Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Jan 15–21 (31 Uniques)

'twas another week filled with great craft beer. I tried 31 different beers this week, many at home, but several at the Spinnakers barrel-aged beer release and a few down at Smiths pub. Draught Fig Deal Barley Wine by Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub—at Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouses This English-style barley wine had notes of figs,…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Jan 15–21 (31 Uniques)

BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Nov 27–Dec 3

Nov 27: Brewers Q&A and Book Signing with Author Stephen Beaumont Central City Downtown, Vancouver, BC; 17:00–19:00 Stephen Beaumont, author of The Indispensable Guide to the World's Best Craft and Traditional Beers, joins Brewmaster Gary Lohin and Dageraad Brewing's Ben Coli for a craft beer Q&A. Stephen included Hoyne Brewing from Victoria and Central City…Read more BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Nov 27–Dec 3

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Nov 13–19 (36 beers)

Good god, I drank a lot of good beer this week. Well done me! Bottles & Cans Passionfruit Milkshark by Bellwoods Brewery Juicy and delicious with big notes of passionfruit and vanilla, along with a hint of apple. It was a smooth and silky mouthfeel. Home Ec by Twin Sails Brewing This Tirimisu stout had…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Nov 13–19 (36 beers)

BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Nov 13–19, 2017

It's a Do you have an event happening this week that you’d like to see listed? Feel free to send me an email. For a full list of events, check out my Facebook page Nov 15: Cheers to Four Years: Anniversary Party Craft Beer Market, Vancouver, BC; 16:30–19:30 CHEERS TO FOUR YEARS! Please join us to celebrate four great…Read more BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Nov 13–19, 2017

Cannery Releases Darkling Oatmeal Stout 2017

Cannery Brewing in Penticton BC has released the 2017 version of their fall/winter seasonal Darkling Oatmeal Stout. Darkling is an oatmeal stout that balances a smooth mouth feel with bittersweet roasted flavours to brighten the darkest of days. Darkling Oatmeal Stout is available in 650ml bottles and 355ml cans at the brewery and select craft beer…Read more Cannery Releases Darkling Oatmeal Stout 2017

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Sept 25–Oct 1

This was a pretty big week. I received a a beer mail with lots of IPAs in it that were getting a little older than I generally like, so I had to work my way through them quickly. It's a hard life. Bottles & Cans Sartori Harvest (2017) by Driftwood Brewery This much-sought-after fresh-hopped IPA…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Sept 25–Oct 1

Cannery Brewing Releases 2017 Knucklehead Pumpkin Ale

Cannery Brewing in Penticton BC has released the 2017 version of their fall seasonal  Knucklehead pumpkin ple. Knucklehead is named after a type of pumpkin that is distinguished by its gnarly warts. The Knucklehead pumpkins used for this brew were grown locally by Harker's Organics in Cawston, BC. These pumpkins were then roasted with brown sugar…Read more Cannery Brewing Releases 2017 Knucklehead Pumpkin Ale

Craft Beer Tasting Notes for the Week of April 24–30 (26 unique beers)

This... this is really late. What can I say, sometimes life gets in the way. That and drinking. Mostly the drinking. Enjoy! At home Vapor Wave by Twin Sails Brewing Pineapple and tropical fruit nose. Biscuit and crackery malt base. Mild tartness and drying saltiness. Extremely refreshing. Juice Plus by Twin Sails Brewing Batch #2.…Read more Craft Beer Tasting Notes for the Week of April 24–30 (26 unique beers)