Episode 136 – Kamloops Beers

On this episode Mike shared a selection of beers from the city of Kamloops in the Thompson Valley of British Columbia.  These included beers from Alchemy Brewing, Red Collar Brewing and Iron Road Brewing.  Tune in and learn about the brews. Podcaster Involved: Mike G of Pacific Beer Chat Warren of Fraser Mills fermentation / Whats Brewing Magazine Jordan … Continue reading Episode 136 – Kamloops Beers

Episode 134 – Red Racer

  On this episode we sat down to a pair of brews from Red Racer or Central City Brewers & Distillers out of Surrey.  The beers were polar opposite as one was the Street Legal IPA a 0.5% alcohol beer and the other was Thor's Hammer Port Barrel Aged Barley Wine at 11.5%. Podcaster Involved: … Continue reading Episode 134 – Red Racer

Episode 130 – Persephone Brewing

  On this episode we sat down to a selection of beers from Persephone Brewing out of Gibsons BC.   The beers were Pink Guava Sour, Mocha Porter and their 2017 Barley Wine. Podcaster Involved: Mike G of Pacific Beer Chat Carnell of Pacific Beer Chat Steve of Pacific Beer Chat Warren of Fraser Mills fermentation / Whats Brewing Magazine Cam of Pacific Beer … Continue reading Episode 130 – Persephone Brewing

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 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

Episode 111 – Ile Sauvage Brewing

    On this episode we sit down to our first brews on the show from Victoria's Ile Sauvage Brewing a brewery that does mostly sour ales. Tune in to learn more about the brewery and beers Podcaster Involved: Mike G of Pacific Beer Chat Cam H of Pacific Beer Chat Chris of Dageraad Brewing Intro By Conundrum … Continue reading Episode 111 – Ile Sauvage Brewing

Episode 106 – Backroads Brewing

  On this episode Mike sat down with Brent from Backroads Brewing in Nelson BC in the Kootenays.  Backroads is up the hill and down the block from Torchlight Brewing form out last episode. Tune in to learn more about the brewery and beers Podcaster Involved: Mike G of Pacific Beer Chat Intro By Conundrum – Website, Facebook, Instagram

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

Episode 105 – Torchlight Brewing

  On this episode Mike found himself in Nelson BC in the Kootenays camping and drinking beer.  This episode he sat down with the owners of Torchlight Brewing as we discussed their beer and all other topics. Tune in to learn more about these beers. Podcasters Involved: Mike G of Pacific Beer Chat Intro By Conundrum … Continue reading Episode 105 – Torchlight Brewing

Episode 97 – Central City Brewing and Distilling

For this episode we sat down to brews, pre-mixed cocktails and some gin and tonics from Central City Brewers & Distillers. Tune in to learn more about these beers. Podcasters Involved: Mike G of Pacific Beer Chat Warren of Fraser Mills fermentation / Whats Brewing Magazine Intro By Conundrum – Website, Facebook, Instagram

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

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

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

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 88 – Sea To Sky Beer Guy the Boxer

This episode we sit down with Malcolm also known as Sea To Sky Beer Guy to talk about his journey training for BC Beer Wars. We also drank beer from his sponsor Backcountry Brewing out of Squamish. The beers we drank included Your Mom Goes To College Kettle Sour, Don't Call Me Shirley Simcoe IPA, … Continue reading Episode 88 – Sea To Sky Beer Guy the Boxer

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

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

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

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

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

Episode 79 – Coquitlam and PoCo beer

On this episode we feature Coquitlam's Mariner Brewing as well as Port Coquitlam's Taylight Brewing and Northpaw Brewing. The beer we discuss are all current brews that the breweries wanted us to share our opinions on. Podcasters Involved: Mike G of http://www.pacificbeerchat.com Carnell of http://brewardinlet.com/ Banny of https://brewsbabesbanny.com/ Dan of TMFDJ Intro By Conundrum – … Continue reading Episode 79 – Coquitlam and PoCo beer

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

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

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

Episode 73 – Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub Tasting

For this episode we sat down to a trio of brews from Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub in Victoria including Honey Mussel Saiosn, Cherry Rye Harvest Hefe and the Framboise. Tune in to learn more about the beer. Podcasters Involved: Mike G of http://www.pacificbeerchat.com Steve H of http://www.pacificbeerchat.com Intro By Conundrum – Website, Facebook, Instagram Hopped UP … Continue reading Episode 73 – Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub Tasting

