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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There’s something brewing across “The Pond”

The narrow span of saltwater separating us Mainlander’s from Vancouver Island is lovingly referred to as “The Pond”.   This thin sliver of H20, and the isolation of being accessible only via the preposterously expensive BC Ferry system, has created a unique culture, foreign to us landlocked souls. Woven into the Island’s fabric is the […]

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