Showing posts from March, 2015

on the coast

i'll be on cbc radio one at 5:50 this afternoon
talking about growlers and crowlers and berliner weiss, oh my!
with michelle eliot on the coast
88.1 fm
690 am

cask night

STEEL & OAK BREWING  CASK AT ROGUE BROADWAY! All the way from New Westminster for April Fool's Day, we have an American blonde ale - Royal City Ale with oak chips.

IBU: 20
ALC %: 5
Date: Wednesday 1st April  Time: 6pm Location: Rogue Broadway - Broadway & Ash Make sure you come check out another one of Vancouver's favourite craft breweries! Cheers, The Team at Rogue

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new releases

from dead frog brewery:

Dead Frog and Red Dragon Apparel Collaborate on Red Dragon Imperial Red Ale

​Aldergrove, BC
— Dead Frog Brewery is pleased to announce the release of a new Imperial Red Ale, an exciting new collaboration with legendary Vancouver-based international skateboarding icons, Red Dragon Apparel.

The partnership came about when Red Dragon approached Dead Frog last year.

"We’ve always been a fan of Dead Frog and their beer line," said Matt Meadows, Marketing Manager for Red Dragon Apparel. "So when considering the idea of doing a collaboration brew, they were our first and only choice! As we began talks with Dead Frog, right off the bat they understood what we were looking for in an RDS beer – a strong ale that makes no excuses for what it is, just like RDS.

For Dead Frog, Red Dragon's brand immediately suggested a strong red ale in keeping with the power of that mythical creature.

"I like red ales that are a little hoppy," said Steve Black,…

upcoming events

from bomber brewing:

Bomber Brewing hosts ‘Beer League’ hockey fundraiser  

Bomber Brewing is very pleased to present the 1st annual Beer League BASH taking place from 4pm to 10pm on Saturday, April 4th at Britannia Community Rink (1661 Napier Street).
With all proceeds going to BASH, Britannia After School Hockey, this fundraising event will offer eleven local craft breweries pouring tasters on the rink concourse while four craft brewery teams, Bomber, Red Truck, Parallel 49, and the ‘Craft Beer All-Stars’, battle it out on the ice in a round-robin tournament.
- Each $25 ticket includes three taster tokens
- Attendees can earn extra tokens; one additional token will be given per clean, gently-used hockey item donation to the BASH program (I.E. stick, pair of elbow pads, helmet, socks, etc.)
- Tickets are available only through Eventbrite -
- Sorry, leave the kids at home - no minors permitted.
Breweries pouring on the concourse will include: Bomber, Red Truck, Parallel …

cbc website

i made it to the cbc website again last week:

B.C. craft beer tours: walking, running, cycling and shuttling between stops On the Coast's beer columnist has several suggestions on how to plan the ultimate brewery tourBy On the Coast, CBC NewsPosted: Mar 19, 2015 11:30 AM PTLast Updated: Mar 19, 2015 11:30 AM PT On the Coast's beer columnist says it's time to start taking advantage of the nicer weather to start planning a brewery tour. (CBC) 509 shares Facebook Twitter Reddit Google Share Email Related StoriesB.C. craft beer trends: 4 IPAs to check out Craft Beer a career for women too, says advocateCraft brewers would get tax break under federal NDP proposalB.C. craft beer trend: 3 tips for enjoying sour beersCraft beer: 5 ways to sound like an expert External LinksB.C. Magazine's Ultimate Vancouver Craft Beer Brewery List Beer Me B.C. brewery mapCycle Vancouver Craft Beer TourThe Hoppy Ending Blog brewery mapVancouver Brewery ToursWildside B…

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craft beer still on the rise in america
(which isn't really news, now is it?)

bc liquor policy changes leave the industry in limbo

and hey, why not? a great craft beer 'i saw you' from the georgia straight:

Nice Fellow (with a broken hand) at Strange Fellows Brewery
posted Friday, March, 13th 2015, 12:13am Hope your hand is healing well Michael! It was nice to chat biking, beer, ghosts, roommates, home towns and stars (the moving kind too) with you and your Albertan/East coast friend. I wish I had given you my number. See you at Strange Fellows soon, same time same place? When: Thursday, March, 12 2015 Where: Strange Fellows Brewery

upcoming events

march 31st:

Phillips Brewmaster's Dinner
Tuesday, March 31

"There once was a brewer named Matt,
Whose passion for beer was unmatched,
He dreamed of a day,
He’d make beers his own way,
And the plan for a brewery was hatched."

To learn more about the "ins" and "outs" of Phillips Brewing, purchase your tickets today! Only a few tickets remaining and dinner is less than two weeks away!
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new releases

update from central city brewing:

Central City Rescues Real Detective Saison From Evil Imposter
Surrey, B.C. – In a murky case of stolen identity, Central City Brewers + Distillers has successfully rescued the real Detective Saison, who was kidnapped last week by thugs working against the brewer. An imposter posed as Detective Saison, deceiving the brewer.

But in a city where corruption and crime rule all, justice is brewing…

With the help of the craft beer community, Central City saw through the imposter and took matters into their own hands, exposing the imposter, and freeing the real Detective Saison who was held captive at an undisclosed location.

“She managed to escape her capture, fighting off the thugs and freeing herself.” says Tim Barnes, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at Central City Brewers + Distillers. “Now the real Detective Sarah Saison is back, and she’s not happy that she was impersonated.”

On March 5th, Central City was alerted that the original label design of …

beer column

my notes from yesterday's beer column on cbc radio's on the coast with gloria macarenko:

The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer – the conditions are perfect for a “brewery stroll”.
I use the term “stroll” rather than “crawl” to get away from the concept of a drunken, and usually messy, contest to drink the most beer at the most places in the least amount of time.And also to differentiate it from a brewery tour.A brewery stroll could definitely include a brewery tour or two - the stroll is about taking your time and exploring a neighbourhood or area of town via its tasting rooms and craft beer pubs.

There is at least one running group in Vancouver that runs to breweries, pubs and restaurants (East Van Run Crew).It’s a very efficient use of time to fit in a work out during social drinking – not to mention a way to net out your calories at zero!
If you’re going to be filling growlers, though, you might prefer to cycle between breweries, so you’re not s…