What’s Good This Week July 27

What’s Good This Week in and around Vancouver It’s a little too hot for me these days in Vancouver and I’ve got the fan blasting in my ear in an attempt to remain coolish. This week you might be catching the fireworks, watching some Improv (I’m actually on stage – yikes), eating some Canadian Food…

Victoria Beer Week Launches Full Schedule

March 7-15, 2015, Victoria, BC victoriabeerweek.com Twitter: @vicbeerweek • Instagram: @vicbeerweek • Facebook: /vicbeerweek #VBW2015 Victoria Beer Week is a nine-day festival highlighting a broad selection of BC craft breweries and educating Victorians about craft beer. After a very successful launch that saw over 3,000 people attend 14 events held in venues throughout Greater Victoria…

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…

Townsite Brewing Perfect Storm

Powell River’s Townsite Brewing has brewed up the perfect storm in their oatmeal stout. Pours the darkest of browns with a nice head of foam. On the nose there is molasses, bitter chocolate, toasted nuts and coffee with some baked fig. Starts a bit sweet and follows up with cocoa, coffee and walnut flavours. Immensely…

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…

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…

Hot Glass Cold Beer – Craft Beer and Glassblowing

EVENT ALERT RT! On Friday March 7, 2014, taste great craft beer from some of Vancouver’s best craft breweries while you watch glassblowers make art from molten glass! at Terminal City Glass Coop. Participating b Breweries include: Bomber Brewing Coal Harbour Brewing Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers Green Leaf Brewing Co. R & B Brewing Co….

Stanley Park Brun

This Belgian-style dark ale is made with Crystal, Pilsner and Munich malts.  A very clean beer with aromas of caramel, malt and rye bread, cocoa and espresso.  On the palate the beer is balanced, a touch sweet, but not cloyingly so, with some caramel, malt, and coffee notes and a nutty finish.  Pairs well with…

Stanley Park Brewery

From Tourism VancouverCANADA’S FIRST SUSTAINABLE BREWERY BRINGS HISTORY TO LIFE In 1897, Belgian pioneer brewmaster Frank Foubert established Stanley Park Brewery on the south shore of Lost Lagoon next to the entrance arch in Stanley Park. The brewery was a recognizable landmark in the park, providing refreshment to park visitors. Fast forward 113 years, and…