Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Dec 11–17 (88 Uniques)

Well, that was a busy week of boozing, with the Strange Fellows birthday bash, the Parallel 49 barley wine festival, Vancouver brewery hopping, a trip to The Drake, and a tasting. Sorry for the lack of pictures. I'm running out of server space! Draught Death Blow by Twin Sails Brewing—At the Parallel 49 Barley Wine…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Dec 11–17 (88 Uniques)

Beer Review: Barrelholder Belgian Golden Strong from Category 12 (Aged One Year)

Back in 2015, Category 12 Brewing in Victoria BC ran an Indiegogo campaign for what they called their Barrelholder program. The purpose of the campaign was to raise funds to purchase lots of oak barrels and all of the equipment required for aging beer in them. The first beer that resulted from this barrel-aging project…Read more Beer Review: Barrelholder Belgian Golden Strong from Category 12 (Aged One Year)

Beer Review: 150 Heritage Ale from Lighthouse Brewing

Lighthouse Brewing in Victoria BC recently released a special new beer to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the confederation of Canada. Called 150 Heritage ale, this malt-forward wee heavy is infused with subtle notes of maple, smoke, and rye. ABV: 6.3% IBU: 14 SRM: 19 We Proudly join the rest of Canada in celebrating the…Read more Beer Review: 150 Heritage Ale from Lighthouse Brewing

Beer Review: Dry-Hopped Hazy Sour Double IPA from Field House

Field House Brewing in Abbotsford BC recently released a beer that they call a Dry-hopped Hazy Sour Double IPA. Now, you might be asking yourself, what in the heck is a dry-hopped hazy sour double IPA. Me too! It's not an actual BCJP-recognized style, so let's find out what the heck they are talking about... Stats: ABV:…Read more Beer Review: Dry-Hopped Hazy Sour Double IPA from Field House

Beer Review: Shiori Peach Sour by Fuggles & Warlock and Liquor Plus

Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks in Richmond BC recently released a special collaboration brew with Liquor Plus called Shiori. This latest addition to their kettle sour line-up, Shiori is a refreshing and tart wheat sour brewed with fresh peaches. Lactose was also added to the brew to provide a little extra sweetness and a smoother mouthfeel. This is…Read more Beer Review: Shiori Peach Sour by Fuggles & Warlock and Liquor Plus

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes— Apr 3–9 (26 beers)

I was planning a quiet week this week, but it looks like I managed to clock in another 26 beers. Enjoy this week's tasting notes! Bottles and cans Kool Koala by Twin Sails Brewing This double IPA was dry-hopped with huge amounts of Australian and New Zealand hops and had a thick tropical fruit and…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes— Apr 3–9 (26 beers)