetness.  The flavour is of smoke, ash, roasted malts, chocolate, earth, bitterness, caramel, roasted coffee with a dry finish.  The alcohol content comes in at … Continue reading Charcoal Porter – COAL HARBOUR BREWING

DarXide Russian Imperial Stout – FUGGLES & WARLOCK CRAFTWORKS

From Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks in Richmond comes there "DarXide Russian Imperial Stout" the new version of their old Darkside.  The beer pours a deep opaque black with a brown head.  The aroma consists of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and some sweetness.  The flavour is of pine, resin, bitterness, earth, smoke, burnt coffee, chocolate, roasted … Continue reading DarXide Russian Imperial Stout – FUGGLES & WARLOCK CRAFTWORKS

Choqlette Porter – BOMBER BREWING

From Bomber Brewing in East Vancouver comes their “Choqlette Porter".  The beer pours a deep but not opaque brown colour with a brown head.  The aroma consist of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee with a low sweetness.  The flavour is of coffee, roasted malts, malts, ash, bitterness, chocolate with a dry finish.  The alcohol content comes … Continue reading Choqlette Porter – BOMBER BREWING

Layer Up Winter Wheat Ale – STANLEY PARK BREWING

From Delta’s Stanley Park Brewing comes their new “Layer Up Winter Wheat Ale".  The beer pours a chestnut brown with a tan head.  The aroma consists of berries, citrus, sweetness and wheat.  The flavour is of berries, citrus, orange, cherry, grain, wheat and sweetness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5.2% with an IBU of … Continue reading Layer Up Winter Wheat Ale – STANLEY PARK BREWING

Secret Track Hazy German Pale Ale – COAL HARBOUR BREWING

From Coal Harbour Brewing in Vancouver in collaboration with Doans Craft Brewing and Bright Eye Brewing comes their “Secret Track Hazy German Pale Ale".  The beer pours a deep murky orange with an off white head.  The aroma consists of fruity citrus hops notes with some herbal notes and a juicy hop finish.  The flavour … Continue reading Secret Track Hazy German Pale Ale – COAL HARBOUR BREWING

Toto Darkness Black Lager – BOMBER BREWING

From Bomber Brewing in East Vancouver comes their “Toto Darkness Black Lager".  This beer has been released in conjunction with Theatre Replacement's production of East Van Panto:  The Wizard of OZ.  The beer pours a deep black colour with a brown head.  The aroma consists of roasted malts, chocolate and sweetness.  The flavour is of … Continue reading Toto Darkness Black Lager – BOMBER BREWING

Sessionable Russian Imperial Stout – TRADING POST BREWING

From Trading Post Brewing in Langley in collaboration with Full Barrel Brewing a local Langley home brew club comes their “Sessionable Russian Imperial Stout".  The beer pours an opaque black colour with a brown head.  The aroma consists of brown sugar, dark fruits, roasted malts, chocolate and some sweetness.  The flavour is of roasted malts, … Continue reading Sessionable Russian Imperial Stout – TRADING POST BREWING

7th Year Anniversary Imperial Stout – COAL HARBOUR BREWING

From Coal Harbour Brewing in Vancouver comes their “7th Year Anniversary Imperial Stout" a beer that looks to emulate french toast.  The beer pours an opaque black colour with  a light brown head.  The aroma consists of oak, bourbon, vanilla, maple, roasted malts and brown sugar.  The flavour is of bourbon, oak, vanilla, maple, brown … Continue reading 7th Year Anniversary Imperial Stout – COAL HARBOUR BREWING

Jetpacks Was Yes West Coast IPA – SILVER VALLEY BREWING

From Silver Valley Brewing out of Maple Ridge comes their “Jetpacks Was Yes" a  West Coast IPA.  The beer pours a golden colour with a white head and lacing.  The aroma consists of floral hops, melon and some hints of malts.  The flavour is of melon, citrus, herbal hops, resin, grain and medium bitterness.  The … Continue reading Jetpacks Was Yes West Coast IPA – SILVER VALLEY BREWING

Silk Road Chai Brown Ale – SPINNAKERS GASTRO BREWPUB

From Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub in Victoria BC comes the “Silk Road Chai Brown Ale".  The beer pours a brown colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of chai tea, ginger, cinnamon, anise, spice and sweetness.  The flavour is of chai tea, ginger, cinnamon, vanilla, anise, spice, toffee, chocolate and a nuttiness.  The alcohol content … Continue reading Silk Road Chai Brown Ale – SPINNAKERS GASTRO BREWPUB

