BC Craft Beer Review – Four Winds Wildflower Saison

Four Winds Wildflower Saison: This variant from Delta, BC brewer Four Winds is brewed to a strength of 6.5% abv with 30 IBUs. It’s infused with both chamomile and elderflowers to give some unique botanical properties, being a seasonal release that is a part of their Eurus series (aka the really fricken good ones). These limited…

BC Craft Beer Review – Four Winds Saison Brett (2014)

Four Winds Saison Brett: Is an unfiltered bottle fermented Saison that is brewed at a strength of 7% abv with 28 IBUs featuring Tettnanger and Cascade hops. This delightful beer  sat patiently in red wine oak barrels for about 10 months with brettanomyces and lacto-pediococcus to give it a true farm house funk that us beer geeks love so much.…

Craft Beer Review – MOA Imperial Stout

MOA Brewing Company – Imperial Stout: Continuing with more New Zealand craft beer which has gained some serious distribution into BC thankfully, I opened this 10.2% abv Imperial Stout which is aged in Oak Pinot Noir barrels, is hopped significantly (over 100 IBUs) and comes in a 375 mL bottle that is corked. As you can see…

BC Craft Beer Review – Four Winds Juxtapose Brett IPA

Four Winds – Juxtapose Brett IPA: Is an unfiltered IPA fermented with Brettanomyces yeast and silver medal winner at the 2014 World Beer Cup that is brewed at a strength of 6.5% with 50 IBU’s in Delta, BC by my favourite local brewer. Aroma and Appearance: It pours a hazy and bubbly copper with three fingers of foam and…

Craft Beer Review: Dieu Du Ciel Rigor Mortis Abt

Dieu Du Ciel – Rigor Mortis Abt:  This Belgian Quad Abbey Ale comes from Montreal (Go Habs Go!!!), Quebec and is brewed at a robust strength of 10.5% alcohol and has been aged for 1 year. Aroma and Appearance: This a pours hazy brown with 1 finger of foam, no observable bubble action and has an aroma…

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.…

Four Winds – Triplicity

Four Winds – Triplicity: Brewed in Delta, BC from the the hottest emerging brewery in the province right now, at an uber strength of 9.0% with 33.3 IBU’s poured from a 750mL bottle into a goblet glass. Aroma and Appearance: Pours a nice clear copper, super foamy and has a swirling vortex of bubbles constantly rising…

Powell Street Brewery – Old Jalopy Pale Ale

Powell Street Brewery – Old Jalopy Pale Ale: The all mighty Canadian Brewing Awards 2013 Beer of the Year, brewed in Vancouver at a strength of 5.5% and 40 IBU’s – poured from a hard to find bottle into a glass at home. I manage to walk into a liquor store who had lost track of…