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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Field House French IPA

Craft brewers are fast becoming artists in their own right. Fashioning malty beverages that extend the boundaries of what we call beer. Long frowned down upon as a second class beverage, beer is making a new mark on the culinary world. In fact, I would dare say it has surpassed wine in its ability to […]

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Wheelbite: A Yeast Van Boarder Thing

East Vancouver is to a hop-head what Wriggly Field is to a baseball fanatic… shear paradise! There are so many craft breweries in a relatively small region, which can make choosing one destination a tough task. Today I had a plan! A brief plan albeit, but a plan just the same. And that plan was […]

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Ravens Oldhand Coffee IPA: The Future’s So Bright….

Downtown Abbotsford, once the centre for trade and shopping, has gone through quite the  rough spell over the past 30 plus years. Unable to keep up with changing times, it has fallen victim to disrepair, neglect, and the relentless Father Time. The pendulum is starting to swing, however, as a renaissance of sorts has started […]

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Field House California Common: Am I a lager or an ale?

We live in an era of confusion, irony, and hypocrisy. Desiring deep interpersonal relationships while fixated by handheld devices. Applauding simplicity, yet driven by stuff. Liking the pictures of Instagrammers in the great outdoors while binge watching Netflix (sometimes while in the great outdoors). Turn the clock back 150 years. Here we find a simpler […]

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Tofino Dawn Patrol Coffee Porter: Surfs up

To be brutally transparent, it has taken me a loooooooooong time to warm up to dark beers. However, it has taken a considerably shorter time to become a fan. So much so that I almost crave them. Especially now that so many breweries are putting on their creative hats and coming up with such amazing […]

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