Pale Ale – Alibi Ale Works

From Alibi Ale Works out of Incline Village Nevada on the shores of Lake Tahoe comes their "Pale Ale".  The beer pours a an orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, orange and a sweetness.   The flavour is of tropical fruit, orange, watermelon, citrus rind and pith, toffee and medium … Continue reading Pale Ale – Alibi Ale Works

QUEENSBOROUGH GIN FZZZ Lime – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

From Central City Brewers & Distillers in Surrey comes their “Queensborough Gin Fzzz Lime" a drink mixed with their Queensborough Gin.  This unsweetened premixed cocktail pours clear with a very small white head that dissipated instantly.  The aroma consists of lime and gin including juniper berries and pine notes.  The flavour is of mild lime much … Continue reading QUEENSBOROUGH GIN FZZZ Lime – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

Double Infinity (Eureka!) – SUPERFLUX BEER COMPANY

From Superflux Beer Company brewing out of Strathcona Beer Company in Vancouver comes their “Double Infinity (Eureka!)" a Double IPA. The beer pours a murky orange with a white head. The aroma consists of tropical fruit, sweetness, pith and herbal hops. The flavour is of tropical fruit, candied fruit, citrus pith, sweetness, herbal hops, resin, … Continue reading Double Infinity (Eureka!) – SUPERFLUX BEER COMPANY

First Press Cold Brew Coffee Stout – STEEL & OAK BREWING

From New Westminster’s Steel & Oak Brewing comes their “First Press Cold Brew Coffee Stout".  The beer pours a black opaque colour with a brown head.  the aroma consists of big coffee notes, roasted malts, chocolate and a semi sweet finish.  The flavour is of black coffee, bitterness, roasted malts, chocolate and ash.  The alcohol … Continue reading First Press Cold Brew Coffee Stout – STEEL & OAK BREWING

Brumosa Hazy IPA – ANDINA BREWING COMPANY

From Andina Brewing Company in Vancouver comes their “Brumosa Hazy IPA".  The beer pours a murky orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, melon, herbal hops and citrus pith.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, melon, mango, pith an rind, herbal hops, with hints of dankness and a slightly higher … Continue reading Brumosa Hazy IPA – ANDINA BREWING COMPANY

Wayfarer Barley Wine – Strange Fellows Brewing

From Strange Fellows Brewing in Vancouver comes their "Wayfarer Barley Wine" a bottle that I have had in my cellar since March 2018.  I cracked the bottle in October 2018.  The beer pours a deep amber colour with a light brown head.  The aroma consists of dark fruits, toffee, candied sugar and some sweetness.  The … Continue reading Wayfarer Barley Wine – Strange Fellows Brewing

Juicy Data hazy IPA – CATEGORY 12 BREWING

From Victoria’s Category 12 Brewing comes their “Juicy Data hazy IPA".  The beer pours a mildy hazy orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, citrus, berries, dankness and floral hops.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, citrus, berries, melon, herbal and dank hops, with grassy notes and a bitter finish.  The … Continue reading Juicy Data hazy IPA – CATEGORY 12 BREWING

Jalea Guava Saison – Andina Brewing Company

From Andina Brewing Company in Vancouver comes their “Jalea Guava Saison".  The beer pours a murky orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of guava, tropical fruit, sweetness and grain.  The flavour is of guava, tropical fruit, citrus rind and pith, hint of grains and some yeast in the end.  The alcohol content comes … Continue reading Jalea Guava Saison – Andina Brewing Company

(Trail Brew) Tidal Series Harvest Saison – VANCOUVER ISLAND BREWING

Trail Brew Chain Lakes Trail - Mt Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest (Trail Brew) Tidal Series Harvest Saison - Vancouver Island Brewing On October 21st, 2018 I had the pleasure of joining 4 women on a hike to Chain Lakes Trail also known as Chain Lakes Loop at Mount Baker.  I met one backpacking up … Continue reading (Trail Brew) Tidal Series Harvest Saison – VANCOUVER ISLAND BREWING

