Craft Beer Review – Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA

Rogue Brewery – Farms 7 Hop IPA:  Brewed in Newport, Oregon right near the jetty (go there, it’s fun) this IPA comes in at a strength of 8% with 90 IBUs. Interesting enough, Rogue starting a significant hop growing program in 2008 during one of the many hop shortages the craft beer world has encountered…

Weekly Mash – May 26, 2014

I am trying something new here so please bear with me, I wanted to start a weekly recap of craft beer, adventures and other interesting and related things on the net worth sharing. I’ve decided to call it the Monday Mash because it’s mostly beer related. Let me know what you think, anything else I…

BC Craft Beer Review – R&B Brewing Raven Cream Ale

R&B Brewing – Raven Cream Ale: Is a local Vancouver brewed cream ale that comes in at a sessionable strength of 4.8% and 18 IBU’s that won gold at the 2011 BC Beer Awards. Aroma and Appearance: It pours a darker brown colour with lots of tiny bubbles (you know the song) and a generous 2 fingers of…

Craft Beer Review – Phillips Schottleweizen

Phillips – Schottleweizen: This oddly named dunkleweizen wheat beer is brewed in Victoria, BC at a strength of 7.5% and was enjoyed in a 22 oz beer glass to help turn down the evening as the sun went down. Aroma and Appearance: Pours a dark amber-brown with 2 fingers of foam and loads of small bubbles in the…

Craft Beer Review – Dogfish Head Aprihop

Dogfish Head – Aprihop: This is a seasonal Delaware brewed fruit India Pale Ale which comes in at a strength of 7% abv with 50 IBU’s and was poured from a 12 oz bottle into a nonic glass in a hotel. I have had a sample of this on tap and was interested in trying the bottle version. Aroma and…

Craft Beer Review – Whistler Brewing Black Tusk Ale

Whistler Brewing – Black Tusk Ale: This limited edition “Ale” is brewed by Whistler Brewing (pretty sure it’s more of a stout than a mild ale) at a strength of 5% and was poured into a 22 oz beer glass at home. Aroma and Appearance: Pours a very dark amber colour that appears black in the glass with…

Craft Beer Review – Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale

Stone – Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale: Brewed in California at strength of 7.2% this Pale Ale was enjoyed in a nonic 16 oz glass while vacationing in Portland. Stone is hilarious in their descriptions and “Your Not Worthy” marketing, it works well and is always a hoot to read. Aroma and Appearance: It pours a dark amber colour…

Craft Beer Review – Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA

Deschutes – Fresh Squeezed IPA:  Brewed in Bend, OR at strength of 6.4% abv with 60 IBU’s, this IPA was poured into a 16 oz nonic glass while vacationing in Portland. Aroma and Appearance: It pours a hazy copper with 1 finger of foam and some sporadic bubbles making their way to the top of the glass. As soon as I…

Craft Beer Review – 8 Wired Mighty Imperial Ale

8 Wired – Mighty Imperial Ale: This is New Zealand strong ale is smoked and aged in oak and is brewed at a mighty strength of 11% alcohol level. I poured it into a snifter glass in anticipation and enjoyed it at home. Aroma and Appearance: Pours a dark hazy ruby bronze colour with a touch of foam and a…

Craft Beer Review – Tap It Brewing IPA

Tap It Brewing – IPA: This is a California brewed India Pale Ale which comes in at a strength of 7% and was poured from a 12 oz bottle into a glass at home. I was excited to see 6 packs of this beer at Central City Liquor Store as I remember it being pretty good from the 2013…

Craft Beer Review – Howe Sound Lager

Howe Sound – Lager: This is a Dortmunder style lager that is brewed in Squamish, BC at a strength of 5.5% and was poured from a can into a tall glass on my patio. Aroma and Appearance: Pours a hazy golden copper colour, with two fingers of foam and I saw some slow rising bubbles make their way…

Craft Beer Review: Petrus Aged Pale Ale

Petrus Aged Pale Ale:  Brewed in Belguim by Bavik-De Brabandere, this wild sour ale comes in at a strength of 7.3% alcohol, is aged in oak barrels for 20 months and somewhat deceivingly is not identified as a sour beer on the bottle so I can see at least a few people being in for a surprise with this one.…