2018 Okanagan Fest of Ale Award Winners Announced

The 2018 Okanagan Fest of Ale was held over the weekend at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre. The festival culminated with an award ceremony, where awards were presented in 13 categories chosen by a panel of 9 industry experts, as well as 5 chosen by the public. Congratulations to all of this year's winner! Judges’…Read more 2018 Okanagan Fest of Ale Award Winners Announced

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Jan 15–21 (31 Uniques)

'twas another week filled with great craft beer. I tried 31 different beers this week, many at home, but several at the Spinnakers barrel-aged beer release and a few down at Smiths pub. Draught Fig Deal Barley Wine by Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub—at Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouses This English-style barley wine had notes of figs,…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Jan 15–21 (31 Uniques)

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—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)

Parkside Brewery Releases Dreamboat Hazy IPA

Parkside Brewery in Port Moody BC has released their new Dreamboat Hazy IPA. Made with Superior Pilsner malt, flaked wheat, and oats, this limited-release unfiltered IPA has waves of fresh melon and hand-squeezed citrus notes from a blend of Cashmere, Lemondrop, Citra, and Azacca hops. Dreamboat Hazy IPA is available now at the tasting room.…Read more Parkside Brewery Releases Dreamboat Hazy IPA

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Dec 4–10 (70 uniques)

This week's notes will be pretty brief, as I drank an insane amount of beers and a few of these were from memory alone. 🙂 Bottles & Cans El Cuatro by The Ale Apothecary Horseblanket on the nose. Plums and cherries on the palate with a touch of brandy and oak. Tart and funky. The…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes—Dec 4–10 (70 uniques)

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—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)

Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Aug 14–20 (27 Unique Beers)

With no beer festivals or brewery crawls, were back down to a slightly more reasonable 27 unique beers this week... well, reasonable for me at least Don't judge me! Bottle and cans Rosé de Gambrinus (2016) by Brasserie Cantillon This was a young sample of the 2016 batch and was ripe with fresh and fruity…Read more Last Week’s Craft Beer Tasting Notes: Aug 14–20 (27 Unique Beers)