Steel & Oak Releases Alpen Winter Warmer and Eleven Boroughs IPA

Steel & Oak Brewing in New Westminster BC has released two new limited-edition seasonals called Alpen and Eleven Boroughs.

Both beers are available now at the brewery and at select private liquor stores in BC.


Brewed with blackstrap molasses and Demerara sugar, Alpen Winter Warmer is the ideal companion on a frigid evening. They say that this strong ale has pleasing notes of toffee, dark fruit, and grandma’s cookies, while finishing with the gentle warmth of rum cake.

6.5% ABV | 30 IBU

650ml bottle | draught / growler (at the brewery)



Mosaic, Equanot, Simcoe and Citra hops combine for a bright citrus aroma and juicy tropical fruit flavour. Pilsner, oat and wheat malt gives Eleven Boroughs a refreshingly full body followed by a crisp hop bitterness that brings you back for another sip.

5.5% ABV | 44 IBU

473ml cans | draught / growler (at the brewery)



Twin Sails Releases Batch #2 of Vapor Wave

Twin Sails Brewing in Port Moody BC has released a second batch of Vapor Wave.

The first batch was only on release in their tasting room but this second one will go on general release as part of their white can limited release series. 

Vapor Wave is a tart IPA brewed with acidified malt and sea salt to give it a complex flavour profile that is both balanced and refreshing. It was then triple dry hopped with Citra, Motueka, and Mandarina Bavaria.

They have 25 cases available in the tasting room with no limit and this beer will be heading out to select private liquor stores next week.


Photo courtesy of Twin Sails Brewing

Dageraad Releases 8° 2017 and Entropy Series No. 5

Dageraad Brewing in Burnaby BC has announced the Release of the 2017 version of 8° and the 5th release in their Entropy series of barrel-aged beers.

is a dark, strong beer with rich malt and stone fruit flavours and a surprisingly crisp finish make 8° a complex and compelling brew. The drinker is greeted by aromas of plum and clove, produced by a special yeast from West Flanders. This is followed by the flavour of date sugar and English crystal malt and capped by a brisk, lightly tart finish, the result of a brief lactic fermentation.

is coming out on Wednesday, November 1 at the Dageraad tasting room and will be shipping to select private liquor stores shortly after.


Entropy Series No. 5  a gin barrel-aged version of their Blonde IPA. They say that the wonderful botanicals of Deep Cove’s barrel-aged gin have meshed beautifully with the hops of the Blonde IPA.

Entropy Series No. 5 is coming out on Sunday, November 12! They will only be releasing 18 or 19 cases of this beer, so this will be available at the tasting room only. They expect it to sell out in about two days.


Four Winds Releases Blackberry Jam

Four Winds Brewing in Vancouver BC has announced the release of Blackberry Jam.

Blackberry Jam is an IPA brewed with handpicked B.C. wild blackberries, Mosaic lupulin powder, lactose sugar, Saccharomyces Trois yeast and a touch of vanilla.

Blackberry Jam is available now on draft and as 4-packs of 473ml cans at the Four Winds tasting room and will also be hitting store shelves this week.

6.5% | 45 IBUs


Photo by Alison Page courtesy of Four Winds Brewing Co.

Four Winds Releases Draft-only Boxwood Wit IPA

Four Winds Brewing in Delta BC has released a new draft-only release called Boxwood Wit IPA.

Orange zest, mixed culture yeast and fresh coriander harvested from Snow Farms Ltd in Ladner B.C., highlight this hazy wit-IPA. Sweet, citrusy aromas give way to tangy, hop-bitter flavours that settle into a pleasantly soft, floral palate.

Boxwood Wit IPA available for glasses in the tasting room now.

6.4% ABV | 40 IBUs


Photo by Alison Page courtesy of Four Winds Brewing Co.