(Trail Brew) Yanjing Beer 10°P – Beijing Yanjing Brewery

Trail Brew Juyongguan Great Wall Yanjing Beer 10°P -Beijing Yanjing Brewery Between September 15th to 24th 2018 my Wife and I took a trip of a lifetime to China. We started out trip in Beijing and on September 16th we headed to the Great Wall of China. We headed to the Juyongguan Great Wall portion … Continue reading (Trail Brew) Yanjing Beer 10°P – Beijing Yanjing Brewery

Love Potion No. 2 Peach Apricot ‘BerlinerVice’ – Vice & Virtue Brewing

From Vice & Virtue Brewing in Kelowna comes their "Love Potion No. 2 Peach Apricot ‘BerlinerVice’".  The beer pours a murky orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of peach, apricot, apricot flesh and sweetness.  The flavour is of peach, apricot, unripe apricot, mild sweetness and a light sourness with a citrus pith … Continue reading Love Potion No. 2 Peach Apricot ‘BerlinerVice’ – Vice & Virtue Brewing

Fresh Cut Pineapple Cider – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

From Central City Brewers & Distillers in Surrey comes their “Fresh Cut Pineapple Cider".  The cider pours a light yellow almost coulerless with a small white head.  The aroma consists of pineapple with maybe a hint of apple but overall sweet.  The flavour is of pineapple, apple with some sugary sweetness.  The alcohol content comes … Continue reading Fresh Cut Pineapple Cider – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

(TRAIL BREW) The Legend Of Citra Double IPA – BOOMBOX BREWING (Kilter Brewing)

Trail Brew East Canyon Trail - Golden Ears Provincial Park The Legend Of Citra Double IPA - Boombox Brewing (Kilter Brewing) On Saturday September 8th, 2018 I slept in and it was raining so I reigned in my hiking plans and headed out to Golden Ears Provincial Park.  There is no reason to head to … Continue reading (TRAIL BREW) The Legend Of Citra Double IPA – BOOMBOX BREWING (Kilter Brewing)

Venerator Doppelbock – Swans Hotel and Brewpub

From Swans Hotel and Brewpub in Victoria BC comes their "Venerator Doppelbock".  The beer pours a deep reddish brown with a brown head.  The aroma is of dark fruit, caramel, toffee and some roasted malts.  The flavour is of roasted malts, toffee, chocolate, dark fruit, bitterness, earth, resin in the finish.  The alcohol content comes in … Continue reading Venerator Doppelbock – Swans Hotel and Brewpub

Unperial Stout #107 Coffee Stout – Beerbliotek (Dugges and da Matteo)

From Beerbliotek out of Gothenburg Sweden in collaboration with Dugges and da Matteo coffee roasters comes their "Unperial Stout #107 Coffee Stout". The beer pours a black that is almost opaque with a brown head. The aroma consists of roasted malts, chocolate, ash, earth and coffee. The flavour is of roasted malts, chocolate, toffee, ash, … Continue reading Unperial Stout #107 Coffee Stout – Beerbliotek (Dugges and da Matteo)

Three Bears Breakfast Stout – Trading Post Brewing

From Trading Post Brewing in Langley comes their “Three Bears Breakfast Stout”.  The beer pours an opaque black with a brown head.  The aroma consists of chocolate, toffee, roasted malts, burnt coffee, ash and oatmeal.  The flavour is of burnt coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, toffee, ash, medium bitterness, oatmeal and some mild sweetness to tie … Continue reading Three Bears Breakfast Stout – Trading Post Brewing

Go Easy Dry Hopped Pale Ale – Beere Brewing

From Beere Brewing in North Vancouver comes their "Go Easy Dry Hopped Pale Ale".  The beer pours a very cloudy orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of orange, tropical fruit, pineapple, herbal hops and some mild sweetness.  The flavour is of herbal hops, mild dankness, citrus, tropical fruit, pineapple, citrus pith and a … Continue reading Go Easy Dry Hopped Pale Ale – Beere Brewing

Widowmaker IPA – BACKCOUNTRY BREWING

From Backcountry Brewing in Squamish comes their “Widowmaker IPA".  The beer pours a murky orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, orange juice, mild dankness and floral hops.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, orange, citrus rind, herbal hops, oats, mild bitterness, dankness and some resin.  The alcohol content comes … Continue reading Widowmaker IPA – BACKCOUNTRY BREWING

Grande Cuvee Porter Baltique – Les Trois Mousquetaires

From Les Trois Mousquetaires out of Brossard Quebec comes their "Grande Cuvee Porter Baltique".  The Baltic Porter pours a deep opaque black colour with a brown head.  The aroma consists of chocolate, vanilla, toffee, coffee, ash, cherries and sweetness.   The flavour is of chocolate, toffee, caramel, anise, brown sugar, vanilla, ash, cherries, earth, mild bitterness with … Continue reading Grande Cuvee Porter Baltique – Les Trois Mousquetaires

Little Juice Smoothie “Space Cowboy” – Three Magnets Brewing

From Three Magnets Brewing out of Olympia Washington comes their "Little Juice Smoothie "Space Cowboy"" a Milkshake IPA.  The beer pours a mildly cloudy orange with a white head.  The aroma is of candied fruit, orange, grapefruit, berries and sweetness from the lactose.  The flavour is of herbal hops, citrus rind, orange, grapefruit, berries, tropical … Continue reading Little Juice Smoothie “Space Cowboy” – Three Magnets Brewing

