Sparkle and Shine Saison – SILVER VALLEY BREWING

From Silver Valley Brewing out of Maple Ridge comes their “Sparkle and Shine Saison".  The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of citrus, bubblegum, sweetness, grain and spices.  The flavour is of grain, citrus, grapefruit pith, bubblegum, sweetness, spices and some resin in the finish.  The alcohol content … Continue reading Sparkle and Shine Saison – 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

Superfruit IPA for Autism – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

From Central City Brewers & Distillers (Red Racer Brewing) in Surrey comes their “Superfruit IPA for Autism".  Two dollars from every 6 pack goes to Autism research.  The beer pours a murky deep orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of fruity mango, pineapple, orange, citrus rind, pine and some caramel.  The flavour is … Continue reading Superfruit IPA for Autism – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

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

Singularity Russian Imperial Stout 2019 – DRIFTWOOD BREWERY

From Driftwood Brewery out of Victoria BC comes their “Singularity Russian Imperial Stout 2019".  The beer pours an opaque black with a brown head.  The aroma consists of chocolate, roasted malts, toffee, sweetness and oak.  The flavour is of oak, whiskey, chocolate, roasted malts, bitterness, resin, pine, leather and ash.  The alcohol content comes in … Continue reading Singularity Russian Imperial Stout 2019 – DRIFTWOOD BREWERY

Vexillum Imperial IPA – FOUR WINDS BREWING

From Four Winds Brewing in Delta comes their “Vexillum Imperial IPA" part of their Zephyrus series.  The beer pours a lightly cloudy orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, grain and floral hops.  The flavour is of tropical fruits like mango and pineapple juice, citrus pith, grapefruit, melon, … Continue reading Vexillum Imperial IPA – FOUR WINDS BREWING

Dinger Dave Dry Hopped Saison – Northwest Hop Farms

From Northwest Hop Farms brewed out of Dead Frog Brewery comes their "Dinger Dave Dry Hopped Saison".  The saison pours a deep orange amber colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruits, saison spice, grain and a sweetness.  The flavour is of saison spices, resin, mild tropical fruit, pith, grain and a … Continue reading Dinger Dave Dry Hopped Saison – Northwest Hop Farms

Frondosa Double IPA – ANDINA BREWING COMPANY

From Andina Brewing Company in Vancouver comes their “Frondosa Double IPA".  The beer pours a mildly cloudy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, stone fruit, sweetness, with herbal and floral hops.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, stone fruit, dankness, resin, herbal hops and a medium bitterness.  The alcohol … Continue reading Frondosa Double IPA – ANDINA BREWING COMPANY

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

Summit Speakeasy Old Fashioned Extra Pale Ale – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

From Central City Brewers & Distillers (Red Racer Brewing) in Surrey comes a comparison between their "Summit Speakeasy Old Fashioned Extra Pale Ale" and their "After Hours Pale Ale". Both beer were versions of an Old Fashioned beer the first being from their collaboration Alpine Adventure Pack a Christmas calendar between Central City Brewers & … Continue reading Summit Speakeasy Old Fashioned Extra Pale Ale – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

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

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

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

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

Secret Track Hazy German Pale Ale – COAL HARBOUR BREWING

From Coal Harbour Brewing in Vancouver in collaboration with Doans Craft Brewing and Bright Eye Brewing comes their “Secret Track Hazy German Pale Ale".  The beer pours a deep murky orange with an off white head.  The aroma consists of fruity citrus hops notes with some herbal notes and a juicy hop finish.  The flavour … Continue reading Secret Track Hazy German Pale Ale – COAL HARBOUR BREWING

Jetpacks Was Yes West Coast IPA – SILVER VALLEY BREWING

From Silver Valley Brewing out of Maple Ridge comes their “Jetpacks Was Yes" a  West Coast IPA.  The beer pours a golden colour with a white head and lacing.  The aroma consists of floral hops, melon and some hints of malts.  The flavour is of melon, citrus, herbal hops, resin, grain and medium bitterness.  The … Continue reading Jetpacks Was Yes West Coast IPA – SILVER VALLEY BREWING

Double Infinity (Eureka!) – SUPERFLUX BEER COMPANY

From Superflux Beer Company brewing out of Strathcona Beer Company in Vancouver comes their “Double Infinity (Eureka!)" a Double IPA. The beer pours a murky orange with a white head. The aroma consists of tropical fruit, sweetness, pith and herbal hops. The flavour is of tropical fruit, candied fruit, citrus pith, sweetness, herbal hops, resin, … Continue reading Double Infinity (Eureka!) – SUPERFLUX BEER COMPANY

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

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

Jolly Hopper Imperial IPA – Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub

From Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub in Victoria BC comes the “Jolly Hopper Imperial IPA".  The beer pours a deep amber colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of caramel, floral hops, fruity with sweetness in the finish.  The flavour is of herbal hops, pine, resin, citrus rind, bitterness, toffee, caramel and fruit notes.  The … Continue reading Jolly Hopper Imperial IPA – Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub

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

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

4th Anniversary Quadrupel Belgian Ale – MAIN STREET BREWING

From Main Street Brewing in Vancouver comes their “4th Anniversary Quadrupel Belgian Ale".  The beer pours a deep reddish with a tan head.  The aroma consists of dark fruits, candied sugar, toffee and a sweet finish.  The flavour is of dark fruits, stone fruit, clove, candied sugar, toffee, resin, almost pine and bitterness.  The alcohol … Continue reading 4th Anniversary Quadrupel Belgian Ale – MAIN STREET BREWING

Chrono Wet Hop IPA 2018 – Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks

From Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks in Richmond comes this years version of “Chrono Wet Hop IPA”.   This years version has changed from an American IPA style to a New England Style IPA.  The beer pours a murky orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, stone fruit, juicy sweetness, and floral … Continue reading Chrono Wet Hop IPA 2018 – Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks

Sartori Harvest IPA (2018 Edition)- Driftwood Brewery

Well it is that time of year again! Driftwood Brewery out of Victoria BC has brought us their 2018 version of their wet hopped “Sartori Harvest IPA”.  Once again this was a hard find although I have stopped hunting it down also the last few years.  I found this one out in Maple Ridge myself.  … Continue reading Sartori Harvest IPA (2018 Edition)- Driftwood Brewery

Flying Fist IPA – 京A Brewing Co (Jinga Brewing)

From Beijing China's 京A Brewing Co (Jinga Brewing) comes their "Flying FIrst IPA".  The beer pours a golden colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, melon, floral hops and a sweetness.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, citrus, citrus pith, resin, grassy, caramel, pine and bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at … Continue reading Flying Fist IPA – 京A Brewing Co (Jinga Brewing)

Comet Launcher Double IPA – Off The Rail Brewing

From Off The Rail Brewing in Vancouver comes their “Comet Launcher Double IPA".  The beer pours a deep murky orange with an off white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, citrus, sweetness, hint of pine and floral hops.  The flavour is of citrus, tropical fruit, pine, earth, resin, bready malts and a medium bitterness.  … Continue reading Comet Launcher Double IPA – Off The Rail Brewing

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

Venerator Doppelbock – Swans Hotel and Brewpub

From Swans Hotel and Brewpub in Victoria BC comes their "Venerator Doppelbock".  The beer pours a deep reddish brown with a brown head.  The aroma is of dark fruit, caramel, toffee and some roasted malts.  The flavour is of roasted malts, toffee, chocolate, dark fruit, bitterness, earth, resin in the finish.  The alcohol content comes in … Continue reading Venerator Doppelbock – Swans Hotel and Brewpub

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

Pike Old Bawdy Barley Wine style Ale 2006 – Pike Brewing Company

From Pike Brewing Company in Seattle Washington comes their "Pike Old Bawdy Barley Wine style Ale" from the 2006 vintage the first version after it was stopped in 1997.  Being that I drank this beer in August 2018 this bottle is between 11 and 12 years old depending on brew dates.  The beer pours a … Continue reading Pike Old Bawdy Barley Wine style Ale 2006 – Pike Brewing Company

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)

Lupulin the Third Hazy IPA – Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks

From Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks in Richmond comes their "Lupulin the Third Hazy IPA".  The beer pours a hazy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, pineapple, citrus, floral hops and an overall sweetness.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, pineapple, orange, melon, citrus pith, resin and bitterness.  The alcohol content … Continue reading Lupulin the Third Hazy IPA – Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks

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

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

INVISIBLE (NO COAST IPA) – Powell Brewery

From Powell Brewery in East Vancouver comes their “Invisible No Coast IPA".  The beer pours a cloudy but not murky orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, pineapple, sweetness and floral hops.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, citrus rind, earth, resin, pine, biscuit malt, dankness and medium bitterness.  The alcohol … Continue reading INVISIBLE (NO COAST IPA) – Powell Brewery

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

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

Brut IPA – STEAMWORKS BREWING

From Steamworks Brewing in Burnaby BC comes their “Brut IPA".  This is a new style of IPA that is exploding in the US right now.  The beer finishes very dry by adding an enzyme amylase that breaks down the sugars reducing sweetness and kicking up the mouthfeel.  The beer pours a yellow colour with a … Continue reading Brut IPA – STEAMWORKS 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

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)

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)

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