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

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

Four Stew IPA (4th Anniversary) – MOODY ALES

From Moody Ales out of Port Moody comes their “Four Stew IPA" a beer made in memory of Stew Helmer the father of Moody Ales founder Dan Helmer for the 4th Anniversary of the brewery.  The beer pours a copper colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of floral hops, some pine, biscuit, grapefruit … Continue reading Four Stew IPA (4th Anniversary) – MOODY ALES

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

Hopping Mad Cider – Central City Brewers & Distillers

From Central City Brewers & Distillers in Surrey comes their "Hopping Mad Cider". The cider pours a very light yellow colour with a white head. The aroma consists of apples, citrusy lemon and floral hops. The flavour is of apple, lemon, grassy hops and some sweetness. The alcohol content comes in at 5%. This is … Continue reading Hopping Mad Cider – Central City Brewers & Distillers

Tiny Umbrella Double IPA – COAL HARBOUR BREWING

From Coal Harbour Brewing in Vancouver comes their “Tiny Umbrella Double IPA" a Pineapple and Passion Fruit brew.  The beer pours a murky orange juice colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of pineapple, passion fruit, grapefruit and sweetness.  The flavour is of pineapple, passion fruit, orange juice, citrus pith, mild alchol and … Continue reading Tiny Umbrella Double IPA – COAL HARBOUR BREWING

Dizzy Dogs DBL IPA – Bad Dog Brewing

From Bad Dog Brewing in Sooke near Victoria on Vancouver Island comes their "Dizzy Dogs DBL IPA".  The beer poured a deep copper colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of fruity citrusy, melon with floral hops.   The flavour is of Citrus, melon, tropical fruit, toffee, herbal hops and a medium bitterness.  The … Continue reading Dizzy Dogs DBL IPA – Bad Dog Brewing

Smoke & Mirrors Imperial Smoked Ale – Coal Harbour Brewing

From Coal Harbour Brewing in Vancouver comes their "Smoke & Mirrors Imperial Smoked Ale".  This beer won Silver in the Smoked Beer category at the Wold Beer Cup 2018.  The beer pours a black opaque colour with a brown head.  The aroma consists smoke, roasted malts and earth.  The flavour is of dark fruits, roasted … Continue reading Smoke & Mirrors Imperial Smoked Ale – Coal Harbour 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

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