Rail Ale Nut Brown – Howe Sound Brewing

From Squamish BC’s Howe Sound Brewing comes the “Rail Ale Nut Brown".  The beer pours a deep brown colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of nuts, caramel and a sweet finish.  The flavour is of nuts, caramel, toffee, hint of coffee, chocolate, mild roasted malts, earth and some light bitterness in the finish.  The … Continue reading Rail Ale Nut Brown – Howe Sound Brewing

Pike Old Bawdy Barley Wine style Ale 2006 – Pike Brewing Company

From Pike Brewing Company in Seattle Washington comes their "Pike Old Bawdy Barley Wine style Ale" from the 2006 vintage the first version after it was stopped in 1997.  Being that I drank this beer in August 2018 this bottle is between 11 and 12 years old depending on brew dates.  The beer pours a … Continue reading Pike Old Bawdy Barley Wine style Ale 2006 – Pike Brewing Company

Just the Hits Double IPA – Boombox Brewing (Twin Sails Brewing)

From Boombox Brewing in Vancouver in collaboration with Twin Sails Brewing out of Port Moody comes their "Just the Hits Double IPA".  The beer pours a murky orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit including but not limited to pineapple as well as orange juice with sweetness.  The flavour is of … Continue reading Just the Hits Double IPA – Boombox Brewing (Twin Sails Brewing)

Lupulin the Third Hazy IPA – Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks

From Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks in Richmond comes their "Lupulin the Third Hazy IPA".  The beer pours a hazy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, pineapple, citrus, floral hops and an overall sweetness.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, pineapple, orange, melon, citrus pith, resin and bitterness.  The alcohol content … Continue reading Lupulin the Third Hazy IPA – Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks

Ghost in the Machine Double IPA – Parish Brewing

From Parish Brewing out of Broussard Louisiana comes their "Ghost in the Machine Double IPA".  The beer pours a murky orange colour with white head.  The aroma consists of orange juice, pineapple, other tropical fruits, herbal hops and sweetness. The flavour is of orange juice, pineapple, general tropical fruits, grapefruit, citrus pith, mild bitterness and … Continue reading Ghost in the Machine Double IPA – Parish Brewing

Beauregarde Blueberry Wit – THE PARKSIDE BREWERY

From the Parkside Brewery in Port Moody comes their “Beauregarde Blueberry Wit".  The beer pours a deep red colour with a light red head on top.  The aroma consists of huge blueberries, wheat and some sweetness.  The flavour is of blueberries, wheat, grain, yeast but not all that sweet.  The alcohol content comes in at … Continue reading Beauregarde Blueberry Wit – THE PARKSIDE BREWERY

Global Mutt Baltic Porter – Wander Brewing

From Wander Brewing in Bellingham Washington comes their "Global Mutt Baltic Porter".  The beer pours an opaque black with a brown head.  The aroma consists of cocoa, roasted malts, toffee, earth and anise.  The flavour is of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, anise, earth, pine, ash and bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 7% with … Continue reading Global Mutt Baltic Porter – Wander Brewing

Power Slide Double IPA – Parallel 49 Brewing

From East Vancouver's Parallel 49 Brewing comes their "Power Slide Double IPA".  The beer pours a mildly hazy orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of sweetness, citrus, tropical fruit and some floral hops.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, orange juice, sweetness, citrus rind, some pine and low bitterness.  The alcohol content comes … Continue reading Power Slide Double IPA – Parallel 49 Brewing

Everything’s Coming Up Milhouse West Coast IPA – Backcountry Brewing

From Backcountry Brewing in Squamish comes their “Everything's Coming Up Milhouse" a West Coast IPA.  The beer pours a cloudy orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruits, sweetness and floral hops.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, citrus, sweetness, herbal hops, citrus pith and a low bitterness.  The alcohol content comes … Continue reading Everything’s Coming Up Milhouse West Coast IPA – Backcountry Brewing

QUEENSBOROUGH GIN TWST ORANGE PEEL + JASMINE – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

From Central City Brewers & Distillers in Surrey comes their “Queensborough Gin Twst  Orange Peel + Jasmine" a drink mixed with their Queensborough Gin.  The cocktail pours clear with a very small white head that disappears quite fast.  The aroma consists of orange peel, sweetness, orange and a hint of gin.  The flavour is of candied … Continue reading QUEENSBOROUGH GIN TWST ORANGE PEEL + JASMINE – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

Skate or Dye Mango ISA – THE PARKSIDE BREWERY

From the Parkside Brewery in Port Moody comes their "Skate or Dye Mango ISA:.  The beer pours a murky orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of mango, pineapple and an overall juicy hops presence.  The flavour is of mango, pineapple, citrus pith, herbal hops, resin, mild bitterness and some dankness.  The alcohol … Continue reading Skate or Dye Mango ISA – THE PARKSIDE BREWERY

Salted Watermelon Sour – Stanley Park Brewing

From Delta's Stanley Park Brewing comes their new "Salted Watermelon Sour" a Gose part of their Concession Stand mixed pack. The beer pours a cloudy orange with a white head. The aroma consists of watermelon, salt and some sweetness. The flavour is of watermelon, salt, tartness and citrus. This reminds me of a salted watermelon … Continue reading Salted Watermelon Sour – Stanley Park Brewing

