Boomerang 2 Double IPA – STEEL & OAK BREwing (Superflux Beer Company)

From New Westminster’s Steel & Oak Brewing  in collaboration with Superflux Beer Company brewing comes their “Boomerang 2 Double IPA".  The beer pours a murky orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, pine and herbal hops.  The flavour is of Tropical fruits, mango, pineapple, cirrus rind, herbal hops, low bitterness … Continue reading Boomerang 2 Double IPA – STEEL & OAK BREwing (Superflux Beer Company)

Finback IPA – Finback Brewery

From Finback Brewery out of Queens New York comes their "Finback IPA". The beer pours a hazy orange colour with a white head. The aroma consists of tropical fruits, stone fruit, sweetness and floral hops. The flavour is of tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, stone fruit, candied fruit, grain, herbal hops and a low bitterness. The … Continue reading Finback IPA – Finback Brewery

Wine in a Treewell Belgian Ale – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

From Central City Brewers & Distillers (Red Racer Brewing) in Surrey comes their “Wine in a Treewell Belgian Ale”.  This beer  was Day 13 in the collaboration Alpine Adventure Pack a Christmas calendar between Central City Brewers & Distillers and Parallel 49 Brewing.  The beer pours an orange colour with a white head.  The aroma … Continue reading Wine in a Treewell Belgian Ale – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

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

The Highway Lager – SILVER VALLEY BREWING

From Silver Valley Brewing out of Maple Ridge comes their “The Highway Lager".  The beer pours a golden colour straw colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of citrus, grain, sweetness and floral hops.  The flavour is of grain, grassy hops, citrus, mild herbal notes and a very low bitterness.  The alcohol content comes … Continue reading The Highway Lager – SILVER VALLEY BREWING

Refuge Arizona IPA – Arizona Wilderness Brewing

From Arizona Wilderness Brewing in Gilbert Arizona comes their “Refuge Arizona IPA".  The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of stone fruit, tropical fruit, pine and sweetness.  The flavour is of stone fruit, pineapple, citrus, sweetness, pine, some resin and pith an a low bitterness in the … Continue reading Refuge Arizona IPA – Arizona Wilderness Brewing

High Fives & Fun Times Sour Brut IPA – Big Ridge Brewing (SILVER VALLEY BREWING)

From Big Ridge Brewing in Surrey in collaboration with Silver Valley Brewing out of Maple Ridge comes their “High Fives & Fun Times Sour Brut IPA".  The beer pours a golden yellow colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of floral hops, tartness with fruit notes.  The flavour is of tartness up front, … Continue reading High Fives & Fun Times Sour Brut IPA – Big Ridge Brewing (SILVER VALLEY BREWING)

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

Twisted Hazy Pink Guava Pale Ale – Tin Whistle Brewing

From Penticton BC’s Tin Whistle Brewing comes their “Twisted Hazy Pink Guava Pale Ale".  The beer pours a very mild hazy golden colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of guava, tropical fruits, sweetness and some floral hops.  The flavour is of guava, tropical fruit, semi sweet notes, resin, herbal and grassy hops with … Continue reading Twisted Hazy Pink Guava Pale Ale – Tin Whistle 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

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

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

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

Parkside Motel Pale Ale – THE PARKSIDE BREWERY

From the Parkside Brewery in Port Moody comes their “Parkside Motel Pale Ale" a Pale Ale with 5 hops.  The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of floral and herbal hops, citrus rind and citrus.  The flavour is of citrus, tropical, berry, citrus rind, resin, herbal hops and … Continue reading Parkside Motel Pale Ale – THE PARKSIDE BREWERY

Go Easy Dry Hopped Pale Ale – Beere Brewing

From Beere Brewing in North Vancouver comes their "Go Easy Dry Hopped Pale Ale".  The beer pours a very cloudy orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of orange, tropical fruit, pineapple, herbal hops and some mild sweetness.  The flavour is of herbal hops, mild dankness, citrus, tropical fruit, pineapple, citrus pith and a … Continue reading Go Easy Dry Hopped Pale Ale – Beere Brewing

Little Juice Smoothie “Space Cowboy” – Three Magnets Brewing

From Three Magnets Brewing out of Olympia Washington comes their "Little Juice Smoothie "Space Cowboy"" a Milkshake IPA.  The beer pours a mildly cloudy orange with a white head.  The aroma is of candied fruit, orange, grapefruit, berries and sweetness from the lactose.  The flavour is of herbal hops, citrus rind, orange, grapefruit, berries, tropical … Continue reading Little Juice Smoothie “Space Cowboy” – Three Magnets Brewing

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)

Power Slide Double IPA – Parallel 49 Brewing

From East Vancouver's Parallel 49 Brewing comes their "Power Slide Double IPA".  The beer pours a mildly hazy orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of sweetness, citrus, tropical fruit and some floral hops.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, orange juice, sweetness, citrus rind, some pine and low bitterness.  The alcohol content comes … Continue reading Power Slide Double IPA – Parallel 49 Brewing

Everything’s Coming Up Milhouse West Coast IPA – Backcountry Brewing

From Backcountry Brewing in Squamish comes their “Everything's Coming Up Milhouse" a West Coast IPA.  The beer pours a cloudy orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruits, sweetness and floral hops.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, citrus, sweetness, herbal hops, citrus pith and a low bitterness.  The alcohol content comes … Continue reading Everything’s Coming Up Milhouse West Coast IPA – Backcountry Brewing

