Singularity Russian Imperial Stout 2019 – DRIFTWOOD BREWERY

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

Vexillum Imperial IPA – FOUR WINDS BREWING

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

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

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

Midnight Train Milk Chocolate Coconut Stout – BOOMBOX BREWING

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

Head Banger Triple India Pale Ale – Strathcona Beer Company

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

Double Coat Double IPA – Luppolo Brewing

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

Charcoal Porter – COAL HARBOUR BREWING

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

DarXide Russian Imperial Stout – FUGGLES & WARLOCK CRAFTWORKS

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

Choqlette Porter – BOMBER BREWING

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

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

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

Pale Ale – Alibi Ale Works

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

First Press Cold Brew Coffee Stout – STEEL & OAK BREWING

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

Brumosa Hazy IPA – ANDINA BREWING COMPANY

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

Wayfarer Barley Wine – Strange Fellows Brewing

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

Juicy Data hazy IPA – CATEGORY 12 BREWING

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

Second Situation New England IPA – 2 Crows Brewing

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

Barrel-Aged Double IPA – TORQUE BREWING

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

Suck it Trebek Double Dry Hopped Pale Ale – BACKCOUNTRY BREWING

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

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

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

Misthorn Winter IPA – VANCOUVER ISLAND BREWING

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

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

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

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

Chrono Wet Hop IPA 2018 – Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks

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

Sartori Harvest IPA (2018 Edition)- Driftwood Brewery

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

Mocha Porter – Granville Island Brewing

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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)

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