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Parallel 49 Frosted Tips IPA

A frosty new wind has blown into town, and with it a new trend: the Winter IPA. Alongside local debuts from Vancouver Island Brewing and Dead Frog we find Frosted

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Big Rock Holiday Cheers Winter Spice Ale

Big Rock’s holiday Winter Spice Ale is not the best example of a winter ale, nor is it the best example of a beer by Big Rock. Pouring from the

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Unboxed: Parallel 49 & Central City’s Alpine Adventure Pack 2018 Advent Calendar

Late to the party this year is our spotlight on BC’s best-known (and probably only, due to the absence this year of Phillips Brewing’s Snowcase) beer advent calendar. At this stage

Yellow Dog x Trolley 5 Fist Bump Blackberry Red IPA

Here’s a collaboration with a fun story. Two breweries with the same name for a beer– High 5–put their hands together and came up with a fist bump. The liquid

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Trading Post x Full Barrel – Sessionable Russian Imperial Stout

Langley’s Full Barrel Brew Club etched their name in BC Brewing history when they became the first, and to date the only, amateur winner of the Tri-Cities Cask Festival Society’s

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Parallel 49 Trifecta HopfenWeisse

A West Coast Hef? It’s not a Hefeweizen. It’s not an IPA. But it’s definitely highly drinkable. Parallel 49 brings you the Trifecta, named as a reference to the trio

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4 Mile Brewing – Grapefruit IPA

4 Mile Brewing Co. is the packaging brewery located alongside the very respectable Four Mile House brewpub on the highway west of Victoria. Here we consider their Grapefruit IPA. Apparent successor

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Lighthouse – Nightwatch Coffee Lager

Before you even taste this beer, you’ll smell it. Looking for a beer with a subtle hint of java in the aroma? Um, no. All your olfactory glands are belong

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Moody Ales – Boss Juice Hazy Double IPA

Boss Juice is a strong IPA that bridges the gap between “Old School” and “New School” traditions. It satisfies the hophead and the juicy IPA fan alike. It’s unfiltered, but

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Yukon Brewing: Mimosa Kolsch Review

Yukon Brewing’s Mimosa Kölsch series continues with this version made with mandarin and blood oranges. This beer poured with a minimal head that disappeared quickly, almost too quickly to get

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