Import Craft Beers – Caldera IPA

From Ashland, OR comes Caldera Brewing’s IPA (6.1% alc poured at home from a can).  Aroma and Appearance: This beer has a really pleasant tangerine, caramel and tropical aroma that makes you want to smell it all the time. It pours a medium honey colour with a bit of haze, lots of foam and quick rising bubbles. Flavour: Lots of…

Craft Soda Review – Phillips Speed King Craft Cola

More and more breweries these days are making sodas and honestly, they are usually awesome! This trend is likely stemming from a combination of providing a beverage for younger family members brought into the brewery, an alternative beverage for folks who want to go out but don’t drink alcohol or just as another outlet for…

Weekly Mash – July 21st, 2014

Vancouver weather went from hot to normal this past week, with a bit of rain in a few spots here and there as well as some forest fire relief in northern BC. We had a fun week which started with a local Vancouver Canadians game with work people and ended with a camping trip to…

Weekly Mash – July 7th, 2014

I had this past week off and managed to go back to Porteau Cove when the weather was nice (yay!) and lazed around relaxing and doing lots of fun family stuff for the rainy days. I survived a trip to Build-a Bear, physically not financially, but at least the kids love their new $75 stuffed…

Weekly Mash – June 23, 2014

Last week I actually got a chance to adventure around Vancouver, just north of it to be exact, in Porteau Cove BC Provincial Park which is one of my absolute favourite places to camp due to it’s awesomeness and relative closeness to where I live. We are avid campers (we’ll call it luxury tenting) and have…

Cannery Brewing Naramata Nut Brown Ale

Brewed in Penticton, BC comes Cannery Brewing’s Naramata Nut Brown Ale (5.5% alc, poured at home from a can). Despite the name, you can get these in bottles as well, however to stay true to the name I picked up a can to try it out. Aroma and Appearance: nose of nuts, earth and sweet molasses,…