main street brewing

filling my quota of new places to write about for the upcoming edition of the craft beer news, i finally dragged my ass over to main street brewing
it's not that far from my home
or my work for that matter
sometimes i'm just lazy
and honestly that's the only reason i hadn't managed to get over there yet
i'd heard the space was fabulous and the beers well brewed
i meant to get there sooner...
regardless, i went there on monday evening
and experienced the fabulousness that is vancouver's newest tasting room for myself

i do like their slogan
and the exposed brick and duct work and reclaimed wood bar

i began with a paddle of the four cask conditioned beers
which of course i neglected to write down... so let's hope my memory is accurate!
1. bonsai belgian ipa with sorachi ace hops
2. kellerbier
3. session ipa
4. smoked porter
my drinking buddies found the smoked porter too smoky for them
i found it just the right amount of smokiness - not overwhelming or burn the back of your throaty, heavy on the nose, lighter on the palate and just plain enjoyable
the kellerbier was light and refreshing and a great summer beer
the session ipa was enjoyable, but i prefer this one from the keg - i like more carbonation and body in my ipas, and when i had a sleeve of the keg version, i was a very happy camper
the new bonsai belgian ipa is a treat - sorachi ace is a perfect hop for a belgian ipa, it just keeps that belgian funk going.  i only tried this one on cask - next time i want to see what the keg version tastes like

i like the space
i like the staff
i like that there is a vegetarian sandwich on offer every day
i like the beer
well done, main street brewing, well done!


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