Episode 72 – Andina Brewing

  On this episode we got back to our Interview episodes.  This time I stopped in to Andina Brewing in East Vancouver to talk with Founder Andres Amaya and head brewer Ben Greenberg. Podcasters Involved: Mike G of www.pacificbeerchat.com Intro By Conundrum – Website, Facebook, Instagram Andina Brewing - Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter Hopped UP Network Promo – Pints and … Continue reading Episode 72 – Andina Brewing

(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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Episode 67 – Haze Train to Super-Bell-Winds

  For this episode we sat down to two amazing New England Style India Pale Ale's one from Superflux Beer Company Barracuda IPA and one a collaboration between Four Winds Brewing and Bellwoods Brewery Fog Zombie Double IPA. Podcasters Involved: Mike G of www.pacificbeerchat.com Steve H of www.pacificbeerchat.com Intro By Conundrum – Website, Facebook, Instagram Hopped UP Network Promo – Women … Continue reading Episode 67 – Haze Train to Super-Bell-Winds

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Episode 57 – Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival 2018

  This year I was only able to attend the Vancouver Craft Beer Week festival on the last day.  June 3rd, 2018 did not bring the greatest weather but that never stopped a Vancouverite from enjoying beer outdoors.  This is a shorter episode with some mini interviews with some of the breweries in attendance. Coal … Continue reading Episode 57 – 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

Episode 56 – Brews Brothers Vol 4

For the fourth year in a row Parallel 49 Brewing in East Vancouver has made their Brews Brothers mixed pack.  This years theme was New Wave music and they brought in the breweries Bad Tattoo, Twin Sails, Parkside, R&B, Riot, Mount Arrowsmith, Postmark, Boombox, Gladstone, Red Collar, Superflux and Faculty Brewing.  This is the only … Continue reading Episode 56 – Brews Brothers Vol 4

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

(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

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

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

Episode 53 – Vancouver Craft Beer Week is here!

  Its that time of year again! Vancouver Craft Beer Week has arrived. Here is a preview of what is to come. Get your tickets asap before you miss out! This is the biggest festival of the year. VCBW Website Podcasters Involved: Mike G of www.pacificbeerchat.com Carnell of http://brewardinlet.com/ Banny of https://brewsbabesbanny.com/   Intro By Conundrum – Website, Facebook, Instagram Hopped … Continue reading Episode 53 – Vancouver Craft Beer Week is here!

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

Episode 52 – Coast Mountain Brewing

  We recently found ourselves in Whistler for a long weekend and stopped into Coast Mountain Brewing. We talked to Kevin Winter the owner and brewmaster. This is a brewery you must visit so head on up to Function Junction in Whistler. Blogger Involved: Mike G of http://www.pacificbeerchat.com Intro By Conundrum – Website, Facebook, Instagram … Continue reading Episode 52 – Coast Mountain Brewing

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

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

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)

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

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

Episode 47 – Boundary Brewing Anti Fascist Nut Brown

  For this weeks episode we sat down and discussed two beer from Boundary Brewing in Kelowna BC.  The first was the collaboration beer with Crannóg Ales in Sorrento BC the Not For Nazi Organic Nut Brown Ale.  You can hear about it by checking out Episode 32 where we talk interview Boundary Brewing.   We … Continue reading Episode 47 – Boundary Brewing Anti Fascist Nut Brown

Episode 43 – Fuggles and Warlock Craftworks

  Dan Colyer and Tony Iaci started out as celebrated home brewers and have now brought that passion to Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks.  Their tagline is "Keeping Beer Weird" and they do a good job building their Geek Culture to their beer and labels.  Head out to Richmond and try out their beer! Blogger Involved: Mike G … Continue reading Episode 43 – Fuggles and Warlock Craftworks

Episode 35 – Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouses

  Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouses is located in Victoria the Capital of British Columbia and is the oldest Brewpub in Canada opening in 1984.  Thanks to Paul Hadfield and Matt West-Patrick for sharing its really interesting story with us. Blogger Involved: Mike G of www.mikescraftbeer.com Tim of https://craftbeertourist.com/ Intro By Conundrum – Website, Facebook, Instagram Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub & … Continue reading Episode 35 – Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouses

Episode 33 – Red Bird Brewing

Not all breweries are large. Red Bird Brewing in kelowna is a fairly new small nano brewery making tasty beer in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. Blogger Involved: Mike G of http://www.mikescraftbeer.com Intro By Conundrum – Website, Facebook, Instagram Red Bird Brewing - Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter Episode 33

Episode 30 – Handlebar Cafe and Apres

In this episode we headed up to the resort town of Whistler to sit down with the Handlebar Cafe and Apres located in the upper village.  This is a craft beer inspired bar that you need to hit up when you are in Whistler as its tap list is always changing and so is their … Continue reading Episode 30 – Handlebar Cafe and Apres

