Archive for February, 2014

Thursday Tasting [2/27/14, 5:00-7:00]: Breweries of British Columbia

Posted Feb 23, 2014 in Beer, Breweries, Brewpubs, Events, Goings on, Seasonals, Travel

beerImg_TOH IPAWe’re heading to beautiful British Columbia! Join us on Thursday, February 27 from 5-7 pm to sample some of the leading craft breweries from Canada’s western coast.

Howe Sound Brewery | Squamish, BC

Total Eclipse of The Hop: A high gravity India Pale Ale brewed with 100% barley, six varities of hops, water and yeast. Extra barley malt nicely balances the huge volume of hops in this brew. Produced as part of the John Mitchell Series. Turn around bright eyes!

Wee Beastie Scotch Ale: A rich, malty Wee Heavy style Scotch ale, brewed with 100% barley malt, hops, water and yeast. Peated malt provides a subtle smokiness to this beer, while medium toasted American oak imparts a silky smoothness and additional complexity. Named in honour of Scottish poet Robbie Burns’ famous poem, To A Mouse, written in 1785. Wee, sleeket, cowran, tim’rous beastie, O, what panic’s in thy breastie! A brave big bodied ale!

Parallel 49 Brewing Co. | Vancouver, BC

Lost Souls Chocolate Pumpkin Porter: The base of this beer is a robust porter that uses large amounts of chocolate malts to acheive a chocolaty flavour. Pumpkin is used in the mash along with traditional pumpkin pie spicing in the brew kettle. An English strain of yeast is used to give this beer a slightly fruity yeast derived flavour.

Vow of Silence Belgian Strong Ale: Dark, strong, roasty, with the beautiful effervescence Belgian yeast. Brewed in the Trappist tradition with hints of plum, dark cherries, and spices.

New this week 2/22

Posted Feb 22, 2014 in Beer, Breweries, Limited Release, New this week, Seasonals


Abita Grapefruit IPA
Asheville Brewing Love, Ninja
Brunehaut Amber
Blue Mountain Evil 8
Catawba Hooligan
Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout
Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout
Duck Rabbit Barleywine
Foothills Jade IPA
Foothills IPA of the Month “February”
Howe Sound Megadestroyer
Great Divide Colette
Green Man The Demon Dweller
Greenwich Meantime Weizen Doppel Bock
Greenwich Meantime Russian Imperial Stout
Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout
Mother Earth Windowpane Raspberry
Natty Greene’s Wild Flower Wit
Ommegang Glimmerglass
Pisgah Amber Lager
Pisgah Schwartzbier
Pisgah Dopplebock
Pisgah Greybeard IPA
Pisgah Belgian Golden
RJ Rockers Good Boy Stout
Smuttynose Noonan Black IPA
Southern Tier Crème Brule
Unibroue Brewmaster’s Reserve Gift Set “Maudite”
Victory Swing Session Saison

New & fun this week 2/8/14

Posted Feb 08, 2014 in Miscellany


Green Man Maceo (got more! surprise!)
Pisgah Polar Vortex (22oz)
Pisgah Valdez (22oz)
21st Amendment Sneak Attack
21st Amendment Lower de Boom
Weyerbacher Insanity
Coronado/Cigar City Collab Jurata Baltic Porter
Bison Honey Basil
Parallel 49 Salty Scot
Parallel 49 Lost Souls
Parallel 49 Vow of Silence
Howe Sound Total Eclipse of the Hop
Howe Sound Wee Beastie
Boulevard Imperial Stout
Rogue 7 Hop IPA
New Belgium Snapshot Wheat
New Belgium Rampant IPA
Avery New World Porter
Sam Adams Tetravis Quad
Ilkley Siberia
Evil Twin Mini Dingo
Evil Twin Yang
Evil Twin Freudian Slip Barleywine
Evil Twin Ashtray Heart Smoked Porter
Troubadour Magma 2013 Galaxy
Hi-Wire Pale
Hi-Wire IPA

Happy Tuesday! Hopslam and more!

Posted Feb 04, 2014 in Miscellany


Try to contain your excitement, beery people, for the annual shipment of Bell’s Hopslam has arrived. It comes with some delicious friends, too.

Bell’s Hopslam
Stone Matt’s Burning Rosids
Sam Adams Double Bock
Estrella Damn Daura
Del Ducato Vieille Ville
Del Ducato My Blueberry Nightmare
Del Ducato Chrysopolis
Hawkshead NZPA
Hobsons No.1 – Manor Ale
Hobsons No. 3 – Postman’s Knock
Ilkley Brewery The Mayan
Ilkley Brewery Mary Jane IPA
Wild Beer Co. Somerset Saison
Wild Beer Co. M.O.
Wild Beer Co. Iduna Cru
Wild Beer Co. Bliss
Hitachino Nest White Ale
Hitachino Nest Ginger Ale
Green Man Maceo
Heavy Seas Siren Noir
Heavy Seas Black Cannon
Straffe Hendrik Heritage Vintage 2012
Shmaltz Death of a Contract Brewer