Collab with Twin Sails. Golden sour base dry-hopped with Simcoe. Earthy, tannic, fruity. Lightly funky & spicy with matching fruitiness. Orange, passionfruit, apricot & berries. Nice balance. Dry finish
Collab with Île Sauvage, here in Victoria. Funk brewery meets sour brewery. A golden sour base fermented and conditioned in oak barrels for 18 months. Further conditioned on pineapple rind, honey & cinnamon. Juicy. Oak. Lactobacillus. Wheat.
Collab with 33 Acres. NE-style IPA with somewhat local pale malt, wheat and buckwheat ("O-tay!"). DH with local Cashmere & Comet hops. Orange & lemon. Melon. Honeysuckle. Light evergreen resin. Fuller body from all the different grains.Earned the Better Together (Level 22) badge!
Perfect pour on this rainy day! Collaboration with collective arts who i also really enjoy! Orange juice, over ripe pineapple, super creamy coconut and lots of it, i love pine colada anything and this is a knock out of the park. Sad i only have one more!
Imperial oatmeal stout with Costa Rican Aguas Claras coffee. Smooth, rich. Roasted grain, earthy bitter acidic coffee, smooth velvety chocolate. Grainy, creamy oats. German Magnum hops. Dangerously crushable for 9.4%. Named after Johnny CashEarned the Local Beer is Better (September–December 2021) badge! Earned the Cheers to Independent U.S. Craft Breweries (Level 59) badge!
Light, lemony, refreshing. Lemon & pepper sour witbier. Only 3.5%. Contains lemon & lemongrass. Black pepper. Wheat & oats. Big smell of lactobacillus and wheat as soon as I cracked it, but lemon totally takes over. Definitely lemonade inspiredEarned the New Brew Thursday (Level 35) badge!
Solid oatmeal stout with burnt grain bitterness & acidity. Light roasted coffee & smooth dark chocolate. Milk sugar's barely in the game, not too sweet,but takes the edge off. Hefty roasted stout for only 4.5%. 4/4 good beer from this Edmonton brewery! 🍻
Collaboration with superflux! 1st of two pours. Peach flesh, tangy Japanese yuzu fruit, lightly sour, white balsamic, not much saltiness. Quite good as you can expect with these twoEarned the Riding Steady (Level 85) badge! Earned the Better Together (Level 7) badge! Earned the Hopped Down (Level 53) badge! Earned the For the Can (Level 64) badge! Earned the Fruits of Your Labor (Level 32) badge!
Another beer from a remote brewery in the Kootenays. This is the only one offered in a bottle, apparently. Paydirt? This is money. Surprisingly good. Citra & Cascade make this a very Cascadian-style pale ale. Toasted malt. Juicy orange. Light lemon candy
10.8% imperial stout with candied yams, marshmallow, cinnamon, nutmeg & orange zest. Playing on an American Thanksgiving tradition of sweet potato & marshmallow pie/casserole. Roasted grain, chocolate. Earthy, sweet, bitter. A rare CA treatEarned the Beyond a Shadow of a Stout (Level 63) badge!
Another revisit with this one & bottle share with my son. Likely referring to Saronno, Lombardia, where Amaretto originated. A 'digestivo' stout. This is fabulously delicious. So smooth. Brewed with coffee & almonds (like Amaretto). Chocolate