Whether you'll be celebrating or commiserating after hearing the U.S. election results tonight, On The Coast beer columnist Rebecca Whyman has some beer options for you.
"Whether you're drowning your sorrows or celebrating victory in the American election, there's a local beer for that," she told On The Coast host Stephen Quinn.
Here are Whyman's suggestions for how to use beer to commemorate the election.
  • "Whatever you think of the candidates, Brassneck Brewing probably has a beer named for it. Stop by the tasting room to fill a growler of Dark Place, Mr. Personality, One Trick Pony, Passive Aggressive, No Brainer, Old Money or Sticks and Stones."
  • "Maybe you're really not a fan of either candidate. Perhaps a Jerkface 9000 from Parallel 49 would taste good to you. It's an easy drinking American wheat ale dry hopped with Mosaic Hops. Light and refreshing with a tropical hop punch, it just might make you feel better about the whole thing. They also have a pair of cask beers on tap this evening at the tasting room: Check Hillary's Blackberry and Trump's Foreign Policy."
  • "If you've got high hopes this election will usher in a golden era, how about the Persephone Goddess Golden Ale? Modeled after an English style summer bitter, it's crisp, dry and refreshing, just like the Queen's alleged offer to re-colonize America."
  • "One of my friends suggested Crannog's Back Hand of God stout, because that's what he's hoping will come down from heaven and slap one of the candidates upside the head!"
  • "If it's a hunt for the meaning in it all that you're on, why not look for a Four Winds Pomona along your way? The barrel-aged sour beer is sold out at the tasting room, but rumour has it there are a couple of bottles still gracing specialty beer store shelves. And if you find some, this will double nicely as a celebration beer as it has a cork for popping! It's a stone fruit sour aged in red wine barrels."
  • "If you're feeling smug that you live in Vancouver, far away from the madness, may I suggest R&B Brewing's Dude Chilling American pale ale? It's wonderfully hoppy from the Citra, Galaxy and Centennial hops, and oh so very West Coast. It's an easy drinking beer, and pairs very nicely with a slice of humble pie."
With files from CBC Radio's On The Coast