BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Jan 8–14, 2018

This week is super quiet for events. If you know of any that I haven't listed, then please let me know! Jan 10: S&O x Field House: Beer Collaboration Launch and Tap Takeover! Bells and Whistles, Vancouver, BC; 12:00–22:00 We will be launching our delicious Holliwood Oyster Stout on January 11th at Spinnakers. This year…Read more BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Jan 8–14, 2018

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)

Riot Brewing Collaborates with Gladstone on 360 Grodskie

Riot Brewing in Chemainus BC has collaborated with Gladstone Brewing from Courtney BC on a new limited release beer called 360 Grodskie. 360 Grodziskie is an historical style of beer from Poland that is made with 100% oak smoked wheat malt. The beer is described as being light and effervescent with a smoky finish. 360 Grodziskie…Read more Riot Brewing Collaborates with Gladstone on 360 Grodskie

BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Sept 4–10

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 Sept 5: Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover Portland Craft, Vancouver, BC; 17:00–1:00 On Tuesday, September 5th, all the way from Chico, California we will be hosting the…Read more BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Sept 4–10

VIB Collaborates with Gladstone on Burton Ale

Vancouver Island Brewing from Victoria BC and Gladstone Brewing from Courtney BC are set to release a special collaboration called Burton Ale. The Burton ale is an amber ale that originates in 16th century Burton-on-Trent, England and acted as the inspiration for modern IPAs. Burton Ale will be available to sample at GCBF 2017 and…Read more VIB Collaborates with Gladstone on Burton Ale

BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of July 17–23

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 July 17: Storm Tap Takeover St. Augustine's, Vancouver, BC; 17:00–1:00 Join the Storm crew at St. Augustine's on Monday, July 17th from 5pm until late for our…Read more BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of July 17–23

BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of July 10–16

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 July 10: Training Post: Beer 101 Trading Post Brewing, Langley, BC; 19:00–20:00 New to craft beer or just want to learn more? Training Post has got…Read more BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of July 10–16

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes— Apr 3–9 (26 beers)

I was planning a quiet week this week, but it looks like I managed to clock in another 26 beers. Enjoy this week's tasting notes! Bottles and cans Kool Koala by Twin Sails Brewing This double IPA was dry-hopped with huge amounts of Australian and New Zealand hops and had a thick tropical fruit and…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes— Apr 3–9 (26 beers)

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

Gladstone Releases Brett Saison as 3rd Packaged Product

Gladstone Brewing in Courtenay BC has announced the release of it's third-ever packaged product—a bottled Brett saison! This saison was aged in wine barrels for one year, fermented with Brettanomyces, and bottle-conditioned. The result is a sophisticated, almost champagne-like, beer that is a little bit funky, with notes of overripe fruit. 750ml bottles will go…Read more Gladstone Releases Brett Saison as 3rd Packaged Product