Apparent Horizon – Temporal Artisan Ales

From Temporal Artisan Ales brewed out of Luppolo Brewing in Vancouver comes their "Apparent Horizon" a blend of barred aged beers.  The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with a very fast dissipating white head.  The aroma consists of plum, ripe peach, citrus, sweetness, oak and some mild funk.  The flavour is of plum, pineapple, … Continue reading Apparent Horizon – Temporal Artisan Ales

QUEENSBOROUGH GIN TWST BLOOD ORANGE + ELDERFLOWER – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

From Central City Brewers & Distillers in Surrey comes their “Queensborough Gin Twst Blood Orange + Elderflower" a drink mixed with their Queensborough Gin.  The cocktail pours clear with a very small white head that disappears quite fast.  The aroma consists of orange candy, elderflower.  The flavour is of blood orange, elderflower, berries, mild juniper … Continue reading QUEENSBOROUGH GIN TWST BLOOD ORANGE + ELDERFLOWER – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

Dortmunder Export Lager – Bomber Brewing

From Bomber Brewing in East Vancouver comes their “Dortmunder Export Lager" a beer brewed for the St. Augustine’s 10th Anniversary party on August 9, 2018.  The beer pours a copper colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of grain, bread, citrus, sweetness and a grassy finish.  The flavour is of grain, cracker malts, citrus, sweetness, … Continue reading Dortmunder Export Lager – Bomber Brewing

Man-Go Fluff Yourself (Mango Milkshake IPA) – Riverbend Brewing

From Riverbend Brewing in Bend Oregon comes their "Man-Go Fluff Yourself (Mango Milkshake IPA)".  The beer pours a murky orange with a white head.  The aroma consist of mango, tropical fruit, citrus and lactose.  The flavour is of mango, mango candy, pineapple,  citrus pith, vanilla, lactose and some herbal hops and low bitterness.  The alcohol … Continue reading Man-Go Fluff Yourself (Mango Milkshake IPA) – Riverbend Brewing

Parkade IPA – Steel & Oak Brewing

From New Westminster’s Steel & Oak Brewing comes their “Parkade IPA".  The beer pours a mild cloudy ornage with an off white head.  The aroma consists of herbal hops, tropical fruit, citrus, caramel and some floral hops.  The flavour is of herbal hops, tropical fruit, grapefruit rind, resin, bitterness, earth, mild caramel and hops bitterness.  … Continue reading Parkade IPA – Steel & Oak Brewing

Sunshine Hefeweizen – Boundary Brewing

From Boundary Brewing in Kelowna comes their “Sunshine Hefeweizen".  The beer pours a mild cloudy yellow with a white head.  The aroma consists of banana, bubblegum, wheat, clove and yeast.  The flavour is of yeast, banana, wheat, clove, mild bubblegum, citrusy with almost no bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5.2% with an IBU … Continue reading Sunshine Hefeweizen – Boundary Brewing

INVISIBLE (NO COAST IPA) – Powell Brewery

From Powell Brewery in East Vancouver comes their “Invisible No Coast IPA".  The beer pours a cloudy but not murky orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, pineapple, sweetness and floral hops.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, citrus rind, earth, resin, pine, biscuit malt, dankness and medium bitterness.  The alcohol … Continue reading INVISIBLE (NO COAST IPA) – Powell Brewery

Black Lager – Russell Brewing

From Russell Brewing in Surrey comes their “Black Lager".  The beer pours a deep chestnut brown colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of roasted malts, chocolate, nuts and sweetness.  The flavour is of roasted malts, chocolate, mild ash, mild smoke, nuts, sweetness and low bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5%.  This … Continue reading Black Lager – Russell Brewing

Hopping Mad Cider – Central City Brewers & Distillers

From Central City Brewers & Distillers in Surrey comes their "Hopping Mad Cider". The cider pours a very light yellow colour with a white head. The aroma consists of apples, citrusy lemon and floral hops. The flavour is of apple, lemon, grassy hops and some sweetness. The alcohol content comes in at 5%. This is … Continue reading Hopping Mad Cider – Central City Brewers & Distillers

Neon Friday DDH Oat IPA – Upstreet Craft Brewing

From Upstreet Craft Brewing in Charlottetown Prince Edward Island comes their "Neon Friday DDH Oat IPA".  Neon Friday is a line of on-offs that are big on hops and push flavour and aroma to the limit according to the brewery.  The beer pours a murky deep orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists … Continue reading Neon Friday DDH Oat IPA – Upstreet Craft Brewing

(Trail Brew) The Bright Side – Dageraad Brewing

Trail Brew Three Brothers Mountain - E.C. Manning Provincial Park The Bright Side - Dageraad Brewing Back on July 15th, 2018 I headed out to Manning Park for the next iteration of Trail Brew.  The weather was beautiful this day and I knew it would be hot but I had no idea just how hot … Continue reading (Trail Brew) The Bright Side – Dageraad Brewing

Chocolate River Imperial Stout – Trinity Brew

From Trinity Brew in Colorado Springs Colorado comes their "Chocolate River Imperial Stout".  The beer pours a deep brown colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla and sweetness.  The flavour is of big roasted malts, burnt coffee, chocolate, vanilla, earth, mild bitterness and some mild alcohol in the finish.  … Continue reading Chocolate River Imperial Stout – Trinity Brew

Hefeweizen – BACKROADS BREWING

From Backroads Brewing in Nelson comes their “Hefeweizen".  The beer pours a mildy cloudy and deep golden colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of wheat, banana, spices and some sweetness.  The flavour is of what, banana, citrus, grain, wheat and sweetness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 13.  … Continue reading Hefeweizen – BACKROADS BREWING

