Schadenfreude Pumpkin Oktoberfest – Parallel 49 Brewing

From East Vancouver’s Parallel 49 Brewing comes their “Schadenfreude Pumpkin Oktoberfest".  The beer pours a deep amber orange with an off white head.  The aroma consists of malt, pumpkin, nutmeg, allspice, ginger and some sweetness.  The flavour is of nutmeg, allspice, ginger, hint of dark fruit, lots of malt, mild bitterness and some sweetness in … Continue reading Schadenfreude Pumpkin Oktoberfest – Parallel 49 Brewing

Helles – Angry Hen Brewing

From Angry Hen Brewing out of Kaslo in the Kootenays comes their "Helles" lager.  The beer pours a golden colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of grainy notes with citrusy fruit and a sweetness.  The flavour is of grainy, bready malts, citrus, sweetness, mild bitterness and grapefruit rind.  The alcohol content comes in … Continue reading Helles – Angry Hen Brewing

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

Dew Point Amarillo Farmhouse IPA – Wild Ambition Brewing

From Wild Ambition Brewing in Kelowna comes their "Dew Point Amarillo Farmhouse IPA".  The beer pours a mildly cloudy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, barnyard funk and wheat.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, citrus, grapefruit pith, barnyard funk, saison like spices, resin, wheat and a mild bitterness.  … Continue reading Dew Point Amarillo Farmhouse IPA – Wild Ambition Brewing

Tennessee Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Milk Stout – BNA Brewing

From BNA Brewing in Kelowna comes their “Tennessee Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Milk Stout".  The beer pours an opaque black colour with a brown head.  The aroma consists of oak, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, anise and an overall sweetness.  The flavour is of bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate, anise, lactose, ash, some bitterness and a finish of … Continue reading Tennessee Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Milk Stout – BNA Brewing

India Pale Ale – Doan’s Craft Beer Co

From Doan's Craft Beer Co in Vancouver brewed out of Craft Collective Beerworks comes their "India Pale Ale".  The beer pours a copper colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical, citrus, floral and sweet.  The flavour is of pineapple, mango, citrus, resin, pine, mild bitterness and grain in the finish.  The alcohol … Continue reading India Pale Ale – Doan’s Craft Beer Co

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

Pálida Pale Ale – ANDINA BREWING COMPANY

From Andina Brewing Company in Vancouver comes their “Pálida Pale Ale".  The beer pours a mildly cloudy orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of mild citrus and tropical notes, floral hops, semi sweet notes.  The flavour is of herbal and earthy hops up front with citrus and tropical next moving into some citrus … Continue reading Pálida Pale Ale – ANDINA BREWING COMPANY

Superfruit IPA – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

From Central City Brewers & Distillers (Red Racer Brewing) in Surrey comes their “Superfruit IPA" a beer with mango and passion fruit.  The beer pours a cloudy orange with an off white head.  The aroma consists of mango, passion fruit, sweetness and floral hops.  The flavour is of grain, resin, pine, mild bitterness, mango, passion … Continue reading Superfruit IPA – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

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

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

After Hours Pale Ale – Central City Brewers & Distillers

From Central City Brewers & Distillers (Red Racer Brewing) in Surrey comes their "After Hours Pale Ale" an Old Fashioned styled pale ale with Whisky, Orange Peels and Cherries.  This beer is blended with their Lohin McKinnon Single malt Whiskey as well as their in house made bitters Cherry and Orange.  The beer pours a … Continue reading After Hours Pale Ale – Central City Brewers & Distillers

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)

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

Japanese Biere De Garde (Aged 1+ Year) – Granville Island Brewing

From Granville Island Brewing out of Vancouver comes their new “Japanese Biere De Garde” released back in August 2017.  The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of ripe stone fruit, citrus and sweetness but overall just a very fruity nose.  The flavour is of stone fruit, lemon, pickles, … Continue reading Japanese Biere De Garde (Aged 1+ Year) – Granville Island 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

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

Unperial Stout #107 Coffee Stout – Beerbliotek (Dugges and da Matteo)

From Beerbliotek out of Gothenburg Sweden in collaboration with Dugges and da Matteo coffee roasters comes their "Unperial Stout #107 Coffee Stout". The beer pours a black that is almost opaque with a brown head. The aroma consists of roasted malts, chocolate, ash, earth and coffee. The flavour is of roasted malts, chocolate, toffee, ash, … Continue reading Unperial Stout #107 Coffee Stout – Beerbliotek (Dugges and da Matteo)

Widowmaker IPA – BACKCOUNTRY BREWING

From Backcountry Brewing in Squamish comes their “Widowmaker IPA".  The beer pours a murky orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, orange juice, mild dankness and floral hops.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, orange, citrus rind, herbal hops, oats, mild bitterness, dankness and some resin.  The alcohol content comes … Continue reading Widowmaker IPA – BACKCOUNTRY 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

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

Ghost in the Machine Double IPA – Parish Brewing

From Parish Brewing out of Broussard Louisiana comes their "Ghost in the Machine Double IPA".  The beer pours a murky orange colour with white head.  The aroma consists of orange juice, pineapple, other tropical fruits, herbal hops and sweetness. The flavour is of orange juice, pineapple, general tropical fruits, grapefruit, citrus pith, mild bitterness and … Continue reading Ghost in the Machine Double IPA – Parish Brewing

