Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Oct 2–8

What a week. We're in full harvest mode right now, with tons of fresh hop and pumpkin beers in the mix! Bottles and Cans Surround by Stillwater Artisanal This imperial wheat stout had the aroma of cognac. The palate brought caramel, dark chocolate, molasses, smoke, and oak. It was full-bodied and chewy with a very…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Oct 2–8

Parallel 49 Releases Amalgamation: a 9 Brewery Fresh-Hop Collaboration

Parallel 49 Brewing in Vancouver BC has announced the release of a special collaboration beer with Boombox, Dageraad, Four Winds, Powell Brewery, Doan's, Bomber, Hearthstone, and Parkside. Called Amalgamation, this fresh-hopped double IPA was brewed with 300 lb of fresh Amarillo hops from the Yakima Valley. Amalgamation is available in 4-packs of tall calls today at…Read more Parallel 49 Releases Amalgamation: a 9 Brewery Fresh-Hop Collaboration

Powell Brewery to Release Fresh Hopped Wild IPA

Powell Brewery in Vancouver has announced the release of their new Fresh Hopped Wild IPA. Fresh Hopped Wild IPA was dry-hopped with 200 pounds of fresh Amarillo hops. To really get as much out of the hops as possible, they used liquid nitrogen to freeze and crush them, releasing all the lupulin goodness held inside the hop cones.…Read more Powell Brewery to Release Fresh Hopped Wild IPA

Powell Brewery Releases Batch #2 of Ode to Wallflower

Powell Brewery in Vancouver has announced the release of a second batch of their Ode to Wallflower pale ale. Originally released in April 2017, Ode to Wallflower is Powell's Ode to Citra Pale Ale that has been aged in aged in Odd Society Spirits' Wallflower Gin barrels to produce a botanically charged, slightly oaked, and incredibly delicious…Read more Powell Brewery Releases Batch #2 of Ode to Wallflower

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Aug 14–20 (27 Unique Beers)

With no beer festivals or brewery crawls, were back down to a slightly more reasonable 27 unique beers this week... well, reasonable for me at least Don't judge me! Bottle and cans Rosé de Gambrinus (2016) by Brasserie Cantillon This was a young sample of the 2016 batch and was ripe with fresh and fruity…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Aug 14–20 (27 Unique Beers)

I left My Liver in Vancouver, or How I Visited 43 Craft Breweries in 48 hours and Lived to Tell the Tale

Do you ever have a really stupid idea to do something, then against your better judgement, do it anyway? Well, that's pretty much a way of life for me! In May I had the ridiculous idea to visit Vancouver for the weekend and attempt to visit 43 craft breweries by public transit. It was quite…Read more I left My Liver in Vancouver, or How I Visited 43 Craft Breweries in 48 hours and Lived to Tell the Tale

Craft Beer Tasting Notes for the Week of May 29–Jun 4 (24 unique beers)

It's baaaaack! I had to take a couple of weeks off, because I drank way more than I had time to review with pub crawls, special events, my birthday, and my epic Vancouver brewery crawl. This week was pretty reasonable, though, so enjoy! Disco Nap by Twin Sails Brewing at Frank White's Dive Store Hoppy…Read more Craft Beer Tasting Notes for the Week of May 29–Jun 4 (24 unique beers)

Craft Beer Tasting Notes for the Week of May 8–14 (43 unique beers)

Look, I'm not an alcoholic! I swear, I just enjoy a good drink! It was a big week with some incredibly special beers that I shared with some wonderful people. Some of these notes are understandably brief... quantity over quality, I guess. Bois Sauvage by Townsite Brewing Mild farmhouse funk and tart acidity. Cherry and…Read more Craft Beer Tasting Notes for the Week of May 8–14 (43 unique beers)