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Whistle Buoy Brewing Co – Outer Peace Spruce Tip Pale Ale

2021 will likely be one of the greatest in recent memory for seasonal beer releases following the all-time low of 2020, in which breweries seemed to struggle to produce anything  Continue Reading…

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Vancouver Island Brewing & Ucluelet Brewing Collab- Wave Walker Helles Bock

For the second time, Vancouver Island Brewing has collaborated with four much smaller and younger craft breweries from the Island to create the pod pack. This mixed pack has four  Continue Reading…

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Twa Dogs Brewery – Ponkan Pale Ale

It turns out that not every fruit beer has to be a sour or a hazy. A case in point is Ponkan Pale Ale by Twa Dogs, the beer brand  Continue Reading…

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Brassneck Brewery- No Brainer Lager

The use of corn or corn sugar (dextrose) has a long history in brewing. Most likely first used as an adjunct in barley scarce North America, the use of corn  Continue Reading…

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Storm Brewing – Orange Creamsicle Ale

For as long as Vancouver’s Storm Brewing has existed, it has probably been doing “brainstorm” beers. Brainstorms are brave, sometimes maybe even foolhardy, experimental batches that are only available for  Continue Reading…

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Sooke Brewing Company- Belgian Tripel

A recent trip to Jordan River gave me the requisite time to rush into Sooke Brewing and grab a couple crowler’s of brew. The tasting room was as full as  Continue Reading…

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Twin City Brewing- Power Struggle Golden Stout

Until recently Port Alberni’s Twin City Brewing was only available locally. Out of town fans will be thrilled to know that the brewery is now canning and shipping their beer.  Continue Reading…

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La Cerveceria Astilleros- Acan “Chufa” Horchata Porter

Cyperus esculentus, also called chufa or tiger nut, is cultivated as a snack or much more commonly as an essential ingredient in Aqua de Horchata. Horchata is a plant (often  Continue Reading…

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Smithers Brewing Co./ Mighty Peace Brewing Co./ Iron Road Brewing- New Normal Sour

In-person beer festivals might be cancelled for the foreseeable future but the folks behind the annual beer fest in Prince George found a way for people to enjoy at least  Continue Reading…

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Vancouver Island Brewery and Rossland Beer Company- Black IPA

It’s okay to have a soft spot for the Black IPA, also known as the Cascadian Dark. Like the accident child no one planned for, Black IPA is the IPA  Continue Reading…

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