Yeast Van Brewers Collaborate on Double Pale Ale

The "Yeast Van" brewery district has come together to release it's first ever collaboration brew! This special collabeeration is a double pale ale brewed with a ridiculous amount hops, including Magnum, Cascade, Centennial, El Dorado, Simcoe, Amarillo, Chinook, Strata, Enigma, Ekuanot, Motueka, and Ahtanum. Double Pale Ale is availble at select private liquor stores now.  

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)

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)

Off the Rail Releases Fresh Hop Harvest IPA 2017

Off the Rail Brewing in Vancouver BC has released the 2017 version of its Fresh Hop Harvest IPA. This year's batch of Fresh Hop IPA features fresh Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops from BC Hop Co in Abbotsford. Notes of pine, citrus and subtle bitterness shine through in this bright and earthy IPA. Fresh Hop Harvest…Read more Off the Rail Releases Fresh Hop Harvest IPA 2017

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Aug 14–20 (27 Unique Beers)

With no beer festivals or brewery crawls, were back down to a slightly more reasonable 27 unique beers this week... well, reasonable for me at least Don't judge me! Bottle and cans Rosé de Gambrinus (2016) by Brasserie Cantillon This was a young sample of the 2016 batch and was ripe with fresh and fruity…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Aug 14–20 (27 Unique Beers)

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

BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Jun 12–18

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 June 13: YYJ Easts St. Ann's Academy, Victoria BC; 17:00–19:00 SOLD OUT! Please contact us at 250-383-7191 or chamber@victoriachamber.ca to be placed on…Read more BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Jun 12–18

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)