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
20

Great Divide Brewing Company Hibernation Ale

On my recent trip down to Seattle I picked up a bunch of winter and Christmas beers from some of the very excellent U.S. microbrews available south of the border.

Dec
9

De Proef Signature Ale with Port Brewing

A beer from the brewmaster’s collaboration series, this ale was a joint effort between Dirk Naudis of De Proef and Tomme Arthur from Lost Abbey/Port Brewing. Both of these guys

Oct
19

Brasserie d’Ecaussinnes La Penneffoise

British Columbia has recently begun to improve its selection of craft beers, which is nice to see. However, most of them are merely solid but not overly exciting examples of

Jul
16

Dogfish Head Raison D’Etre

Having tried and very much enjoyed the super version of this beer (Raison D’Extra) I was looking forward to seeing how the regular version faired. Happily I can say it

Jun
10

Dogfish Head India Brown Ale

Dogfish Head are surprisingly consistent in quality across their huge selection of microbrewed beer. The India Brown Ale is somewhat of a hybrid between a creamy English style ale and

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