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

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)

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

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

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

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

Toto Darkness Black Lager – BOMBER BREWING

From Bomber Brewing in East Vancouver comes their “Toto Darkness Black Lager".  This beer has been released in conjunction with Theatre Replacement's production of East Van Panto:  The Wizard of OZ.  The beer pours a deep black colour with a brown head.  The aroma consists of roasted malts, chocolate and sweetness.  The flavour is of … Continue reading Toto Darkness Black Lager – BOMBER BREWING

Silk Road Chai Brown Ale – SPINNAKERS GASTRO BREWPUB

From Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub in Victoria BC comes the “Silk Road Chai Brown Ale".  The beer pours a brown colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of chai tea, ginger, cinnamon, anise, spice and sweetness.  The flavour is of chai tea, ginger, cinnamon, vanilla, anise, spice, toffee, chocolate and a nuttiness.  The alcohol content … Continue reading Silk Road Chai Brown Ale – SPINNAKERS GASTRO BREWPUB

Pale Ale – Alibi Ale Works

From Alibi Ale Works out of Incline Village Nevada on the shores of Lake Tahoe comes their "Pale Ale".  The beer pours a an orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, orange and a sweetness.   The flavour is of tropical fruit, orange, watermelon, citrus rind and pith, toffee and medium … Continue reading Pale Ale – Alibi Ale Works

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

Attack of the Cherry Stout – THE PARKSIDE BREWERY

From the Parkside Brewery in Port Moody comes their “Attack of the Cherry Stout"  and Imperial Stout.  The beer pours an opaque black with a brown head.  The aroma consists of cherries, roasted malts, chocolate and sweetness.  The flavour is of cherry, roasted malts, ash, burnt coffee, toffee, brown sugar with a medium bitterness in … Continue reading Attack of the Cherry Stout – THE PARKSIDE BREWERY

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

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

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

(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

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

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

Mocha Porter – Granville Island Brewing

From Granville Island Brewing out of Vancouver comes their new “Mocha Porter" featuring decaf coffee from JJ Bean Coffee Roasters.  The beer pours a deep brown with a light brown head.  The aroma consist of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, ash and maybe even a hint of dark fruit.  The flavour is of chocolate, roasted malts, … Continue reading Mocha Porter – Granville Island Brewing

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

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)

Three Bears Breakfast Stout – Trading Post Brewing

From Trading Post Brewing in Langley comes their “Three Bears Breakfast Stout”.  The beer pours an opaque black with a brown head.  The aroma consists of chocolate, toffee, roasted malts, burnt coffee, ash and oatmeal.  The flavour is of burnt coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, toffee, ash, medium bitterness, oatmeal and some mild sweetness to tie … Continue reading Three Bears Breakfast Stout – Trading Post 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

Rail Ale Nut Brown – Howe Sound Brewing

From Squamish BC’s Howe Sound Brewing comes the “Rail Ale Nut Brown".  The beer pours a deep brown colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of nuts, caramel and a sweet finish.  The flavour is of nuts, caramel, toffee, hint of coffee, chocolate, mild roasted malts, earth and some light bitterness in the finish.  The … Continue reading Rail Ale Nut Brown – Howe Sound 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

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

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

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

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

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

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)