Vancouver Island Brewing Releases Wine Barrel-Aged Hermannator

Vancouver Island Brewing has released a special version of their Hermmanator Ice Bock that has been aged in red wine barrels.

Barrel Aged Hermannator is available now at the Vancouver Island tasting room and will be shipping to select private liquor stores in Victoria and Vancouver later in the month.

  • 9.5% ABV | 25 IBU



Dageraad Releases Entropy No. 4: Gin Barrel-Aged Spiced Saison

Dageraad Brewing in Burnaby BC has announced the release of the fourth in their Entropy series of barrel-aged beers.

Entropy Series No. 4 is a gin barrel-aged spiced saison that was created by taking their Lake City Farmhouse ale and aging it in a recently-emptied gin barrel from Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers.

Lake City Farmhouse is brewed with small amounts of rosemary and sage, among other spices, and they say that it blended beautifully with the botanicals used in Deep Cove’s gin—the mix of flavours is said to be so harmonious that it’s difficult to tell where the beer ends and the gin begins.

Entropy Series No. 4 will go on sale at noon on Wednesday, October 4. Bottles will cost $12 each, with a limit two per customer (only 19 cases available)

They don’t expect this beer to develop substantially in the bottle, so it’s best to consume this beer relatively fresh.


Brassneck Releases Inertia III Bourbon-Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

inertia3_.pngBrassneck Brewery in Vancouver BC has released their latest beer: Inertia III.

For Inertia III, they took their original Inertia imperial stout and aged it in Woodinville bourbon barrels to add hints of oak and vanilla to complement the big roasty notes of coffee and chocolate present in the original, while also upping the ABV a tad.

Inertia III is available on draft and in cans at the Brassneck tasting room and will be available on draft at select bars and restaurants shortly.

10% ABV


Ravens Releases Barrel Aged Belgian Tripel

In honour of their second anniversary Raven Brewing in Abbotsford BC has released their new Barrel Aged Belgian Tripel.

This Belgian-style tripel was aged in white wine barrels for seven months, resulting in an incredibly complex and flavourful beer with notes of oak, spice, and dark fruit.

You can find it now at select private liquor stores throughout BC and at the Ravens tasting room.

9% ABV | 25 IBU




Category 12 Releases ZRA 2 and Barrelholder Golden Strong 2017

Category 12 Brewing in Victoria BC has announced the return of fan favourite seasonal beers. First up is the return of their first Barrelholder release, the red wine-barrel aged Belgian golden strong, followed by a revised version of their anti-pumpkin beer, ZRA.



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Nearly a year ago, we laid a dangerously smooth batch of Belgian Golden Strong to rest in first-use red wine barrels from Muse Winery. Our 2017 barrel aged Belgian Golden Strong Ale has developed into a devilishly delectable ale, evoking memories of crème brûlée in precious liquid form.

This limited release Belgian Golden Strong Ale is crafted to be bright and crisp with a medium body. Lightly fruity and spicy, the ageing in red wine barrels has imparted delicate toasted oak and caramel notes. The barrel ageing process has added sweet vanilla overtones, depth and complexity to an already delicious 11.6% ABV beer.

Available at the brewery starting now, and widely available across BC starting next week.

ABV 11.6%


zra2-1.pngOur anti-pumpkin beer has evolved…

Blood red and distinctly Belgian, our Zombie Repellant Ale is the perfect addition to one’s seasonal preparatory arsenal. Gentle spiciness combines with a well-balanced maltiness, perfect for thoughtful consumption while contemplating escape routes through the pumpkin-beer loving masses.

Available at the brewery starting now, and widely available across BC starting next week.

Guaranteed to contain no pumpkin.

ABV 5.8%

Powell Brewery Releases Batch #2 of Ode to Wallflower

Powell Brewery in Vancouver has announced the release of a second batch of their Ode to Wallflower pale ale.

Originally released in April 2017, Ode to Wallflower is Powell’s Ode to Citra Pale Ale that has been aged in aged in Odd Society SpiritsWallflower Gin barrels to produce a botanically charged, slightly oaked, and incredibly delicious version of the Citra hopped ale.

Bottles are available now at the Powell Brewery tasting room, with a limited supply available on draft in glasses and for growler fills (limited to 1 fill per person).

6.2% abv / 35 ibu


Spinnakers Releases Cabernet Barrel-Aged IPA and Ortega Blonde

SpinnakersBrewpub in Victoria BC released two new beers over the last week: Cabernet Barrel-Aged IPA and Ortega Blonde.

Cabernet Barrel-Aged IPA is the eight release in the Spinnakers “Brewers Reserve” series. This unique brew was aged in Cabernet barrels from the Napa valley and is said to be full-bodied with a touch of tartness and Brett funk.

This single batch beer is limited to only 90 cases.

7.1% ABV / 30 IBU



Ortega Blonde is a light-bodied ale that was made by taking vintages from Muse Winery, home of the oldest vines on Vancouver Island. This Ortega/Bacchus blend was introduced to a light-bodied Canadian Pilsner base—resulting in a delicate, complex, and effervescent ale with citrus notes and a dry white wine finish.

6.2% ABV / 10 IBU