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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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Barrel Aged Fruit Beer

Red Truck: Wild Thing Blackberry Bourbon Ale Review

A sweet, well-balanced, blackberry ale aged in French oak barrels. A limited release seasonal that would do well in the summer. Sold in 4 packs of 473 ml cans. Appearance: Pours

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Dark Lager Lager

Red Truck: Midnight Run Dark Lager Review

Well-balanced dark lager with plenty of roasted malt, chocolate, and caramel notes. Pours a medium brown. Good initial head, but quickly dissipated. Carbonation is still evident held up to a light; lingers on

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