Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Huge Catch-Up Edition

Hmmm, I realized that I did a big tasting notes post about a three weeks ago for The Drake San Diego day, then one for Farmouse Fest, but managed to skip everything in between. It's a slow day over here, so I decided to compile the rest. There's a lot of beers in here! Bottles…Read more Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Huge Catch-Up Edition

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes: June 11–17, 2018 (44 Beers)

Sorry it's been a while! I went to Vancouver for a few days, then went to Seattle for a bit, then the next week was Hopoxia. So much beer was drunk that I didn't have time for this. In fact, I drank a shit ton last week too... maybe I have a problem... Some of…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes: June 11–17, 2018 (44 Beers)

Category 12 Brewing To Release Juicy Data Hazy IPA

Category 12 Brewing in Victoria, BC has announced a new limited-edition seasonal called Juicy Data. Juicy Data is a hazy IPA that was double dry-hopped with enormous amounts of four different hop varieties to give it big juicy tropical fruit notes. They describe it as being aromatic, fruity, juicy, hazy, and deliciously easy-drinking. Juicy Data…Read more Category 12 Brewing To Release Juicy Data Hazy IPA

Weekly BC Craft Beer Events List: April 9–15, 2018

As always, if you know of any events that I don't have listed here, please drop me an email. Apr 19: Unappreciated Lagers Vessel Liquor, Victoria, BC; 18:30–20:00 Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Taste through…Read more Weekly BC Craft Beer Events List: April 9–15, 2018

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)

Category 12 Brewing Releases Mainframe Red Ale

Category 12 Brewing in Victoria BC has released a new limited-edition seasonal called Mainframe. Mainframe is a red ale that is described as having a malt-forward body and light fruity aromas derived from their house strain of Belgian yeast. Mainframe is available now at the brewery and select private retailers across BC. 5.1% ABV | 21…Read more Category 12 Brewing Releases Mainframe Red Ale

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Feb 19–Feb 25

Oh dang! That's a lot of beers! It's been a busy week, so this week's notes are brief and a little rushed, which is a shame, because I drank some amazing beers. Most of these beers were consumed at a bottle share with a bunch of local industry brewers and reps. Man they brought out…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Feb 19–Feb 25

Faculty and Category 12 Launch The Growler’s Collaboration Series

The Growler has announced the launch of their new collaboration series with an experimental Belgian ale from Category 12 Brewing & Faculty Brewing. Experimental Belgian Ale was brewed with Saphir and Calypso hops, and is described as being fruit-forward and slightly hazy, with notes of pineapple, pear, stonefruit, tropical citrus, and pine, followed by a…Read more Faculty and Category 12 Launch The Growler’s Collaboration Series

BC Craft Beer Events List for Feb 26–Mar 4

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. Feb 27: MASTERCLASS: Beer & Cheese Pairings with Category 12 Cascadia Liquor, Langford, BC; 19:00–20:00 Imagine if two of your favourite things came…Read more BC Craft Beer Events List for Feb 26–Mar 4