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.…

Craft Beer Review – Rodenbach Grand Cru

Rodenbach Grand Cru: Day 20 of my Advent Calendar exchange with my father, featuring a Belgian sour red/brown ale brewed to a strength of 6.0% abv. This is a blend of 1/3 young beer and 2/3 beer aged in oak vats for 2 years to make this unique blended sour beer. Aroma and Appearance: It pours a slightly…

BC Craft Beer Review – Persephone Brewing Double IPA

Persephone Brewing – Double IPA: Brewed in Gibsons, this Double IPA is brewed at a strength of 9% abv featuring Amarillo, Cascade and Columbus hops. Interestingly enough, this is one of the more expensive DIPA’s on the market, often going for $12-$13 a bottle at private stores (this is where a 10% CAMRA discount is handy). I…

BC Craft Beer Review – Dageraad Randonneur Saison

Dageraad Randonneur Saison: Is a genuine Belgian Style Saison that is brewed locally in Burnaby, BC by a very stylistically dedicated Belgian brewery which comes in at a strength of 6.4% abv. Saisons were traditionally brewed for farm labourers, often at much lower abv’s so they could drink it through they work day and still function. This…

Craft Beer Review – Ballast Point Sculpin IPA

Ballast Point Brewing Company – Sculpin IPA: Brewed in San Diego, CA this IPA ranks #5 overall on the ratebeer.com IPA category putting it as one of the best IPA’s in the world according to individual ratings and reviews. It is brewed at a strength of 7.0% abv with 70 IBUs and according to their web description is hopped…