Showing posts from December, 2013

on the coast

i'll be on cbc radio one's on the coast with matthew lazin-ryder this afternoon
sometime after 5:30 but before my usual 5:50 timeslot
talking about christmas beers

legacy liquor store

it's not too late to get those last minute beer gifts!

new and tasty at legacy liquor store in vancouver:

Big Rock Cuvee Bru Druivenbier - $13.85

A delightful and intriguing union of barley and grapes, pinot gris courtesy of Therapy Vineyards from Naramata, takes place in the resurrection of this esoteric beer. Golden in colour with notes of grain, biscuit and grapes in its aroma, while a palate of grapes, caramel, and bread all work together for a simple and enjoyable beer. Get your hands on this one of a kind beer from Big Rocks Alchemist series!

Evan Doan | Beer Team | Legacy Liquor Store

Driftwood Old Cellar Dweller - $13.55

It’s that time of year again; when big robust beers full of character brave the winter cold to warm us up from head to toe. Mahogany and ruby in colour, this particular barleywine has a huge nose of molasses, burnt sugar, dark chocolate, tobacco and a warming alcohol. All of these aromas translate beautifully in the mouth with an absurd smoothness at this ABV (…

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fill out the brewed awakening beer poll - have your voice heard!

too late for this year, but it's never too early to start on next year's: instructions on how to make your own beer advent calendar

and how to make a beer menorah's (a travel website) 7 reasons it's a great time to be a beer lover

more british columbia liquor law changes approved

wondering what to do with all those empties?  wonder no more!

p.s. i'll be on cbc radio's on the coast a little early tomorrow
rather than my usual 5:50 spot, i'll be on with mathew layzin-ryder around 5:35ish

on the coast

if you missed me on cbc's on the coast last week talking about gifts for the beer lover on your holiday list, don't fret!
you can still catch the show by clicking the link and choosing december 10
if you just want to hear me, fast forward to about 10 minutes before the end

i'll be back on the air next tuesday (christmas eve) at 5:50 p.m.
when i'll tell stephen quinn what i think santa would prefer that you left out for him

legacy liquor store

new and delicious beers at legacy liquor store in vancouver:

Ommegang Take the Black Stout - $11.25

Now this is a stout that even the brothers at Castle Black can call their own. As dark as the abyss itself, this beer is darker than the fates of those that venture beyond the wall. Roasted dark malts, smoky oak and Belgian yeast own the nose of this beer while the palate is all about chocolate, mocha and warming alcohol. This medium bodied beer is rich, delicious and perfect for these cold months. Remember, winter is coming.

Evan Doan | Beer Team | Legacy Liquor Store

Burnside Thundarr the Bavarian Imperial Wheat Ale - $7.55

Don’t let the fact it’s a wheat ale turn you away; this imperial beer can hold its own amongst the dark beers that dominate the season. German through and through, boasting a hazy golden appearance and an aroma dominated by banana, clove and citrus and a flavour profile that is all about that German hustle, specifically orange peel, lemon peel, coriander, banana and clo…

booze at farmers' markets

looks like camra bc's dream to have beer available at farmers' markets will become a reality.

from camra vancouver president, adam chatburn:
Premier Clark today announced that Farmers Markets will be permitted to sell locally produced craft beer and wine, something that CAMRA BC has been advocating all year. This is a tremendous step forward for BC and shows that the liquor review has listened to the people. I would like to express my gratitude to the hundreds of people who joined in our Farmers Market campaign and signed letters, this is your victory and a victory for a common sense approach to alcohol sales. Let's hope we see more positive changes like this in the new year!"

View the full press release: Liquor changes plant seed for tourism, economic growth.
from camra powell river president, paddy treavor

beer gifts for the holiday season

also known as my notes from yesterday's beer column
on cbc radio's on the coast with stephen quinn

gifts for the beer lover: The holiday season is in full swing. Are you done your shopping yet? Is there still a beer lover or two on your list? Never fear, here are some gift ideas for the beer lovers in your life.
It's too late now to get the beer advent calendars from Craft Beer Importers, featuring 10 Canadian beers, 13 American beers and 1 Mexican beer.  That one is available in early November and usually sells out within days of its arrival in stores, even with a price tag of $130. However, new this year is Phillips' Snowcase - featuring 24 different beers from Phillips, including regular offerings, seasonals and barrel-aged beers and a more modest price tag of $60 - and there may still be a few available around town at government liquor stores. The beer advent calendar is a gift you have to plan ahead for. Luckily, there are plenty of other gifts for the beer l…

on the coast

i'll be on cbc radio one at 5:50 today
on the coast with stephen quinn
talking about what i think you should gift to the beer lover on your list

