Main Street Releases Barrel-Aged American Style Barley Wine

Main Street Brewing in Vancouver BC has released their new limited-release Barrel-Aged American-Style Barley Wine. This American-style barley wine was brewed with ESB, Melanoidin, and Crystal Rye malts and hopped with Columbus and Cascade for a dank/piney hop profile, before being aged for a year in second-use bourbon barrels. The Melanoidin malt added a biscuit…Read more Main Street Releases Barrel-Aged American Style Barley Wine

Longwood Brewery Releases 2018 Barley Wine

Longwood Brewery in Nanaimo BC has released the 2018 version of their Barley Wine. This English-style barley wine was aged in oak barrels for 8 months and is malt-forward with hints of raisin, vanilla, and a bitter sweet chocolate finish. Steeped in lore and tradition. This special annual brew can be enjoyed now or cellared…Read more Longwood Brewery Releases 2018 Barley Wine

Brassneck Releases 2017 Versions of Spirit of DIXmas and Spirit Animal

Brassneck Brewery in Vancouver has announced the return of two winter seasonals for 2017: Spirit of DIXmas and Spirit Animal. Both beers are available on draft or in tall cans at the brewery. Spirit of Dixmas Spirit of DIXmas is a special recreation of the original DIX brew pub IPA, brewed on the system that Brassneck…Read more Brassneck Releases 2017 Versions of Spirit of DIXmas and Spirit Animal

Steamworks Releases Barrel-Aged Scarlet 2017

Steamworks Brewing in Vancouver BC has announced the second release from barrel-aged series, called Scarlet 2017. Scarlet is a rye barley wine that was carefully aged for months in Woodford Reserve rye whiskey barrels, resulting in a vibrant red brew with rich flavours and a warming finish. limited quantities of 650ml bombers of Scarlet will…Read more Steamworks Releases Barrel-Aged Scarlet 2017

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Jan 23–29 (26 Beers Reviewed)

  Holy cow! I drank a lot of beer last week. I didn't realize quite how much until I wrote it all down. Looks like 26 individuals with a couple of repeats. No wonder my Monday was so rough! These are just snippet reviews or in some cases just tasting notes, so don't expect any…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Jan 23–29 (26 Beers Reviewed)

Powell Brewery to Release 4th Anniversary Barrel-Aged Brett Barleywine

Powell Brewery is celebrating its fourth anniversary by rebranding as Powell Brewery and releasing a very special brew. This beer is a barleywine that has been aged for 18 months in French oak with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis and Brettanomyces Lambicus. Only four barrels were produced and each barrel is slightly different from the next, so they…Read more Powell Brewery to Release 4th Anniversary Barrel-Aged Brett Barleywine