Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Jan 1–7

What a week! I drank so many amazing beers at The Drake's Wild & Sour day, along with tons of fantastic beers at home. Keeping the party going into the New Year! 😉 The Drake's Wild & Sour event Gueuze Tilquin – Draft Version by Gueuzerie Tilquin Tart, sour, and funky with notes yes of…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Jan 1–7

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Dec 25–31, 2017

With both Christmas and New Year's in the same week, this was a big week—both in terms of the amount of beers and the high ABV. Don't worry. I took New Year's Day off... I was too hungover to get out of bed! Draught Armored Fist CDA by Boneyard Beer Company I really like this.…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Dec 25–31, 2017

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Dec 18–24 (23 Uniques)

Mahalo Parfait Milkshake IPA by Brasserie Dunham & Bellwoods Brewery Floral/herbal and tropical fruit nose. Juicy papaya on the palate with a touch of pineapple, pine, and cranberry. Smooth and creamy texture. Ichorous Imperial Stout by Blindman Brewing Thick and inky with notes of coffee, chocolate, figs, and liquorice. Sweet body with a little bitterness…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Dec 18–24 (23 Uniques)

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Dec 11–17 (88 Uniques)

Well, that was a busy week of boozing, with the Strange Fellows birthday bash, the Parallel 49 barley wine festival, Vancouver brewery hopping, a trip to The Drake, and a tasting. Sorry for the lack of pictures. I'm running out of server space! Draught Death Blow by Twin Sails Brewing—At the Parallel 49 Barley Wine…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Dec 11–17 (88 Uniques)

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 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)

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Nov 6–12 (35 Beers)

OK, I guess that was another big week. I went over to Vancouver on Sunday and hit up a few breweries. Goodnight Sweet Prince by Twin Sails Brewing This was one of the best coffee stouts I've ever had. It had dark roast coffee flavour with just enough sweetness to offset the bitterness. It also…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Nov 6–12 (35 Beers)

North Van Breweries Unite for North Shore Collaboration Brew

Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers in North Vancouver has announced the release of their new North Shore Collaboration Brew, which sees them team up with Bridge Brewing, Hearthstone Brewery, Black Kettle Brewing, Streetcar Brewing, and Beere Brewing. North Shore Collaboration Brew is a triple IPA brewed in collaboration for the North Shore Craft Beer Week. For…Read more North Van Breweries Unite for North Shore Collaboration Brew

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Sept 18–24 ( 23 Uniques)

Well, it looks like I didn't go out for beers once this week. I just drank lots of beer at home and shared a few with my wonderful girlfriend when she came over. Old Embalmer (2012) by Widmer Brothers Brewing I aged this barleywine for five years! It had had rich malty notes of caramel,…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Sept 18–24 ( 23 Uniques)