Showing posts from May, 2017

new releases

from Luppolo Brewing: New beer alert! Pilsner and West Coast IPA!
At the end of this week we will be adding two very highly anticipated beers to our rotation; a Czech Style Pilsner and a West Coast IPA!

This Pilsner was prepared with a nod towards classic European traditions. Brewed with the finest malts, Noble hops, and lagered for a full three months, this clean and refreshing beer was worth the wait. 40IBU 6%

This West Coast IPA packs a punch, heavily hopped with Zythos, Simcoe and Amarillo hops. Flavours and aromas of melon, peach and citrus fruit backed by a flavourful malty backbone and a dry subtle bitter finish. 70IBU 7.2%
Luppolo @ VCBW

Luppolo will be participating at several of the events at Vancouver Craft Beer Week this year. VCBW Opening Night @ The Roundhouse Community Centre - May 26thCollaboration Tap Takeover @ Big Rock …

oh those macro breweries!

if the news broken by modern times brewing is correct, then ab-inbev has just fucked the little guy, again.

when ab-inbev merged with sabmiller, they took over the sab hop farms in south africa
who do you think is getting all those hops now?
only breweries owned by the megalith ab-inbev
so all those north american craft breweries that were using them, just lost them

read all about it:

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the drunken goat

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cbc website

from the cbc website

A beer by any other name:
sexism in craft beer labels Beer columnist Rebecca Whyman weighs in on controversial labels
and marketingCBC NewsPosted: May 10, 2017 5:00 PM PT Last Updated: May 10, 2017 5:00 PM PT Steamworks Summer Ale is one of Rebecca Whyman's beer picks for this week, and she highlighted the sunny label as one of the things she likes about it. (Steamworks Beer/Facebook ) 74 shares Facebook Twitter

vcbw collaboration beer

Tropical Ale Storm to Sweep Vancouver Craft Beer Week Vancouver Craft Beer Week’s 2017 Collaboration Beer: Hazy Pale  Infused with Guava and Passionfruit to be Released May 18, 2017
Vancouver B.C., May 10, 2017—Vancouver Craft Beer Week kicks off on May 26, 2017 but brewers from around the province have already gathered in the spirit of community to brew the festival’s annual Collaboration Beer: Hazy Pale Infused with Guava and Passionfruit. Summoning sunshine and sunsets, this balmy brew will be released on May 18, 2017, and for the first time, packaged in four-packs of 473 mL tall cans. Distinctively brewed with El Dorado, Hull Melon and Idaho Seven hops, and later infused with passionfruit and guava, this fragrant ale elicits mellow mid-day meet-ups and backyard gatherings. A hazy ale is a smooth, aromatic style of beer with a cloudy appearance that has become a newfound obsession for beer-lovers.
“The collaboration beer encapsulates the mood of each year’s festival,” said…

sexism in beer

from my beer column on cbc radio one's on the coast with stephen quinn yesterday:

It is getting harder and harder to find unique beer names.  As more breweries and beers enter the market, more names are trademarked and no longer available for use.  Amidst all the ‘cease and desist’ letters flying around, there may be another controversy brewing. Is beer becoming a soap opera?  And so are the suds of our lives... It does seem like it sometimes!While any service industry would make for a good soap opera setting, I think what’s happening in the beer industry is just good old fashioned growing pains, though.
Brewers and beer marketers love a good beer pun.  But with so many beers needing names, there is a shortage of not-yet-trademarked puns left out there.  If you can’t be punny, then how about edgy?  Sometimes breweries are going past edgy though, and into the land of offensive names.  I would give some examples, but I’m afraid you might find them offensive!  Seriously though, the typ…

new release

Introducing Thunder Punch our latest seasonal release!

Unfiltered IPA- 6.3% - 650mL

May 8th, 2017 - Introducing: Thunder Punch! This unfiltered IPA is a flavour beast with a stampede of hops that explode with tropical fruit juiciness. Brewed with a special yeast, unique esters add complexity and find a delicious home on the range of flavour. Don't run with the herd, soar above it!

With naturally occurring sediment, this brew pours a hazy golden colour. Oats and wheat fortify a sturdy body followed by a burst of intense hoppy aromas. Strong notes of passionfruit, mango, and lychee land with a soft bitterness. Thunder Punch will be roaming into private craft-focused liquor stores this week and will be around all summer long. If you find yourself near our homestead this Thursday May 11th come on by between 4-6 for a special draft tasting. Copyright © 2017…

vancouver craft beer week

Suspense Is Brewing for Vancouver’s Biggest Annual Craft Beer Celebration Vancouver Craft Beer Week Announces Complete Calendar of Events for 2017 Festival

Vancouver B.C., May 4, 2017— Craft beer aficionados eagerly anticipating the kickoff of the eighth annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week on May 26, 2017 can now preview the exciting events to come on the festival’s newly launched website. Enthusiasts can drink in the details of each legendary beer event happening across Metro Vancouver from May 26 to June 4 at Signature VCBW events take place at a variety of venues throughout the week with festivities culminating at the historic PNE fairgrounds on June 3 and 4 featuring live music, food, art, and 100 craft breweries and cideries pouring the largest craft beer and cider selection of any festival in Canada.
This year’s 10-day celebration showcases eight Vancouver Craft Beer Week signature events leading up to the spotlighted VCBW Festival that cap off…