Attack of the Cherry Stout – THE PARKSIDE BREWERY

From the Parkside Brewery in Port Moody comes their “Attack of the Cherry Stout"  and Imperial Stout.  The beer pours an opaque black with a brown head.  The aroma consists of cherries, roasted malts, chocolate and sweetness.  The flavour is of cherry, roasted malts, ash, burnt coffee, toffee, brown sugar with a medium bitterness in … Continue reading Attack of the Cherry Stout – THE PARKSIDE BREWERY

Japanese Biere De Garde (Aged 1+ Year) – Granville Island Brewing

From Granville Island Brewing out of Vancouver comes their new “Japanese Biere De Garde” released back in August 2017.  The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of ripe stone fruit, citrus and sweetness but overall just a very fruity nose.  The flavour is of stone fruit, lemon, pickles, … Continue reading Japanese Biere De Garde (Aged 1+ Year) – Granville Island Brewing

Aprikose American Wild Ale (Fellowship III) – Strange Fellows Brewing

From Strange Fellows Brewing in East Vancouver comes their first release in the 2018/2019 Fellowship club.  This is Fellowship III.  The first release is "Aprikose American Wild Ale" a beer barrel aged with Apricots.  The base beer for this blend was brewed both in 2015 and 2016 and then apricots were added in the last … Continue reading Aprikose American Wild Ale (Fellowship III) – Strange Fellows Brewing

Polygamy Porter – Wasatch Brew Pub and Brewery

From Park City Utah’s Wasatch Brew Pub and Brewery comes their “polygamy Porter”.  The beer pours a dark brown colour with a light brown head.  The aroma consists of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and ash.  The falvour is of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, ash, toffee, and a low bitterness in the finish.  The alcohol content … Continue reading Polygamy Porter – Wasatch Brew Pub and Brewery

Jolly Hopper Imperial IPA – Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub

From Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub in Victoria BC comes the “Jolly Hopper Imperial IPA".  The beer pours a deep amber colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of caramel, floral hops, fruity with sweetness in the finish.  The flavour is of herbal hops, pine, resin, citrus rind, bitterness, toffee, caramel and fruit notes.  The … Continue reading Jolly Hopper Imperial IPA – Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub

Boris Russian Imperial Stout 2017 Vintage – Strange Fellows Brewing

From Strange Fellows Brewing Company in East Vancouver comes their “Boris Russian Imperial Stout” the 2017 Vintage aged in Woodford Reserve Barrels if my memory serves me right.  The beer pours a jet black with a chocolate brown head.  The aroma consists of roasty malts, ash, leather, anise, chocolate, treacle, toffee and sweetness.  The flavour … Continue reading Boris Russian Imperial Stout 2017 Vintage – Strange Fellows Brewing

Second Situation New England IPA – 2 Crows Brewing

From 2 Crows Brewing out of Halifax Nova Scotia comes their “Second Situation New England IPA". The beer pours a murky orange colour with a white head. The aroma was of tropical fruit, citrus, citrus rind and herbal hops. The flavour is of tropical fruit, orange juice, mild rind, overall very juicy with bitterness and … Continue reading Second Situation New England IPA – 2 Crows Brewing

Barrel-Aged Double IPA – TORQUE BREWING

From Torque Brewing in Winnipeg Manitoba comes their “Barrel-Aged Double IPA".  The beer pours a copper colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of floral hops, tropical fruit, melon, citrus and oak.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, melons, pineapple, citrus, citrus pith, saison spices, oak, vanilla, pine and bitterness.  The alcohol content comes … Continue reading Barrel-Aged Double IPA – TORQUE BREWING

Chocoholic Chocolate Milk Stout – Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub

From Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub in Victoria comes their “Chocoholic Chocolate Milk Stout". The beer pours a chocolate brown colour with a brown head. The aroma consists of chocolate, malts, earth and sweetness. The flavour is of milk chocolate, roasted malts, toffee, sweetness and some earth. The alcohol content comes in at 7.75% with an IBU … Continue reading Chocoholic Chocolate Milk Stout – Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub

Four Stew IPA (4th Anniversary) – MOODY ALES

From Moody Ales out of Port Moody comes their “Four Stew IPA" a beer made in memory of Stew Helmer the father of Moody Ales founder Dan Helmer for the 4th Anniversary of the brewery.  The beer pours a copper colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of floral hops, some pine, biscuit, grapefruit … Continue reading Four Stew IPA (4th Anniversary) – MOODY ALES

