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 125 – Strange fellows Fellowship Year 1

  On this episode we sit down to 4 brews from the Fellowship club at Strange Fellows.  This was the first Fellowship club. 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 Brewing Magazing Intro By Conundrum – Website, Facebook, Instagram  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Polygamy Porter – Wasatch Brew Pub and Brewery

From Park City Utah’s Wasatch Brew Pub and Brewery comes their “polygamy Porter”.  The beer pours a dark brown colour with a light brown head.  The aroma consists of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and ash.  The falvour is of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, ash, toffee, and a low bitterness in the finish.  The alcohol content … Continue reading Polygamy Porter – Wasatch Brew Pub and Brewery

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

(Trail Brew) Black Lager – SPINNAKERS GASTRO BREWPUB

Trail Brew Big Cedar and Kennedy Falls Trail - Lynn Headwaters Regional Park (Unofficial Trail) Black Lager - Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub On October 28th, 2018 I headed out to a great rainy day hike location in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park in North Vancouver.  The trail is not part of the official trail network in the … Continue reading (Trail Brew) Black Lager – SPINNAKERS GASTRO BREWPUB

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

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

Barking Mad Plum Porter – Main Street Brewing

From Main Street Brewing in Vancouver comes their “Barking Mad Plum Porter".  The beer pours a fairly light brown colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of mild roast, plums, ash and fruit that I can not quite pin down.  The flavour is of plum, mild roast, earth, mild bitterness, coffee, ash and chocolate.  … Continue reading Barking Mad Plum Porter – Main Street Brewing

Three Bears Breakfast Stout – Trading Post Brewing

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

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

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

Chocolate River Imperial Stout – Trinity Brew

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

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)

Episode 41 – Hopwired Festival 2018

On Feb 24th, 2018 the first Annual Hopwired Festival was held in Vancouver at the Croatian Cultural Center. Hopwired is a craft beer and coffee fusion festival and was a blast! The team that put it on killed it and I am glad to see that it will be back for a repeat performance next … Continue reading Episode 41 – Hopwired Festival 2018