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…

Craft Beer Thursday at 39th and Cambie

It ain’t what it used to be at the BCLDB stores. Join the 39th & Cambie Beer Advocates on Thursday, January 8 from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. and explore local craft beers new our BC market! Sip on craft beer while enjoying gourmet food pairings provided by Chef Céline Turenne.

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,…

Dageraad Brewing Opening Party At Tangent Cafe

Congrats to Dageraad Brewing! Join them on July 19, 2014 for a celebration of Belgian music, food and, of course, beer.Dageraad Brewing has partnered with Tangent Café to designed a menu inspired by Belgian cuisine and music inspired by the great Belgian guitarist Django Reinhardt. Live gypsy swing from 6pm to midnight with: CASA ROSA Pearl Jig & Van…

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…

The August Jack Cooks Up Exotic Meats

THE AUGUST JACK OFFERS A NIGHT OF EXOTIC DISHES TO ADVENTUROUS VANCOUVER FOODIES Kitsilano restaurant designs 4 unforgettable courses prepared with rare ingredients What: Kitsilano’s highly anticipated and only Exotic Food Night. When: Reservations starting after 5PM on Tuesday, June 24th,2014 Where: The August Jack. 2042 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC Tickets: Call (604) 428-0075…

Steel and Oak Brewing Co. Opening Soon

Venture out to New Westminster and you’ll soon be able to sample right from the tap at Steel Oak Brewing Co. It’s fitting that the city be home to a new brewery as it’s history of brewing dates back to the 1800’s and continued until 2005 when one of the big guys shut its doors….

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…