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

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Nov 13–19 (36 beers)

Good god, I drank a lot of good beer this week. Well done me! Bottles & Cans Passionfruit Milkshark by Bellwoods Brewery Juicy and delicious with big notes of passionfruit and vanilla, along with a hint of apple. It was a smooth and silky mouthfeel. Home Ec by Twin Sails Brewing This Tirimisu stout had…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Nov 13–19 (36 beers)

Strathcona Releases Primo DIPA as 1st Anniversary Beer

Strathcona Beer CompanyStrathcona Beer Company in Vancouver BC has is marking their first anniversary by releasing a new beer called Primo. Primo is a double IPA that uses a base of German pilsner, NW pale malt, white wheat, and oats and was hopped with Sorachi Ace, Waimea, Mandarin Bavaria, and Vic Secret. Primo is available…Read more Strathcona Releases Primo DIPA as 1st Anniversary Beer

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Nov 6–12 (35 Beers)

OK, I guess that was another big week. I went over to Vancouver on Sunday and hit up a few breweries. Goodnight Sweet Prince by Twin Sails Brewing This was one of the best coffee stouts I've ever had. It had dark roast coffee flavour with just enough sweetness to offset the bitterness. It also…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Nov 6–12 (35 Beers)

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)

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Oct 2–8

What a week. We're in full harvest mode right now, with tons of fresh hop and pumpkin beers in the mix! Bottles and Cans Surround by Stillwater Artisanal This imperial wheat stout had the aroma of cognac. The palate brought caramel, dark chocolate, molasses, smoke, and oak. It was full-bodied and chewy with a very…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Oct 2–8

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Sept 18–24 ( 23 Uniques)

Well, it looks like I didn't go out for beers once this week. I just drank lots of beer at home and shared a few with my wonderful girlfriend when she came over. Old Embalmer (2012) by Widmer Brothers Brewing I aged this barleywine for five years! It had had rich malty notes of caramel,…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Sept 18–24 ( 23 Uniques)