Deadfrog Nutty Uncle Stout: A beer lovers peanut butter cup

Peanut butter stout? Seriously?

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…

Beer Fact or Fiction #993: Beer is made from grass.

It’s true, wheat and barley, two principal ingredients in the brewing of beer, are a member of the grass family. Not the type you smoke, but the type you begrudgingly mow. Beer fact or fiction?Β  Who cares? Time to go quench that panda sized thirst… cheers eh!

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…

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…

Steamworks: Winter Lager, Angry Rob, and Sturgeon

The mighty Fraser River hosts some of the biggest fresh water creatures known to mankind – the incredible white sturgeon. It’s not unusual to hook into a fish that’s 9′ long or more, but when they hit 12′ you’ve just hitched that wagon to a freight train and you’re going for a ride! In this…

Black Kettle Brewing Co.: Could this be a hidden gem?

The other day I stumbled across Black Kettle Brewing, tucked away at the end of an industrial building, around the corner from a client in North Vancouver. Excited by the prospect that I had found a hidden gem of a micro brewery perhaps only the locals talked about. Checking online, the reviews looked promising, so…