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!

our studio on fire

 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

Townsite’s Barrel Aged Cardena Quad had me over the Barrel

Townsite Barrel Aged Cardena Quad

 Beer: Barrel Aged Cardena Quad Brewery: Townsite Brewing Location: Powell River, BC Style: Belgian Quad (Barrel Aged) Alcohol: 10.5% Those who know me know that I am a sucker for marketing schemes. It’s not that I am stupid or foolish. Hell, I even have a Bachelor’s Degree on the subject. The truth is, I just like a good marketingRead More

Persephone Brewing – Farm to Glass

Persephone Brewing

 On the south coast of BC there’s a quaint little area called the Sunshine Coast.  It’s mostly known for summer holidays, laid back people and outdoor adventure.  The largest community there is Gibsons. Lucky for us, it’s the one that is closest to the ferry and is the home of a very underrated brewery; PersephoneRead More

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