Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Feb 5–11, 2018 (36 Uniques)

Last week's tastings come courtesy of Island Beer & Spirit Festival, drinks at The Drake with some good friends, and several bottles and cans shared at home with my amazing girlfriend. Bottle & Cans Wake Up Dead Nitro by Left Hand Brewing Company Smooth and creamy on nitro! Roasty malts dominated the palate with notes…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Feb 5–11, 2018 (36 Uniques)

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Jan 29–Feb 4, 2018 (30 Uniques)

This week's drinking featured a Strathcon Beer tap takeover at Smiths Pub, then birthday drinks for a friend's birthday, with trips to Swans and Smiths. Then it all wrapped up with sunday dinner at Heron Rock Bistro, who have a pretty amazing tap list! Bottles & Cans Double Infinity (Citra) by Superflux Beer Company The…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Jan 29–Feb 4, 2018 (30 Uniques)

Four Winds Expands Brewery Only Release Series with Schwarzbier

Four Winds Brewing in Delta BC has announced the release of the latest addition to their "Brewery Only Release" series of tall cans with Schwarzbier. They say that this take on this German-style brew shares both the lighter qualities of a lager and the darker characteristics of a porter or a stout. Subtle hints of…Read more Four Winds Expands Brewery Only Release Series with Schwarzbier

Four Winds Releases 2018 Vintage of Triplicity Belgian-Style Tripel

Four Winds Brewing in Delta, BC has announced the release of the 2018 vintage of their Triplicity Belgian-style Tripel. This ale is brewed utilizing three malts, three hops, and three sugar sources! It is also fermented with wild desert honey honey to give it complex aromas of honey and spice followed by flourishes of fruit and a perceived dry…Read more Four Winds Releases 2018 Vintage of Triplicity Belgian-Style Tripel

BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Dec 18–24

It's a bit of a quieter week this week, with the run up to Christmas, but there still a few tasting and some other bits and pieces going on. Dec 19: In Store Tasting: Hearthstone Hillside Liquor, Victoria, BC; 15:00–19:00 Join Brian and come sample beers from one of North Vancouver's finest breweries, Hearthstone Brewery. Sub…Read more BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Dec 18–24

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Nov 27–Dec 3 (36 Beers)

My girlfriend came back from a month-long trip to visit her family in El Salvador, so we had some drinking to catch up on. There were about another 30 beers sampled at the Christmas Craft Beer Show, but I didn't take notes on those. Bottles & Cans Palate Wrecker by Green Flash Brewing Company Big…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Nov 27–Dec 3 (36 Beers)

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)