and i'm not just saying that because i'm featured on the blog
POSTED December 1, 2014 BY Bob Kronbauer
Rebecca Whyman, Kevin Wood, Mike The Beerrater and Dustan Sept are all prolific BC beer writers who deliver a steady stream of reviews on their blogs. They get us hopped up on brews both local and from abroad, so we asked each of them to share their top 2 Vancouver beers – along with their thoughts on them – so that we could pass them on to you here. Cheers!
Driftwood's Entangled Hopfenweisse
This one brings Germany back home to BC. This Heffeweizen blends big German Weisse flavours of banana and clove with northwest hops giving tasty mango, passion fruit and citrus notes.
Four Winds Saison
This takes Belgian tradition and gives it a hopped twist. A crisp, light body meets a northwest-style hop resulting in a delicious, unique and locally inspired, international flavour.
R&B Brewing's Dark Star Oatmeal Stout
This black as black and smooth Oatmeal Stout has long been a fave. Its distinct roasted coffee flavour followed by a nice chocolatey, malty bitter finish makes it a go to on cold winter nights.
Main Street Brewing's Westminster Brown
Landing between a traditional English brown ale and American brown, Main Street's WB delivers layers of caramel and brown sugar followed by a nice roastiness and a bold hoppy finish.
Parallel 49 Robo Ruby Imperial Red Ale
Robo Ruby mixes 3 of my favourite things: IPAs, Red Ales and Robots. It combines a big strong west coast tasting IPA with the body of a red ale giving it a complexity that you have to love.
Deep Cove's Star Struck Rye PA
Star Struck slaps you in the face with 82 IBUs of hops then the rye malts come in to really get the party started. Think of it like your one cool uncle; enjoyably offensive.
Powell Street's Ode to Citra
Citrusy, floral and alluring - citra hops definitely deserve an ode! This ode is full of pale and dark crystal malts, forming the pale ale backbone that showcases all the flavours of the citra hop.
Storm Brewing's Imperial Flanders Red
Pucker-up, buttercup! Tart does not even begin to describe this belgian-style ale aged in oak barrels. Definitely a beer for lovers of balsamic vinegar and all things sour. Soul-satisfyingly delicious.
Seek out these beers and be sure to check out these writers at their blogs listed below! We’ll be inviting them back to share more favourites with us in the future.
– Dustan Sept at Beer Me BC
– Rebecca Whyman at Becks Beer
– Kevin Wood at This Sandwich, That Beer
– Mike at The Beerrater