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Fresh Hop

Yellow Dog Brewing – Alpha Dog Fresh Hop Pale 2018

The Alpha Dog Fresh Hop pale ale was first released in 2015. The Yellow Dog team went down that year to the Yakima Valley hop farms in Washington State to

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Brut IPA India Pale Ale

Field House Brewing – Pinot Noir Brut IPA

Field House Brewing has looked to the wine industry for inspiration in two ways for this limited release brew. First, this is a Brut beer which can mean a few

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Grapefruit IPA IPA

4 Mile Brewing – Grapefruit IPA

4 Mile Brewing Co. is the packaging brewery located alongside the very respectable Four Mile House brewpub on the highway west of Victoria. Here we consider their Grapefruit IPA. Apparent successor

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Barrel Aged Fruit Beer Sour Ale

Yellow Dog Brewery – Blended Reality Sour White Ale w/ Peaches

Port Moody’s Yellow Dog Brewery has let their brewer off the leash in creating the Blended Reality. This barrel aged beer is a sour white ale that has bee aged

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Coffee Coffee Lager Lager

Lighthouse – Nightwatch Coffee Lager

Before you even taste this beer, you’ll smell it. Looking for a beer with a subtle hint of java in the aroma? Um, no. All your olfactory glands are belong

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Double IPA IPA

Moody Ales – Boss Juice Hazy Double IPA

Boss Juice is a strong IPA that bridges the gap between “Old School” and “New School” traditions. It satisfies the hophead and the juicy IPA fan alike. It’s unfiltered, but

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Hazy IPA IPA NE IPA

Parallel 49 Brewing: Trash Panda IPA

A nice take on the NE style IPA. Not as fruity as some NE IPAs but it’s well balanced and very approachable. 5.5% and sold in 355ml cans. Being a

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Gose Sour

Stanley Park Brewing Salted Watermelon Sour

Available from April – September, the Salted Watermelon Sour is from Stanley Park Brewing’s Sapling Series. This gose-style beer is kettle soured and brewed with coriander, sea salt, citra hops, and

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Kolsch

Yukon Brewing: Mimosa Kolsch Review

Yukon Brewing’s Mimosa Kölsch series continues with this version made with mandarin and blood oranges. This beer poured with a minimal head that disappeared quickly, almost too quickly to get

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Saison

Steamworks Brewing + Blasted Church: Sanctuary

Sanctuary is a unique bottle-conditioned saison with Blasted Church’s Gewürztraminer grape must. They hit the mark on balancing the pepper, spice, citrus, and grape must. Like most saisons, wine drinkers

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Brut IPA IPA

Ravens + Moody Brut IPA

Ravens Brewing of Abbotsford has collaborated with Port Moody’s Moody Ales to produce another BC entry in the Brut IPA category. Pioneered in San Francisco, the style involves the use

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Pilsner Red Pilsner

Red Truck: Red Pilsner Review

A well-made pilsner. It’s crisp, clean, and has a strong malt/biscuity base. Poured a thick head that dissipated quickly. Light amber in colour, see-through. Expected more red for a red

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