White Rabbit Lemon Raz Radler – RUSSELL BREWING

From Russell Brewing in Surrey comes their “White Rabbit Lemon Raz Radler".  The beer pours a straw yellow with a white head.  The aroma consists of lemon, raspberry, general berries, wheat and sweetness.  The flavour is of lemon, raspberry, berries, wheat, grain and sweetness.  The alcohol content comes in at 3.5% with and IBU of … Continue reading White Rabbit Lemon Raz Radler – RUSSELL BREWING

Pears In White Satin – Moody Ales (Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks)

From Moody Ales in Port Moody in collaboration with Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks out of Richmond comes their second iteration of the "Pears In White Satin" an Imperial Pear Kolsch.  The beer pours a cloudy straw colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of pear, tropical fruit, sweetness but dominated by fruit.  The flavour is … Continue reading Pears In White Satin – Moody Ales (Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks)

KBS – Founders Brewing

From Founders Brewing out of Grand Rapids Michigan comes their "KBS" a Bourbon barrel aged chocolate coffee stout.  The beer pours an opaque black colour with a brown head.  The aroma consists of chocolate, molasses, oak, vanilla, sweetness and oak.  The flavour is of chocolate, caramel, toffee, molasses, vanilla, anise, oak, earth, ash, mild bitterness … Continue reading KBS – Founders Brewing

Pollyanna Wild Northeast IPA – 2 CROWS BREWING

From 2 Crows Brewing out of Halifax Nova Scotia comes their “Pollyanna Wild Northeast IPA".  The beer pours a murky copper colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of floral hops, mild fruits including tropical fruits, mango, orange and some caramel and bready malts.  The flavour is of tropical fruits, mango, orange, citrus … Continue reading Pollyanna Wild Northeast IPA – 2 CROWS BREWING

Tiny Umbrella Double IPA – COAL HARBOUR BREWING

From Coal Harbour Brewing in Vancouver comes their “Tiny Umbrella Double IPA" a Pineapple and Passion Fruit brew.  The beer pours a murky orange juice colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of pineapple, passion fruit, grapefruit and sweetness.  The flavour is of pineapple, passion fruit, orange juice, citrus pith, mild alchol and … Continue reading Tiny Umbrella Double IPA – COAL HARBOUR BREWING

East Coast IPA – RUSSELL BREWING

From Russell Brewing in Surrey comes their “East Coast IPA".  The beer has the tagline delicious juicy vibes.  The beer pours on the lighter side of murky orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of fruity, juicy notes with floral hops and some mild herbal notes also.  The flavour is of juicy fruit notes, … Continue reading East Coast IPA – RUSSELL BREWING

Ambrée Biére De Garde – Backroads Brewing

From Backroads Brewing in Nelson comes their "Ambrée Biére De Garde" the first barrel aged beer from the brewery.  The beer pours a deep amber colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of red wine, cherries, plum, toffee, oak and a sweetness in the finish.  The flavour is of grain, oak, red wine, cherries, … Continue reading Ambrée Biére De Garde – Backroads Brewing

Faller Northwest Pale Ale – Vancouver Island Brewing

From Vancouver Island Brewing in Victoria comes their "Faller Northwest Pale Ale".  The beer pours a copper golden colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of citrus, grain, bread with herbal and floral notes.  The flavour is of citrus, pine, bready, grain, herbal, resin and mild bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5.4% … Continue reading Faller Northwest Pale Ale – Vancouver Island Brewing

Belgian Saison – RUSSELL BREWING

From Russell Brewing in Surrey comes their “Belgian Saison".  The beer pours a golden colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of yeast, citrus, banana, earth, spices, grain and floral hops.  The flavour is of lemon, citrus rind,banana, spices, pepper, earth, yeast, grain and a low bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5.8% … Continue reading Belgian Saison – RUSSELL BREWING

Whiskey & Oak Imperial Coffee Brown – Field House Brewing (Smoking Gun Coffee Roasters)

From Field House Brewing in Abbotsford in collaboration with Smoking Gun Coffee Roasters out of Mission comes their "Whiskey & Oak Imperial Coffee Brown" a beer originally brewed for the Hopwired craft beer and coffee festival.  The beer pours a deep brown colour with a brown head.  The aroma consists of coffee, roasted malts, nuts, chocolate … Continue reading Whiskey & Oak Imperial Coffee Brown – Field House Brewing (Smoking Gun Coffee Roasters)

Brut IPA – STEAMWORKS BREWING

From Steamworks Brewing in Burnaby BC comes their “Brut IPA".  This is a new style of IPA that is exploding in the US right now.  The beer finishes very dry by adding an enzyme amylase that breaks down the sugars reducing sweetness and kicking up the mouthfeel.  The beer pours a yellow colour with a … Continue reading Brut IPA – STEAMWORKS BREWING

Crewseeker Wild Saison – BRITANNIA BREWING COMPANY (Four Winds Brewing)

From Britannia Brewing Company in the Richmond with a tasting room in Steveston Village in collaboration with Four Winds Brewing in Delta comes their "Crewseeker Wild Saison".  The beer poured an amber colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of fruit, grape must, pear, yeast, mild funk, spice and some oak.  The flavour is … Continue reading Crewseeker Wild Saison – BRITANNIA BREWING COMPANY (Four Winds Brewing)

