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)

Breweries Attending Phillips Hopoxia 2018 Announced

Hopoxia is set to return for its 8th anniversary on June, 2018. This festival of hoppy beers is held annually in the backyard at Phillips Brewing in Victoria, BC and is a hop lover's dream come true! This year, over 45 of BC's finest craft breweries and cideries will be pouring samples of wonderfully diverse and…Read more Breweries Attending Phillips Hopoxia 2018 Announced

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)

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)

Phillips Brewing Releases Megahertz Belgian ESB

Phillips Brewing in Victoria BC has released a new limited-edition seasonal called Megahertz. Megahertz is a unique take of the classic ESB style, fermented with Belgian yeast.It poursa ruby copper colour with a tan head. Belgian esters are said to be very upfront and combine fruit, clove, and pepper notes, followed by a subtle malt sweetness. The…Read more Phillips Brewing Releases Megahertz Belgian ESB

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Feb 19–Feb 25

Oh dang! That's a lot of beers! It's been a busy week, so this week's notes are brief and a little rushed, which is a shame, because I drank some amazing beers. Most of these beers were consumed at a bottle share with a bunch of local industry brewers and reps. Man they brought out…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Feb 19–Feb 25

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Jan 22–28, 2018

Oh dang. The Drake really brought it this week. They hosted a Seattle tap takeover featuring beers from Holy Mountain, Cloudburst, and Engine House No. 9. The list was amazing. My girlfriend and I worked through tasters of the whole menu, then went back the next day for glasses of our favorites! An Afternoon in…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Jan 22–28, 2018

Phillips Brewing Releases Phantoma Dark Saison

Phillips Brewing in Victoria BC has released their latest seasonal: Phantoma. Phantoma is a complex and dark saison infused with pomegranate and molasses. This spin on the traditional saison pours a dark garnet colour with a slight tan head. Mild clove and spice aromas come through in the Belgian esters on the nose. Malt forward roasted flavours lead into…Read more Phillips Brewing Releases Phantoma Dark Saison