Adventures In Alcohol
daughtersofbeer:

Rochefort brewery’s 6, 8, and 10 pair nicely with trip planning to Belgium. We are acclimatizing our palettes and taking inventory of our sins, in preparation for our trip there…

One day I’ll be cool enough to drink a beer with Daughtersofbeer
Sunday 3/10/2013

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daughtersofbeer:

Rochefort brewery’s 6, 8, and 10 pair nicely with trip planning to Belgium. We are acclimatizing our palettes and taking inventory of our sins, in preparation for our trip there…

One day I’ll be cool enough to drink a beer with Daughtersofbeer

Friday 3/8/2013

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quenchyourthirst:

to grow in the beer industry in Canada. Over the past few years, we have seen a tremendous growth in the amount of brewers coming into the market (not unlike our cousins to the south). I think it’s prudent to understand the impact of this growth and the reasons behind it.

Since beer is enjoying a…

smithsonianlibraries:

Is it happy hour yet? check out this great post on Humulus lupulus aka #hops and their use in beer from @biodivlib
Thursday 1/24/2013

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smithsonianlibraries:

Is it happy hour yet? check out this great post on Humulus lupulus aka #hops and their use in beer from @biodivlib

daughtersofbeer:

Vesuvius Beach, Salt Spring Island. We’re sharing this Brux Domesticated Wild Ale with Brettanomyces, with some of our dearest friends. A collaboration between Sierra Nevada and Russian River, this very special Belgian-style ale grew out of mutual admiration and friendship. Dry, complex, and slightly tart, this beer was appreciated by all. “Like angels pissing on my tongue,” said Pam. Very few beers can elicit such a response.
Monday 11/5/2012

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daughtersofbeer:

Vesuvius Beach, Salt Spring Island. We’re sharing this Brux Domesticated Wild Ale with Brettanomyces, with some of our dearest friends. A collaboration between Sierra Nevada and Russian River, this very special Belgian-style ale grew out of mutual admiration and friendship. Dry, complex, and slightly tart, this beer was appreciated by all. “Like angels pissing on my tongue,” said Pam. Very few beers can elicit such a response.

Friday 11/2/2012

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bellwoodsbrewery:

There are plenty of unglamorous jobs in a brewery. Though it’s always very rewarding to sit down at the bar and enjoy the fruits of your craft, the reality is that there are more tasks in a day than just brewing. There are, of course, the kegging days, the bottling days (we are…

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stonehammerbeer:

LONDON — Stone Hammer Oatmeal Coffee Stout tasting at the Black Shire Pub on Talbot, this Thursday from 6-8pm. mmmm, delicious!
Tuesday 10/23/2012

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stonehammerbeer:

LONDON Stone Hammer Oatmeal Coffee Stout tasting at the Black Shire Pub on Talbot, this Thursday from 6-8pm. mmmm, delicious!

daughtersofbeer:

Thanks Perry and CTV News at Noon for inviting us to share our beer love with your audience today. Here are the beers we talked about and a few key links for those interested in learning more about the wonderful world of craft beer in Vancouver. 
Steamworks Pilsner 5% – pilsner is a style of lager, it took its name from the city of Pilsen where it originated (what is now the Czech republic). It has a sweet (hint of lemon) taste with moderate hop bitterness, it is crisp and clean and easy drinking. This beer won best in show at the recent BC Craft Beer Awards and also took gold in the lager/pilsner category.
Vancouver Island Iron Plow Harvest Marzen 5.8% – Marzen (or March) is a pale lager which originated in Bavaria, Germany. It was usually cellared until late summer with the remaining bottles being consumed during Oktoberfest. It is the perfect beer to celebrate the end of summer and transition into fall. It is medium bodied, with a malty flavor and clean dry finish. This one took bronze in the special lager category.
Parallel 49 Schadenfreude Pumpkin Oktoberfest 5% – this is a seasonal beer by this new brewery, brewed by Graham With. This is one of many Pumpkin ales available currently. It has a malty backbone, lovely spice aroma and flavour (often ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and allspice ), a thicker consistency and a mild bitterness. Some brewers use real pumpkin, puree or flavouring in their pumpkin beer. This beer took bronze in the Specialty beer category.
Red Racer IPA of Central City Brewing 6.5% – this is our go to beer and our favourite beer in BC. India Pale Ales are the hoppiest of all ales. It has a prominent hop aroma with a citrusy, floral and piney flavor. Full of bitterness and a little dry and puckering in the mouth. It collected bronze in in the IPA category, with its brother - Central City Imperial IPA - collecting silver.
Driftwood Sartori Harvest IPA 7% - this is a seasonal IPA, brewed with fresh (used within 24 hours of being picked) Centennial hops sourced from its namesake Sartori Cedar Ranch hops farm and barley malted by artisanal maltster Mike Doehnel in Saanich. This beer was very limited in its release and if you didn’t get a chance to taste it, you are out of luck. This beer is a beautiful balance of colour (coppery gold hue), with an herbal green nose and flavour, and a full hop fruitness which lingers into a nice bitter finish. 
Townsite Brewing PowTown Porter 5.8% - This is a dark style beer named from its popularity with street and river porters in London in the 18th C. This beer, brewed by  Cedric Dauchot of this fairly new brewery in Powell River, boasts roasted malts, a little chocolate/coffee aroma and flavor, nice bitterness and a smooth consistency. This one took gold in the Porter/Brown category.
Refer to these organizations and resources if you want to partake in more craft beer events or learn more about it.
CAMRA BC and CAMRA Vancouver
BC Craft Beer Month
BC Beer Guide
And check out our Links page for places to drink, breweries and brewpubs, beer blogs and other places of interest.
Friday 10/19/2012

