Blitzen Belgian Tripel! Because Rudolph is a Jerk!

Steamworks Belgian Tripel
 

 Beer: Blitzen Belgian Tripel Brewery: Steamworks Location: Vancouver, BC Style: Belgian Tripel Alcohol: 9% When all the holiday hubbub is over, like most other people, I like to reflect on all the oddities of Christmas’ festive songs. Steamworks’ “Blitzen Belgian Tripel” brings a very important question to mind: Why does Rudolph get all the attention? What about theRead More

Sleigh Booster – The Beer You Shoulda Left Out for Santa

Sleigh Booster Imperial Red Ale
 

 Beer: Sleigh Booster Brewery: Bridge Brewing Location: North Vancouver, BC Style: Imperial Red Ale Alcohol: 9% I’m sure there are people out there that won’t like Bridge Brewing’s Sleigh Booster for various reasons, but they are, what I like to call…”poopoo heads”. Yes there are better beer out there, but there is nothing that isn’t veryRead More

Craft Crossing Holiday Soundtrack – Day 24 – JitterBuzz

Central City Jitterbug Coffee Stout
 

 Beer:  Jitter Buzz Brewery: Central City Brewing Location: Surrey, BC Style: Coffee Stout Alcohol: 9% Series: Craft Crossing Well my friends, it is the last day of the Craft Crossing adventure and our journey together has come to an end. We’ve shared some laughs, tasted a bunch of beer and have definitely had a few rough morningsRead More

Craft Crossing Holiday Soundtrack – Day 23 – Vow of Silence

Parallel 49 Vow of Silence Belgian Strong
 

 Beer: Vow of Silence Brewery: Parallel 49 Brewing Location: Vancouver, BC Style: Belgian Strong Alcohol: 10% Series: Craft Crossing Two days until Christmas and it’s Parallel 49’s last brew in the Craft Crossing pack. What a way to go out. Vow of Silence is Christmas in a bottle. Even the dude on the bottle looks a littleRead More

Craft Crossing Holiday Soundtrack – Day 22 – Thor’s Hammer

Central City Thor's Hammer
 

 Beer:  Thor’s Hammer Brewery: Central City Brewing Location: Surrey, BC Style: Barley Wine Alcohol: 11.5% Series: Craft Crossing Here’s another one that I predicted would be in the pack. In fact it is in the exact same position as Last year’s pack. No points for originality here guys. Barley wines are a style that I have aRead More

Craft Crossing Holiday Soundtrack – Day 21 – Sahti Claws Finish Sahti

Parallel 49 Sahti Claws
 

 Beer: Sahti Claws Brewery: Parallel 49 Brewing Location: Vancouver, BC Style: Finnish Sahti Alcohol: 7.5% Series: Craft Crossing I was was wondering if Parallel 49 was going to throw Sahti Claws in this mix this year. I’m glad they did because this is a style that you don’t really see much of on the West CoastRead More

Craft Crossing Holiday Soundtrack – Day 20 – Red Racer Imperial IPA

Central City Imperial IPA
 

 Beer:  Red Racer Imperial IPA Brewery: Central City Brewing Location: Surrey, BC Style: IPA Alcohol: 9% Series: Craft Crossing If you’ve been following along, then you probably know where I am going to go with this one. I went on a bit of a rant over Central City’s IPA being in the pack. Check out the postRead More

Craft Crossing Holiday Soundtrack – Day 19 – Please Sir S’more Stout

Parallel 49 Please Sir S'More Stout
 

 Beer: Please Sir Brewery: Parallel 49 Brewing Location: Vancouver, BC Style: S’more Stout Alcohol: 10% Series: Craft Crossing After Psychopz two days ago, I was a little weary as to what the beer elves would leave for me in today’s Craft Crossing Selection. The second I pulled Parallel 49’s S’More Stout out of the box, I wouldRead More

Craft Crossing Holiday Soundtrack – Day 18 – Gary’s Gourd Squash Ale

Central City Gary's Gourd Squash Ale
 

 Beer:  Gary’s Gourd Brewery: Central City Brewing Location: Surrey, BC Style: Squash Ale Alcohol: 9% Series: Craft Crossing The label may not shout out Winter Beer, but Central City finally delivered what I am looking for: Gary’s Gourd. I was about to lose hope in them, their offerings up to this point were a little short onRead More

Craft Crossing Holiday Soundtrack – Day 17 – Psychopz India Pale Lager

Parallel 49 Psychopz India Pale Lager
 

 Beer: Psychopz Brewery: Parallel 49 Brewing Location: Vancouver, BC Style: India Pale Lager Alcohol: 6.5% Series: Craft Crossing Parallel 49 was doing so well in the Craft Crossing pack, the beer was getting darker, the labels had a Christmassy tinge to them and I was getting excited. Then they put Psychopz India Pale Lager in the pack. Aren’tRead More