Craft Beer Tasting Notes: May 7–13 (24 Beers)

This was a much lighter week. I'm trying to lose a bit of weight. Lots of beers at home, with a quick stop at The Drake and Smiths, though I did get dragged to Yates Street Tap House (urgh).   Bottles & Cans ...As If (with Brett) by Twin Sails Brewing This Chardonnay barrel aged…Read more Craft Beer Tasting Notes: May 7–13 (24 Beers)

Parallel 49 Brewing Releases Midas Belgian ISA

Parallel 49 Brewing in Vancouver, BC has released a new limited-edition beer called Midas. Midas is labelled as a Belgian ISA (India session ale). This hop-forward, low ABV session ale was brewed with 100% Cascade hops, which offers lemony, floral aromas. Light peach esters and clove phenols arise from the Belgian yeast strain. Midas finishes…Read more Parallel 49 Brewing Releases Midas Belgian ISA

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes: April 23–29 (46 Beers)

Well then, I honestly didn't mean to go out much this week, but then got invited to two bottle shares, went out for drinks with some friends and my friend put on a Moylan's tap takeover, so I kinda had to go... right? Also, I dropped in at the new Phillips tasting room, which is…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes: April 23–29 (46 Beers)

Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Apr 16–22 (28 Beers)

This week is mostly brought to you by light sessionable beers, as I went camping at French Beach for a few days and we mostly drank from wake till sleep. 😀 Bottle & Cans Sang Noir (2015) by Cascade Brewing Company A wonderfully complex dark sour with notes of cherries, plums, dark fruit, molasses, port,…Read more Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Apr 16–22 (28 Beers)

Yeast Van Brewers Collaborate on Gin Barrel-Aged Double Pale Ale

Remember when all of the Brewers in the "Yeast Van" brewery district got together and brewed a double pale ale a few months ago? Well, now they've taken that double pale ale and aged it in gin barrels from Odd Society Distillery to add an even greater level of East Van collaboration. The original was…Read more Yeast Van Brewers Collaborate on Gin Barrel-Aged Double Pale Ale

Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Apr 9–15 (22 Beers)

This was a much quieter week and I drank a lot less booze. I think my liver and my waistline are thankful! Bottle & Cans Sumatra Mountain Brown by Founders Brewing Co. Medium-bodied with notes of coffee, caramel, chocolate, and nuts, followed by a touch of spicy hop bitterness in the finish. This is one…Read more Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Apr 9–15 (22 Beers)

Weekly BC Craft Beer Events List: April 9–15, 2018

As always, if you know of any events that I don't have listed here, please drop me an email. Apr 19: Unappreciated Lagers Vessel Liquor, Victoria, BC; 18:30–20:00 Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Taste through…Read more Weekly BC Craft Beer Events List: April 9–15, 2018

Craft Beer Tasting Notes, Bonus Double Edition! (92 Beers)

I was so busy last week that I didn't have time to put my notes up, so here's a double dose! This features Oregon Day at The Drake, the P49 Blue Brother tap takeover at Smiths, a bottle share, a pub crawl, and just general boozing. There'a heck of a lot, so these are pretty…Read more Craft Beer Tasting Notes, Bonus Double Edition! (92 Beers)

Parallel 49 Releases Fabulous Friends Barrel-Aged Brett Farmhouse Ale

Parallel 49 Brewing in Vancouver BC is set to release a special barrel-aged beer called Fabulous Friends. Fabulous Friends is a  100% Brettanomyces farmhouse ale. It was fermented with 6 unique Brettanomyces strains and hopped with local Nugget and German Hallertau Blanc hops, before being aged for three months in French oak barrels and refermented…Read more Parallel 49 Releases Fabulous Friends Barrel-Aged Brett Farmhouse Ale