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daughtersofbeer:

Thanks Perry and CTV News at Noon for inviting us to share our beer love with your audience today. Here are the beers we talked about and a few key links for those interested in learning more about the wonderful world of craft beer in Vancouver. 

Steamworks Pilsner 5% – pilsner is a style of lager, it took its name from the city of Pilsen where it originated (what is now the Czech republic). It has a sweet (hint of lemon) taste with moderate hop bitterness, it is crisp and clean and easy drinking. This beer won best in show at the recent BC Craft Beer Awards and also took gold in the lager/pilsner category.

Vancouver Island Iron Plow Harvest Marzen 5.8% – Marzen (or March) is a pale lager which originated in Bavaria, Germany. It was usually cellared until late summer with the remaining bottles being consumed during Oktoberfest. It is the perfect beer to celebrate the end of summer and transition into fall. It is medium bodied, with a malty flavor and clean dry finish. This one took bronze in the special lager category.

Parallel 49 Schadenfreude Pumpkin Oktoberfest 5% – this is a seasonal beer by this new brewery, brewed by Graham With. This is one of many Pumpkin ales available currently. It has a malty backbone, lovely spice aroma and flavour (often ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and allspice ), a thicker consistency and a mild bitterness. Some brewers use real pumpkin, puree or flavouring in their pumpkin beer. This beer took bronze in the Specialty beer category.

Red Racer IPA of Central City Brewing 6.5% – this is our go to beer and our favourite beer in BC. India Pale Ales are the hoppiest of all ales. It has a prominent hop aroma with a citrusy, floral and piney flavor. Full of bitterness and a little dry and puckering in the mouth. It collected bronze in in the IPA category, with its brother - Central City Imperial IPA - collecting silver.

Driftwood Sartori Harvest IPA 7% - this is a seasonal IPA, brewed with fresh (used within 24 hours of being picked) Centennial hops sourced from its namesake Sartori Cedar Ranch hops farm and barley malted by artisanal maltster Mike Doehnel in Saanich. This beer was very limited in its release and if you didn’t get a chance to taste it, you are out of luck. This beer is a beautiful balance of colour (coppery gold hue), with an herbal green nose and flavour, and a full hop fruitness which lingers into a nice bitter finish. 

Townsite Brewing PowTown Porter 5.8% - This is a dark style beer named from its popularity with street and river porters in London in the 18th C. This beer, brewed by  Cedric Dauchot of this fairly new brewery in Powell River, boasts roasted malts, a little chocolate/coffee aroma and flavor, nice bitterness and a smooth consistency. This one took gold in the Porter/Brown category.

Refer to these organizations and resources if you want to partake in more craft beer events or learn more about it.

CAMRA BC and CAMRA Vancouver

BC Craft Beer Month

BC Beer Guide

And check out our Links page for places to drink, breweries and brewpubs, beer blogs and other places of interest.

