October 4th, 2013

Brassneck: The New Kids on the Block

IMG_2255 On Wednesday evening, the new Brassneck Brewery & Tasting Room opened quietly at 7 pm, the twitter feed went out and I’m sure by closing time they had a happy bunch of friends and fans with big smiles on their faces. Read the rest...
August 30th, 2013

More Beers from la Belle Province

IMG_1764 Quebec stands second in over all craft beer production/consumption in Canada, only British Columbia does better. With 86 breweries/brewpubs, there is an enormous variety of very high quality brews available, not only in the cities, but throughout the small towns of la belle province as well. Read the rest...
August 5th, 2013

The Beers of Summer 2013

radler This summer we have been the envy of the country, weather wise at least. While storms, floods, heat and humidity had their way with everyone east of the Rockies, we here on the west coast have enjoyed many more patio days than anyone else. Read the rest...
May 21st, 2013

Some New Spring Tastings

IMG_1482 Sleepy Dog Tail Chaser IPA (7.5%) from Tempe, Arizona. Had this beer at a bar in the ludicrously busy Phoenix airport, where the over-opinionated waitress called it ‘nasty’ beer. Not a hophead I guess. It pours a deep amber, with a slight herbal nose, somewhat floral, hops definitely present, nice white head, but it quickly dissipates, leaving good lacing, an even bitterness dominates the palate, balanced, lots of malt supporting this bold bitter brew, medium to full body, slightly astringent mouthfeel, but smooths out to a bone dry finish. Read the rest...
April 8th, 2013

Belgian Styles Abound

quebeers It is amazing these days how many breweries outside of Belgium are making Belgian style beers. Not only because the Belgians have perhaps the greatest variety of styles than any other country, but the quality of their products is nothing less than legendary. Read the rest...
April 7th, 2013

Big Alberta Beer Bars

IMG_1385 The beer scene in Alberta sure is changing. Aside from a few visionaries, like Wild Rose Brewing in Calgary and Alley Kat in Edmonton, who have been brewing for 20 years, the rise of craft beer in this province has been very slow. Read the rest...