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IPA Winter IPA

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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dark american wheat ale

Stanley Park Brewing – Layer Up Winter Wheat Ale

Most Winter ales are commonly very malt forward with flavour notes of caramel and treacle with little spice (example: Bridge Brewing “Grinch”), or the other extreme with lots of spice(

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Double India Pale Ale

Off The Rail Brewing – Comet Launcher Double IPA

Are you looking for a Christmas/Holiday beer release that does not taste like Christmas pudding or fruitcake? (Not that there’s anything wrong with that!), then look no further than the

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Winter Ale

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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Collaboration Sour

Foamers Folly Collab – Raspberry Gin & Spruce Sour

This is the second of a possible series of sour beer collaborations with Foamers Folly Brewing Co from Pitt Meadows, BC and Gillespies Fine Spirits in Squamish BC . For

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Amber Ale holiday ale Winter Warmer Ale

Yukon Brewing – Fruitcake Spiced Ale

We all have mixed feelings about fruitcake! Love them or hate them, they are a tradition during the holiday season and so too are the beers that try to eminate

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Hazy IPA IPA

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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Russian Imperial Stout Stout

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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Kettle Sour

Howe Sound Brewing – Utopia-Cranberry Orange Sour

Howe Sound Brewing has recently released a new series, “Utopia”, kettle sour beers packaged in 6 packs and as a  limited release in draught. This Cranberry Orange sour is the

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India Session Ale

Backcountry Brewing- Biggest Little IPA in the World Session IPA

Before Hazy or East Coast IPA’s were one of the biggest trends in beer, Session IPA’s, or ISA’s, were one of the newest interpretations of the IPA to grace the

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Russian Imperial Stout

R&B Brewing Co.- Ursos Arctos Russian Imperial Stout

Named after the Eurasian Brown Bear, Ursos Arctos is a beast of a beer and the 2017 vintage, aged more than a year, has still yet to be tamed. This

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Triple IPA

Strathcona – Head Banger Triple IPA

What better way to celebrate a second anniversary but with a Triple IPA, and that is exactly what Strathcona Brewing Company of East Vancouver decided to do! On November15th Strathcona

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