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

Jack Nicholson

Hoyne Brewing: Helios Dortmunder Golden Lager

Time and time again I’ve been disappointed by breweries that tout their beverage as “German” style. More often than not they ultimately try to appeal to the new era palate by tossing in some Cascade or Citra hops and kicking it up a notch. If I buy something to experience a little bit of “Germany”, […]

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Dageraad Blonde: Too complex for words

I’ve seen their beers here and there but have never actually tried them. Doing a bit of research about Dageraad Brewing, I learned that the founder was a fan of Belgian beer and wanted to brew a little bit of Belgium right here in the Lower Mainland. Belgian beers are the epitome of extremes with […]

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Trading Post: Black IPA

It was a cold and stormy November afternoon, and the east wind was blowing hard against my rain drenched face. Seeking shelter against the violence that only Mother Nature can inflict, I found comfort within the hospitable walls of the Trading Post Brewing and Tasting Room. Wandering up to the counter, I was welcomed by […]

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Off the Rail: Raybuck Irish Ale

With the weather getting rather chilly, Mama Panda was in no mood to sit fireside in the back 40. Having little desire to hang out by the fire with only my thoughts and a frosty beverage, I ended up at the tying bench with an Off The Rail Raybuck Irish Ale. Yeast Van Micro Off […]

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