Spinnakers Releases Cabernet Barrel-Aged IPA and Ortega Blonde

SpinnakersBrewpub in Victoria BC released two new beers over the last week: Cabernet Barrel-Aged IPA and Ortega Blonde. Cabernet Barrel-Aged IPA is the eight release in the Spinnakers "Brewers Reserve" series. This unique brew was aged in Cabernet barrels from the Napa valley and is said to be full-bodied with a touch of tartness and Brett funk.…Read more Spinnakers Releases Cabernet Barrel-Aged IPA and Ortega Blonde

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)

Moon, Spinnakers, Swans, and Canoe Collaborate on Rock Bay Table Saison

The Harbour Brewpubs Collective, which consists of Moon Under Water, Spinnakers, Swans, and Canoe is set to release the first of four collaborations this week. Called Rock Bay, this low ABV table saison was brewed with ADH 527 hops (similar to Azzaca) and will be available at all four Victoria Brewpubs, as well as a…Read more Moon, Spinnakers, Swans, and Canoe Collaborate on Rock Bay Table Saison

Craft Beer Events for the Week of Mar 13–19, 2017

It seems things have calmed down a bit after Victoria Beer Week and various events in Vancouver and the rest of BC last week. This is probably a good thing, as my liver took quite a beating! Do you have an event happening this week that you’d like to see listed? Feel free to send…Read more Craft Beer Events for the Week of Mar 13–19, 2017

Boozy Events for the Week of Feb 6–12, 2017

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 February 8: Weizenbock Cask night Moon Under Water, Victoria, BC (map); 17:00 PST This Wednesday at 5pm we'll tap the first cask of…Read more Boozy Events for the Week of Feb 6–12, 2017

Boozy Events for the Week of Jan 15–21

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 18: Aletown Beer Society X Moody Ales The New Oxford, Vancouver, BC (map); 17:00-22:00 PST The fine folks at Moody Ales have blessed…Read more Boozy Events for the Week of Jan 15–21

Spinnakers Releases Fire Fighter’s Thirst Extinguisher Session Lager

Spinnakers has released a special session lager that is dedicated to the Victoria firefighters who worked hard to battle the blazes that were set to destroy the historic brewpub last November. Partial proceeds of the beer will go to the Victoria Firefighters Charitable Foundation. Style: Light lager ABV: 4.2% IBU: 35 Format: 473ml can Blurb:…Read more Spinnakers Releases Fire Fighter’s Thirst Extinguisher Session Lager

The 12 Beer Reviews of Christmas #12: Spinnakers Festive Spiced Saison

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me… From the label: This years incarnation of Festive Saison blends a holiday spiced saison with Spinnakers own dry apple cider. This once a year treat combines the best of Spinnakers Brewery and Cidery, so enjoy it while it lasts! From our family to yours,…Read more The 12 Beer Reviews of Christmas #12: Spinnakers Festive Spiced Saison