Episode 100 – Cellar-bration

  On this 100th episode we raided the cellar to find some seriously epic brews.  We had beer from Deep Dark Wood Brewing, Parallel 49, Deschutes, Surly Brewing and a home brew Barley Wine from Warren. Tune in to learn more about these beers. Podcasters Involved: Mike G of Pacific Beer Chat Warren of Fraser Mills fermentation / Whats … Continue reading Episode 100 – Cellar-bration

CANADIAN HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP – TWIN SAILS BREWING (Boombox Brewing)

From Twin Sails Brewing in Port Moody in Collaboration with Boombox Brewing comes their “CANADIAN HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP" a Maple Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout.  The beer pours a inky black colour with a brown head.  The aroma consists of oak, vanilla, bourbon, maple syrup, sweetness, chocolate and toffee.  The flavour is of oak, milk chocolate, … Continue reading CANADIAN HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP – TWIN SAILS BREWING (Boombox Brewing)

Episode 89 – BC Beer Wars Update with Steve

On this episode Steve gives us an update on his BC Beer War training and samples our sponsor Vancouver Island Brewing's latest beer the Nanaimo Bar Imperial Porter. Tune in to learn more about the beer. Click the link here to purchase your tickets for BC Beer Wars and help steve with his goals. BC … Continue reading Episode 89 – BC Beer Wars Update with Steve

Episode 87 – The Atlanta Imperial March

We head back to Atlanta via Mike's cellar and hit up 5 big Imperial brews including 4 Imperial Stouts and one Old Ale. Here is the amazing list of brews. Atlanta Brewing Post-bel-lum, New Realm Brewing Imperial Oaxaca Choca Mexican Chocolate Stout, Orpheous Brewing The Ferryman Imperial Stout, Monday Night Garage Last Will and Testament … Continue reading Episode 87 – The Atlanta Imperial March

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

Transmigration of Souls Double IPA – Orpheus Brewing

From Orpheus Brewing in Atlanta Georgia comes their "Transmigration of Souls Double IPA".  The beer poured a cloudy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, pineapple, mango with some sweetness.  The flavour is of tropical fruits like mango and pineapple, citrus, candied fruit, sweetness, some grain, maybe some pine and … Continue reading Transmigration of Souls Double IPA – Orpheus 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

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

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

Episode 77 – Skyrocketing ABV Fun

When your Trio of beer starts at 11% ABV you know you are in for a wild ride. This episode we sat down to two beer from De Struise out of Belgium and one from Anchorage Brewing out of Anchorage Alaska. The beers were St Amatus Vintage 2013, Black Albert 2015 Vintage and the Time … Continue reading Episode 77 – Skyrocketing ABV Fun

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

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

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

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

Episode 75 – East Van Beer Trio

On this episode we sat down to a trio of beer from East Vancouver including two from Andina Brewing that included Mapalé Milk Stout and Brumosa Hazy IPA. We also had the Strathcona Beer Company second anniversary Head Banger Triple IPA. Tune in to learn more about the beer. Podcasters Involved: Mike G of http://www.pacificbeerchat.comContinue reading Episode 75 – East Van Beer Trio

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

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

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

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

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

(TRAIL BREW) The Legend Of Citra Double IPA – BOOMBOX BREWING (Kilter Brewing)

Trail Brew East Canyon Trail - Golden Ears Provincial Park The Legend Of Citra Double IPA - Boombox Brewing (Kilter Brewing) On Saturday September 8th, 2018 I slept in and it was raining so I reigned in my hiking plans and headed out to Golden Ears Provincial Park.  There is no reason to head to … Continue reading (TRAIL BREW) The Legend Of Citra Double IPA – BOOMBOX BREWING (Kilter 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

Pears In White Satin – Moody Ales (Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks)

From Moody Ales in Port Moody in collaboration with Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks out of Richmond comes their second iteration of the "Pears In White Satin" an Imperial Pear Kolsch.  The beer pours a cloudy straw colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of pear, tropical fruit, sweetness but dominated by fruit.  The flavour is … Continue reading Pears In White Satin – Moody Ales (Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks)

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

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

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)

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

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

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

THE OFFICIAL 2018 VCBW COLLABORATION BEER: SEA-TO-SKY EDITION

The Official 2018 Vancouver Craft Beer Week collaboration beer was brewed at Backcountry Brewing in Squamish in collaboration with Beere Brewing in North Vancouver and Coast Mountain Brewing in Whistler.  This years beer was the "Double Dry Hopped Pilsner".  The beer pours a copper colour with a white head but this is not a super … Continue reading THE OFFICIAL 2018 VCBW COLLABORATION BEER: SEA-TO-SKY EDITION

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

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)

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

On Three… Triple IPA – Twin Sails Brewing

From Twin Sails Brewing in Port Moody comes their “On Three... Triple IPA".  The beer pours a murky orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of orange juice, pineapple juice and sweetness.  The flavour is of orange juice, pineapple, tropical fruits, mild caramel, bread, honey, some pine, herbal hops, dankness with alcohol in … Continue reading On Three… Triple IPA – Twin Sails Brewing