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Black India Pale Ale Black IPA Cascadian Dark Ale

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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fruit sour Kettle Sour

Category 12 Blueberry Black Currant Sour

The first thing you have to deal with after grabbing a four-pack of this brew is figuring out if you’ve just picked up a mix pack. With two different colours  Continue Reading…

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Belgian Golden Strong

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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Belgian Witbier

Dageraad Brewing – INGE Winterstrength Witbier

We’re not confident how to pronounce INGE, but we certainly know how to drink it. INGE from Dageraad Brewing is a stunning creation. This is a Belgian ale with lemon  Continue Reading…

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Mexican style Milk Stout

Neighbourhood Brewing – Dark Magic Horchata Milk Stout

Now that Neighbourhood Brewing is officially open in their new brewery ( just down the street from Bad Tattoo Brewing in Penticton, where they have been brewing and canning for  Continue Reading…

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American Brown Brown Ale India Brown Ale

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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Altbier German beers style

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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fruit sour Kettle Sour

Dead Frog Brewery – Juice Box Sour Mixer

Dead Frog Brewery, with roots in the ground since 1997, was once best known amongst beer geeks for a Nut Brown Ale. Since their move to Langley and the debut  Continue Reading…

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Rye Ale Saison

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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Pale Ale SMASH

Farm Country Brewing – Johnny SMASH: The Can In Black (Vol. 3)

From Langley, one of the hottest BC brewing districts of 2019, comes Farm Country Brewing, which recently celebrated its one year anniversary. Head Brewer Jack Bensley brought a solid brewing  Continue Reading…

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Craft Lager Lager

Gibsons Tapworks Inc- Crispy Buoy

Beer awards are fun to engage with. At their best, beer awards will have you hunting down a beer you would have otherwise not known about or passed by, or  Continue Reading…

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Chocolate Porter Porter

Bad Tattoo Brewing – Peanut Butter Chocolate Porter

PRESENTED BY JAK’S BEER, WINE, SPIRITS  From the Winter  2020 edition of the What’s Brewing Tasting Panel   Bad Tattoo Brewing‘s name means one thing to most people – it’s not  Continue Reading…

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