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)

Powell Brewery To Release La Bella Barrel-Aged Sour Farmhouse Ale

Powell Brewery in Vancouver, BC has is set to release a limited-edition seasonal called La Belle. La Belle is a sour farmhouse ale that was aged for 18 months in a mix of gin and wine barrels. They say that it has a pleasant gin aroma and wild yeast character that is complemented by an…Read more Powell Brewery To Release La Bella Barrel-Aged Sour Farmhouse Ale

Powell Brewery To Release Rising Sun Yuzu Rice Lager

Powell Brewery in Vancouver, BC has is set to release a limited-edition seasonal called Rising Sun. Rising Sun is a refreshing lager brewed with jasmine black rice and yuzu, which is a Japanese citrus fruit with an aroma similar to a combination of lime, lemon, mandarin, and grapefruit. Rising No will be available at the tasting…Read more Powell Brewery To Release Rising Sun Yuzu Rice Lager

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

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)

Powell Brewery Collaborates with Doan’s on Back to Basics IPA

Powell Brewery in Vancouver, BC is set to release a special collaboration with Doan's called Back to Basics IPA. Back To Basics is a classic West Coast IPA that is described as being hoppy, bitter, and citrusy, with a nice dry finish. Back to Basics is available now at the Powell Brewery tasting room and will…Read more Powell Brewery Collaborates with Doan’s on Back to Basics IPA