Driftwood Brewery Releases “Windcatcher” 10th Anniversary Sour Ale

Driftwood Brewery in Victoria, BC has released a new limited-edition beer called Windcatcher to mark their 10th anniversary. Windcatcher is a sour ale created by blending their favorites barrels from their barrel room. It is said to pour a hazy, apricot hue with flavours of rich oak, ripe stone fruit, and a tart finish. Windcatcher is…Read more Driftwood Brewery Releases “Windcatcher” 10th Anniversary Sour Ale

Driftwood Brewery Releases 2018 Sartori Harvest IPA

Driftwood Brewery in Victoria, BC has released the 2018 version of their fall seasonal Sartori Harvest IPA. Sartori Harvest is a wet-hopped IPA that is brewed once a year when, in the midst of the hop harvest, fresh Centennial hops are rushed from Sartori Cedar Ranch near Chilliwack to the Driftwood brew kettle in Victoria. Sartori Harvest…Read more Driftwood Brewery Releases 2018 Sartori Harvest IPA

Driftwood Releases Goldynwell Folköl Table Beer

Driftwood Brewery in Victoria, BC has announced the release their Goldynwell Folköl table beer in tall cans. Previously only available on draught, Goldynwell Folköl is a distinctly West Coast-inspired table beer, brewed to a much lower ABV and designed for refreshing and potentially extended sessions. Goldynwell still packs a punch of flavor, with a smooth oat malt…Read more Driftwood Releases Goldynwell Folköl Table Beer

Weekly Craft Beer Tasting Notes—July 23–29

I meant to post this a the end of last week, but I got sick. Pity me! These tasting notes cover beers consumed between July 23—29, including The Drake's Thirsty Chef IV event and the West Coast Brewery Tours tap takeover at Smith pub. Bottles & Cans 120 Minute IPA (2018) by Dogfish Head Craft…Read more Weekly Craft Beer Tasting Notes—July 23–29

Weekly Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Aug 16–22 (35 Beers)

Good news! We're all caught up and back on track for weekly updates on my thinly-veiled alcoholism! This week features lots of amazing bottles and cans at home, as well as drinks on draught at The Drake, Smiths, and The Guild. Bottles Backwoods Bastard (2018) by Founders Brewing Co. Notes of scotch, bourbon, peaty smoke,…Read more Weekly Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Aug 16–22 (35 Beers)

Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Huge Catch-Up Edition

Hmmm, I realized that I did a big tasting notes post about three weeks ago for The Drake's 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 El…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)

Craft Beer Tasting Notes: May 7–13 (24 Beers)

This was a much lighter week. I'm trying to lose a bit of weight. Lots of beers at home, with a quick stop at The Drake and Smiths, though I did get dragged to Yates Street Tap House (urgh).   Bottles & Cans ...As If (with Brett) by Twin Sails Brewing This Chardonnay barrel aged…Read more Craft Beer Tasting Notes: May 7–13 (24 Beers)

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes: April 23–29 (46 Beers)

Well then, I honestly didn't mean to go out much this week, but then got invited to two bottle shares, went out for drinks with some friends and my friend put on a Moylan's tap takeover, so I kinda had to go... right? Also, I dropped in at the new Phillips tasting room, which is…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes: April 23–29 (46 Beers)

Weekly BC Craft Beer Events List: April 30–May 6, 2018

As always, if you know of any events that I don't have listed here, please drop me an email. May 3: 4 Course Driftwood Brewery Beer or Wine Pairing Dinner Townhall Public House, Maple Ridge, BC; 18:30–21:30 THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT ---- Our chef will present a 4 course dinner, perfectly paired with 4…Read more Weekly BC Craft Beer Events List: April 30–May 6, 2018