Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Apr 9–15 (22 Beers)

This was a much quieter week and I drank a lot less booze. I think my liver and my waistline are thankful! Bottle & Cans Sumatra Mountain Brown by Founders Brewing Co. Medium-bodied with notes of coffee, caramel, chocolate, and nuts, followed by a touch of spicy hop bitterness in the finish. This is one…Read more Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Apr 9–15 (22 Beers)

Category 12 Releases Transmutation 2018

Category  12 Brewing in Victoria BC has released the 2018 version their limited-edition seasonal Transmutation Belgian specialty ale. Transmutation is a mutation of a Belgian Tripel, with extra hops and handcrafted amber candi sugar to increase the ABV without adding maltiness. Transmutation is available now at the brewery as well as select private liquor stores across The Island and lower…Read more Category 12 Releases Transmutation 2018

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