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Hops Connect Cup 2


A week ago (November 8) I was given a mission.  I got a text from Mike at mikescraftbeer.com saying that he wouldn’t be able to cover the Hops Connect Cup this year and he needed me to go check it out for him.  I didn’t know what I was getting into, but what I did know is that there… Read More

Green Reaper – Damn that is fresh


Beer: Green Reaper Brewery: Phillips Brewing Company Location: Victoria, BC Style: Fresh Hopped IPA Alcohol: 6.5% Thanks to all the heavy seasonals that are filling the shelves, I have been sadly neglecting my beloved IPA.  To my surprise, I stumbled upon Phillips Brewing’s Green Reaper.  Not only did I get to visit my one true love, the IPA, I got… Read More

The Perfect Halloween Brew

Lost Souls

Beer: Lost Souls Brewery: Parallel 49 Brewing Location: Vancouver, BC Style: Chocolate Pumpkin Porter Alcohol: 6.5% Who doesn’t love Parallel 49 Brewing?  They put out a great line up of beer with awesome flavours and awesome personality.  If you live in the Vancouver area and haven’t tried any of their award-winning beers you are one of two things: 1.… Read More

Boundary Bay IPA – Boundary Bay Brewing Company

Boundary Bay IPA

Beer: Boundary Bay IPA Brewery: Boundary Bay Brewing Company Location: Bellingham, Washington, USA Style: India Pale Ale Alcohol: 6.4% I’ve heard of Boundary Bay Brewing Company before, but only in passing. When I saw Boundary Bay IPA in the store, I have to be honest , I wasn’t expecting much.  Boy was I wrong! This is a great beer and… Read More

Oxford Hill Hefeweizen – White Rock Beach Beer Company


Beer: Oxford Hill Hefeweizen Brewery: White Rock Beach Beer Company Location: White Rock, BC Style: Hefeweizen Alcohol: 4% Anyone from around the White Rock area knows about Oxford hill.  It is ridiculously steep and has some pretty sharp turns to get around the dividers. I grew up in this area and everyone I knew, knew someone who’s brother’s best friend’s… Read More

Brewery Visit – White Rock Beach Beer Company

White Rock Beach Beer Company

Brewery: White Rock Beach Beer Company Location: White Rock, BC If you’ve read other posts I’ve written, it is obvious that I love a big offensive hoppy bastard of a beer with a high alcohol level.  The craft beer industry is filled with breweries putting out bold concoctions that will either melt your face with hops or put hair… Read More

Naughty Hildegard – Driftwood Brewery


Beer: Naughty Hildegard Brewery: Driftwood Brewing Location: Victoria, BC Style: Extra Special Bitter (ESB) Alcohol: 6.5% I can’t say that I’ve ever been this attracted to a beer before, but I love Naughty Hildegard by Driftwood Brewing so much, it makes me feel happy in all the right places. This beer is that girl from high school that no one really paid attention… Read More

Grand Cru – Spinnakers

Grand Cru

Beer: Grand Cru Brewery: Spinnakers Location: Victoria, BC Style: Grand Cru Alcohol: 8%  As a drinker in Victoria BC, Spinnakers has to be one of my favourite watering holes; wicked food, wicked view, but more importantly wicked awesome beer.  They tap a cask every day and never fail at being awesome.  That’s what you get for being Canada’s oldest Brewpub.… Read More

Four Winds Brewing – Phaedra Rye IPA

Phaedra - Four Winds

Beer: Phaedra Brewery: Four Winds Brewing Location: Delta, BC Style: Rye IPA Alcohol: 7.2% I stopped in the brewery on the way to my bachelor party and had a flight to get things started and grabbed a growler for my collection.  Not only are they close to the ferry for a convenient fill when I travel to the mainland, but the dude… Read More