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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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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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 […]

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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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