Man-Go Fluff Yourself (Mango Milkshake IPA) – Riverbend Brewing

From Riverbend Brewing in Bend Oregon comes their "Man-Go Fluff Yourself (Mango Milkshake IPA)".  The beer pours a murky orange with a white head.  The aroma consist of mango, tropical fruit, citrus and lactose.  The flavour is of mango, mango candy, pineapple,  citrus pith, vanilla, lactose and some herbal hops and low bitterness.  The alcohol … Continue reading Man-Go Fluff Yourself (Mango Milkshake IPA) – Riverbend Brewing

Black Lager – Russell Brewing

From Russell Brewing in Surrey comes their “Black Lager".  The beer pours a deep chestnut brown colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of roasted malts, chocolate, nuts and sweetness.  The flavour is of roasted malts, chocolate, mild ash, mild smoke, nuts, sweetness and low bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5%.  This … Continue reading Black Lager – Russell Brewing

Neon Friday DDH Oat IPA – Upstreet Craft Brewing

From Upstreet Craft Brewing in Charlottetown Prince Edward Island comes their "Neon Friday DDH Oat IPA".  Neon Friday is a line of on-offs that are big on hops and push flavour and aroma to the limit according to the brewery.  The beer pours a murky deep orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists … Continue reading Neon Friday DDH Oat IPA – Upstreet Craft Brewing

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)

East Coast IPA – RUSSELL BREWING

From Russell Brewing in Surrey comes their “East Coast IPA".  The beer has the tagline delicious juicy vibes.  The beer pours on the lighter side of murky orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of fruity, juicy notes with floral hops and some mild herbal notes also.  The flavour is of juicy fruit notes, … Continue reading East Coast IPA – RUSSELL BREWING

Ambrée Biére De Garde – Backroads Brewing

From Backroads Brewing in Nelson comes their "Ambrée Biére De Garde" the first barrel aged beer from the brewery.  The beer pours a deep amber colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of red wine, cherries, plum, toffee, oak and a sweetness in the finish.  The flavour is of grain, oak, red wine, cherries, … Continue reading Ambrée Biére De Garde – Backroads Brewing

Belgian Saison – RUSSELL BREWING

From Russell Brewing in Surrey comes their “Belgian Saison".  The beer pours a golden colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of yeast, citrus, banana, earth, spices, grain and floral hops.  The flavour is of lemon, citrus rind,banana, spices, pepper, earth, yeast, grain and a low bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5.8% … Continue reading Belgian Saison – RUSSELL BREWING

Hoplite India Session Ale – TORCHLIGHT BREWING

From Torchlight Brewing in Nelson BC comes their “Hoplite India Session Ale".  The beer pours a straw yellow colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of citrusy lemon, floral hops and sweetness.  The flavour is of citrus, citrus rind, grain, grassy and pine hops with some mild bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at … Continue reading Hoplite India Session Ale – TORCHLIGHT 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

Triticale Super Saison – Coal Harbour Brewing

From Coal Harbour Brewing in Vancouver comes their "Triticale Super Saison". The beer poured a copper orange colour with a white head. The aroma consists of yeast, floral hops, peppery spice, citrus rind and citrus. The flavour is of peppery spice, yeast, citrus rind, pith, citrusy, wheat, rye spice, low bitterness with maybe a hint … Continue reading Triticale Super Saison – Coal Harbour Brewing

Summer Lovin’ Orange Milkshake IPA – Torchlight Brewing

From Torchlight Brewing in Nelson BC comes their "Summer Lovin' Orange Milkshake IPA". The beer pours a murky orange colour with a white head. The aroma consists of orange, with sweetness from lactose. The flavour is of orange, citrus rind, pith, some malts, lactose sweetness and a very low bitterness. The alcohol content comes in … Continue reading Summer Lovin’ Orange Milkshake IPA – Torchlight Brewing

The Big Squeezy(Stone Fruit Pale Ale) – Torchlight Brewing

From Torchlight Brewing in Nelson BC comes their “The Big Squeezy" a Stone Fruit Pale Ale.  The beer pours a hazy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of juicy hops, peach, tropical fruit and floral hops.  The flavour is of peach, tropical fruit, citrus, nectarine, juicy hops, citrus rind, mild grain, herbal … Continue reading The Big Squeezy(Stone Fruit Pale Ale) – Torchlight Brewing

Czech Please – Torque Brewing

From Torque Brewing in Winnipeg Manitoba comes their “Czech Please" a Czech Pilsner.  The beer pours a golden to straw colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of grainy malts, citrus and floral hops.  The flavour is of grain, lemon, citrus rind, mild grassy hops and a low bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in … Continue reading Czech Please – Torque 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

Gaper Juice – Coast Mountain Brewing (Handlebar Cafe and Apres)

From Coast Mountain Brewing in Whistler in Collaboration with Handlebar Cafe and Apres comes the "Gaper Juice" a hazy Session Ale made for Gaper Day the last day of skiing at Whistler Mountain and the day you dress in your craziest outfit.  Gaper Day takes place on May 21st this year.  The beer pours a deeply … Continue reading Gaper Juice – Coast Mountain Brewing (Handlebar Cafe and Apres)

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

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

(Trail Brew) Mental Floss Double Dry Hopped IPA – Beere Brewing

Trail Brew Norvan Falls - Lynn Headwaters Regional Park Mental Floss Double Dry Hopped IPA - Beere Brewing On May 6th I headed out with a friend for an early morning hike to Norvan Falls in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park in North Vancouver.  This is one of the more rugged parks in the Metro Vancouver Regional … Continue reading (Trail Brew) Mental Floss Double Dry Hopped IPA – Beere Brewing

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