Phillips Brewing Releases Test Pattern Rice IPA as 17th Anniversary Ale

Phillips Brewing in Victoria, BC has released their 17th anniversary ale: Test Pattern. Test Pattern is a rice IPA with aromas of ripe grapefruit and sweet honey dew, followed with bold hop flavours. The rice imparts a drying astringent character that amplifies the brightness of the beer, revealing hints of anise and bubblegum and finishing refreshingly…Read more Phillips Brewing Releases Test Pattern Rice IPA as 17th Anniversary Ale

Weekly Craft Beer Tasting Notes—July 23–29

I meant to post this a the end of last week, but I got sick. Pity me! These tasting notes cover beers consumed between July 23—29, including The Drake's Thirsty Chef IV event and the West Coast Brewery Tours tap takeover at Smith pub. Bottles & Cans 120 Minute IPA (2018) by Dogfish Head Craft…Read more Weekly Craft Beer Tasting Notes—July 23–29

Phillips Brewing Releases Dinosour Blackberry Sour 2018

Phillips Brewing in Victoria, BC has released the 2018 version of their seasonal Dinosour. Dinosour is a blackberry ale that pours a pale pink colour with aromas of watermelon, blackberries and sour apple. It has sharp carbonation, a light body, and a firm sour flavour that is balanced with moderate fruit sweetness, with a puckeringly dry finish.…Read more Phillips Brewing Releases Dinosour Blackberry Sour 2018

Weekly BC Craft Beer Events List: June 4–10, 2018

As always, if you know of any events that I don't have listed here, please drop me an email. June 5: Brewhaha - The Great Debate Callister Brewing, Vancouver, BC; 17:00–21:00 Brewhaha - The Great Debate! All 4 of our collaboration brews will be available together! 4 Beers - 1 Flight - 1 Vote You Decide…Read more Weekly BC Craft Beer Events List: June 4–10, 2018

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)

Phillips Brewing Releases Levidrome Imperial Lager

Phillips Brewing in Victoria BC has released a new limited-edition seasonal called Levidrome. Levidrome is a 7% imperial lager that pours a pale straw colour with light white foam. Herbal and grassy notes mingle with the noble hop and sweet malt character. Its light and balanced mouthfeel finishes with a subtle sweetness. Levidrome  is available now…Read more Phillips Brewing Releases Levidrome Imperial Lager

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)