Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes: April 30–May 6 (30 Beers)

This week featured a trip to The Drake for the anniversary and my first date with my girlfriend, Cinco de Mayo at Moon Under Water, a stop at Swans to try their new beers, and some hiking beers. Bottles & Cans Équinoxe Du Printemps (2018) by Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! This maple scotch ale had…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes: April 30–May 6 (30 Beers)

2018 Okanagan Fest of Ale Award Winners Announced

The 2018 Okanagan Fest of Ale was held over the weekend at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre. The festival culminated with an award ceremony, where awards were presented in 13 categories chosen by a panel of 9 industry experts, as well as 5 chosen by the public. Congratulations to all of this year's winner! Judges’…Read more 2018 Okanagan Fest of Ale Award Winners Announced

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Mar 19–25, 2018 (40 Beers)

Another 40 beers! This week's drinking featured a Collective Arts tap takeover at Smiths pub, a Twin Sails tap takeover at Smiths, Péché Day at The Drake, and a few drinks with friends. Draught Péché Mortel (2018) by Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! This is one of my favourite coffee imperial stouts! Dark and intense with notes…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Mar 19–25, 2018 (40 Beers)

Weekly BC Craft Beer Events List—March 19–25

Here's your weekly list of craft beer events happening around BC this week. As always, if you know of any events that I don't have listed here, please drop me an email. Mar 19: Collective Arts Brewing customer tastings Liquor Plus—Royal Oak, Victoria, BC; 15:00–18:00 Join us at our Royal Oak location to try some…Read more Weekly BC Craft Beer Events List—March 19–25

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)

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—Sept 11–17 (39 Uniques)

Sorry I skipped the previous week. The GCBF madness prohibited me from taking notes. This was a pretty bit week, but several were shared with my girlfriend, so it's not as bad as it looks. Sorry, there's a couple of pumpkin beers in here. Assemblage Numéro 6 by Brasserie Dunham Tart and fruity with rich…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Sept 11–17 (39 Uniques)

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Aug 21–27 (36 Beers)

Well, here we are again! It's been another week of hard drinking and I've survived to tell the tale. I've had the usual bottles at home, cans in the park with a beautiful girl, who then accompanied me the the Canadian Alesmith launch at The Drake, then there was also a Rogue Ales tap Takeover…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Aug 21–27 (36 Beers)

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes: June 19–25

Another week, another 27 unique beers. I shall soon be the king of Untappd! Bottle & Cans Smoked Hefeweizen by Steel & Oak Brewing Co. Lightly smokey and wheaty, with banana notes from the yeast and a dry finish. I'd actually like a little more smoke, but I'm weird like that. Royal City Ale by…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes: June 19–25

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes— Apr 17–23 (34 Unique Beers)

Another big week (when isn't it), with my usually bombers and cans at home, drinks at Hank's and The Drake, and a house party, which left me a little worse for wear... Bottle and Cans: The Last Aurochs by Driftwood Brewery The heffe yeast brings unmistakable isoamyl acetate banana flavour and clove and pepper nose.…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes— Apr 17–23 (34 Unique Beers)