Moody Ales Releases Fresh Hopped Black IPA and Red Ale

Moody Ales in Vancouver BC has released two new new fall seasonal beers: Fresh Hopped Black IPA and Fresh Hopped Red Ale. Both beers were brewed with copious amounts of all-BC grown fresh-off-the-bine Chinook and Cascade hops from BC Hop Company in Abbotsford. However, you can expect more of a toasty malt profile from the red ale and…Read more Moody Ales Releases Fresh Hopped Black IPA and Red Ale

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)

BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Sept 11–17

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 12–14: Craft Beer Business Fundamentals Whistler Learning Centre, Whistler, BC; 08:30–3:00 Love craft beer? Simon Fraser University will be delivering Craft Beer Business Fundamentals -…Read more BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Sept 11–17

The Unmissable Beers of GCBF 2017

There's a lot of great beers being served at this year's GCBF. With such a wide variety of brews on offer it can be a little overwhelming to chose what to try in the limited time available. I realize that not everyone is like me with the alcohol tolerance of a Norse god and a…Read more The Unmissable Beers of GCBF 2017

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Aug 7–13

Well, shit! That was a really big week. I had a few bottles at home, then went to the pub, then went to the Cowichan Craft Beer Festival, than a rare beer tap takeover at Smiths, then did a Vancouver Brewery crawl. I think I tried about 83 unique beers. I didn't have time to…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Aug 7–13

BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Aug 14–20, 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 17: Night Owl Launch Party Callister Brewing Company, Vancouver, BC; 17:00–21:00 Come celebrate at the Night Owl Brewing Launch Party Thursday August 17. Music, food…Read more BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Aug 14–20, 2017

I left My Liver in Vancouver, or How I Visited 43 Craft Breweries in 48 hours and Lived to Tell the Tale

Do you ever have a really stupid idea to do something, then against your better judgement, do it anyway? Well, that's pretty much a way of life for me! In May I had the ridiculous idea to visit Vancouver for the weekend and attempt to visit 43 craft breweries by public transit. It was quite…Read more I left My Liver in Vancouver, or How I Visited 43 Craft Breweries in 48 hours and Lived to Tell the Tale

Craft Beer Tasting Notes for the Week of May 29–Jun 4 (24 unique beers)

It's baaaaack! I had to take a couple of weeks off, because I drank way more than I had time to review with pub crawls, special events, my birthday, and my epic Vancouver brewery crawl. This week was pretty reasonable, though, so enjoy! Disco Nap by Twin Sails Brewing at Frank White's Dive Store Hoppy…Read more Craft Beer Tasting Notes for the Week of May 29–Jun 4 (24 unique beers)

Moody Ales Releases 2017 Batch of Sublime Pineapple Hefeweizen

Moody Ales in Port Moody BC has brewed up a fresh batch of their summer seasonal Sublime Pineapple Hefeweizen. Sublime mixes German yeast, American hops, and pineapple juice to produce liquid sunshine. The beer has notes of banana, clove, pineapple, stone fruit, and bready malt and pairs well with Maui ribs, tacos al Pastor, and nachos…Read more Moody Ales Releases 2017 Batch of Sublime Pineapple Hefeweizen