Ravens Brewing in Abbotsford, BC has released a new limited-edition seasonal called Tune In. Tune In is a blackberry ale that was brewed in collaboration with the radio stations Country 107.1 and Star 98.3. Partial Proceeds from the sale of this beer will be donated to Canuck Place children's hospice. Tune In is available now at the…Read more Ravens Brewing Releases Tune In Blackberry Ale
Good news! We're all caught up and back on track for weekly updates on my thinly-veiled alcoholism! This week features lots of amazing bottles and cans at home, as well as drinks on draught at The Drake, Smiths, and The Guild. Bottles Backwoods Bastard (2018) by Founders Brewing Co. Notes of scotch, bourbon, peaty smoke,…Read more Weekly Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Aug 16–22 (35 Beers)
Ravens Brewing in Abbotsford, BC has released a special collaboration with East Vancouver's Doan's Craft Brewing called Excitebeer. Excitebeer is a Berliner Weisse-style sour ale that was dry-hopped with citra, mosaic, and mandarina bavaria. Excitebeer is available now at the Ravens tasting room and cans will be shipping to select private liquor stores soon.
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!
Sorry it's been a while! I went to Vancouver for a few days, then went to Seattle for a bit, then the next week was Hopoxia. So much beer was drunk that I didn't have time for this. In fact, I drank a shit ton last week too... maybe I have a problem... Some of…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes: June 11–17, 2018 (44 Beers)
Ravens Brewing in Abbotsford, BC has released a limited-edition seasonal called Rook.* Rook is a sour wheat ale brewed with the addition of Fraser Valley strawberries and rhubarb, then hopped with Huell Melon. It is said to be refreshing and tart, balanced by big juicy aromas and flavours. Rook will be available this week at the Ravens tasting room…Read more Ravens Brewing Releases Rook Strawberry Rhubarb Sour
It's a big week with Vancouver Craft Beer Week in full swing! As always, if you know of any events that I don't have listed here, please drop me an email. May 29: 4th Anniversary Beer Release & Open House Main Street Brewing, Vancouver, BC; 16:00–21:00 We are turning 4 and want you to celebrate with…Read more Weekly BC Craft Beer Events List: May 28–Jun 3, 2018
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
As always, if you know of any events that I don't have listed here, please drop me an email. Apr 19: Unappreciated Lagers Vessel Liquor, Victoria, BC; 18:30–20:00 Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Taste through…Read more Weekly BC Craft Beer Events List: April 9–15, 2018
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)