Craft Beer Review – Unibroue La Résolution

Unibroue La Résolution: Brewed in Quebec, this Begian style dark spiced ale was released around the Christmas season, but I decided to wait in it as early reviews indicated that it was quite potent in the spice department. Like all beers from Unibroue, it is re-fermented in the bottle for natural carbonation (aka “ale on lees” on the label…

Craft Beer Review – Deschutes The Abyss (2014)

Deschutes The Abyss (2014) : Brewed in Bend, OR at a strength of 11.1% abv with 86 IBUs, this beer is made with black strap molasses, licorice, cherry bark and vanilla while being blended with carefully aged Abyss from oak bourbon barrels (6%), new Oregon oak barrels (11%) and pinot noir wine barrels (11%). Needless to say, this…

Craft Beer Review – Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA

Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA: Brewed in Chico, CA, this beer was the subject of a short but relatively public dispute over the black IPA lettering used on the bottle which was just, barely, sorta similar to the Lagunitas IPA font they use on their white labeled IPA bottle. It is brewed to a strength of 6.2% abv…

Craft Beer Review – Huss Brewing That’ll Do IPA

Huss Brewing That’ll Do IPA: Hailing from Tempe, AZ this is an IPA in an unassuming can that is brewed to a strength of 7.1% abv with 91 IBUs of Simcoe, Columbus and Zythos Hops according to the brewer’s website. I didn’t go there recently, however Mike’s Craft Beer was happy to share one with me (thanks Mike)…

A Review of Chimay Trappist Beers: Red, Yellow and Blue Bottles

Chimay Brewery: Located in Chimay, Belgium this is a Trappist brewery operating out of Scourmont Abbey who famously brews the three beers pictured above for worldwide distribution. They use water from wells inside the monastery and put all profits towards the maintenance of the monastery itself or towards community charitable social services provided by the monks. They also…

Pacific Beer Chat Podcast #1

Originally posted on Pacific Beer Chat:
Meet the Bloggers (Pacific Beer Chat #1) This is the inaugural podcast from Pacific Beer Chat. Bloggers involved include; mike G of http://www.mikescraftbeer.com, Terry of https://westcoastbeergeek.com/ Joe of http://thirstywriter.com/, Mike of http://thebeerrater.com/ and Steve also of http://www.mikescraftbeer.com. Establishments and breweries mentioned in this podcast include, steamworks Brewing, Steel and…

Craft Beer Review – Delirium Nocturnum

Delirium Nocturnum:  I pulled this beer out of the fridge on #PinkShirtDay since it features a pink elephant so prominently – as if I need a reason to drink this beer! It is brewed to a strength of 8.5% abv in a cool looking bottle with a best before date of 2018. This was a part of…

BC Craft Beer – Parallel 49 Barleywine 2014

Parallel 49 Barleywine 2014: Brewed in Vancouver, BC at a strength of 11.8% abv with 61 IBUs, this Barleywine was aged in Whisky barrels for 10 months and bottled into silver wax sealed 22 oz bottles. Aroma and Appearance: It pours a clear red amber colour with a small amount of carbonation and a very thin layer of foam.…