Showing posts from July, 2017

red truck concert series

For Immediate Release July 26th, 2017. Vancouver, BC

Lee Fields & The Expressions to headline Truck Stop Concert Series #3 on August 12th Legendary soul singer to headline last show of the year at Red Truck Beer
Now in its third year, the Truck Stop Concert Series has become a highlight of Vancouver’s summer, and with a full sellout so far this year, it’s clear that Vancouverites love the combination of great live music and delicious craft beer at the Red Truck Brewing Truck Stop.
After June’s indie dance show and July’s country lineup, August’s event will be one for the soul, blues, and rock fans. The August 12th show will be headlined by the legendary Lee Fields & The Expressions, one of the last original soul men still standing. He’ll be supported by great list of acts including Juno Blues nominee, Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer, The Jay Vons, Vince Vaccaro, Real Ponchos, and Year of the Wolf, who won their way onto the bill through the Red Truck Artist Submissions program.…

boutique sour festival

from Field House Brewing:
Hey Beer Friends!
We wanted to let you in on a wicked event we are having NEXT WEEKEND, July 29th on the Field House front lawn.
This isn’t your big-time, conference centre, name-tag wearing, beer festival. This is a small group of lively, passionate breweries getting together on the Field House front yard to share some mouth-watering sour beers with our community, while a rotation of talented local bands hit the stage in the open air!
We would love if you could come! We did a version of this last year, and it was a really good time with people lounging on the lawn under the lights, beers in hand, hanging with their friends and taking in the local live music!  PLUS, we now have a kitchen, so some mouth-watering tacos and other #danggoodeats will be available!

beer column

From On the Coast on Tuesday:
Just when you think you’ve got a handle on craft beer, another brewery opens up, another style becomes popular or a new trend pops up. 
Mariner Brewing is poised to open on the Barnet Highway in Coquitlam in August.  I understand it will have a 50 person tasting room and a steam-powered brewery.  So watch social media for the opening announcement!
One potential new trend is hop powder.  I’m not hearing a lot about it in Vancouver yet, but there are some breweries in the US who are experimenting with it, including Georgetown Brewing in Seattle.
Hop powder is pretty much what it sounds like – it is a powdered form of hops.  The powder is an essential oil-rich concentrate made by extracting resin glands from the hops at very cold temperatures in a nitrogen atmosphere to preserve the quality of the oils.  The resulting powder contains twice the percentage of alpha acids – which is what bitters beer - as the original hops or the pellets they might otherwise h…

cbc website

from the cbc website, from my beer column yesterday:

Get the raw story on raw ale,
the newest trend in craft
brewing Plus, check out Rebecca Whyman's picks for great summer beersCBC NewsPosted: Jul 18, 2017 5:52 PM PT Last Updated: Jul 18, 2017 6:14 PM PT Category 12 is a B.C. brewery that makes a beer using raw ale techniques. (Category 12 Brewing/Facebook) 5 shares Facebook Twitter

deja vu

from the CBC website today, which sounds an awful lot like my beer column of last month...

Bitter battle between Big Beer  and craft brewers gets uglier Independent craft brewers say multinational conglomerates making it  harder to tell what's 'true' craft beerBy Aaron Saltzman, CBC NewsPosted: Jul 18, 2017 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Jul 18, 2017 10:37 PM ET Craft beer sales in Canada are growing while sales of traditional, mass produced commercial beer are flat. (Barry Smith/CBC) 2721 shares Facebook Twitter

postmark brewing

Postmark Brewing selected as official festival beer partner for licensed Canada 150+ events
Vancouver, B.C. (July 11, 2017) – Vancouver craft brewery, Postmark Brewingis excited to have been named the official festival beer partner for Vancouver’s Canada 150+ anchor event, The Drum is Calling Festival(July 22 - 30, 2017), as well as the Nomadic Tempest(August 16 - September 3), taking place on a Tall Ship in Southeast False Creek.

The award-winning session style craft brewery joins Vancouver’s Canada 150+, a celebration of Indigenous and diverse arts & culture. Canada 150+ honours the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, whose people have lived and thrived on this unceded land since time immemorial. It celebrates a shared future with Indigenous people—where all communities, Nations and peoples are walking together as a strong…