Skate or Dye Mango ISA – THE PARKSIDE BREWERY

From the Parkside Brewery in Port Moody comes their "Skate or Dye Mango ISA:.  The beer pours a murky orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of mango, pineapple and an overall juicy hops presence.  The flavour is of mango, pineapple, citrus pith, herbal hops, resin, mild bitterness and some dankness.  The alcohol … Continue reading Skate or Dye Mango ISA – THE PARKSIDE BREWERY

Dortmunder Export Lager – Bomber Brewing

From Bomber Brewing in East Vancouver comes their “Dortmunder Export Lager" a beer brewed for the St. Augustine’s 10th Anniversary party on August 9, 2018.  The beer pours a copper colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of grain, bread, citrus, sweetness and a grassy finish.  The flavour is of grain, cracker malts, citrus, sweetness, … Continue reading Dortmunder Export Lager – Bomber 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

Pollyanna Wild Northeast IPA – 2 CROWS BREWING

From 2 Crows Brewing out of Halifax Nova Scotia comes their “Pollyanna Wild Northeast IPA".  The beer pours a murky copper colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of floral hops, mild fruits including tropical fruits, mango, orange and some caramel and bready malts.  The flavour is of tropical fruits, mango, orange, citrus … Continue reading Pollyanna Wild Northeast IPA – 2 CROWS 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

Faller Northwest Pale Ale – Vancouver Island Brewing

From Vancouver Island Brewing in Victoria comes their "Faller Northwest Pale Ale".  The beer pours a copper golden colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of citrus, grain, bread with herbal and floral notes.  The flavour is of citrus, pine, bready, grain, herbal, resin and mild bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5.4% … Continue reading Faller Northwest Pale Ale – Vancouver Island 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)

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

Mango Milkshake IPA – Russell Brewing

From Russell Brewing in Surrey comes their "Mango Milkshake IPA".  The beer pours a murky orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of mango, lactose, sweetness and just a juicy hop finish.  The flavour is of mango, sweetness, lactose, citrus rind, resin and mild bitterness.  This brew definitely has the right mouthfeel of a … Continue reading Mango Milkshake IPA – Russell Brewing

Fantacity Dry-Hopped Witbier – 2 Crows Brewing

From 2 Crows Brewing out of Halifax Nova Scotia comes their "Fantacity Dry-Hopped Witbier". The beer pours a golden mildly cloudy colour with white head. The aroma consists of lemony hops, wheat, floral hops, yeast with a lemon peel finish. The flavour is of lemon, citrus peel, wheat, yeast with both mild herbal and bitterness … Continue reading Fantacity Dry-Hopped Witbier – 2 Crows Brewing

Barracuda IPA – Superflux Beer Company

From Superflux Beer Company brewing out of Strathcona Beer Company in Vancouver comes their “Barracuda IPA".  The beer pours a murky orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of mango, tropical fruit, juicy hops and sweetness.  The flavour is of mango, tropical fruit, citrus, citrus rind, dankness and mild bitterness.  The alcohol content … Continue reading Barracuda IPA – Superflux Beer Company

Neon Moon Black Lager – Dead Frog Brewery

From Dead Frog Brewery recently moved to Langley BC comes their new "Neon Moon Black Lager".  The beer pours a chestnut brown with a light brown head.  The aroma consists of chocolate, roasted malt, nutty and dark fruit.  The flavour is of dark fruit, roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, nutty, ash, earth and some mild bitterness … Continue reading Neon Moon Black Lager – Dead Frog Brewery

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

Don’t Call It A Comeback Double IPA – Boombox Brewing

From Boombox Brewing in Vancouver brewed out of Parallel 49 Brewing comes their "Don't Call It A Comeback Double IPA".  The beer pours a very cloudy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, mango, citrus, dankness and some herbal notes.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, mango, citrus, citrus rind, … Continue reading Don’t Call It A Comeback Double IPA – Boombox Brewing

(Trail Brew) Iced Tea Pale Ale – Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub

Trail Brew Quarry Rock - Portion of Baden Powell Trail Iced Tea Pale Ale - Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub I took Monday June 5th off work as I had to be home to give access to a fire inspection. Seeing as I was busy on the weekend visiting friends and then attending Vancouver Craft Beer Week … Continue reading (Trail Brew) Iced Tea Pale Ale – Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub

Modernness N.E. Pale Ale – Electric Bicycle Brewing

From Vancouver's newest brewery Electric Bicycle Brewing in the Brewery Creek district comes their "Modernness N.E. Pale Ale".  This beer pours a murky orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, mango, pineapple and peach.  The flavour is of peach, mango, pineapple, citrus rind and pith, some malts with very low … Continue reading Modernness N.E. Pale Ale – Electric Bicycle Brewing

What Have You Done For Me Lately? IPA – TWIN SAILS BREWING (Boombox Brewing)

From Twin Sails Brewing in Port Moody in collaboration with Boombox Brewing out of Vancouver comes their "What Have You Done For Me Lately?" an India Pale Ale.  The beer pours a murky orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of juicy tropical fruits, orange with a sweet finish.   The flavour is of … Continue reading What Have You Done For Me Lately? IPA – TWIN SAILS BREWING (Boombox 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

Babe Blueberry Vanilla Ale – Wood Buffalo Brewing

From Wood Buffalo Brewing Co in Fort McMurray Alberta comes their "Babe Blueberry Vanilla Ale".  The beer pours a reddish orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of blueberry, vanilla, mild malts and a sweetness in the finish.  The flavour is of blueberry, vanilla, bready malts, citrus, sweetness and some mild bitterness.  the alcohol … Continue reading Babe Blueberry Vanilla Ale – Wood Buffalo Brewing