DRINKER | East Van’s “Bomber Brewing” Is Ready To Fill Its First Growlers Tomorrow!

DRINKER | East Van’s “Bomber Brewing” Is Ready To Fill Its First Growlers Tomorrow!

by Chuck Hallett | And you thought 2013 was a big year for breweries. 2014 is off to a bang, and not quite two months in we’re already welcoming the opening of our second local brewery (the first was Black Kettle of North

DRINK THIS BEER | Sipping A Cool Snifter Of Wooly Bugger In Front Of A Roaring Fire

DRINK THIS BEER | Sipping A Cool Snifter Of Wooly Bugger In Front Of A Roaring Fire

by Chuck Hallett | Beers make it into my column for a few reasons. Maybe the brewery is stepping up their game, maybe the packaging is interesting, or maybe the beer itself is excellent. Today, we’re getting all three. Yup, there’s one very interesting

DRINK THIS BEER | The Exceptional Saison Brett By Delta’s Own “Four Winds Brewing”

DRINK THIS BEER | The Exceptional Saison Brett By Delta’s Own “Four Winds Brewing”

by Chuck Hallett | We lead a charmed life here in BC, at least as far as good beverages are concerned. Entire swathes of the beer-drinking world are still stuck under the oppressive thumb of Big Beer, knowing naught of the delightful, hand-crafted

DRINK THIS BEER | The “Hermannator”, A Dark Lager From Vancouver Island Brewery

DRINK THIS BEER | The “Hermannator”, A Dark Lager From Vancouver Island Brewery

by Chuck Hallett | The start of the winter cellaring beer release season is upon us. How can I tell? Vancouver Island Brewing has dropped the 2013 version of their famous Eisbock, aka Hermannator. Now in its 26th year, this dark and

DRINK THIS BEER | Hoyne Brewing Co.’s Fresh-Hopped Seasonal Wolf Vine Pale Ale

DRINK THIS BEER | Hoyne Brewing Co.’s Fresh-Hopped Seasonal Wolf Vine Pale Ale

by Chuck Hallett | Hoyne Brewing is a fairly new outfit in Victoria. Started in late 2011 by Sean Hoyne, formerly of the Canoe Brewpub, their focus is on what I like to call “Table Beer”: inexpensive, moderate alcohol, solidly brewed beers meant

BARLEY MOWAT | Awaiting First Pours In The Imminent Brassneck Brewery On Main

BARLEY MOWAT | Awaiting First Pours In The Imminent Brassneck Brewery On Main

by Chuck Hallett | When Nigel Springthorpe and Conrad Gmoser decided to start Brassneck Brewery at 2148 Main Street, they also decided to start growing out their beards as living emblems of their common endeavour. What initially seemed like a bit of a

BARLEY MOWAT | On The Odd But Always Interesting Introduction Of “Brett” To Beer

BARLEY MOWAT | On The Odd But Always Interesting Introduction Of “Brett” To Beer

by Chuck Hallett | Ready for some advanced beer-geekery? Let’s talk Brettanomyces, or “Brett” for short. Brett is an interesting micro-organism. I’ll give you a second to go read that link. In particular, read the sub-section on Sensory Compounds. Brett

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #455 | Inside Mount Pleasant’s New 33 Acres Brewing Company

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #455 | Inside Mount Pleasant’s New 33 Acres Brewing Company

by Chuck Hallett | The much anticipated 33 Acres is now open for business at 15 West Eighth Ave (just off Main). Their new tasting room is an unusual touch of elegant Swedish cafe in the otherwise burly man-cave-esque brewery

BARLEY MOWAT | Taking The Mystery Out Of Cellaring Your Awesome Beer Collection

BARLEY MOWAT | Taking The Mystery Out Of Cellaring Your Awesome Beer Collection

by Chuck Hallett | Beer, much like wine, falls into two distinctive categories: table beer, intended to be consumed as fresh as possible, and cellaring beer, meant to be aged for some time prior to consumption. Cellaring beer is a growing

HONOUR BOUND: Do Your Bit And Write In To Support Vancouver’s Brewery Lounges

HONOUR BOUND: Do Your Bit And Write In To Support Vancouver’s Brewery Lounges

by Chuck Hallett | The big vote on brewery lounges is tomorrow at city council, and what was looking like a slam dunk on the side of awesome is now in jeopardy. The short version of that link is that a group

BARLEY MOWAT: 6 Great “Vancouver Craft Beer Week” Events That You Shouldn’t Miss

BARLEY MOWAT: 6 Great “Vancouver Craft Beer Week” Events That You Shouldn’t Miss

by Chuck Hallett | Alright, it’s here! Vancouer Craft Beer Week (VCBW) starts this Friday, and continues for the next eight nights. There are lots of beer fests around town every year, and understandably aspiring beer geeks can’t make it out to

BARLEY MOWAT: On How To Properly Enjoy The Bejesus Out Of High Quality Craft Beer

BARLEY MOWAT: On How To Properly Enjoy The Bejesus Out Of High Quality Craft Beer

by Chuck Hallett | Alright, you’ve gone out and bought yourself a bottle of hard core craft beer, let’s say Powell Street Brewery’s “Beer of the Year” – award winning Old Jalopy Pale Ale. You cram that puppy in the

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