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That is one big Bastard! Stone’s Double Bastard

Stone Double Bastard

  Beer:  Double Bastard Ale Brewery: Stone Brewing Location: Escondido, San Diego Style: Strong Ale Alcohol:  11.2% Ever been slapped in the face? If you haven’t, stop reading now go out, get slapped and come back, otherwise you won’t understand what I am talking about. Now that I am among fellow slapees, I can continue. Stone Brewing’s… Read More

Gentlemen (and Ladies) prefer Blondes – Rogue’s 25th Anniversary Ale

Rogue 25th Anniversary Ale Small

  Beer:  Integrity Ale Brewery: Rogue Ales Location: Newport, Oregon Style: Blonde Ale Alcohol:  7.2% When I saw Rogue’s (25th Anniversary) Integrity Ale on the store shelf, I bought it and didn’t want to know any more about it.  I always love the artistry put in to special brews for special occasions. As suspected, Rogue did not disappoint. I… Read More

Who’s afraid of the big red sour? Parallel 49 does it again!

lil redemption square

  Beer:  Lil’ REDemption (3rd Anniversary) Brewery: Parallel 49 Brewing Company Location: Vancouver, BC Style: Cherry Sour Alcohol:  6.7% Yeah, yeah, I know, I’m reviewing another Parallel 49 sour.  Not very original.  To be honest, I had to write about this one because Lil’ Redemption is a really cool beer. They took this dandy little concoction and… Read More

Mixing words with Parallel 49: Apricotopus! What did i just say?

Apricotopus Sour Saison

  Beer:  Apricotopus Brewery: Parallel 49 Brewing Company Location: Vancouver, BC Style: Apricot Sour Saison Alcohol:  6.3% One thing you can always love about Parallel 49 Brewing Company is the zany (yes, I did just pull “zany” out of the tickle trunk) characters and names they give their beer. Apricotopus is no exception. Although the name is… Read More

Pucker up baby! Obscuritas leaves you wanting more.

Obscuritas Zoom

  Beer:  Obscuritas Brewery: Driftwood Brewing Location: Victoria, BC Style: Dark Sour Ale Alcohol:  7.6% In the game of Beer, sours are a whole different ball game. If you’re a long time reader, you may remember my first sour beer the “Bird of Prey Flander’s Red Ale” by Driftwood.  I had no idea how it would taste and,… Read More

Oh Deschutes, you’ve done it again. Experimental IPA!

Deschutes Armory XPA

  Beer:  Armory XPA Brewery: Deschutes Location: Bend, Oregon, USA Style: Experimental IPA Alcohol:  5.9% If you are like me, don’t normally like to use acronyms like OMG, ROFL and AOL. But there are certain situations where the only thing that can really explain your true feelings is by yelling “OMFG this beer is good!.” My first time drinking… Read More

Beer for breakfast! Waking up with Maple Bacon Ale

central city maple bacon ale

  Beer: Red Racer and Jeff O’Neil Show Maple Bacon Ale (2015 Edition) Brewery: Central City Brewing Location: Surrey, BC Style: Amber Ale Alcohol: 5% Any excuse I can find to drink beer with breakfast when I’m not camping is a worthwhile endeavour for me! Thank you Jeff O’Neil Show for inspiring such a kick ass way to… Read More

Affable IPA? or is it F-able IPA – Affable IPA by Moody Ales

Affable IPA Moody Ales

  Beer: Affable IPA Brewery: Moody Ales Location: Port Moody, BC Style: India Pale Ale Alcohol:  6.8% Sometimes you have to pull out the dictionary to find out the proper meaning of a word… When I first saw Moody Ale’s Affable IPA, I thought to myself “It wouldn’t be the first time I’ve been sexually attracted to a beer,… Read More

OH GOD! The arrogance! I can hardly stand it!

Arrogant Bastard Ale

  Beer: Arrogant Bastard Ale Brewery: Stone Brewing Location: Escondido, Cafifornia Style: Ale Alcohol:  7.2% One of the things I love most about craft beer is the different names given to the brews.  Being a marketer at heart, I try to see how well the brewery has matched the name with the beer (much like the… Read More

Red Collar Brewing’s IPA is George Clooney

Red Collar Brewing IPA

  Beer: IPA Brewery: Red Collar Brewing Location: Kamloops, BC Style: IPA Alcohol: 6.25% Sometimes its awesome to drink those rough-edged IPAs where you can almost pick out the different flavours with your hands while you get shot in the face with a smattering of hops. You know the kind, the ones that seem like some crazy experiment and have… Read More

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