Thursday 10/18/2012

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bellwoodsbrewery:

Though this plan has been in the works since we opened just under 6 months ago, we’ve only recently been able to break the news: We’re expecting!

…6 new tanks! In what is currently our retail space next door to the brewpub, we’ll be squeezing in some new tanks and tripling our…

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Wednesday 10/17/2012

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quenchyourthirst:

One of the key components of a draught system are the beer lines. While it was common place to use PVC lines for years, the newest technology is a little creature called ‘barrier tubing’. These plastic food grade tubes are lined with a microscopic glass lining. The key benefit here is that…

daughtersofbeer:

We love that there are more BC brewers experimenting with fresh hops so we did a tasting of a few to compare. Fresh or wet hopped beer simply means hops picked within generally 24 hours are used in the brew.
Driftwood Sartori Harvest IPA 7% - fresh Centennial hops sourced from its namesake Sartori Cedar Ranch hops farm and barley malted by artisanal maltster Mike Doehnel in Saanich are used in this brew. We were lucky to get a few bottles of this limited release from Steamworks beer and wine store and at the Biltmore. This beer is a beautiful balance of colour (coppery gold hue), with an herbal green nose and flavour, followed by a punch of hoppy fruitness which rests full in the mouth and lingers into a lovely bitterness. 
Townsite Brewing Timewarp wet-hopped pale ale 5.5% - this is a first for Townsite, brewed by Cedric Dauchot (who is pictured on the label) and created with hops sourced from the environs of Powell River and some secret ‘wild’ hops from Texada Island. This brew poured a deep amber and was upfront malty and bitter with some freshness in the background.
Hoyne Wolf Vine Wet Hopped Pale Ale 5.3% - this one is made with fresh hops from Sartori Cedar Ranch (Centennial and Cascade) and Thomas Faucet Maris Otter and Crystal malts. It poured a lighter amber colour with a lot of fresh greenness up front with the malts and hops in the background. It has less carbonation and a thin mouthfeel but if you are needing a green fix, it’s there.
Just for fun we thew in a fresh hop ale from Two Beers Brewing Co., Washington which was the only fresh hopped beer available when we were in Washington a few of weeks ago. They are first out of the gate because of their access to a very warm soil patch at a Yakima Valley hop farm which matures early. Fresh Centennial hops are used in this beer which has a strong and fresh citrus aroma, an aggressive hop-forward character and a good malt balance.
It is great to taste the diversity of what fresh hops can contribute to a beer. We look forward to tasting more this season.

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daughtersofbeer:

We love that there are more BC brewers experimenting with fresh hops so we did a tasting of a few to compare. Fresh or wet hopped beer simply means hops picked within generally 24 hours are used in the brew.

Driftwood Sartori Harvest IPA 7% - fresh Centennial hops sourced from its namesake Sartori Cedar Ranch hops farm and barley malted by artisanal maltster Mike Doehnel in Saanich are used in this brew. We were lucky to get a few bottles of this limited release from Steamworks beer and wine store and at the Biltmore. This beer is a beautiful balance of colour (coppery gold hue), with an herbal green nose and flavour, followed by a punch of hoppy fruitness which rests full in the mouth and lingers into a lovely bitterness. 

Townsite Brewing Timewarp wet-hopped pale ale 5.5% - this is a first for Townsite, brewed by Cedric Dauchot (who is pictured on the label) and created with hops sourced from the environs of Powell River and some secret ‘wild’ hops from Texada Island. This brew poured a deep amber and was upfront malty and bitter with some freshness in the background.

Hoyne Wolf Vine Wet Hopped Pale Ale 5.3% - this one is made with fresh hops from Sartori Cedar Ranch (Centennial and Cascade) and Thomas Faucet Maris Otter and Crystal malts. It poured a lighter amber colour with a lot of fresh greenness up front with the malts and hops in the background. It has less carbonation and a thin mouthfeel but if you are needing a green fix, it’s there.

Just for fun we thew in a fresh hop ale from Two Beers Brewing Co., Washington which was the only fresh hopped beer available when we were in Washington a few of weeks ago. They are first out of the gate because of their access to a very warm soil patch at a Yakima Valley hop farm which matures early. Fresh Centennial hops are used in this beer which has a strong and fresh citrus aroma, an aggressive hop-forward character and a good malt balance.

It is great to taste the diversity of what fresh hops can contribute to a beer. We look forward to tasting more this season.