Category 12 Brewing Releases Pivotal ESB

Category 12 Brewing in Victoria BC has released their new seasonal Pivotal ESB. Pivotal is mildly hoppy, malt-forward ESB that was brewed with Munich malt and Willamette hops. It is described as having a delightfully malty body and a keen nuttiness. Pivotal is available now at the brewery and select private retailers. 5.2% ABV | 40…Read more Category 12 Brewing Releases Pivotal ESB

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Dec 4–10 (70 uniques)

This week's notes will be pretty brief, as I drank an insane amount of beers and a few of these were from memory alone. 🙂 Bottles & Cans El Cuatro by The Ale Apothecary Horseblanket on the nose. Plums and cherries on the palate with a touch of brandy and oak. Tart and funky. The…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Dec 4–10 (70 uniques)

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Nov 20–26 (36 Beers)

Sorry for the brevity of this week's notes. Normally I flesh them out a bit, but my girlfriend just got back from a month-long trip and you know, priorities... Bottle & Cans Snowball Saison by To Øl This bottle was couple of years old, so the hops had fallen off a bit. It had horse…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Nov 20–26 (36 Beers)

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 20–26

Nov 21: Brewery vs. Winery Dinner CRAFT Beer Market, Vancouver, BC; 18:00–21:00 Brewery vs. Winery Dinner Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 Beer or wine? Why not have both at Craft Beer Market's twist on this annual event. Brewmaster Evan from Doan's Craft Brewing and Sommelier Brent from Blasted Church Vineyards will go head-to-head for each of…Read more BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Nov 20–26

Category 12 Releases Wild Saison

Category 12 Brewing in Victoria BC has released the latest entry in their Elemental Series of wild and sour ales. Wild Saison is a bottle-conditioned farmhouse ale that captures the fleeting ripeness of Gobind Farms loganberries, marrying the delicate aromatic esters and spice of a mixed Brettanomyces fermentation to produce a dry, complex, and approachable…Read more Category 12 Releases Wild Saison

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)

Category 12 Releases Excitation Cacao Nib Coffee Stout 2017

Category 12 Brewing in Victoria BC has announced the release of the 2017 version of Excitation. Excitation is a big, bold coffee stout brewed with organic cacao nibs and cold-pressed, fairly traded espresso from Level Ground Trading in Saanichton. Excitation is available now on draught, and in bottles at both the C12 taproom and at…Read more Category 12 Releases Excitation Cacao Nib Coffee Stout 2017

BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Oct 2–8

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 Oct 2: CAMRA U - Certified Beer Aficionado Program Faculty Brewing, Vancouver, BC; 18:00–21:00 Certificate Description: This program is modeled to reflect the knowledge you’re expected…Read more BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Oct 2–8