Episode 28 – (Part 3) KPU Brewing & Brewery Operations

In Parts One and Two of our  Kwantlen Polytechnic University Brewing & Brewery Operations program series we talked to the faculty.  We got to know about the program and what you learn along the way.  You also got to know Nancy More one of the people that built the curriculum.   Now in part three you will get … Continue reading Episode 28 – (Part 3) KPU Brewing & Brewery Operations

Episode 25 – Russian Imperial Showdown

  For the latest episode we got together at 12 Kings Pub to discuss some world class Russian Imperial Stouts.  Stouts came from Nokomis Craft Ales out of Saskatchewan, Cigar City Brewing out of Tampa Florida and two from De Struise Brouwers out of Belgium. Bloggers Involved: Carnell of http://brewardinlet.com/ Chelsea of http://brewtifulbc.ca/ Steve of www.mikescraftbeer.com Mike A of www.thebeerrater.com Mike G of www.mikescraftbeer.com And guests: Lundy … Continue reading Episode 25 – Russian Imperial Showdown

Episode 19 – Rossland Beer Co

  On June 23rd, 2017 Chelsea of Brewtiful British Columbia and Mike of Mike's Craft Beer stopped in to Rossland Bee Co.  We discussed their beginnings in a different town, to their original system and the brand new system going in now. Bloggers / Podcasters involved include: Chelsea of http://brewtifulbc.ca/ Mike G of http://www.mikescraftbeer.com Episode … Continue reading Episode 19 – Rossland Beer Co

Episode 18 – Torchlight Brewing

  Pacific Beer Chat Poscast #18 On June 24th, 2017 Chelsea and Mike  headed to the Kootenays in South Eastern British Columbia to celebrate the grand opening of the new location of Torchlight Brewing.  We discuss their origins, the new location and whats to come. Bloggers / Podcasters involved include: Chelsea of http://brewtifulbc.ca/ Mike G … Continue reading Episode 18 – Torchlight Brewing

Episode 17 – BJCP Judged Beer Awards

  Pacific Beer Chat Podcast #17 In our latest episode we talk about BJCP judged Beer Awards.  Our opinions about then and some of our ideas. Bloggers / Podcasters involved include: Carnell of http://brewardinlet.com/ Chelsea of http://brewtifulbc.ca/ Steve of http://www.mikescraftbeer.com Mike G of http://www.mikescraftbeer.com Episode 17

Episode 13 – Okanagan Fest-Of-Ale Part 1

  Pacific Beer Chat Podcast #13 On the weekend of April 7-8, 2017 Chelsea and I interviewed a selection of the breweries that were pouring at the Okanagan Fest-Of-Ale held in Penticton.  Here is part one of two parts of our audio with a slideshow from the event. Bloggers Involved include: Chelsea of http://brewtifulbc.ca/ Mike … Continue reading Episode 13 – Okanagan Fest-Of-Ale Part 1

Episode 9 – IPA is on the Rise

  IPA is on the Rise (Pacific Beer Chat Podcast #9) In the latest episode of Pacific Beer Chat we talk about the IPA.  How it had waned in popularity and how it is surging once again.  From West Coast IPA's to New England IPA's (East Coast IPA's), Milkshake IPA's and beyond. Bloggers Involved include: … Continue reading Episode 9 – IPA is on the Rise

Episode 2 – Were Back and Talking Beer

  Were back and talking beer (Pacific Beer Chat #2) Welcome to Episode 2 of Pacific Beer Chat. Bloggers involved include; mike G of http://www.mikescraftbeer.com, Terry of http://westcoastbeergeek.com/ Joe of http://thirstywriter.com/, Mike of http://thebeerrater.com/ and Steve also of http://www.mikescraftbeer.com. Topics of Discussion: 1 - Recent attended event recap. 2 - Discussing the April 1st Price … Continue reading Episode 2 – Were Back and Talking Beer

Episode 1 – Meet the Bloggers

  Meet the Bloggers (Pacific Beer Chat #1) This is the inaugural podcast from Pacific Beer Chat. Bloggers involved include; mike G of http://www.mikescraftbeer.com, Terry of http://westcoastbeergeek.com/ Joe of http://thirstywriter.com/, Mike of http://thebeerrater.com/ and Steve also of http://www.mikescraftbeer.com. Topics of Discussion: Promo for Victoria Beer Week 1 - Favourite local place to grab a beer … Continue reading Episode 1 – Meet the Bloggers