Oct
12

Two Elysian Pumpkin Beers

I will have some articles coming soon on Portugal where I am visiting Porto and the Douro valley. In the meantime, enjoy this very quick note on two excellent seasonal

Oct
16

Elysian Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout

This is the perfect beer insofar as perfection is irrelevant. Delicious. Direct. Balanced. Excellent $9 at various outlets

Jul
25

Beer From Afar: a Rare Beer Tasting

It has become a rare occurrence for me to write about beer these days. While I continue to love and explore this beverage, I’ve tended to focus on friend and

May
5

Beer Break

A good friend’s recent visit prompted me to set up a little beer dinner with a wide selection of brews (he’s a beer geek). I brought the majority of these

Dec
4

North Coast Old Rasputin 12th Anniversary Russian Imperial Stout

In an exciting development, I am writing up this beer procured not on a trip to the United States, but rather on a trip two blocks away from my work

Oct
24

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout 06-07

I’m not sure that I’ve ever written up what is perhaps not only my favourite go to stout, but also one of the best balanced and most ageable stouts out

Jun
27

North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout

Stout – isn’t it summer? You wouldn’t know that given the last week of weather here in Vancouver. Hence, I pulled out and revisited an old favourite from California brewer

May
10

A Vertical mini Epic with Stone

A couple weeks ago I found two vintage bottles of Stone’s Vertical Epic, a beer with a different recipe each year and designed to be age. They started this series

May
3

A Pair of Dogs

Brewdog is an extreme brewer from Scotland, specializing in barrel aged stouts. I managed to get my hands on two of their brews, and put them to the test over

Apr
28

De Dolle Brouwers Special Extra Export Stout

Speaking of beer, I’m in the mood to write a beer review, and this fascinating Belgian style stout, brewed at the behest of the Shelton Brothers Importers, is a great