(Trail Brew) Black Lager – SPINNAKERS GASTRO BREWPUB

Trail Brew Big Cedar and Kennedy Falls Trail - Lynn Headwaters Regional Park (Unofficial Trail) Black Lager - Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub On October 28th, 2018 I headed out to a great rainy day hike location in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park in North Vancouver.  The trail is not part of the official trail network in the … Continue reading (Trail Brew) Black Lager – SPINNAKERS GASTRO BREWPUB

Suck it Trebek Double Dry Hopped Pale Ale – BACKCOUNTRY BREWING

From Backcountry Brewing in Squamish comes their “Suck it Trebek Double Dry Hopped Pale Ale".  The beer pours a murky orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, sweetness and herbal and floral hops.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, orange, huge citrus overall, herbal hops, mild pith and a low to … Continue reading Suck it Trebek Double Dry Hopped Pale Ale – BACKCOUNTRY BREWING

Little Dog Syndrome Fresh Hop Double IPA – Yellow Dog Brewing Company

From Yellow Dog Brewing in Port Moody comes their "Little Dog Syndrome Fresh Hop Double IPA".  The beer pours a mildly cloudy yellow colour with a white puffy head.  The aroma consists of floral and herbal hops with lots of citr.  The flavour is of herbal hops, resin, huge grapefruit, citrus pith, grassy hops, some … Continue reading Little Dog Syndrome Fresh Hop Double IPA – Yellow Dog Brewing Company

Fresh Hopped Estate Grown ESB – SPINNAKERS GASTRO BREWPUB

From Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub in Victoria comes their "Fresh Hopped Estate Grown ESB".  The beer pours a very deep amber colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of very floral and herbal hops, grain and caramel.  The flavour is of grain, caramel, herbal and grassy hops and a low bitterness.  The alcohol content … Continue reading Fresh Hopped Estate Grown ESB – SPINNAKERS GASTRO BREWPUB

Juicii #3 IPA – Kilter Brewing

From Kilter Brewing in Winnipeg Manitoba brewing out of Stone Angel Brewing comes their "Juicii #3 IPA".  The beer pours a deep murky orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, pineapple, floral and herbal hops.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, pineapple, orange, citrus rind and pith, herbal hops and … Continue reading Juicii #3 IPA – Kilter Brewing

Misthorn Winter IPA – VANCOUVER ISLAND BREWING

From Vancouver Island Brewing in Victoria comes their “Misthorn Winter IPA".  The beer pours a deep copper colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of orange, orange peel, cinnamon, rye spice and some sweetness.  The flavour is of rye spice, orange, orange peel, citrus pith, herbal hops, pith, cinnamon, pine and bitterness.  The alcohol … Continue reading Misthorn Winter IPA – VANCOUVER ISLAND BREWING

Darkest Hour Imperial Stout (Cascara and Coffee) – Anchorage Brewing Company

From Anchorage Alaska’s Anchorage Brewing Company comes their “Darkest Hour Imperial Stout ".  This version was aged 15 Months in Whiskey Barrels with Cascara and coffee from Black Cup.  The beer pours a motor oil black with a chocolate brown head.  The aroma consists of chocolate, roasted malts, brown sugar, coffee, cherry, treacle and toffee.  … Continue reading Darkest Hour Imperial Stout (Cascara and Coffee) – Anchorage Brewing Company

Smoky Chipotle Porter – Meander River Farm & Brewery

From Meander River Farm & Brewery out of Ashdale Nova Scotia comes their "Smoky Chipotle Porter".  The beer pours a deep brown with a light brown head.  The aroma consists of chocolate, roasted malts, smoke and chipotle peppers.  The flavour is of chocolate, dark fruits, raisins, mild berries, smoke, ash, chipotle peppers, roasted malts and some … Continue reading Smoky Chipotle Porter – Meander River Farm & Brewery

Honeymoon Aerobics Double IPA – TWIN SAILS BREWING

From Twin Sails Brewing in Port Moody comes their “Honeymoon Aerobics Double IPA".  The beer pours a murky orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of floral hops and tropical fruit but not much else.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, stone fruit, citrus rind, dankness, herbal hops, some alcohol and medium bitterness.  … Continue reading Honeymoon Aerobics Double IPA – TWIN SAILS BREWING

4th Anniversary Quadrupel Belgian Ale – MAIN STREET BREWING

From Main Street Brewing in Vancouver comes their “4th Anniversary Quadrupel Belgian Ale".  The beer pours a deep reddish with a tan head.  The aroma consists of dark fruits, candied sugar, toffee and a sweet finish.  The flavour is of dark fruits, stone fruit, clove, candied sugar, toffee, resin, almost pine and bitterness.  The alcohol … Continue reading 4th Anniversary Quadrupel Belgian Ale – MAIN STREET BREWING

