Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Apr 16–22 (28 Beers)

This week is mostly brought to you by light sessionable beers, as I went camping at French Beach for a few days and we mostly drank from wake till sleep. 😀 Bottle & Cans Sang Noir (2015) by Cascade Brewing Company A wonderfully complex dark sour with notes of cherries, plums, dark fruit, molasses, port,…Read more Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Apr 16–22 (28 Beers)

Craft Beer Tasting Notes, Bonus Double Edition! (92 Beers)

I was so busy last week that I didn't have time to put my notes up, so here's a double dose! This features Oregon Day at The Drake, the P49 Blue Brother tap takeover at Smiths, a bottle share, a pub crawl, and just general boozing. There'a heck of a lot, so these are pretty…Read more Craft Beer Tasting Notes, Bonus Double Edition! (92 Beers)

Cannery Brewing Releases Rain Shadow Dry-Hopped Sour

Cannery Brewing in Penticton, BC has released a new limited-edition seasonal called Rain Shadow. Rain Shadow is a kettle soured beer with huge fruit aroma, dry hopped with Citra and Mandarina hops. Rain Shadow is available now in 4-packs at the Cannery tasting room and will be shipping to select private liquor stores soon. 4.5% ABV…Read more Cannery Brewing Releases Rain Shadow Dry-Hopped Sour

Cannery Brewing Releases Meadowlark Saison

Cannery Brewing in Penticton BC has released a new limited-edition seasonal called Meadowlark. Meadowlark is described as being an old-world inspired Saison brewed with rye, wheat, spelt, and barley. The beer pays tribute to the long running Meadowlark Nature Festival that happens annually in the Okanagan each May long weekend. Meadowlark is available now in…Read more Cannery Brewing Releases Meadowlark Saison

Weekly Craft Beer Events List—March 5–11

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 5: VBW Ultimate Craft Beer Quiz Northern Quarter, Victoria, BC; 19:00–22:00 The Ultimate Craft Beer Quiz is generously sponsored by CAMRA Victoria.…Read more Weekly Craft Beer Events List—March 5–11

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Feb 12–18 (34 Beers)

Another week of solid boozing, including a Powell and Yellow Dog tap takeover at Smiths Pub, the Dark Beer & Chocolate Soiree at The Drake, and a few other bits and pieces. Bottles & Cans Guldenberg (2017) by Brouwerij De Ranke This Belgian-style tripel was light and fruity with notes of stone fruit, grape, floral…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Feb 12–18 (34 Beers)

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