Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Apr 9–15 (22 Beers)

This was a much quieter week and I drank a lot less booze. I think my liver and my waistline are thankful! Bottle & Cans Sumatra Mountain Brown by Founders Brewing Co. Medium-bodied with notes of coffee, caramel, chocolate, and nuts, followed by a touch of spicy hop bitterness in the finish. This is one…Read more Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Apr 9–15 (22 Beers)

Spinnakers Releases Malus Apple, Plum, and Blackberry Sour

Spinnakers Brewpub in Victoria, BC is set to release a new barrel-aged beer in their Brewer's Reserve Series called Malus. Malus is a fruit sour created from carefully selected barrels, which were aged for one year. Generous amounts of crabapples from their own backyard were then added as well as locally grown plums and blackberries.…Read more Spinnakers Releases Malus Apple, Plum, and Blackberry Sour

Spinnakers Collaborates with Riot on Grain Train Multigrain Steam Beer

Spinnakers Brewpub in Victoria, BC has collaborated with Riot Brewing of Chemainus on a multigrain steam beer called Grain Train. Grain Train is actually their first ever brewery collaboration. They say that it is packed full of wheat, rye, and malty goodness, but departs with a sweet, crisp finish. Grain Train will be available at…Read more Spinnakers Collaborates with Riot on Grain Train Multigrain Steam Beer

2018 Okanagan Fest of Ale Award Winners Announced

The 2018 Okanagan Fest of Ale was held over the weekend at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre. The festival culminated with an award ceremony, where awards were presented in 13 categories chosen by a panel of 9 industry experts, as well as 5 chosen by the public. Congratulations to all of this year's winner! Judges’…Read more 2018 Okanagan Fest of Ale Award Winners Announced

Powell Brewery To Release Yippee-Ki-Yay Nordic Table Beer

Powell Brewery in Vancouver, BC has is set to release a limited-edition seasonal called Yippee-Ki-Yay. Yippee-Ki-Yay is labelled as a Mosaic dry-hopped mixed fermented Nordic table beer. It was fermented with Nordic and American yeast strains, along with Lactobacillus to produce a light, effervescent, and vinous-like ale. A significant Mosaic dry-hop adds flavours and aromas of…Read more Powell Brewery To Release Yippee-Ki-Yay Nordic Table Beer

Weekly BC Craft Beer Events List: April 9–15, 2018

As always, if you know of any events that I don't have listed here, please drop me an email. Apr 19: Unappreciated Lagers Vessel Liquor, Victoria, BC; 18:30–20:00 Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Taste through…Read more Weekly BC Craft Beer Events List: April 9–15, 2018

Fuggles & Warlock Collaborates with Four Winds on Zen Yuzu Berliner Weisse

Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks in Richmond, BC has collaborated with Four Winds Brewing on a new limited-release sour called Zen. Zen is a delicately tart Berliner Weisse brewed with yuzu, which is a Japanese citrus fruit with an aroma similar to a combination of lime, lemon, mandarin, and grapefruit. Zen will be released at the…Read more Fuggles & Warlock Collaborates with Four Winds on Zen Yuzu Berliner Weisse

Craft Beer Tasting Notes, Bonus Double Edition! (92 Beers)

I was so busy last week that I didn't have time to put my notes up, so here's a double dose! This features Oregon Day at The Drake, the P49 Blue Brother tap takeover at Smiths, a bottle share, a pub crawl, and just general boozing. There'a heck of a lot, so these are pretty…Read more Craft Beer Tasting Notes, Bonus Double Edition! (92 Beers)

Twin Sails Releases Participation Ribbon Pale Ale

Twin Sails Brewing in Port Moody BC has released a new limited-edition beer called Participation Ribbon. Participation Ribbon is a pale ale brewed with a Pilsner malt base and dry hopped with Simcoe and Ahtanum hops. They say to expect subtle melon notes upfront and a dry, refreshing finish. Participation Ribbon is available now at the Twin…Read more Twin Sails Releases Participation Ribbon Pale Ale