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…

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…

Off The Rail Comet Launcher: Is it out of this world?

After an enjoyable visit to East Van Brewing I wandered over to Off The Rail (aka. OTR) who was introducing their Comet Launcher Double IPA (DIPA). This was not just another beer for OTR, but a special release in celebration of their 3rd anniversary. My plan was to grab a bomber and head on home….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Getting Cosmic with an ESB

After a hard day mowing the lawn and other honey-do activities, I deserve a cold beverage. Let’s find out if this Dead Frog Rocket Man Interstellar ESB has what it takes to quench the Thirsty Panda. Well that’s it for now, gonna go quench that panda sized thirst… Cheers! *WIBTA is where I ask myself…