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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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Porter

Old Yale – Himalayan Salted Caramel Porter

PRESENTED BY JAK’S BEER, WINE, SPIRITS  From the Winter  2020 edition of the What’s Brewing Tasting Panel Sometimes a brewery chooses a great new beer to brew seasonally for its customers. Other  Continue Reading…

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dessert beer Oatmeal Stout

Twin Sails Brewing – Cookie Jar Oatmeal Fudge Stout

PRESENTED BY JAK’S BEER, WINE, SPIRITS  From the Winter  2020 edition of the What’s Brewing Tasting Panel For the last few years, we have known Twin Sails Brewing for their creations  Continue Reading…

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barrel-aged Sour

Temporal Artisan Ales – Noyaux Tarte

Temporal Artisan Ales has been making a name for itself amongst beer fans who appreciate barrel-aged sours. Brewed out of the Luppolo Brewing space in East Vancouver, Temporal ferments and  Continue Reading…

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Imperial Red Ale

Sooke Oceanside Brewery- Graveyard of the Pacific

My how time flies. Its hard to believe that it has already been four years since to opening of Sooke Oceanside Brewery. To celebrate, the brewery has released Graveyard of  Continue Reading…

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Double IPA Imperial IPA

Fernie Brewing – Off Axis Double IPA

Well over a year ago, if not longer Fernie Brewing really got into the IPA’s. Over the years, I have remembered Fernie for the malt-forward beers, red ales, brown ales,  Continue Reading…

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Brown Ale

Fraser Mills Fermentation – North Pacific Brown Ale

Some of the best things are created unintentionally. North Pacific Brown Ale is one of those things. Legend has it that Head Brewer Kristy Tattrie was whipping up a batch  Continue Reading…

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