"Beer, it's the best damn drink in the world."

Jack Nicholson

Upright’s Pathway to Paradise

I love saisons. It’s a style of beer that opens itself up to so many unique variations, and regional expressions. For me it epitomizes the true heritage of craft beer, and what craft beer is really all about. Lending itself perfectly to creative breweries like Upright Brewing to take artistic license and do whatever the […]

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The Perfect Canadian Pilsner

You’re probably going to say that this isn’t a craft beer because of the size of the brewery. Fair enough. Regardless of the fact that this is a nationally distributed product, there is something to be said about brewing it right. And, this my friends, is brewed it right. I’ve tasted dozens of pilsners from […]

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A Man for all Saisons

Today’s hop topic brings me to my current infatuation…. SAISONS (aka. farmhouse ales). I seriously find myself asking “Where have they been all my life?”. After brewing my own (Saison in the Sun) using a simple grain bill, rehydrated apricots, Nelson Sauvin hops, and a Belle Saison yeast, I’ve absolutely fallen in love with this […]

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Foamer’s Folly: Bonding Over Brews

After an excellent morning service at The Village Church in Langley, Sarah (my youngest daughter) and I journeyed out for some Father / Daughter bonding time. Heading to the north side of the Fraser River, we stopped into Foamer’s Folley Brewing in Pitt Meadows before heading to Golden Ears Cheesecrafters for lunch. Having never been […]

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Bellingham Tap Trail: A hophead’s paradise

NOTE: I’ll be doing up a small blog for each brewery we visited so that you don’t fall asleep reading an unnecessarily long diatribe.  With a population of 81,000, Bellingham, WA (BLI) is an island of a city on the I-5. By this I mean it’s surrounded by farmland, sprawling green hills, the Pacific Ocean, […]

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