Hoplite India Session Ale – TORCHLIGHT BREWING

From Torchlight Brewing in Nelson BC comes their “Hoplite India Session Ale".  The beer pours a straw yellow colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of citrusy lemon, floral hops and sweetness.  The flavour is of citrus, citrus rind, grain, grassy and pine hops with some mild bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at … Continue reading Hoplite India Session Ale – TORCHLIGHT BREWING

Dazy Double Hazy IPA – RUSSELL BREWING

From Russell Brewing in Surrey comes their “Dazy Double Hazy IPA".  The beer pours a fairly clear orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of citrus, tropical ftuits, grapefruit, grain and floral hops.  The flavour is of tropical fruits, grapefruit, citrus rind, pith, sweetness, herbal hops, bitterness and some mild alcohol.  The alcohol content … Continue reading Dazy Double Hazy IPA – RUSSELL BREWING

Sea maiden Watermelon Sour – BRITANNIA BREWING COMPANY

From Britannia Brewing Company in the Richmond with a tasting room in Steveston Village comes their “Sea maiden Watermelon Sour".  The beer pours a Golden colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of watermelon, with tartness in the finish.  The flavour is of mild watermelon,  tartness, semi sweetness, salty and some grain in the … Continue reading Sea maiden Watermelon Sour – BRITANNIA BREWING COMPANY

(Trail Brew) On Tour Crimson Ale – TORCHLIGHT BREWING

Trail Brew Munro Lake - Pinecone Burke Provincial Park On Tour Crimson Ale – Torchlight Brewing On Saturday June 23rd I headed out for a hike. The weather was overcast so the idea of hiking to a peak was out of the question. Because of this I decided to hit up a mountain lake in … Continue reading (Trail Brew) On Tour Crimson Ale – TORCHLIGHT BREWING

Mango Milkshake IPA – Russell Brewing

From Russell Brewing in Surrey comes their "Mango Milkshake IPA".  The beer pours a murky orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of mango, lactose, sweetness and just a juicy hop finish.  The flavour is of mango, sweetness, lactose, citrus rind, resin and mild bitterness.  This brew definitely has the right mouthfeel of a … Continue reading Mango Milkshake IPA – Russell Brewing

Fantacity Dry-Hopped Witbier – 2 Crows Brewing

From 2 Crows Brewing out of Halifax Nova Scotia comes their "Fantacity Dry-Hopped Witbier". The beer pours a golden mildly cloudy colour with white head. The aroma consists of lemony hops, wheat, floral hops, yeast with a lemon peel finish. The flavour is of lemon, citrus peel, wheat, yeast with both mild herbal and bitterness … Continue reading Fantacity Dry-Hopped Witbier – 2 Crows Brewing

Triticale Super Saison – Coal Harbour Brewing

From Coal Harbour Brewing in Vancouver comes their "Triticale Super Saison". The beer poured a copper orange colour with a white head. The aroma consists of yeast, floral hops, peppery spice, citrus rind and citrus. The flavour is of peppery spice, yeast, citrus rind, pith, citrusy, wheat, rye spice, low bitterness with maybe a hint … Continue reading Triticale Super Saison – Coal Harbour Brewing

Summer Lovin’ Orange Milkshake IPA – Torchlight Brewing

From Torchlight Brewing in Nelson BC comes their "Summer Lovin' Orange Milkshake IPA". The beer pours a murky orange colour with a white head. The aroma consists of orange, with sweetness from lactose. The flavour is of orange, citrus rind, pith, some malts, lactose sweetness and a very low bitterness. The alcohol content comes in … Continue reading Summer Lovin’ Orange Milkshake IPA – Torchlight Brewing

Lazy Sunday Blondemosa – Britannia Brewing Company

From Britannia Brewing Company in the Richmond with a tasting room in Steveston Village comes their “Lazy Sunday Blondemosa".  The beer pours a cloudy orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of orange, hint of grain and an overall sweetness.  The flavour is of orange juice, mild tartness from said OJ, hints of malt … Continue reading Lazy Sunday Blondemosa – Britannia Brewing Company

Summer Remix mix pack – Moody Ales

From Moody Ales in Port Moody comes their "Summer Remix Mix Pack" containing the Pool Party Raspberry Hefe and the Sunday Funday Lime Kolsch.  Like the original Mixed Forecast pack this one hits the spot for the weather as we have hit our first heat wave of the year. Pool Party Raspberry Hefe  Pool Party … Continue reading Summer Remix mix pack – Moody Ales

The Big Squeezy(Stone Fruit Pale Ale) – Torchlight Brewing

From Torchlight Brewing in Nelson BC comes their “The Big Squeezy" a Stone Fruit Pale Ale.  The beer pours a hazy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of juicy hops, peach, tropical fruit and floral hops.  The flavour is of peach, tropical fruit, citrus, nectarine, juicy hops, citrus rind, mild grain, herbal … Continue reading The Big Squeezy(Stone Fruit Pale Ale) – Torchlight Brewing

Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival 2018

Once again Vancouver Craft Beer Week has come and gone running from May 25th through June 3rd, 2018.  Starting in 2010 Beer Week has come a long way and seems to only grow every year and 2018 was no different. Sadly this year I was only able to attend the festival on the Sunday but … Continue reading Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival 2018

Barracuda IPA – Superflux Beer Company

From Superflux Beer Company brewing out of Strathcona Beer Company in Vancouver comes their “Barracuda IPA".  The beer pours a murky orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of mango, tropical fruit, juicy hops and sweetness.  The flavour is of mango, tropical fruit, citrus, citrus rind, dankness and mild bitterness.  The alcohol content … Continue reading Barracuda IPA – Superflux Beer Company

