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 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)

Longwood Brewery Releases 2018 Barley Wine

Longwood Brewery in Nanaimo BC has released the 2018 version of their Barley Wine. This English-style barley wine was aged in oak barrels for 8 months and is malt-forward with hints of raisin, vanilla, and a bitter sweet chocolate finish. Steeped in lore and tradition. This special annual brew can be enjoyed now or cellared…Read more Longwood Brewery Releases 2018 Barley Wine

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Dec 4–10 (70 uniques)

This week's notes will be pretty brief, as I drank an insane amount of beers and a few of these were from memory alone. 🙂 Bottles & Cans El Cuatro by The Ale Apothecary Horseblanket on the nose. Plums and cherries on the palate with a touch of brandy and oak. Tart and funky. The…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Dec 4–10 (70 uniques)

Longwood Releases Trio of Winter Seasonals

Longwood Brewery in Nanimo BC has released a trio of limited-release winter seasonals. Cake—Chocolate Raspberry Stout Developed in partnership with Liquor Plus, this sweet stout is layered with dark chocolate notes, followed by tart raspberry and a long smooth finish. It can be found exclusively at Liquor Plus locations as well as at the brewery. 5.0%…Read more Longwood Releases Trio of Winter Seasonals

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Oct 9–15 (41 Uniques)

This was a big week, with two tap takeovers and a pub crawl for my girlfriend's birthday, plus we drank quite a bit at home... Bottle & Cans Numbskull Ahtanum Edition by Lighthouse Brewing Company Floral nose with hoppy notes of grapefruit and peaches on the palate over a complex malt base. Finishes with earthy…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Oct 9–15 (41 Uniques)

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Sept 25–Oct 1

This was a pretty big week. I received a a beer mail with lots of IPAs in it that were getting a little older than I generally like, so I had to work my way through them quickly. It's a hard life. Bottles & Cans Sartori Harvest (2017) by Driftwood Brewery This much-sought-after fresh-hopped IPA…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Sept 25–Oct 1

BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Aug 7–13, 2017

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 Aug 9: Beer Pairing Dinner featuring Coast Mountain Brewing The Brickworks Public House, Vancouver, BC; 19:00–23:00 Join us at The Brickworks Public House for a special…Read more BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Aug 7–13, 2017

Craft Beer Events for the Week of Apr 17–23

There's quite a few events going on all over BC this week. Please let me know if you spot some more. 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 April 18:…Read more Craft Beer Events for the Week of Apr 17–23