Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Jan 8–14, 2018 (26 Uniques)

Last week was a good week of boozing. The quantity wasn't huge this week, but the quality was amazing. Huge thanks to Copper & Theory for their amazing European beer tap takeover at Moon Under Water. Bottles & Cans Cherry Foreword by Coalesce Brewing Funky, sour and fruity with big cherry notes along with grainy…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Jan 8–14, 2018 (26 Uniques)

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Jan 1–7

What a week! I drank so many amazing beers at The Drake's Wild & Sour day, along with tons of fantastic beers at home. Keeping the party going into the New Year! 😉 The Drake's Wild & Sour event Gueuze Tilquin – Draft Version by Gueuzerie Tilquin Tart, sour, and funky with notes yes of…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Jan 1–7

Steel & Oak Collaborates with Field House on Framework

Steel & Oak Brewing in New Westminster BC has collaborated with Field House Brewing of Abbotsford on a farmhouse ale called Framework. Framework is a saison brewed with orange peel, elderflower, and lingonberry . A true collaboration, Fieldwork was fermented with Field House's wild farmhouse yeast at Steel & Oak’s brewery. Framework will be released…Read more Steel & Oak Collaborates with Field House on Framework

BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Jan 8–14, 2018

This week is super quiet for events. If you know of any that I haven't listed, then please let me know! Jan 10: S&O x Field House: Beer Collaboration Launch and Tap Takeover! Bells and Whistles, Vancouver, BC; 12:00–22:00 We will be launching our delicious Holliwood Oyster Stout on January 11th at Spinnakers. This year…Read more BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Jan 8–14, 2018

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Dec 25–31, 2017

With both Christmas and New Year's in the same week, this was a big week—both in terms of the amount of beers and the high ABV. Don't worry. I took New Year's Day off... I was too hungover to get out of bed! Draught Armored Fist CDA by Boneyard Beer Company I really like this.…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Dec 25–31, 2017

Steel & Oak Brewing Releases Secretariat

Steel & Oak Brewing in New Westminster BC has released the second beer in their new “Hometown” series with a saison called Secretariat. First brewed for Farmhouse Fest 2017, Secretariat is a saison that was conditioned on guava and refermented with Brettanomyces claussenii. It is said to have tropical fruit notes and finish dry. This saison can…Read more Steel & Oak Brewing Releases Secretariat

Steel & Oak Launches Hometown Series with Columbia

Steel & Oak Brewing in New Westminster BC has announced the launch of their new "Hometown" Series with a tasting room exclusive ale called Columbia. Columbia is a mixed culture saison with notes of tropical fruit and funk. Bottle conditioning since August, Columbia can be enjoyed now or cellared for a sunny patio day in…Read more Steel & Oak Launches Hometown Series with Columbia

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Dec 11–17 (88 Uniques)

Well, that was a busy week of boozing, with the Strange Fellows birthday bash, the Parallel 49 barley wine festival, Vancouver brewery hopping, a trip to The Drake, and a tasting. Sorry for the lack of pictures. I'm running out of server space! Draught Death Blow by Twin Sails Brewing—At the Parallel 49 Barley Wine…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Dec 11–17 (88 Uniques)

BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Dec 18–24

It's a bit of a quieter week this week, with the run up to Christmas, but there still a few tasting and some other bits and pieces going on. Dec 19: In Store Tasting: Hearthstone Hillside Liquor, Victoria, BC; 15:00–19:00 Join Brian and come sample beers from one of North Vancouver's finest breweries, Hearthstone Brewery. Sub…Read more BC Craft Beer Events for the Week of Dec 18–24