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…

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…

Stanley Park DayTrip West Coast Lager: Double-take.

I don’t normally pick up mixed packs of beer because I generally want to do my own picking thank you very much. But we were having company over and the Stanley Park Concession Stand looked like a safe choice to offer up some options to our guests. Besides, the Mrs. Panda was in the van…

Red Arrow Old Style Lager: Something’s a brewin’ 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…