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

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Dec 25–31, 2017

With both Christmas and New Year's in the same week, this was a big week—both in terms of the amount of beers and the high ABV. Don't worry. I took New Year's Day off... I was too hungover to get out of bed! Draught Armored Fist CDA by Boneyard Beer Company I really like this.…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Dec 25–31, 2017

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Dec 18–24 (23 Uniques)

Mahalo Parfait Milkshake IPA by Brasserie Dunham & Bellwoods Brewery Floral/herbal and tropical fruit nose. Juicy papaya on the palate with a touch of pineapple, pine, and cranberry. Smooth and creamy texture. Ichorous Imperial Stout by Blindman Brewing Thick and inky with notes of coffee, chocolate, figs, and liquorice. Sweet body with a little bitterness…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Dec 18–24 (23 Uniques)

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Dec 11–17 (88 Uniques)

Well, that was a busy week of boozing, with the Strange Fellows birthday bash, the Parallel 49 barley wine festival, Vancouver brewery hopping, a trip to The Drake, and a tasting. Sorry for the lack of pictures. I'm running out of server space! Draught Death Blow by Twin Sails Brewing—At the Parallel 49 Barley Wine…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Dec 11–17 (88 Uniques)

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Nov 27–Dec 3 (36 Beers)

My girlfriend came back from a month-long trip to visit her family in El Salvador, so we had some drinking to catch up on. There were about another 30 beers sampled at the Christmas Craft Beer Show, but I didn't take notes on those. Bottles & Cans Palate Wrecker by Green Flash Brewing Company Big…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Nov 27–Dec 3 (36 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)

BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Oct 16–22

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 Oct 16: Training Post: Big Beer Trading Post Brewing, Langley, BC; 19:00–22:00 Gary Lohin from Central City Brewers + Distillers will be in the Tasting Room…Read more BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Oct 16–22