Weekly Tasting Notes—Farmhouse Fest 2018 Edition!

Well, this is a very delayed edition on the (sort of) weekly tasting notes. This week's focuses on Famhouse Fest and all of the wonderful events surrounding it, including tap takeovers by Bellwoods Brewery, Modern Times, Aslan Brewing, and Blood Brothers Brewing. There were a few other great beers drunk in the week leading up…Read more Weekly Tasting Notes—Farmhouse Fest 2018 Edition!

Powell Brewery To Release Invisible “No Coast IPA”

Powell Brewery in Vancouver, BC has is set to release a limited-edition seasonal called Invisible. Invisible is labeled as a "No Coast IPA" and is a blend of the newer North East-style hazy IPA and the traditional West Coast IPA. Implementing practices to achieve haze, combined with the use of east and west coast hops, the…Read more Powell Brewery To Release Invisible “No Coast IPA”

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes: April 30–May 6 (30 Beers)

This week featured a trip to The Drake for the anniversary and my first date with my girlfriend, Cinco de Mayo at Moon Under Water, a stop at Swans to try their new beers, and some hiking beers. Bottles & Cans Équinoxe Du Printemps (2018) by Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! This maple scotch ale had…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes: April 30–May 6 (30 Beers)

BC Breweries Take home 9 Awards at the 2018 World Beer Cup

The  2018 Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® was held  at Music City Center in Nashville this week and the conference concluded with the presentation of the World Beer Cup awards. Beers were judged during six sessions over a period of three days by an elite panel of 295 judges who tasted 8,234 beers from 33 countries. This year 2,515…Read more BC Breweries Take home 9 Awards at the 2018 World Beer Cup

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)

Weekly BC Craft Beer Events List: April 23–29, 2018

As always, if you know of any events that I don't have listed here, please drop me an email. Apr 23: Beer Tasting Dinner with East Van Brewing Nomad Restaurant, Vancouver, BC; 18:30–23:00 Nomad Restaurant is teaming up with East Van Brewing Company to bring you a 3 course beer tasting dinner! Perfect for the…Read more Weekly BC Craft Beer Events List: April 23–29, 2018

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)

Powell Brewery To Release Yippee-Ki-Yay Nordic Table Beer

Powell Brewery in Vancouver, BC has is set to release a limited-edition seasonal called Yippee-Ki-Yay. Yippee-Ki-Yay is labelled as a Mosaic dry-hopped mixed fermented Nordic table beer. It was fermented with Nordic and American yeast strains, along with Lactobacillus to produce a light, effervescent, and vinous-like ale. A significant Mosaic dry-hop adds flavours and aromas of…Read more Powell Brewery To Release Yippee-Ki-Yay Nordic Table Beer