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 – 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 – 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…