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 1–7 (40 Unique Beer)

On man! This is the latest ever. Have you ever had one of those weeks where the universe just dunks your head in the mire, then pulls you up and you think that your salvation is at hand, but it's just a ruse so that it can kick you in the head and then hold…Read more Craft Beer Tasting Notes for the Week of May 1–7 (40 Unique Beer)

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes— Apr 17–23 (34 Unique Beers)

Another big week (when isn't it), with my usually bombers and cans at home, drinks at Hank's and The Drake, and a house party, which left me a little worse for wear... Bottle and Cans: The Last Aurochs by Driftwood Brewery The heffe yeast brings unmistakable isoamyl acetate banana flavour and clove and pepper nose.…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes— Apr 17–23 (34 Unique Beers)

Steamworks to Release Umeboshi Sour as Second Beer in Illumination Series

Steamworks Brewing in Burnaby BC has announced the second release in its Illumination series, called Umeboshi Sour. Umeboshi Sour is a new Japanese plum infused beer that starts with a clean malt base that is then kettle soured and fermented with over 500 pounds of sour plums, before finally being generously dry hopped with Nelson Sauvin…Read more Steamworks to Release Umeboshi Sour as Second Beer in Illumination Series

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes— Mar 12–19  (35 beers)

I've skipped this weekly piece for the last couple of weeks, because it was so hard to keep track of all the beers I drank during Victoria Beer week. However, it's back again! Looks like I clocked 35 beers last week, between bottles at home, on draft at bars, and tasters. Where available, click the…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes— Mar 12–19  (35 beers)

Beer Review: East of East Van from Steamworks & Dageraad

Both Dageraad and Steamworks have been pretty active on the collaboration front recently. First Steamworks collaborated with Field House on their coolship collab, then Dageraad collaborated with Steel & Oak on their Suburbs IPA. Now these two Burnabarby-based brewers have come together to brew a special beer called East of East Vancouver. This exotic saison…Read more Beer Review: East of East Van from Steamworks & Dageraad

Steamworks Releases East of East Van Collaboration with Dageraad

Steamworks Brewing has announced the release of a collabeeration with fellow Burnaby-based brewers, Dageraad Brewing. Aptly named East of East Van, this exotic saison was brewed on Steamworks' state-of-the-art brewing system, then manually bottled on Dageraad's old-fashioned hand bottler and bottle conditioned in their warm room. The result is a true collaboration of both the brains and the…Read more Steamworks Releases East of East Van Collaboration with Dageraad

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Feb 13–19 (30 Beers)

Here's last week's tasting notes. Sorry it's a little late. I'm still fighting the dregs of the flu and it takes a while to do notes on 30 beers! If you want to follow my developing alcoholism in real-time, feel free to follow me on Untappd. 🙂 Grand Cru (aged 5 years)—North Coast Brewing Company…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Feb 13–19 (30 Beers)

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