Pod Pack – Vancouver Island Brewing

Vancouver Island Brewing out of Victoria has devised a really cool collaboration pack that is also helping to benefit Coastal Wildlife.  This 4 - 473ml can pack has 4 different beers and $1 from each pack will be donated to preserving Wild B.C. salmon stocks, a vital food source for our southern resident killer whales.  … Continue reading Pod Pack – Vancouver Island Brewing

Episode 111 – Ile Sauvage Brewing

    On this episode we sit down to our first brews on the show from Victoria's Ile Sauvage Brewing a brewery that does mostly sour ales. Tune in to learn more about the brewery and beers Podcaster Involved: Mike G of Pacific Beer Chat Cam H of Pacific Beer Chat Chris of Dageraad Brewing Intro By Conundrum … Continue reading Episode 111 – Ile Sauvage Brewing

Episode 101 – What’s Brewing Tasting Panel – What Gose ‘Round

  This is our first official tasting panel episode with Whats Brewing Magazine in conjunction with Legacy Liquor Store in Vancouver.  The magazine is a quarterly and each issue has a tasting panel that features a style of beer.  Editor Dave Smith hooked up with us to do a podcast version of the tasting panel … Continue reading Episode 101 – What’s Brewing Tasting Panel – What Gose ‘Round

Episode 89 – BC Beer Wars Update with Steve

On this episode Steve gives us an update on his BC Beer War training and samples our sponsor Vancouver Island Brewing's latest beer the Nanaimo Bar Imperial Porter. Tune in to learn more about the beer. Click the link here to purchase your tickets for BC Beer Wars and help steve with his goals. BC … Continue reading Episode 89 – BC Beer Wars Update with Steve

Episode 82 – Vancouver Island Brewing and Beer Wars

On this episode we sit down with a handful of beer from Vancouver Island Brewing Steve's sponsor for Beer Wars. Beer Wars raises money for Eastside Boxing and their amazing programs. Here is a link to the event we are cohosting with Vancouver Island Brewing - Click Here Here is the link to Steve's fundraiser … Continue reading Episode 82 – Vancouver Island Brewing and Beer Wars

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

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

Episode 73 – Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub Tasting

For this episode we sat down to a trio of brews from Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub in Victoria including Honey Mussel Saiosn, Cherry Rye Harvest Hefe and the Framboise. Tune in to learn more about the beer. Podcasters Involved: Mike G of http://www.pacificbeerchat.com Steve H of http://www.pacificbeerchat.com Intro By Conundrum – Website, Facebook, Instagram Hopped UP … Continue reading Episode 73 – Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub Tasting

Juicy Data hazy IPA – CATEGORY 12 BREWING

From Victoria’s Category 12 Brewing comes their “Juicy Data hazy IPA".  The beer pours a mildy hazy orange with a white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit, citrus, berries, dankness and floral hops.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, citrus, berries, melon, herbal and dank hops, with grassy notes and a bitter finish.  The … Continue reading Juicy Data hazy IPA – CATEGORY 12 BREWING

(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

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

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

Misthorn Winter IPA – VANCOUVER ISLAND BREWING

From Vancouver Island Brewing in Victoria comes their “Misthorn Winter IPA".  The beer pours a deep copper colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of orange, orange peel, cinnamon, rye spice and some sweetness.  The flavour is of rye spice, orange, orange peel, citrus pith, herbal hops, pith, cinnamon, pine and bitterness.  The alcohol … Continue reading Misthorn Winter IPA – VANCOUVER ISLAND BREWING

Fresh-Hopped Wild Pale Ale – Category 12 Brewing

From Victoria’s Category 12 Brewing in Victoria comes their “Fresh-Hopped Wild Pale Ale".  The beer pours a cloudy golden colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of floral and grassy hops, mild citrus and a hint of tartness.  The flavour is of herbal and grassy hops, mild pith, citrus, a bit vegetal (In a … Continue reading Fresh-Hopped Wild Pale Ale – Category 12 Brewing

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

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

Episode 66 – Summer Brews to Welcome Fall

  On this episode Steve brought us some fun summer beer to sample.  Beers included Hoyne Brewing Summer Haze Honey Wheat Beer, Moody Ales Sublime Pineapple Hefeweizen, Bridge Brewing First Rodeo Tart Citrus Wheat Ale and Twa Dogs Melodie Raspberry Kolsch. Podcasters Involved: Mike G of www.pacificbeerchat.com Steve H of www.pacificbeerchat.com Intro By Conundrum – Website, Facebook, Instagram Hopped UP … Continue reading Episode 66 – Summer Brews to Welcome Fall

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

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

(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

Tiger Shark Citra Pale Ale – Phillips Brewing & Malting Co

From Phillips Brewing & Malting Co in Victoria comes their "Tiger Shark Citra Pale Ale". The beer pours a golden straw colour with a white head. The aroma consists of bright citrus and tropical fruit, sweetness, some grains and floral hops. The flavour is of citrus, tropical fruits, orange peel, pith, grain and a decent … Continue reading Tiger Shark Citra Pale Ale – Phillips Brewing & Malting Co

Episode 35 – Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouses

  Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouses is located in Victoria the Capital of British Columbia and is the oldest Brewpub in Canada opening in 1984.  Thanks to Paul Hadfield and Matt West-Patrick for sharing its really interesting story with us. Blogger Involved: Mike G of www.mikescraftbeer.com Tim of https://craftbeertourist.com/ Intro By Conundrum – Website, Facebook, Instagram Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub & … Continue reading Episode 35 – Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouses

Episode 3 – Breweries, Events and Cross Canada Beers

  Breweries, events and cross Canada beers (Pacific Beer Chat Podcast #3) I apologize for the lac of video for the first 9:39 of the video I screwed something up and lost that portion of video (Mike Mikescraftbeer). Welcome to Episode 3 of Pacific Beer Chat. Bloggers involved include; mike G of http://www.mikescraftbeer.com, Terry of … Continue reading Episode 3 – Breweries, Events and Cross Canada Beers