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It’s Here! (Well, it was here) Driftwood’s Sartori Harvest IPA

Sartori Harvest IPA

  Beer:  Sartori Harvest Brewery: Driftwood Brewing Location: Victoria, British Columbia Style: IPA Alcohol:  7% If you don’t have a bottle of Driftwood Brewing’s Sartori Harvest IPA already, don’t bother looking for it, it’s already sold out. Every year around the end of September Driftwood releases this very limited and sought after beer. Liquor stores… Read More

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Who’d Think that Flowers are Good in a Brew?

four winds wildflower saison

  Beer:  Wildflower Saison Brewery: Four Winds Brewing Location: Delta, British Columbia Style: Saison Alcohol:  6.5% If you are following Canada’s, (more specifically BC’s) Craft Beer Industry, you’ll definitely be familiar with Four Winds Brewing. If you are a respectable human being, you’ve visited their brewery to fill your growler with some fresh beer.  If you, like… Read More

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

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