Neon Moon Black Lager – Dead Frog Brewery

From Dead Frog Brewery recently moved to Langley BC comes their new "Neon Moon Black Lager".  The beer pours a chestnut brown with a light brown head.  The aroma consists of chocolate, roasted malt, nutty and dark fruit.  The flavour is of dark fruit, roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, nutty, ash, earth and some mild bitterness … Continue reading Neon Moon Black Lager – Dead Frog Brewery

Anniversary Beer Raspberry Gose – The Parkside Brewery

From the Parkside Brewery in Port Moody comes their Second Anniversary beer the "Anniversary Beer Raspberry Gose".  The beer pours a deep murky red colour with a red head.  The aroma consist of huge raspberry notes, juicy berries with a good sweetness on the nose.  The flavour is of big tartness, raspberries, jammy berry, mild … Continue reading Anniversary Beer Raspberry Gose – The Parkside Brewery

Dizzy Dogs DBL IPA – Bad Dog Brewing

From Bad Dog Brewing in Sooke near Victoria on Vancouver Island comes their "Dizzy Dogs DBL IPA".  The beer poured a deep copper colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of fruity citrusy, melon with floral hops.   The flavour is of Citrus, melon, tropical fruit, toffee, herbal hops and a medium bitterness.  The … Continue reading Dizzy Dogs DBL IPA – Bad Dog Brewing

The Lion ESB – Silver Valley Brewing

From Silver Valley Brewing out of Maple Ridge comes their “The Lion ESB".  The beer pours a fairly deep copper colour with a light tan head.  The aroma consists of fruity notes, caramel malt and floral hops.  The flavour is of caramel, grain, fruity notes, some citrus rind and some mild hops bitterness.  The alcohol … Continue reading The Lion ESB – Silver Valley Brewing

Czech Please – Torque Brewing

From Torque Brewing in Winnipeg Manitoba comes their “Czech Please" a Czech Pilsner.  The beer pours a golden to straw colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of grainy malts, citrus and floral hops.  The flavour is of grain, lemon, citrus rind, mild grassy hops and a low bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in … Continue reading Czech Please – Torque Brewing

Don’t Call It A Comeback Double IPA – Boombox Brewing

From Boombox Brewing in Vancouver brewed out of Parallel 49 Brewing comes their "Don't Call It A Comeback Double IPA".  The beer pours a very cloudy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, mango, citrus, dankness and some herbal notes.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, mango, citrus, citrus rind, … Continue reading Don’t Call It A Comeback Double IPA – Boombox Brewing

Like the Sun Golden Ale – Silver Valley Brewing

From Silver Valley Brewing out of Maple Ridge comes their "Like the Sun" Golden Ale. The beer pours a golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of lemon, grainy malts, floral hops and sweetness. The flavour is of lemon, grainy malts, herbal hops, pith, semi sweetness and a light bitterness. The alcohol content … Continue reading Like the Sun Golden Ale – Silver Valley Brewing

(Trail Brew) Iced Tea Pale Ale – Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub

Trail Brew Quarry Rock - Portion of Baden Powell Trail Iced Tea Pale Ale - Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub I took Monday June 5th off work as I had to be home to give access to a fire inspection. Seeing as I was busy on the weekend visiting friends and then attending Vancouver Craft Beer Week … Continue reading (Trail Brew) Iced Tea Pale Ale – Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub

Beer Connoisour – COAL HARBOUR BREWING

From Coal Harbour Brewing in Vancouver comes their “Beer Connoisour" a Raspberry Sour brewed with Dino Sours.  The beer pours a cloudy red colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of raspberries, lemongrass and sweetness.  The flavour is of raspberries, tartness, lemongrass, herbal hops, juniper berries and some sweetness.  The alcohol content comes in … Continue reading Beer Connoisour – COAL HARBOUR BREWING

Modernness N.E. Pale Ale – Electric Bicycle Brewing

From Vancouver's newest brewery Electric Bicycle Brewing in the Brewery Creek district comes their "Modernness N.E. Pale Ale".  This beer pours a murky orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, mango, pineapple and peach.  The flavour is of peach, mango, pineapple, citrus rind and pith, some malts with very low … Continue reading Modernness N.E. Pale Ale – Electric Bicycle Brewing

What Have You Done For Me Lately? IPA – TWIN SAILS BREWING (Boombox Brewing)

From Twin Sails Brewing in Port Moody in collaboration with Boombox Brewing out of Vancouver comes their "What Have You Done For Me Lately?" an India Pale Ale.  The beer pours a murky orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of juicy tropical fruits, orange with a sweet finish.   The flavour is of … Continue reading What Have You Done For Me Lately? IPA – TWIN SAILS BREWING (Boombox Brewing)

Paradise Found (Ginger Super Berliner) – ANNEX ALE PROJECT

From Annex Ale Project in Calgary Alberta comes their “Paradise Found (Ginger Super Berliner)".  The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of candied ginger, citrusy lemon, grain and cereal malts with some leafy hops.  The flavour is of ginger, ginger tea, lemon, lemon peel, mild tartness, sweetness and … Continue reading Paradise Found (Ginger Super Berliner) – ANNEX ALE PROJECT

