December 3rd, 2012 -- As the calendar turns to the darkest month of the year and the mercury continues to plummet, craft beer lovers are looking for something to help insulate from the extremes of the season.
To that end the InstigatorDoppelbock is crawling out of his snowy mountainside cave after a year of hibernation. He's ready to toast the season with a beer packed with full-roasted flavour and featuring a proud, deep amber body.
Trainwreck Barley Wine is also rumbling down the tracks back to your local liquor store. Lightly carbonated and full of rich malt sweetness to warm you from the inside out, this year's vintage was barrel-aged in Kentucky bourbon oak, adding even more warmth and complexity to a brew as dark as your late afternoon walk home from work.
Both releases can be found at your favourite craft-friendly private liquor store while quantities last, and there will be a free tasting at the brewery on Wednesday December 5th from 4-6pm! See you there!
Here's a little something to stoke your boiler. This year's barley wine is full of rich malt flavours and aged in bourbon barrels. Mildly carbonated, Trainwreck should be served at cellar temperature (8C). Careful not to derail your caboose.
Doppelboks were the original liquid bread, intended to sustain monks through their feasts of advent and lent. The Instigator has complex character with toasted flavours, rich aromas, a deep hue and a full body. This time when you open your mouth you'll be able to finish what you started!
BREWING UP GENDER PARITY: THE QUEST FOR BEERQUALITY
REBECCA WHYMAN • JUNE 13, 2019
Women are markedly underrepresented in craft beer. This is not news to anyone. But have you ruminated on just how large the gender gap is? A 2018 survey by Nielsen-Harris found American craft beer drinkers are 68.5 per cent male and 31.5 per cent female. Closer to home, BeerMeBC’s 2018 survey had those numbers at 71 and 29 per cent, with 0.32 per cent identifying as “other.” For those not so strong in the math department, that means that there are only three women drinking craft beer for every seven men. If you were a straight man looking for a date, you wouldn’t like those odds at all. And I can tell you, as one of those three women, it’s not much fun being outnumbered everywhere I go to enjoy my beloved craft beer, delightful as those seven men may be.
Drinking craft beer is the easy part—when we move into the sections of craft beer world that inv…
There are lots of books coming out this summer on the topic of women hitting middle age - and fighting back!
The Wall Street Journal's article lists a plethora of them. Alas WSJ demands that I subscribe if I want to keep reading their articles. I enjoyed my first read, but they won't let me back to read it again and make a proper list of all their reading suggestions. But here are three books that the snipit I can still see includes:
There are lots of interesting comments on the Wall Street Journal's Facebook page (and yes, I did read the comments!). Of course there are some jackass men who feel they must comment on how over hearing about women's empowerment they are. But there are some really wonderful comments from aging women, both on the 'rah-rah my aging years are amazing' side, and those pointing out some very goo…
B.C.’s only province-wide craft beer readers’
choice awards are back!
VANCOUVER, Oct. 3, 2019—The
Craft Beer Readers’ Choice Awards, AKA, the Growlies, is back with more
beers, more categories and—best of all—more prizes! The Growlies celebrate all of the awesomeness that is B.C. craft
beer by giving beer lovers a say in who wins. Unlike traditional beer awards, The
Growler’s B.C. Craft Beer Readers’ Choice Awards are be decided by the
beer-drinking public: between Oct. 3 and 25, 2019, you can vote online at bc.thegrowler.ca
for the beers and breweries you think are the best in B.C. With the help of our panel of craft beer experts, we’ve narrowed
the field to 10 nominees in each beer style category. And if you don’t like our
choices, this year you can write in your own picks instead! Those who take part in the online poll will be entered to win an absolutely
bonkers luxury helicopter craft beer tour from SKY Helicopters, as
well as top-of-the-line homebrewing equipment and …