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i could have told you this
but now that cnbc says it, maybe restauranteurs will listen
bigger beer menus boost restaurant sales

main street pub crawl

twelve local christmas beers

beermebc survey results

four winds saison brett wins coveted five pints award from jan zeschky's beer style finder
find out which styles you may not have tried that you'll probably fall in love with

legacy liquor store

new beers at legacy liquor store in vancouver:

New Belgium Accumulation White IPA - $17.55

Winter has settled in, and with all this cold weather come the winter beers. This New Belgium beauty is pale blonde in colour with a big hop bomb of a nose, with predominantly grapefruit, pine and other citrus fruits backing it up. Much like the nose, the palate is all about the hop, with grapefruit, pine, citrus and just a touch of sweet malt pulling through on the finish. Grab this Colorado brew and cuddle up next to the fireplace when it’s too cold to venture out.

Evan Doan | Beer Team | Legacy Liquor Store

R&B Brewing Auld-Nick - $7.80

From our friends located in the historic Brewery Creek district comes a significantly darker shade of beer that will warm you up all the same. A stunning shade of mahogany bursting with aromas of banana bread and buttery caramel that pull through on the palate accompanied by bitter licorice, molasses and dark fruit. A medium body and a lingering finish wrap t…

beer pairing dinners

i love a beer pairing dinner!
(okay, i pretty much always love it when someone else cooks and there's beer!)

i went to cork & fin's beer pairing dinner last wednesday night
featuring six courses of delicious food
and six wonderful brews (including a cask) from moon under water

i got to tap the cask!
my first-ever cask tapping!  and i didn't even fuck it up!
course one:

SEAFOOD SCOTCH EGG Caviar, Micro Greens, Saffron Oil ‘Pots Pils Unfiltered’ Pilsner

course two:

SALMON ‘PASTRAMI’ European Style Sausage, House Mustard, Pickles, Rye Bread ‘Tranquility’ India Pale Ale

course three:

SAVOURY DOUGHNUT Pork Belly, Crackling, Sauce Mornay ‘The Victorious’ Weizenbock

course four:

PANKO FRIED OYSTERS Local Oysters, Frites, Stout Tartar Sauce C & F – Moon Oyster Stout

course five:

POT PIE Oxtail, Braised Vegetables, Puff Pastry Single Moon Batch Red Wheat Wine Ale ‘Year 1’

course six:

STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING Dunkel Sabayon ‘Creepy Uncle’ Dunkel

cbc food bank show

this is the final tally for the goods local beer folks donated to my incentive prize packs for the cbc food bank fundraiser - on today!
i'll be on the air at 5:50 to give these puppies away:

three gift baskets
and one extra special beer


2 Dead Frog Brewing beer glasses
1 Storm Brewing beer glass 1 Storm Brewing growler
1 Storm Brewing tshirt (size men’s medium)
1 Ninkasi Brewing hat (grey)
1 Ninkasi Brewing tshirt (size men’s large)
1 Viti Wine and Lager tote bag
6 650ml beers:
- Driftwood The Heretic (local malt tripel)
- Driftwood Fat Tug (india pale ale)
- Driftwood Son of the Morning (strong golden ale)
- Parallel 49 Russian Imperial Stout
- Dead Frog Commander (imperial stout)
- Dead Frog Antidisestablishmentarianism (amber ale)

2 Dead Frog Brewing beer glasses 1 Storm Brewing beer glass
1 Bomber Brewing growler
1 Parallel 49 beer sign
1 Ninkasi Brewing hoodie (size men’s medium)
1 Ninkasi Brewing tshirt (size women’s large)
1 Viti Wine and Lager tote bag
6 650ml beers:
- Driftwood Fat …

cbc food bank fundraiser

i will be joining in on the cbc food bank fundraiser on friday
and i will be providing some incentive gifts for people who pledge
so far i have the following donations:

camra vancouver:
camra boston round
camra tshirt

steamworks branded beer glass
bomber of beer (blitzen)

bomber brewing:
2 bomber growlers

storm brewing:
2 storm branded beer glasses
storm tshirt
storm growler

parallel 49 brewing
4 bombers of beer (braggot, toques of hazard, sahti claws, russian imperial stout)
p49 bar sign

on the coast

if you missed me on cbc's on the coast last week talking about how to host a beer and cheese party this season, you can still catch the show
click the link and choose november 26
if you just want to hear me, fast forward to about 10 minutes before the end

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best holiday beer news ever!

what paddy treavor thinks will come to pass with new liquor laws
and part II of his musings

what barley mowat thinks of liquor sales in grocery stores
global's story on it
and vancitybuzz's story

interesting theory on why beer after running is such a good idea

and some actual science on drinking beer after a run