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

Sakari Guava Sour – FUGGLES & WARLOCK CRAFTWORKS

From Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks in Richmond comes there “Sakari Guava Sour".  This kettle sour pours much like a New England IPA with a very cloudy orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of guava, citrus, ripe fruit and tartness with a good sweetness in the finish.  The flavour is of guava, lemon, ripe … Continue reading Sakari Guava Sour – FUGGLES & WARLOCK CRAFTWORKS

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

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

QUEENSBOROUGH GIN TWST Mango Lemonade – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

From Central City Brewers & Distillers in Surrey comes their “Queensborough Gin Twst Mango Lemonade".  The premade cocktail pours a yellow colour with a very quickly disappearing white head.  The aroma consists of big mango notes, lemon, sweetness and almost vanilla.  The flavour is of mango, lemon, vanilla, sweetness and gin notes including botanicals.  The … Continue reading QUEENSBOROUGH GIN TWST Mango Lemonade – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

Chainsaws For Hands – Town Square Brewing

From Town Square Brewing in Edmonton Alberta comes their "Chainsaws For Hands" a Rye & Ginger Sour.  The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of ginger, lemon, tartness rye spice and a sweet finish.  The flavour is of lemon, ginger, tartness, grain, rye spice with a sweet finish.  … Continue reading Chainsaws For Hands – Town Square Brewing

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)

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

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

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

BARREL-AGED Belgian Quad – TORQUE BREWING

From Torque Brewing in Winnipeg Manitoba comes their “Barrel-Aged Belgian Quad".  The beer pours a very deep reddish brown colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of brown sugar, dark fruits, maybe port, red wine and oak.  The flavour is of brown sugar, red wine, dark fruits like plum, oak, maybe some citrus pith with … Continue reading BARREL-AGED Belgian Quad – TORQUE 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

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

Viognier Farmhouse – FIELD HOUSE BREWING

From Field House Brewing in Abbotsford comes their “Viognier Farmhouse" a beer with wine grapes.  The beer pours an orange colour with a small white head that dissapears quickly.  The aroma consists of wine, citrus, stone fruit, saison spice and sweetness.  The flavour is of wine, tangerine, stone fruits, sweetness, mild tartness, sasion spiciness and … Continue reading Viognier Farmhouse – FIELD HOUSE 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

Layer Up Winter Wheat Ale – STANLEY PARK BREWING

From Delta’s Stanley Park Brewing comes their new “Layer Up Winter Wheat Ale".  The beer pours a chestnut brown with a tan head.  The aroma consists of berries, citrus, sweetness and wheat.  The flavour is of berries, citrus, orange, cherry, grain, wheat and sweetness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5.2% with an IBU of … Continue reading Layer Up Winter Wheat Ale – STANLEY PARK 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

(Trail Brew) Tidal Series Harvest Saison – VANCOUVER ISLAND BREWING

Trail Brew Chain Lakes Trail - Mt Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest (Trail Brew) Tidal Series Harvest Saison - Vancouver Island Brewing On October 21st, 2018 I had the pleasure of joining 4 women on a hike to Chain Lakes Trail also known as Chain Lakes Loop at Mount Baker.  I met one backpacking up … Continue reading (Trail Brew) Tidal Series Harvest Saison – VANCOUVER ISLAND BREWING

Aprikose American Wild Ale (Fellowship III) – Strange Fellows Brewing

From Strange Fellows Brewing in East Vancouver comes their first release in the 2018/2019 Fellowship club.  This is Fellowship III.  The first release is "Aprikose American Wild Ale" a beer barrel aged with Apricots.  The base beer for this blend was brewed both in 2015 and 2016 and then apricots were added in the last … Continue reading Aprikose American Wild Ale (Fellowship III) – Strange Fellows Brewing

Chocoholic Chocolate Milk Stout – Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub

From Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub in Victoria comes their “Chocoholic Chocolate Milk Stout". The beer pours a chocolate brown colour with a brown head. The aroma consists of chocolate, malts, earth and sweetness. The flavour is of milk chocolate, roasted malts, toffee, sweetness and some earth. The alcohol content comes in at 7.75% with an IBU … Continue reading Chocoholic Chocolate Milk Stout – Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub

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) Yanjing Beer 10°P – Beijing Yanjing Brewery

Trail Brew Juyongguan Great Wall Yanjing Beer 10°P -Beijing Yanjing Brewery Between September 15th to 24th 2018 my Wife and I took a trip of a lifetime to China. We started out trip in Beijing and on September 16th we headed to the Great Wall of China. We headed to the Juyongguan Great Wall portion … Continue reading (Trail Brew) Yanjing Beer 10°P – Beijing Yanjing Brewery

