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Wholly Smokes! Steel & Oak’s Hefeweizen is a Barrel O’ Awesome!

Steel & Oak Barrel Aged Smoked Hefeweizen

 Beer:  Barrel Aged Smoked Hefeweizen Brewery: Steel & Oak Brewing Company Location: New Westminister, BC Style: Barrel Aged Smoked Hefeweizen Alcohol:  7.5% One of the things I’ve learned in life is that barrels are awesome. Think about all the things associated with barrels: A barrel of laughs; awesome. A barrel of Monkeys; awesome Fish in a… Read More

Appleton ESB puts the “Extra” in Extra Special Bitter

Hoyne Appleton ESB

 Beer:  Appleton ESB Brewery: Hoyne Brewing Location: Victoria, BC Style: Extra Special Bitter (ESB) Alcohol:  5.2% Any self-respecting fan of Craft Beer in BC has to be familiar with Hoyne Brewing. They have the “Midas Touch” when it comes to the beer. There isn’t a beer that they have produced that I wouldn’t recommend. So naturally,… Read More

Subversion is Just a Big Word for Great Beer!

Subversion Imperial IPA

 Beer:  Subversion Brewery: Category 12 Brewing Location: Saanich, BC Style: Imperial IPA Alcohol:  8.7% There’s nothing that puts a smile on my face like visiting a new brewery. Back in October, while I was on a trip to Victoria, BC, I made it a priority to visit Category 12 Brewing; the newest addition to their already thriving brewing community.… Read More

My Visit to the New Guys in Town – Category 12 Brewing

Category 12 Brewing

 There are three things that, in my experience, lead to a successful craft brewery: Passion for the Craft, Good Beer and Solid Branding. Co-Owners (and Husband and Wife Power Couple) Michael and Karen Kuzyk from Category 12 have very large check marks in all three boxes. I was ecstatic when I finally got the chance to… Read More

So no one told me Hops would make me feel this way…

Steamworks Hop Attack

  Beer:  HOP ATTACK! Brewery: Steamworks Brewing Company Location: Vancouver, BC Style: Fresh Hop IPA Alcohol:  6% Let me preface the following rant with a disclaimer: I really like Steamworks’ Hop Attack Fresh IPA.  Now that we have that out of the way, we may begin.  Apart from hilarious puns, one of my favourite things about the Craft Beer… Read More

Edgar Allen Poe loves Ravens Brewing Company… Trust me

Ravens Brewing

  Once upon a weekend dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious growler of forgotten pours— While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly a thirst for tapping, As if some one gently rapping, rapping at my fridge’s door. “’I need a drink,” I muttered, “tapping at my fridge’s door— Only this and nothing more.”     Ah,… Read More

Trick-or-Treating with Parallel 49’s Lost Souls

Parallel 49 lost Souls

 Beer: Lost Souls (2015 Batch) Brewery: Parallel 49 Brewing Location: Vancouver, BC Style: Chocolate Pumpkin Porter Alcohol: 6.5% As I kid I remember the excitement of going out Trick-or-Treating, dressed like a scrawny white kid in a poorly fitting superhero costume and coming back with a pillowcase filled with candy. It was awesome. As an adult with no kids, Halloween is… Read More

Dead Frog Brewing – and to think I thought it was road kill!

Dead Frog Brewing

 Any prudent beer blogger will tell you how important it is to regularly visit breweries to keep on top of what is going on in the industry. At least this is what I assume prudent bloggers do.  I think by now we have established that I am not a prudent blogger, nor do I know what… Read More

Man these Hops are Fresh! Persephone’s Harvest Pale Ale

Persephone Harvest IPA

 Beer:  Harvest Pale Ale Brewery: Persephone Brewing Location: Gibsons, British Columbia Style: Fresh Hopped Pale Ale Alcohol:  5.8% ABV Sadly Persephone Brewing’s location in Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast sometimes leaves them out of the limelight.  Whenever I see a bottle of theirs that I haven’t tried yet, I snap it up.  They are one of the most… Read More

Dead Frog Brewing has Two New Brew for You

Dead Frog Brewing

 Dead Frog Brewing – Abbotsford, BC On my recent visit to Dead Frog Brewing in Aldergrove, BC I had the chance to sample two of their hardly released Beer;  “The Rocket Man Pale Ale” and the “Cold Brew Red Ale”. I could hardly get enough of them. Currently the only place you can grab them is… Read More

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