Episode 137 – Mad Laboratory Distilling

  On this episode Mike had the chance to talk with Scott of Mad Laboratory Distilling our of South Vancouver.  Tune in to hear about their spirits and their current project making  alcohol wipes to help combat Covid-19. Podcaster Involved: Mike G of Pacific Beer Chat Scott of Mad Laboratory Distilling. Intro By Conundrum – Website, Facebook, Instagram  

Episode 135 – Coffee Beers

  On this episode we sat down to a selection of coffee beers.  Three beers were collaborations for Hopwired Festival 2020 and one collab not poured at the festival.  We enjoyed Untitled Coffee Gose from Russell Brewing, To Be Frank Coffee Stout from Vice & Virtue Brewing, Peche Mortel from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel and … Continue reading Episode 135 – Coffee Beers

Episode 133 – Hopwired 2020

  On this episode Mike headed out to Hopwired  Festival an indie beer and artisan coffee festival.  Each beer at the festival has been paired brewed using a small coffee roasters coffee with the majority of the beers being made specifically for this festival.  Beers came from as far East as Quebec and as far … Continue reading Episode 133 – Hopwired 2020

Episode 126 – Silver Valley Brewing

  On this episode we had the honor of having Kevin of Silver Valley Brewing back on the show at our home base.  Tune in to learn all about his Piece of Pie Salted Butter Pecan Stout a collaboration with Good Buddy Brewing, Super Massive Black Hole Coffee Bourbon Stout, Madness Double IPA and his … Continue reading Episode 126 – Silver Valley Brewing

Episode 124 – Variety Pack

  On this episode we sit down to a selection of brews from 4 different breweries including Twin Sails Brewing, Love Shack Libations, 9 Mile Legacy and Wild Ambition Brewing. Tune in to find out more about the beers! Podcaster Involved: Mike G of Pacific Beer Chat Steve H of Pacific Beer Chat Warren of Fraser Mills fermentation / Whats … Continue reading Episode 124 – Variety Pack

Episode 120 – BC Beer Awards

  2019 was the 10th Anniversary of the BC Beer Awards.  The event took place on October 19, 2019 at the Croatian Cultural Centre in Vancouver.  Tune in to learn all about it. For the full winners list click here. Podcaster Involved: Mike G of Pacific Beer Chat Carnell of Breward Inlet Banny of https://brewsbabesbanny.com/ Intro By Conundrum … Continue reading Episode 120 – BC Beer Awards

Episode 117 – Bench Brewing

On this episode we sit down to a trio of beers from Bench Brewing from Ontario soon to launch in British Columbia.Tune in to learn more about the brewery and beers. Podcaster Involved: Mike G of Pacific Beer Chat Carnell of Breward Inlet Banny of https://brewsbabesbanny.com/ Intro By Conundrum – Website, Facebook, Instagram

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

Episode 114 – What’s Brewing Tasting Panel #2 West Coast IPA’s

  This is our second official tasting panel episode with Whats Brewing Magazine in conjunction with Legacy Liquor Store in Vancouver.  The magazine is a quarterly and each issue has a tasting panel that features a style of beer.  Editor Dave Smith hooked up with us to do a podcast version of the tasting panel to highlight … Continue reading Episode 114 – What’s Brewing Tasting Panel #2 West Coast IPA’s

Episode 113 – Big Ridge Brewing

On this episode we had the pleasure of sitting down with Jason Armitage head brewer of Big Ridge Brewing in Surrey.Tune in to learn more about the brewery and beers.Podcaster Involved:Mike G of Pacific Beer ChatWarren of Fraser Mills fermentation / Whats Brewing MagazineSteve H of Pacific Beer ChatJason Armitage of Big Ridge BrewingDave of What’s BrewingIntro By Conundrum – Website, Facebook, Instagram

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

Episode 101 – What’s Brewing Tasting Panel – What Gose ‘Round

  This is our first official tasting panel episode with Whats Brewing Magazine in conjunction with Legacy Liquor Store in Vancouver.  The magazine is a quarterly and each issue has a tasting panel that features a style of beer.  Editor Dave Smith hooked up with us to do a podcast version of the tasting panel … Continue reading Episode 101 – What’s Brewing Tasting Panel – What Gose ‘Round

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

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

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

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

Episode 89 – BC Beer Wars Update with Steve

On this episode Steve gives us an update on his BC Beer War training and samples our sponsor Vancouver Island Brewing's latest beer the Nanaimo Bar Imperial Porter. Tune in to learn more about the beer. Click the link here to purchase your tickets for BC Beer Wars and help steve with his goals. BC … Continue reading Episode 89 – BC Beer Wars Update with Steve

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

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

Episode 86 – Hopwired Festival 2019

On February 23rd we attended the second annual Hopwired Festival that was hosted at the Croatian Cultural Center in Vancouver. Hopwired is a craft beer and coffee fusion festival and was a blast! The team that put it on killed it once again and I am glad to see that it will be back for … Continue reading Episode 86 – Hopwired Festival 2019

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

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

Episode 83 – Torque Brewing 6 Pack

On this episode we sit down to 6 beer from Winnipeg's Torque Brewing. There is no hiding the fact that we at Pacific Beer Chat like their beer and they sent us these beer to try. Tune in to learn more about the beer. Podcasters Involved: Mike G of http://www.pacificbeerchat.com Steve H of http://www.pacificbeerchat.com Carnell … Continue reading Episode 83 – Torque Brewing 6 Pack

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

(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

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

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