Craft Beer Advent Calendar -Day 1- A trip to Italy

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Craft Beer Advent Calendar – Day 1 Beer: APA (whatever that means) Brewery: Birrificio Del Doge (Terrific Brewery of the Dog?) Style: Blonde? My Italian is Rusty Country: Italy ABV: 4.8% The best part about foreign labels is foreign language to english translations. Mind you, my translations into other languages wouldn’t be much better. ButRead More

Man these Hops are so Fresh!!!! Thanks Persephone!

Persephone Brewing Company fresh hopped red ale

BEER: FRESH HOPPED RED ALE BREWERY: PERSEPHONE BREWING COMPANY LOCATION: GIBSONS, BC STYLE: RED ALE ALCOHOL: 8.0% ABV This season used to be so fresh! Last year I nearly wet the bed in anticipation of the excitement. I remember the days that everyone was scrambling around BC trying to get their hands on Driftwood Brewing’s Sartori Harvest IPA. SartoriRead More

Lost Souls Pumpkin Porter – All Trick and No Treat

Lost Souls Pumpkin Porter

Beer: Lost Souls Pumpkin Porter Brewery: Parallel 49 Brewing Location: Vancouver, BC Style: Pumpkin Porter Alcohol: 6.5% ABV As a tradition, every Halloween, I summon up the courage to try my one and only one Pumpkin Beer of the season. It adds a sense spookyness to the night and begins a series of frightful events. Without fail, every timeRead More

What the Funk Brett? Drinkin’ a Parallel 49 Dumb Funk

Beer: Dumb Funk Brett IPA Brewery: Parallel 49 Brewing Location: Vancouver, BC Style: Brett IPA Alcohol: 6.8% ABV If I’m as good as I think I am at reading your mind, I know what you’re thinking;  What the funk is all this talk about Brett you jive turkey? Well, Brother- let me hit you with the skinny.Read More

PRESS RELEASE: Steamworks Tallboy Mashup

Steamworks Tall boys

I’m not normally one for press releases, but this one came to me today from Steamworks Brewing and I just had to let y’all know because, hell, who doesn’t love a tallboy? Check it out! STEAMWORKS RELEASES NEW MASH-UP    TALL CAN 8-PACK (Vancouver, BC May 17th, 2016) Campers, beachers and ballers rejoice. Steamworks TallRead More

Run to the Hills – Brew Brother’s Collaboration V2

Barkerville Run to the hills Belgian Tripple

Beer: Run to the Hills Brewery: Barkerville Brewing Co. & Parallel 49 Brewing Location: Quesnel, BC & Vancouver, BC Style: Belgian Golden Strong Alcohol: 8.0% In general, I like Barkerville Brewing. First off, they’re from Quesnel, BC, which is the town I always overnight in on the way to my summer cabin, second, they have a fewRead More

Thunderstruck – Brews Brothers Collaboration

Doans Thunderstruck Sticke Alt

Beer: Thunderstruck Brewery: Doans Craft Beer Company & Parallel 49 Brewing Location: Vancouver, BC Style: Sticke Altbier (Sticke Alt) Alcohol: 6.0% A project like Brews Brothers is just up Doan’s Craft Brewing Company’s Alley so it was no surprise that they had their hand in this one. It seems like their mission is to collaborate with anyRead More

People are Strange – Brews Brothers Collaboration Series

People are strange

Beer: People are Strange Brewery: Strange Fellows Brewing & Parallel 49 Brewing Company Location: Vancouver, BC Style: Hoppy Saison Alcohol: 6.5% Strange Fellows really brews some great beer, it’s no wonder that Parallel 49 chose to pair up with them for the Brews Brother’s 2nd volume. People are Strange Hoppy Saison is no exception to the rule. BrewedRead More

Help Me Help Hired Guns Creative!

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The Craft Beer Industry is an interesting animal. Although technically correct, I have a hard time referring to it as an industry. On paper I can understand how one could say it is an industry; there is a group of companies that provide goods and services that are related in their primary business activities (Sorry folks,Read More