Fresh-Hopped Wild Pale Ale – Category 12 Brewing

From Victoria’s Category 12 Brewing in Victoria comes their “Fresh-Hopped Wild Pale Ale".  The beer pours a cloudy golden colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of floral and grassy hops, mild citrus and a hint of tartness.  The flavour is of herbal and grassy hops, mild pith, citrus, a bit vegetal (In a … Continue reading Fresh-Hopped Wild Pale Ale – Category 12 Brewing

Chrono Wet Hop IPA 2018 – Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks

From Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks in Richmond comes this years version of “Chrono Wet Hop IPA”.   This years version has changed from an American IPA style to a New England Style IPA.  The beer pours a murky orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, stone fruit, juicy sweetness, and floral … Continue reading Chrono Wet Hop IPA 2018 – Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks

Sartori Harvest IPA (2018 Edition)- Driftwood Brewery

Well it is that time of year again! Driftwood Brewery out of Victoria BC has brought us their 2018 version of their wet hopped “Sartori Harvest IPA”.  Once again this was a hard find although I have stopped hunting it down also the last few years.  I found this one out in Maple Ridge myself.  … Continue reading Sartori Harvest IPA (2018 Edition)- Driftwood Brewery

Mocha Porter – Granville Island Brewing

From Granville Island Brewing out of Vancouver comes their new “Mocha Porter" featuring decaf coffee from JJ Bean Coffee Roasters.  The beer pours a deep brown with a light brown head.  The aroma consist of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, ash and maybe even a hint of dark fruit.  The flavour is of chocolate, roasted malts, … Continue reading Mocha Porter – Granville Island Brewing

Fuzzy Wuzzy Peach IPA – THE PARKSIDE BREWERY

From the Parkside Brewery in Port Moody comes their “Fuzzy Wuzzy Peach IPA".  The beer pours a deep amber colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of peach, stone fruit, sweetness and a floral finish.  The flavour is of peach, other stone fruit, citrus, some malt, mild herbal hops and some low to medium … Continue reading Fuzzy Wuzzy Peach IPA – THE PARKSIDE BREWERY

Rolling Stock IPA – Taylight Brewing

From Taylight Brewing out of Port Coquitlam comes their "Rolling Stock IPA".  The beer pours a hazy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of citrus, grain, floral hops and a semi sweet finish.  The flavour is of herbal hops, tropical fruit, citrus, citrus pith and medium bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in … Continue reading Rolling Stock IPA – Taylight Brewing

Flying Fist IPA – 京A Brewing Co (Jinga Brewing)

From Beijing China's 京A Brewing Co (Jinga Brewing) comes their "Flying FIrst IPA".  The beer pours a golden colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, melon, floral hops and a sweetness.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, citrus, citrus pith, resin, grassy, caramel, pine and bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at … Continue reading Flying Fist IPA – 京A Brewing Co (Jinga Brewing)

Comet Launcher Double IPA – Off The Rail Brewing

From Off The Rail Brewing in Vancouver comes their “Comet Launcher Double IPA".  The beer pours a deep murky orange with an off white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, citrus, sweetness, hint of pine and floral hops.  The flavour is of citrus, tropical fruit, pine, earth, resin, bready malts and a medium bitterness.  … Continue reading Comet Launcher Double IPA – Off The Rail Brewing

Parkside Motel Pale Ale – THE PARKSIDE BREWERY

From the Parkside Brewery in Port Moody comes their “Parkside Motel Pale Ale" a Pale Ale with 5 hops.  The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of floral and herbal hops, citrus rind and citrus.  The flavour is of citrus, tropical, berry, citrus rind, resin, herbal hops and … Continue reading Parkside Motel Pale Ale – THE PARKSIDE BREWERY

Barking Mad Plum Porter – Main Street Brewing

From Main Street Brewing in Vancouver comes their “Barking Mad Plum Porter".  The beer pours a fairly light brown colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of mild roast, plums, ash and fruit that I can not quite pin down.  The flavour is of plum, mild roast, earth, mild bitterness, coffee, ash and chocolate.  … Continue reading Barking Mad Plum Porter – Main Street Brewing