(Trail Brew) Day Dreamer NE IPA – Coast Mountain Brewing

Trail Brew Lindeman Lake and Greendrop Lake - Chilliwack lake Provincial Park Day Dreamer NE IPA - Coast Mountain Brewing On May 27th, 2018 I decided to check out a trail in the Chilliwack region. One of my Facebook Friends had been out to Lindeman Lake in Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park and the area was … Continue reading (Trail Brew) Day Dreamer NE IPA – Coast Mountain Brewing

Scarlet Red Rye Ale (Barley Wine) 2017 – Steamworks Brewing

From Steamworks Brewing in Burnaby BC comes their “Scarlet Red Rye Ale” a Rye Barley Wine that is part of their 2017 Barrel Aged series.  This beer won a Silver at the World Beer Cup 2018 in the Wood & Barrel-Aged Strong Beer category.  The beer pours an orange brown colour with a tan head.  … Continue reading Scarlet Red Rye Ale (Barley Wine) 2017 – Steamworks Brewing

THE OFFICIAL 2018 VCBW COLLABORATION BEER: SEA-TO-SKY EDITION

The Official 2018 Vancouver Craft Beer Week collaboration beer was brewed at Backcountry Brewing in Squamish in collaboration with Beere Brewing in North Vancouver and Coast Mountain Brewing in Whistler.  This years beer was the "Double Dry Hopped Pilsner".  The beer pours a copper colour with a white head but this is not a super … Continue reading THE OFFICIAL 2018 VCBW COLLABORATION BEER: SEA-TO-SKY EDITION

Helles Lager – Trading Post Brewing

From Trading Post Brewing in Langley comes their “Helles Lager".  The beer pours a copper colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of grain, citrus, sweetness and floral hops.  The flavour is of grain, bready malts, citrus, grassy hops and sweetness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5%.  This is definitely a well crafted … Continue reading Helles Lager – Trading Post Brewing

Smoke & Mirrors Imperial Smoked Ale – Coal Harbour Brewing

From Coal Harbour Brewing in Vancouver comes their "Smoke & Mirrors Imperial Smoked Ale".  This beer won Silver in the Smoked Beer category at the Wold Beer Cup 2018.  The beer pours a black opaque colour with a brown head.  The aroma consists smoke, roasted malts and earth.  The flavour is of dark fruits, roasted … Continue reading Smoke & Mirrors Imperial Smoked Ale – Coal Harbour Brewing

Formative Years Double IPA – Annex Ale Project

From Annex Ale Project in Calgary Alberta comes their "Formative Years Double IPA" both their Anniversary brew and well as their 100th Batch of beer.  The beer pours a copper colour with a slightly off white head.  The aroma consists of pineapple, tropical fruits, citrus, orange zest, sweetness. The flavour is of pineapple, tropical fruits, … Continue reading Formative Years Double IPA – Annex Ale Project

Gaper Juice – Coast Mountain Brewing (Handlebar Cafe and Apres)

From Coast Mountain Brewing in Whistler in Collaboration with Handlebar Cafe and Apres comes the "Gaper Juice" a hazy Session Ale made for Gaper Day the last day of skiing at Whistler Mountain and the day you dress in your craziest outfit.  Gaper Day takes place on May 21st this year.  The beer pours a deeply … Continue reading Gaper Juice – Coast Mountain Brewing (Handlebar Cafe and Apres)

Tiger Shark Citra Pale Ale – Phillips Brewing & Malting Co

From Phillips Brewing & Malting Co in Victoria comes their "Tiger Shark Citra Pale Ale". The beer pours a golden straw colour with a white head. The aroma consists of bright citrus and tropical fruit, sweetness, some grains and floral hops. The flavour is of citrus, tropical fruits, orange peel, pith, grain and a decent … Continue reading Tiger Shark Citra Pale Ale – Phillips Brewing & Malting Co

Belgian Style Blonde Ale – Trading Post Brewing

From Trading Post Brewing in Langley comes their “Belgian Style Blonde Ale”.  The beer pours a mildly cloudy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of bubblegum, candy sugar, fruity notes, spices, Belgian yeast and sweetness.  The flavour is of bubblegum, citrus, esters, candy sugar, grain, herbal hops and a low bitterness.  The … Continue reading Belgian Style Blonde Ale – Trading Post Brewing

(Trail Brew) Sunrise Gose – Coal Harbour Brewing

Trail Brew Stawamus Chief First and Second Peak - Stawamus Chief Provincial Park and Protected Area Sunrise Gose - Coal Harbour Brewing On May 12th, 2018 I decided to head out to Squamish the self proclaimed Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada to take a hike. This does not seem like unfounded boasting though as hiking, … Continue reading (Trail Brew) Sunrise Gose – Coal Harbour Brewing

Babe Blueberry Vanilla Ale – Wood Buffalo Brewing

From Wood Buffalo Brewing Co in Fort McMurray Alberta comes their "Babe Blueberry Vanilla Ale".  The beer pours a reddish orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of blueberry, vanilla, mild malts and a sweetness in the finish.  The flavour is of blueberry, vanilla, bready malts, citrus, sweetness and some mild bitterness.  the alcohol … Continue reading Babe Blueberry Vanilla Ale – Wood Buffalo Brewing

Ginger (Ginger Beer) – Odd Society Spirits

From Odd Society Spirits comes their "Ginger" not a beer but an alcoholic Ginger Beer. This Ginger Beer pours a very light yellow colour with a small head that dissipates quickly. The aroma consists of ginger, candy sugar, citrus, with a small bite in the end. The flavour is of ginger, lemon, lime, candy sugar, … Continue reading Ginger (Ginger Beer) – Odd Society Spirits

