Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Nov 27–Dec 3 (36 Beers)

My girlfriend came back from a month-long trip to visit her family in El Salvador, so we had some drinking to catch up on. There were about another 30 beers sampled at the Christmas Craft Beer Show, but I didn't take notes on those. Bottles & Cans Palate Wrecker by Green Flash Brewing Company Big…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Nov 27–Dec 3 (36 Beers)

BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Dec 4–10

Dec 4: CAMRA Rare Beers for Christmas Craft Corner Kitchen, Penticton, BC; 18:30–20:30 Join CAMRA South Okanagan and JAKs at Cherry Lane on Monday, December 4th for a special holiday party at Craft Corner Kitchen. Chris and his team from JAKs at Cherry Lane will be providing a guided tasting of rare and high-end beers…Read more BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Dec 4–10

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Nov 6–12 (35 Beers)

OK, I guess that was another big week. I went over to Vancouver on Sunday and hit up a few breweries. Goodnight Sweet Prince by Twin Sails Brewing This was one of the best coffee stouts I've ever had. It had dark roast coffee flavour with just enough sweetness to offset the bitterness. It also…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Nov 6–12 (35 Beers)

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Oct 30–Nov 5 (39 beers)

I think these are all from last week. Some might be from before Portland. I don't know. It's a blur! Sorry they're a bit brief, but that's a lot of beers! Stone Enjoy By 10.31.17 IPA by Stone Brewing Drunk before the expiry, this IPA was fresh and delicious with notes of citrus, tropical fruit,…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Oct 30–Nov 5 (39 beers)

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Oct 2–8

What a week. We're in full harvest mode right now, with tons of fresh hop and pumpkin beers in the mix! Bottles and Cans Surround by Stillwater Artisanal This imperial wheat stout had the aroma of cognac. The palate brought caramel, dark chocolate, molasses, smoke, and oak. It was full-bodied and chewy with a very…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Oct 2–8

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Sept 18–24 ( 23 Uniques)

Well, it looks like I didn't go out for beers once this week. I just drank lots of beer at home and shared a few with my wonderful girlfriend when she came over. Old Embalmer (2012) by Widmer Brothers Brewing I aged this barleywine for five years! It had had rich malty notes of caramel,…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Sept 18–24 ( 23 Uniques)

Parallel 49 Releases Amalgamation: a 9 Brewery Fresh-Hop Collaboration

Parallel 49 Brewing in Vancouver BC has announced the release of a special collaboration beer with Boombox, Dageraad, Four Winds, Powell Brewery, Doan's, Bomber, Hearthstone, and Parkside. Called Amalgamation, this fresh-hopped double IPA was brewed with 300 lb of fresh Amarillo hops from the Yakima Valley. Amalgamation is available in 4-packs of tall calls today at…Read more Parallel 49 Releases Amalgamation: a 9 Brewery Fresh-Hop Collaboration