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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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 […]

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Townsite Brewing: Lil’ Red 3.0

The pride of Powell River, Townsite Brewing has certainly not sided on the safe path when it comes to their lineup of brews. Having savoured their Zwarte Wheat I can tell you first hand they are an adventurous group. Tart like a tiger Pouring the light brown beverage, the tan foamy head dominated my glass. […]

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Savouring a flight after a hard day on the water.

Lunchmeat and I had just spent a few hours wandering the banks of the Chilliwack/Vedder River, casting a variety of juicy flies but catching only low lying branches and snaggs on the riverbottom. With a lack of fish on the horizon we headed over to the Old Yale Brewing Company’s tasting room for an inaugural […]

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A different brewing process to say the yeast.

All craft beers need to tell a story on the label, and, with very little real estate, they generally need to quickly sell me on the contents. Seeing the bottle’s simple and oddly styled label I picked it up and went in search of a story. Two things jumped out for me enough to lay […]

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