Parallel 49 Releases Hazy in Love IPA

Parallel 49 Brewing in Vancouver BC has released the third entry in their hazy IPA series with Hazy in Love. Using a malt bill of pilsner, oat, and cara pils malts, this IPA supports big hop aromas with a creamy mouthfeel and moderate bitterness. It was heavily dry-hopped with New Zealand Motueka, Cascade, and El Dorado—producing…Read more Parallel 49 Releases Hazy in Love IPA

Looking Back at the Victoria 2017 Christmas Craft Beer Show

Last month I had the opportunity to  attend the 2nd annual Christmas Craft Beer Show at Save-On Food Memorial Arena in Victoria, B.C. I attended the first show back in 2016 and while I enjoyed the experience, there were a few areas that I thought the organizers could improve upon. Well, I'm glad to say this…Read more Looking Back at the Victoria 2017 Christmas Craft Beer Show

Persephone Releases 2018 Wee Heavy

Persephone Brewing in Gibsons BC has released the 2018 version of their seasonal Wee Heavy. Wee Heavy is a a rich, dark scotch ale with notes of toasted malt, plums, raisins, cherries, caramel, and molasses, along with a slight sweetness and warming sensation from the alcohol. Wee Heavy will be available soon at select private liquor stores…Read more Persephone Releases 2018 Wee Heavy

Moody Ales Releases Belgian Golden Strong

Moody Ales has releases their new Belgian Golden Strong. Originally launched in their tasting room as Ryan’s Belgian Golden Strong, this beer will now be available in bombers. Belgian Golden Strong is a highly-attenuated Belgian ale with fruity esters and low spicy alcohol and hop notes. They say that the light body and soft, sweet malt…Read more Moody Ales Releases Belgian Golden Strong

Steel & Oak Collaborates with Field House on Framework

Steel & Oak Brewing in New Westminster BC has collaborated with Field House Brewing of Abbotsford on a farmhouse ale called Framework. Framework is a saison brewed with orange peel, elderflower, and lingonberry . A true collaboration, Fieldwork was fermented with Field House's wild farmhouse yeast at Steel & Oak’s brewery. Framework will be released…Read more Steel & Oak Collaborates with Field House on Framework

BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Jan 8–14, 2018

This week is super quiet for events. If you know of any that I haven't listed, then please let me know! Jan 10: S&O x Field House: Beer Collaboration Launch and Tap Takeover! Bells and Whistles, Vancouver, BC; 12:00–22:00 We will be launching our delicious Holliwood Oyster Stout on January 11th at Spinnakers. This year…Read more BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Jan 8–14, 2018

Parallel 49 Releases Hillbilly Ninja Hazy Pale Ale

Parallel 49 Brewing in Vancouver BC has release their new Hillbilly Ninja hazy pale ale. This light, refreshing hazy pale ale relies on a base of pale malts with wheat, flaked oats and cara pils creating a silky smooth mouth feel. Its hop flavour is derived from Amarillo, Zythos, and Equinox hops punching up the…Read more Parallel 49 Releases Hillbilly Ninja Hazy Pale Ale

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Dec 25–31, 2017

With both Christmas and New Year's in the same week, this was a big week—both in terms of the amount of beers and the high ABV. Don't worry. I took New Year's Day off... I was too hungover to get out of bed! Draught Armored Fist CDA by Boneyard Beer Company I really like this.…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Dec 25–31, 2017

Red Collar Releases No Fun Frank’s Triple Tripel

Red Collar Brewing in Kamloops BC has released their new No Fun Frank's Triple Tripel. This ale blends the styles of a Belgian-style tripel with a Northwest IPA. It was brewed with  Red Collar’s proprietary Belgian yeast strain and three different types of hops to create what they describe as a hazy, hoppy, and delicious brew with…Read more Red Collar Releases No Fun Frank’s Triple Tripel

Steel & Oak Brewing Releases Secretariat

Steel & Oak Brewing in New Westminster BC has released the second beer in their new “Hometown” series with a saison called Secretariat. First brewed for Farmhouse Fest 2017, Secretariat is a saison that was conditioned on guava and refermented with Brettanomyces claussenii. It is said to have tropical fruit notes and finish dry. This saison can…Read more Steel & Oak Brewing Releases Secretariat