3rd, 2017 - Incoming! After originally being enlisted
in 2010, our Hoperation Tripel Cross is back and ready for action.
This tasty IPA was a bit of a maverick when it debuted, as it was one
of the early Belgian IPAs. Nosediving right into a classic Belgian
yeast, Hoperation Tripel Cross creates a superfortress of flavour
sure to send your tastebuds soaring.
citrus nose with lemon accents yields to delicate Belgian esters.
Balanced by big floral hops and mild black pepper spice, this tasty
brew finishes with light crystally malt character and a fleeting
Hoperation is only available from private craft-focused liquor stores
for a limited time! If you find yourself near our base this
Thursday May 4th come on by between 4-6 for a special draft tasting
alongside our Solaris White Peach Ale: https://phillipsbeer.com/2017/05/02/solaris-reappears/
2nd, 2017: This is no mirage…Solaris returns to
help you crack the code of the summer heat and unlock the secrets of
the Beeramid. Solaris first appeared last summer when the sun was
transiting to its zenith in the solar calendar. This refreshing brew
arrives just in time to celebrate the return of longer and warmer
Solaris White Peach Ale is brewed with wheat and unfiltered to be
hazy for your summertime lazy. It’s bright and crisp with big juicy
fruit notes that are sure to reward all flavour seekers.
If you find yourself in Victoria, join us down here at the brewery
this Thursday May 4th from 4-6pm for a special draft tasting of this
I'm single. I have been for several years.
I was really enjoying my single state during those years. I did what I wanted, when I wanted. It was pretty glorious.
I've started thinking though, that I would like some companionship too.
Now that I have popped by head up and looked around, I realize I have no idea how one goes about meeting people.
I have friends. But there's not a pool of potential dates within that friend group. Or anyone with a secret stash of available friends of friends they have somehow kept from me until now.
How did I used to get dates?
I would start playing a new sport. Or go to the bar.
I'm middle-aged now. There is no bar.
I don't think.
Is there one?
God, if there is, someone tell me where it is!
I understood the etiquette of meeting people at bars.
I do not understand this whole internet dating and hooking up thing.
I wish there was a book - How to Internet Date for Middle-Aged Dummies
There is this cheatsheet, but geesh, how old do …
THE NEW FACE OF CRAFT BEER IS HERE
REBECCA WHYMAN • MARCH 8, 2019 Tara Rafiq illustration
You know that phenomenon when something, seemingly out of nowhere, tickles your brain, then takes up residence, and has you ruminating for months? That’s what happened to me at Bart Watson’s key-note speech at the B.C. Brewers’ Conference back in October. The chief economist for the American Brewers Association gave an engaging talk about the state of craft brewing, chock-full of brain tickling stats and his interpretations of what they mean now and for the future. Including this innocuous little slide:
Nothing controversial here, folks. Just that some craft beer drinkers are drinking more craft beer, and say they are doing so because they visit breweries. Isn’t that nice? The industry must love when the already-converted are drinking even more craft. And all breweries had to do was offer appreciators a way to visit them at the source? Pure gold! …