BC Craft Beer Review – Steel & Oak Dark Lager

Steel & Oak – Dark Lager: Is another great craft beer brewed in New Westminster, BC at a strength of 5% abv with 27 IBU’s. I went by the brewery the other day to pick up some more growlers and of course another sampler because they had three new beers I hadn’t tried yet. Aroma and Appearance: It does pour with…

Weekly Mash – July 28th, 2014

The week itself was very work focused for me so not a lot of travel or adventuring beyond my laptop, however I did manage to get out twice to sample food and beer. First I manged to get to Spud Shack and reviewed their poutine and had some craft beer, needless to say it was…

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 14th, 2014

Wow a week went by really fast and it was sweltering here in Vancouver (and still is), we actually dragged out the portable AC, but hey its not raining so I am happy. We had some fun attending Family Movie Night in Queens Park, New Westminster and saw Frozen for what seems like the ten thousandth…

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…

BC Craft Beer Review – Bomber Brewing Pilsner

Bomber Brewing – Pilsner: Is a craft beer brewed in Vancouver, Canada (it’s a Canadian thing) brewed at a strength of 4.8% and was poured from a can into a beer glass at home. I had bought a mixer 12 pack of these for Canada Day and reserved one of each for review at a later time. Aroma and Appearance: It pours…

BC Craft Beer Review – Bomber Brewing ESB

Bomber Brewing – ESB: Is a craft beer brewed in Vancouver, Canada (it’s a Canadian thing) brewed at a strength of 5.2% and was poured from a can into a beer glass at home. I had bought a mixer 12 pack of these for Canada Day and reserved one of each for review at a later time. Aroma and Appearance: It pours…

BC Craft Beer Review – Bomber Brewing IPA

Bomber Brewing – IPA: Is a craft beer brewed in Vancouver, Canada (it’s a Canadian thing) brewed at a strength of 6.3% and was poured from a can into a beer glass at home. I had bought a mixer 12 pack of these for Canada Day and reserved one of each for review at a later time. Aroma and Appearance: It pours…

BC Craft Beer Review – Driftwood Brewery Pale Ale

Driftwood Brewery – Pale Ale: Is a craft beer brewed in Victoria, BC at a strength of 5% abv and was poured out of a 22 oz bottle at home. It also goes by Driftwood Ale. Aroma and Appearance: It pours a cloudy gold colour with 2 fingers of foam with some minuscule bubbles and lacy foam. The aroma is tangerine, citrus and…

Weekly Mash – June 30, 2014

This past week marked the end of pretty much all the kids registered activities (yay free weekends!), however it also means I won’t be coaching my daughter’s U7 girls soccer team until the Fall, which although I enjoy the break it is still bitter sweet as we had a wonderful team of kids and supportive…

BC Craft Beer Review – Dageraad Blonde

Dageraad – Blonde : Is genuine Belgian Blonde Ale that is brewed in Burnaby, BC at a strength of 7.5% and was enjoyed at home from a re-fermented bottle that was poured into a traditional Belgium Beer glass. Aroma and Appearance: It pours a cloudy gold (or blonde) with a thin layer of foam with some bubbly carbonation in the…

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…

Weekly Mash – June 16, 2014

This past week was all about recovering from our kids birthday party and getting ready to go to the Washington Brewers Festival with my dad. In terms of craft beer, I continued to consume some of the beers I rounded up from my cellar space rediscovering some bottles I had forgotten about. It was a…

BC Craft Beer Review – Moon Under Water Tranquility IPA

Moon Under Water – Tranquility IPA: Is an IPA brewed in Victoria, BC at a strength of 6.5%, with 71 IBU’s and was poured in to a 22 oz beer glass at home. Aroma and Appearance: It pours a cloudy orange copper with 1 finger of foam and some tiny sporadic bubbles. The aroma is lots of citrus orange, grapefruit and fresh…

Weekly Mash – June 9, 2014

This week I continued to clean out my cellar the fun way, separating bottles into drink soon, cellar longer and drink very soon. As well I sorted a 48 bottle haul from the USA that I brought back from a trip over the long weekend where I picked up some nice Dogfish Head bottles, some…

BC Craft Beer Review – Central City Red Racer ISA

Central City Brewing – Red Racer ISA: Is a Session IPA brewed in Surrey, BC at a sessionable strength of 4.0% abv with 40 IBU’s and was poured from a 12 oz can into a beer glass at home with lunch.  Aroma and Appearance: It pours a clear golden copper with lots of bubbles and an inch of foam. The aroma…

Weekly Mash – June 2, 2014

Continuing my work on The Monday Mash I felt inspired by the kick off of VCBW  (and a recent sort of my cellar last week) to drink some really good BC beers as well as a few other imports that I re-discovered. Sadly I also had my first real skunked beer and a really bad local…