Fake News Russian Imperial Stout – Torque Brewing

From Torque Brewing in Winnipeg Manitoba comes their “Fake News Russian Imperial Stout".  The beer pours an opaque black with a brown head.  The aroma consists of chocolate, roasted malts, caramel and earth.  The flavour is of roasted malts, earth, resin, bitterness, chocolate, caramel, toffee, smoke, some fruity notes and alcohol.  The alcohol content comes … Continue reading Fake News Russian Imperial Stout – Torque Brewing

Crimzen Premium Red Ale – Lost Craft

From Lost Craft Beer a contract brewery out of Toronto Ontario comes their "Crimzen Premium Red Ale".  The beer pours a deep reddish colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of fruit, mild roasted malts, floral hops and some sweetness.  The flavour is of fruit, caramel, toffee, mild roasted malts, low bitterness, herbal hops … Continue reading Crimzen Premium Red Ale – Lost Craft

Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout 2017– Moody Ales (Cellared)

From Moody Ales out of Port Moody comes their “Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout”. This beer was purchased on January 2017 and consumed on April 2018. The aroma consists of opaque black with a brown head. The aroma consists of bourbon, chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla, toffee and sweetness. The flavour is of roasted malts, … Continue reading Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout 2017– Moody Ales (Cellared)

(Trail Brew) Mental Floss Double Dry Hopped IPA – Beere Brewing

Trail Brew Norvan Falls - Lynn Headwaters Regional Park Mental Floss Double Dry Hopped IPA - Beere Brewing On May 6th I headed out with a friend for an early morning hike to Norvan Falls in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park in North Vancouver.  This is one of the more rugged parks in the Metro Vancouver Regional … Continue reading (Trail Brew) Mental Floss Double Dry Hopped IPA – Beere Brewing

Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter – Last Best Brewing & Distilling (Cellared)

From Last Best Brewing & Distilling in Calgary Alberta comes their first ever bottled beer the “Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter” the first of their Lineage Series.  This beer was barrel aged in rum barrels for 7 months.  This beer was released Winter 2015 and consumed Spring 2018.  Pouring an opaque black with a brown head this is … Continue reading Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter – Last Best Brewing & Distilling (Cellared)

Barrel-Aged Pentagram – Surly Brewing Co

From Brooklyn Center Minnesota’s Surly Brewing Co comes their “Barrel-Aged Pentagram". This beer was aged in wine barrels then put into High West rye whiskey barrels to finish. The beer pours a deep brown colour with a reddish tinge and a brown head. The aroma consists of oak, red wine, vanilla, brettanomyces funk, rye roasted … Continue reading Barrel-Aged Pentagram – Surly Brewing Co

Raspberry Wheat Ale – Trading Post Brewing

From Trading Post Brewing in Langley comes their “Raspberry Wheat Ale".  The beer pours a deep reddish colour with a pinkish red tinged head.  The aroma consists of raspberry, berry, wheat, yeast and some pith.  The flavour is of raspberry, berry, wheat, yeast, hearbal and a semi sweet finish.  The alcohol content comes in at … Continue reading Raspberry Wheat Ale – Trading Post Brewing

(Trail Brew) Damn Right Milkshake IPA – Twin Sails Brewing

Trail Brew Diez Vistas - Buntzen Lake Damn Right - Twin Sails Brewing On Sunday April 29th I was out for a hike when the idea for a semi regular series came to me. This series will be called Trail Beer and will be both about the hike and a beer review of the beer … Continue reading (Trail Brew) Damn Right Milkshake IPA – Twin Sails Brewing

Bellingham for an Outsider

Bellingham is not a mythical place to any Metro-Vancouverite. The tantalizing allure of cheap gas, cheap cheese, and discount clothing found at Bellis Fair Mall is a secret to few. But Bellingham has a charm that far surpasses anything that can be found north of the I-5 (that’s where you will find, malls, strip malls, … Continue reading Bellingham for an Outsider

Brune Kelderbier (Abbey Dubbel) – Dageraad Brewing

From Dageraad Brewing out of Barnaby BC comes their "Brune Kelderbier" an Abbey Dubbel aged with Brettanomyces.  This beer was bottled on Feb 28, 2017.  The beer pours a brown colour with lots of bubbles and a light brown head.  The aroma consists of Brettanomyces funk, dark fruits, mild malt and a sweetness.  The flavour … Continue reading Brune Kelderbier (Abbey Dubbel) – Dageraad Brewing

DBL JUX Wild Double IPA – Four Winds Brewing

From Four Winds Brewing in Delta comes their “DBL JUX Wild Double IPA" a Double IPA version of their very popular Juxtapose Wild IPA. The beer pours a cloudy golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of wild yeast, floral hops, citrus and tropical fruit. The flavour is of tropical fruit, citrus, wild … Continue reading DBL JUX Wild Double IPA – Four Winds Brewing

On Three… Triple IPA – Twin Sails Brewing

From Twin Sails Brewing in Port Moody comes their “On Three... Triple IPA".  The beer pours a murky orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of orange juice, pineapple juice and sweetness.  The flavour is of orange juice, pineapple, tropical fruits, mild caramel, bread, honey, some pine, herbal hops, dankness with alcohol in … Continue reading On Three… Triple IPA – Twin Sails Brewing