Beer Review: Barrelholder Belgian Golden Strong from Category 12 (Aged One Year)

Back in 2015, Category 12 Brewing in Victoria BC ran an Indiegogo campaign for what they called their Barrelholder program. The purpose of the campaign was to raise funds to purchase lots of oak barrels and all of the equipment required for aging beer in them. The first beer that resulted from this barrel-aging project…Read more Beer Review: Barrelholder Belgian Golden Strong from Category 12 (Aged One Year)

BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of May 8–14

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 May 9: CAMRA Brewmaster's Beer Pairing Dinner Big Rock Urban Brewery & Eatery, Vancouver BC; 19:00–22:00 CAMRA Vancouver invites you to join us…Read more BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of May 8–14

BC Craft Beer (and Cider) Events for the Week of May 1–7

There's quite a few events going on all over BC this week. Please let me know if you spot some more. 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 May 2:…Read more BC Craft Beer (and Cider) Events for the Week of May 1–7

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)

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes— Apr 10–16 (28 beers)

Another week, another 26 unique beers. I blame the Drake, really. Every time I go in, they know exactly what I want and it'a impossible for me to leave without doing a couple of flights! 😀 Enjoy this week's tasting notes! Bottles & Cans Dry-Hopped Hazy Sour Double IPA by Field House Brewing Co. The…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes— Apr 10–16 (28 beers)

Parallel 49 Releases Barrel-Aged Brett Saison

Parallel 49 Brewing in East Vancouver BC has announced the release of a new Brett Saison. This seventh entry in their ongoing barrel-aged series was left for several months in an oak foeder, which left it with moderately strong notes of earthy, rustic, brett funk with a light, peppery, and floral aftertaste. It is said to boast aromas of…Read more Parallel 49 Releases Barrel-Aged Brett Saison

BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Apr 3–9, 2017

It looks most of the BC craft beer events are happening out in the Okanagan this week. The Fest of Ale is the big event, but there are several events planned around it, most involving Joe Wiebe. We also have another new brewery opening this week in Parksville. Crazy! Do you have an event happening…Read more BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Apr 3–9, 2017

Category 12’s Simplicity Ale Now Available in 4-Pack Tall Cans

Category 12 Brewing in Saanich BC has announced that their Simplicity blond ale is now available in 4-packs of tall cans. With a light body, moderate ABV, and a smooth mouthfeel from the use of spelt grain, this Belgian-style blond is incredibly crushable. Perfect for those sunny days that I'm told are just around the…Read more Category 12’s Simplicity Ale Now Available in 4-Pack Tall Cans