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)

Riot Collaborates with Sooke Ocean Side on Synchronicity Strong Red Kolsch

Riot Brewing in Chemainus, BC has announced a special collaboration with Sooke Ocean Side Brewery called Synchronicity. Synchronicity is described as being a strong and easy-drinking red-coloured Kölsch that has a slightly earthy hop character balanced with a pleasing malt flavour. Synchronicity is available now at the brewery and will be heading to select private liquor stores…Read more Riot Collaborates with Sooke Ocean Side on Synchronicity Strong Red Kolsch

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Feb 5–11, 2018 (36 Uniques)

Last week's tastings come courtesy of Island Beer & Spirit Festival, drinks at The Drake with some good friends, and several bottles and cans shared at home with my amazing girlfriend. Bottle & Cans Wake Up Dead Nitro by Left Hand Brewing Company Smooth and creamy on nitro! Roasty malts dominated the palate with notes…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Feb 5–11, 2018 (36 Uniques)

9th Annual Island Beer Festival Returns to its Roots and Expands Focus

Last Sunday marked the 9th anniversary of the Island Beer Festival, which is hosted annually at the Strathcona Hotel in Victoria, BC. This year's festival was a little different from previous years, in that the focus expanded to also include cider and spirits. At the same time, the focus changed back to the event's original…Read more 9th Annual Island Beer Festival Returns to its Roots and Expands Focus

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Oct 9–15 (41 Uniques)

This was a big week, with two tap takeovers and a pub crawl for my girlfriend's birthday, plus we drank quite a bit at home... Bottle & Cans Numbskull Ahtanum Edition by Lighthouse Brewing Company Floral nose with hoppy notes of grapefruit and peaches on the palate over a complex malt base. Finishes with earthy…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Oct 9–15 (41 Uniques)

What to Try at the 8th Annual Island Beer Festival

The Strathcona Hotel is hosting the 8th annual Island Beer Fest on Saturday February 25 from 1pm-7pm. While there are still a couple of surprises in stock, this is pretty much a full list of the beers being served. The line-up is looking pretty decent. It looks like there may be a couple of casks on…Read more What to Try at the 8th Annual Island Beer Festival

Boozy Events for the Week of Jan 23–29

Do you have an event happening this week that you’d like to see listed? Feel free to send me an email. For a full list of events, check out my Facebook page  January 24: CAMRA Victoria AGM and Executive Elections Swans Brewpub, Victoria, BC (map); 19:00-21:00 PST; CAMRA members only The AGM will be held in…Read more Boozy Events for the Week of Jan 23–29

Boozy Events for the Week of Dec 5–11

December 5: Sooke Oceanside Brewery cask night Route 14, Sooke, BC (map); 15:00–21:00 PST; Free Route 14 in Sooke will be hosting the Sooke Oceanside Brewery's inaugural Cask night, featuring a collaboration brew using Stick in the Mud's specialty fine roast coffee beans. Facebook event. December 6: Victoria Beer Week ticket launch party Ticket Rocket Office,…Read more Boozy Events for the Week of Dec 5–11