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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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Mount Arrowsmith Brewing- Thirsty Monk Golden Strong Ale

Dave Woodward is BC brewing royalty, especially on Vancouver Island. After strong showings at Whistler Brewhouse, Tofino Brewing, and Axe and Barrel, Dave is now head brewer at Mount Arrowsmith  Continue Reading…

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Ile Sauvage Brewing Co- Tasty Hoppy Brown Ale

Tasty is a tribute to Mike “Tasty” McDole, a famous homebrewer ( a household name in the California homebrew community)who recently passed away in October of 2020. In a recent  Continue Reading…

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Hoyne Brewing Co.- Bier Garten Altbier

Like kolsch or steam beer, altbier is a hybrid style of beer, neither a lager or an ale but a combination of both. In the case of altbier, which originates  Continue Reading…

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Herald Street Brew Works- Rye to the Bone Rye Saison

Herald Street Brew Works, Victoria’s newest brewery, quietly opened in December of 2020. It is the work of The Drake Eatery owners, Mike and Lee Spence, and Steel and Oak’s  Continue Reading…

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