Red Truck Bottled Up

Until last year you had to head to a pub or buy a keg in order to get your hands on some Red Truck Beer, but luckily for us, they’ve now bottled and canned up their brews for maximum portability. Stay tuned for their new brewery, opening in the very near future. Red Truck Ale…

Dead Frog Brewery Big Stump Spruce Gold Ale

Sourcing Sitka spruce tips that were harvested 10 minutes from their brewery, Dead Frog pays homage to Captain Cook’s arrival in Nootka Sound with this newly released ale. A great summer sipper that is far less scary than it’s name (it’s only slightly BIG), this beer pours¬†golden with nice foam head and does have that…

Tree Brewing Rickshaw Raspberry IPA

Very cool that raspberry and IPA are tastes I most always¬†adore and are appearing at the same time in this bottle from Tree Brewing. Aroma shows definite raspberry along with some citrus, bread and caramel notes. The raspberries don’t mask the hops but are definitely present. It’s slightly bitter with citrus and earthiness. Worked well…

Tree Brewing Red Wood Wine Barrel Aged Ale

What? Wine and beer? Well sort of. This lovely ale arrived in it’s pretty package and I was excited to get it chilled and sample. The Kelowna Brewery sourced some local wine barrels and then aged there Hop Head IPA within them. It’s amber in colour and has aromas of toasty oak, citrus notes, toffee,…

Steamworks Brassneck Firewalker Collaboration Ale

This collaboration between brewmasters at Steamworks and Brassneck pours black with a lasting tan head that sticks right to the glass with telltale signs of how big a sip I took! Smells of smoked malt, cocoa, dried fruits with some meaty notes. On the palate it’s again smoky, nutty, with a tad of bitterness on…

Phillips Ginger Beer

Well it’s a sunny Friday and I have a little bit of a sore throat so I’ve been told ginger is good for it and hence it’s time to crack the Phillips Brewing Co. Ginger Beer. Lots of ginger in this one so I am on the right track. Pours hazy copper with a head…

Four Winds Brewing Company Saison

This beer is amber in colour with a slight haziness and creamy head. On the nose there is a hint of grass and herbs, floral, apricot and banana aromas. Rather mild body with a sweet entry lots of fruity flavours, some pepper, coriander, wheat and a slightly bitter finish. Well balanced. Brewed with aromatic Noble…

Bridge Brewing Company Wunderbar Kolsch

Kolsch’s are a German hybrid of ale and lager and this one tows the line using German noble hops in the fermentation. Cloudy and straw in colour, the beer is malty and yeasty like fresh baked bread with some fruity and floral and citrus notes on the palate. Medium body, with mild herby bitterness and…

Tofino Brewing Blond Ale

Headed down to Feast Tofino Dock Festival and grabbed a mug of Tofino Brewing Blonde Ale to cheer on the release of a rehabilitated octopus! Had it in a plastic cup which is by no means the best way to drink it, but it worked dockside and was less of a hazard if you happened…

Tofino Brewing Tuff Session Ale

As they say, when in Rome! Our latest journey to the far west coast brought us to Tofino where Tofino Brewing rules the taps. Had to grab a growler of this Tuff Session Ale and will be going back for some bottles for the ride home. This sessionable ale (meaning lower in alcohol allowing you…