Phillips Releases Dinosour Blackberry Sour

Phillips Brewery in Victoria BC has released a new seasonal called Dinosour. Dinosour is a blackberry sour ale that packs a delightfully tart bite. Soured with Phillips' house-cultured lactobacillus strain, blackberries are added pre and post fermentaceous period, balancing sour flavours with fresh berry sweetness. Dinosour is available now at the Phillips retail store as well as…Read more Phillips Releases Dinosour Blackberry Sour

Phillips Releases 2017 Batch of Hoperation Tripel Cross

Rejoice! after a loooong wait, Phillips Brewing has finally decided to brew up a new batch of their Hoperation Tripel Cross. Hoperation Tripel Cross is a Belgian-style IPA, or hop-forward tripel, characterized by a light citrus nose with lemon accents, which yield to delicate Belgian esters. Balanced by big floral hops and mild black pepper spice, this…Read more Phillips Releases 2017 Batch of Hoperation Tripel Cross

Tickets Now Available for Phillips’ Hopoxia 2017 Beer Festival

Phillips Brewing has opened ticket sales for the seventh annual Hopoxia beer festival. This celebration of hoppy beers is a fantastic event hosted in the Phillips backyard and is always a great time for hop-heads like me. Full details below. See you there! April 12th, 2017: HOPoxia is back! The seventh annual beer festival dedicated exclusively…Read more Tickets Now Available for Phillips’ Hopoxia 2017 Beer Festival

Phillips Brewing Releases Scythe Matters Imperial Hefeweizen

Phillips Brewing has announced the release of their latest single batch beer: Scythe Matters. Described as being the big brother to Wheatking,  Scythe Matters is a 7.2% imperial hefeweizen fermented with a Bavarian yeast strain that offers a complex ester profile. It is said to have notes of bubblegum, clove, and banana that are all rounded off with…Read more Phillips Brewing Releases Scythe Matters Imperial Hefeweizen

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes— Mar 12–19  (35 beers)

I've skipped this weekly piece for the last couple of weeks, because it was so hard to keep track of all the beers I drank during Victoria Beer week. However, it's back again! Looks like I clocked 35 beers last week, between bottles at home, on draft at bars, and tasters. Where available, click the…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes— Mar 12–19  (35 beers)

What to Try at the 8th Annual Island Beer Festival

The Strathcona Hotel is hosting the 8th annual Island Beer Fest on Saturday February 25 from 1pm-7pm. While there are still a couple of surprises in stock, this is pretty much a full list of the beers being served. The line-up is looking pretty decent. It looks like there may be a couple of casks on…Read more What to Try at the 8th Annual Island Beer Festival

Phillips to Release 2017 Benefit Brews and New Batch of Space Goat

Phillips Brewing in Victoria BC has announced the release of both their 2017 BC and Alberta benefit brews as well as the re-release of their popular Space Goat dry-hopped oat pale ale seasonal.  I'm surprised to see Space Goat return so soon, as I think it was only released last fall. I'd really like to try…Read more Phillips to Release 2017 Benefit Brews and New Batch of Space Goat

Phillips’ Coulrophobia Resurfaces as Chucklehead in 650ml Bombers

Phillips has been making their Coulrophobia red ale for a few years now, but they've always had a bit of a problem with the name, as very few people were able to pronounce it correctly and even fewer knew that it meant fear of clowns. I even heard different people at the brewery pronouncing it in different…Read more Phillips’ Coulrophobia Resurfaces as Chucklehead in 650ml Bombers