Ravens Brewing Releases 2018 Oldhand Coffee IPA

Ravens Brewing in Abbotsford BC has announced the release of the 2018 version of their Oldhand coffee IPA. Oldhand coffee IPA combines the bright, juicy tropical flavours and aromas of Mosaic and Amarillo hops with delicately roasted Kenyan coffee, which provides caramel, grapefruit, and blackcurrant, characteristics. With an assertive bitter back bone, they say that…Read more Ravens Brewing Releases 2018 Oldhand Coffee IPA

BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Jan 29–Feb 4, 2018

Jan 30: Beer Club – Driftwood Brewery The Landing Liquor Store, Nanimo, BC; 19:00–22:00 Driftwood Brewery form Victoria will be here to present their wares on Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 @ 7pm. Please contact the store via phone, messenger, or email in order to reserve your spot as space is very limited! Event page Jan…Read more BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Jan 29–Feb 4, 2018

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Jan 15–21 (31 Uniques)

'twas another week filled with great craft beer. I tried 31 different beers this week, many at home, but several at the Spinnakers barrel-aged beer release and a few down at Smiths pub. Draught Fig Deal Barley Wine by Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub—at Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouses This English-style barley wine had notes of figs,…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Jan 15–21 (31 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)

BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Nov 20–26

Nov 21: Brewery vs. Winery Dinner CRAFT Beer Market, Vancouver, BC; 18:00–21:00 Brewery vs. Winery Dinner Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 Beer or wine? Why not have both at Craft Beer Market's twist on this annual event. Brewmaster Evan from Doan's Craft Brewing and Sommelier Brent from Blasted Church Vineyards will go head-to-head for each of…Read more BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Nov 20–26

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

Well, it looks like I didn't go out for beers once this week. I just drank lots of beer at home and shared a few with my wonderful girlfriend when she came over. Old Embalmer (2012) by Widmer Brothers Brewing I aged this barleywine for five years! It had had rich malty notes of caramel,…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Sept 18–24 ( 23 Uniques)

Doan’s and Ravens Collaborate on Funtimes: Saftig Frucht

Doan's Craft Brewing in Vancouver BC has announced the third entry in their "Funtimes" collaboration series: Saftig Frucht. For Saftg Frucht they collaborated with Ravens Brewing of Abbotsford BC to create a lightly salted ale with guava, mango and passionfruit. Saftig Frucht should start appearing at select private liquor stores through BC next week. 4% ABV…Read more Doan’s and Ravens Collaborate on Funtimes: Saftig Frucht

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Aug 28–Sept 3 (30 Uniques)

Here's last week's notes! They're a little brief this week as I've been busy with GCBF stuff. I might have to skip next week because I'm about to drink a large amount of beers! Bottles & Cans Le Quench Du Soif by Brasserie Dunham & Twin Sails Brewing A rich and complex wild IPA with…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Aug 28–Sept 3 (30 Uniques)