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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fuzzy Wuzzy Peach IPA – THE PARKSIDE BREWERY

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

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)

Grande Cuvee Porter Baltique – Les Trois Mousquetaires

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

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

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

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

(Trail Brew) On Tour Crimson Ale – TORCHLIGHT BREWING

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

The Lion ESB – Silver Valley Brewing

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

Fake News Russian Imperial Stout – Torque Brewing

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

Crimzen Premium Red Ale – Lost Craft

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

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