Fresh Cut Pineapple Cider – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

From Central City Brewers & Distillers in Surrey comes their “Fresh Cut Pineapple Cider".  The cider pours a light yellow almost coulerless with a small white head.  The aroma consists of pineapple with maybe a hint of apple but overall sweet.  The flavour is of pineapple, apple with some sugary sweetness.  The alcohol content comes … Continue reading Fresh Cut Pineapple Cider – CENTRAL CITY BREWERS & DISTILLERS

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hefeweizen – BACKROADS BREWING

From Backroads Brewing in Nelson comes their “Hefeweizen".  The beer pours a mildy cloudy and deep golden colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of wheat, banana, spices and some sweetness.  The flavour is of what, banana, citrus, grain, wheat and sweetness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 13.  … Continue reading Hefeweizen – BACKROADS BREWING

White Rabbit Lemon Raz Radler – RUSSELL BREWING

From Russell Brewing in Surrey comes their “White Rabbit Lemon Raz Radler".  The beer pours a straw yellow with a white head.  The aroma consists of lemon, raspberry, general berries, wheat and sweetness.  The flavour is of lemon, raspberry, berries, wheat, grain and sweetness.  The alcohol content comes in at 3.5% with and IBU of … Continue reading White Rabbit Lemon Raz Radler – RUSSELL 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)

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

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

(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

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

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

Lazy Sunday Blondemosa – Britannia Brewing Company

From Britannia Brewing Company in the Richmond with a tasting room in Steveston Village comes their “Lazy Sunday Blondemosa".  The beer pours a cloudy orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of orange, hint of grain and an overall sweetness.  The flavour is of orange juice, mild tartness from said OJ, hints of malt … Continue reading Lazy Sunday Blondemosa – Britannia Brewing Company

Summer Remix mix pack – Moody Ales

From Moody Ales in Port Moody comes their "Summer Remix Mix Pack" containing the Pool Party Raspberry Hefe and the Sunday Funday Lime Kolsch.  Like the original Mixed Forecast pack this one hits the spot for the weather as we have hit our first heat wave of the year. Pool Party Raspberry Hefe  Pool Party … Continue reading Summer Remix mix pack – Moody Ales

Beer Connoisour – COAL HARBOUR BREWING

From Coal Harbour Brewing in Vancouver comes their “Beer Connoisour" a Raspberry Sour brewed with Dino Sours.  The beer pours a cloudy red colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of raspberries, lemongrass and sweetness.  The flavour is of raspberries, tartness, lemongrass, herbal hops, juniper berries and some sweetness.  The alcohol content comes in … Continue reading Beer Connoisour – COAL HARBOUR BREWING

Paradise Found (Ginger Super Berliner) – ANNEX ALE PROJECT

From Annex Ale Project in Calgary Alberta comes their “Paradise Found (Ginger Super Berliner)".  The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of candied ginger, citrusy lemon, grain and cereal malts with some leafy hops.  The flavour is of ginger, ginger tea, lemon, lemon peel, mild tartness, sweetness and … Continue reading Paradise Found (Ginger Super Berliner) – ANNEX ALE PROJECT

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

Helles Lager – Trading Post Brewing

From Trading Post Brewing in Langley comes their “Helles Lager".  The beer pours a copper colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of grain, citrus, sweetness and floral hops.  The flavour is of grain, bready malts, citrus, grassy hops and sweetness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5%.  This is definitely a well crafted … Continue reading Helles Lager – Trading Post 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

Formative Years Double IPA – Annex Ale Project

From Annex Ale Project in Calgary Alberta comes their "Formative Years Double IPA" both their Anniversary brew and well as their 100th Batch of beer.  The beer pours a copper colour with a slightly off white head.  The aroma consists of pineapple, tropical fruits, citrus, orange zest, sweetness. The flavour is of pineapple, tropical fruits, … Continue reading Formative Years Double IPA – Annex Ale Project

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

Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter – Last Best Brewing & Distilling (Cellared)

From Last Best Brewing & Distilling in Calgary Alberta comes their first ever bottled beer the “Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter” the first of their Lineage Series.  This beer was barrel aged in rum barrels for 7 months.  This beer was released Winter 2015 and consumed Spring 2018.  Pouring an opaque black with a brown head this is … Continue reading Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter – Last Best Brewing & Distilling (Cellared)