Saturday, May 24, 2014

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This is one of Vancouver’s more recent additions to the craft beer scene born out of a vision of enjoyment for the binding elements of life: spirit of community sharing, drink, food, conversation, space, and ideas. Influenced by the natural elements of their beautiful Pacific Northwest backdrop, 33 Acres is fueled by creative thinking, and driven to make the highest quality product available to the city. Along with other new craft breweries in the city, they are hard at work making Vancouver a craft beer destination that aims to rival that of Portland, Oregon. Check out these cleanly crafted and simple sublime brews, and be quick because they sell quickly in this glorious spring weather.

33 Acres Brewing Co. 33 Acres of Sunshine - $6.95
This is my go-to summer brew: easy drinking, refreshing and just plain delicious thanks to the inclusion of orange peel, anise and coriander in the brewing process. A hazy straw yellow, this French Blanche smells like fresh pizza dough on the nose with the coriander, anise and orange coming up big on the end. Palate-wise yeast deliciousness sprinkled with spice, citrus and a thirst quenching finish make this a beer worth revisiting over and over again.

Aaron Morten | Office Liaison | Legacy Liquor Store

33 Acres Brewing Co. 33 Acres of Life - $6.65
This is Vancouver’s approach to the California Common style and a good take on it too. Rusty amber in colour, it has plenty of malt on the nose accompanied by spice and orchard fruit such as apple and pear. On the palate more malt, fruit and spice appear to create a bigger and definitely more complex California common, making this brew a bit uncommon.

Chris Bonnallie | Beer Supervisor | Legacy Liquor Store

33 Acres Brewing Co. 33 Acres of Ocean - $6.95
No beer line-up would be complete without a pale ale like this 33 Acres rendition. Brassy in colour with an assertive and floral aroma chock full of tropical fruit and fun, all of which pop on the palate once you put the mug to your lips. So take a sip and tip it on back.

Chris Bonnallie | Beer Supervisor | Legacy Liquor Store


Issac, Andrew, Franck, Dany and Luke of Le Trou du Diable bring a passion for the world of brewing coupled with many years of experience. The original brewers, Isaac and Andrew, have always dreamed of providing their hometown a unique handcrafted product through a brewery worthy of comparison to other Quebec breweries such as le Cheval Blanc, or to major European institutions such Chimay, Bass, Pilsner Urquell, and Fisher. After several set backs and with a bit of elbow grease Microbrasserie Le Trou du Diable opened in December 2005 in Shawinigan, Quebec. The name itself “Le Trou du Diable” or The Devil’s Hole, is a reference to a mighty whirlpool called “The Cauldron” located at the bottom of Shawinigan Falls. This name comes from the folk belief that this bottomless hole leads straight to hell; nobody that has entered it has lived to tell the story. Climbing podiums globally Le Trou du Diable has won numerous awards worldwide with their ability to mix old-school styles and new-school brews in both exciting and skilled ways. With a renowned barrel-aging program and award-winning creative designs, Le Trou du Diable offers world class beers for you to enjoy.

Microbrasserie Le Trou du Diable Dulcis Succubus - $27.55
From deep within the bowels of Le Trou du Diable devilishly delicious things are brewing. Barrel aged in Californian white wine barrels, this brew is hazy and tangerine in colour and pops with notes of peaches, pears and apricots that are all cozily nestled under a musky blanket of deliciousness. Stone fruit and a fantastic showing of brettanomyces all show up once you tip back the glass. This brew is well worth the price of admission… welcome to the dark side.

Aaron Morten | Office Liaison | Legacy Liquor Store

Microbrasserie Le Trou du Diable La Bretteuse - $27.55
One good Brett IPA deserves another, and Le Trou du Diable serves one up with a bit of Quebecois flare. Clear copper in colour, this beer hints of its 18 months spent in Syrah barrels, tasting of mandarin peel, funky wood and red berries. On the nose, this brew takes a step back from the aroma on the palate, but plays out beautifully with more funk and fruit to keep you sated. Sent straight from the beer heavens, this little gem of a barrel-aged beer wraps up dry.

Evan Doan | Beer Team | Legacy Liquor Store

Microbrasserie Le Trou du Diable Le Sang D’Encre - $9.45
An epic label for an epic stout from Quebec, this particular brew is jet black in the glass with prominent roasted malt, anise and dried fruit on the nose. Coffee, chocolate and more dried fruits (raisins and dates specifically) accompanied by some slight herbal hop show up on the palate, making this medium-bodied, dry-finishing stout a real hit.

Joel Wilson | Beer Team | Legacy Liquor Store

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