Showing posts from January, 2016

valentine's day beer tour

from vancouver brewery tours:
The Valentine’s Day brewery tour begins with brews and appies at Big Rock Urban Brewery before moving onto Storm Brewing where the brewmasters will serve up Valentine’s-themed beer made especially for the day. The tour wraps with a unique tasting that combines chocolates from Thomas Haas with select brews from Strange Fellows Brewing.  
While the 2:00 - 5:30 pm tour referenced in our announcement below is now officially sold out, they have just added another Valentine’s Day tour on Sunday, February 14 from 12:00 - 3:30 pm.
I thought you might also be interested to know that Vancouver Brewery Tours has just added Powell Street Craft Brewery to their lineup of top local breweries featured on their public and private tours. The addition of Powell Street brings the total number of partner breweries to 15. 


Guests Will Go Behind the Scenes to Sample Valenti…

central city

For immediate release                                                                                                           
January 27, 2016

Central City Supports BC Arts with Theatre Under the Stars Partnership at the Malkin Bowl Official beer, cider and hard iced tea sponsor at outdoor summer theatre in Stanley Park 

Surrey, BC – Central City Brewers + Distillers is pleased to announce their support of the arts in British Columbia with a new multi-year partnership with Vancouver’s Theatre Under the Stars in Stanley Park’s historic Malkin Bowl. As the official beer, cider and hard iced tea sponsor, Red Racer beer, Hopping Mad Cider and Betty’s Hard Iced Tea will be available exclusively at all Theatre Under the Stars events.

“Theatre Under the Stars has been entertaining fans for more than 70 years and it is our privilege to be the official beer, cider and hard iced tea sponsor for all their theatrical productions,” says Tim Barnes, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Central …

new release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 25th, 2016


TAM O' SHANTER - Wee Heavy: Named for Robbie Burns' favourite of his epic poems, this traditional Scotch Ale is a collaboration between Bomber Brewing and friends, Moody Ales. Brewed with Golden Promise, roasted barley, and Honey malts, Tam O' Shanter was then kettle-caramelized, hopped with Golding hops, and left to condition for eight weeks before being bottled, unfiltered.

Enjoy this big beer with some sharp cheese, game bird, grilled meats, or lovely English trifle. Sweet and strong, Tam O' Shanter is a beer for all occasions.

About Tam O' Shanter:
Appearance: Deep copper brown, pours with modest light tan head
Aroma: Very mild hop aroma overshadowed by toffee and bready malts
Flavour: Malty, sweet caramel, dark fruits, lingering notes of treacle and cola
Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, medium carbonation, chewy, slightly unctuous
Original Gravity = 1.078

new e-book

from rick green:

When I went to China in 2011, the craft beer options were pretty slim. Since then, there's been a big improvement. In fact, you can now put together an exciting adventure designed around experiencing craft beer in China.

For North Americans going to China for the first time, it pays to have some help. That's why I wrote How to Drink Beer in Mandarin: An English-Chinese Craft Beer Glossary.

With How to Drink Beer in Mandarin, it's now possible for craft beer aficionados to navigate China's emerging craft beer revolution without having to be fluent in Chinese. Not just a glossary, additional resources cover travel information, drinking etiquette, the most complete list of China's craft breweries, and more!

How to Drink Beer in Mandarin is now available online for pre-order as an e-book. Until February 15, I'm offering it at the special Chinese New Year price of US$3.88.

Rick Green
Craft Beer Evangelist, Writer, Consultant
Tel: +…

tree brewing turns 20!

20!  that's almost old enough to drink in the u.s.!

2016 marks a milestone for us and we will be celebrating all year long with...well....BEER! From crafting new releases and Seasonal offerings, to celebrating at events we hope to share a beer or two with you along the way.

With over 30 years of experience in the culinary industry, Stuart Klassen joined The Tree Brewing Beer Institute team in December 2015 as Executive Chef.  Chef Klassen now oversees all aspects of The Tree Brewing Beer Institute’s entire culinary program with an emphasis on delivering great food to match with our distinct brews. 

With a menu focused on offering handcrafted artisan pizza to artfully pair with each of our beers, Chef Klassen incorporates beer mash from the brewing process into the fresh dough crust of each ‘spent grain’ pizza.  In addition, Chef Klassen uses beer as an inspiration to develop…

link love

not beer related
but it is toast related and toast is almost as good as beer!
selfie toaster - i would really, really, really like one of these, because i'm just that narcissistic!

barley mowat's beer cellar

debunking beer myths

brewery district designation proposed for west toronto

7 craft beer trends to watch for in 2016

going to the pub is good for you

ontario craft brewer wins injunction against alberta fees

stone festivals 2016

looking for beer festivals in 2016?
stone alone could fill your calendar:

OUR BIGGEST YEAR YET! If you can believe it, we're celebrating our 20th anniversary this year. Since our first anniversary, one thing remains the same—how much we love celebrating each milestone with you. 2016 is packed with festivals galore, some with new twists we're not ready to reveal. We can, however, divulge when these festivals are happening so that you can save the dates. So without further ado, here's your itinerary for the year...

cbc website

me again!

Distillers and brewers sharing
barrels in new trend Beer columnist Rebecca Whyman says new trend could take off locallyBy On The Coast, CBC NewsPosted: Jan 19, 2016 7:17 PM PT Last Updated: Jan 19, 2016 7:54 PM PT Right now these barrels hold delicious whiskey, but who knows? Maybe they could soon be filled with delicious beer. (Tim Moffatt/Flickr) Tried liquor-flavoured beer? Get ready for beer-flavoured liquor 7:37 19 shares