14, 2017 – The cat is out of the bag on this
year’s Anniversary Ale. To celebrate 16 years of brewing, we invite
you to whet your whiskers with Hopocolypse Meow! This
9.2% IIPA features big tropical hops that explode over a crisp malt
base that’ll be sure to have every hoppy beer lover purring.
The beer pours a hazy, fiery orange with a thin, white foam cap.
Aromas of tropical candied fruit and melon mingle with delicate
fruity esters. Medium bodied and very resinous, the fine but intense
bitterness will ambush your palate and terminate your taste buds with
extreme prejudice. Slightly warming at 9.2%, you will be glad you
dropped this “bomber” in your fridge.
You can get your paws on this special Anniversary Ale at your
preferred private craft-focused liquor store. It will only be
available for a limited time so don’t experience “the horror, the
horror” of missing out.
LABEL OF LOVE: THE CREATIVE WORLD OF MODERN BEER CAN ART
REBECCA WHYMAN • OCTOBER 15, 2018 Clockwise from top left: Electric Bicycle Brewing Co.; Mikkeller’s Hallo Ich Bin Berliner Weisee; the beer label artwork of Vancouver artist Patrick Wong; Superflux’s Superfluousness. Contributed/file photosYou can’t help it, I can’t help it—we all judge beers by their labels, maybe as much as we judge the beer itself. Beer labels have been around for ages: 83 years on cans, and much longer than that on bottles. It appears we’ve been loving beer labels for that whole time—just check out all the vintage labels you can buy on eBay! Doesn’t it seem, though, that we’re loving beer labels extra hard right now? Maybe it’s that size matters. Beer cans, especially those tall boys, offer lots of real estate for labelling. Large-format bottles provide a sizeable canvas as well. Maybe it’s as simple as habituation. Humans aren’t that different from crows; we’re attracted to bright, shiny objects. And with soc…
Oktoberfest lager to be available across CanadaA fall classic, Märzen suits the
season perfectly, with satisfying bread and biscuit malt character and an
ultra-clean lager finish (VANKLEEK HILL – Aug. 29, 2017) FOR
IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Many fans across Canada of Beau’s Brewing Co.’s
certified organic beer will get their first taste this fall of a popular
seasonal brew that Ontarians have been enjoying for nearly a decade. Part of
Beau’s ongoing Farm Table Series, Märzen is an orangey-amber 5.5% Oktoberfest
lager. Since the recipe was first brewed in 2009, it has been recognized three
times with awards at the National Organic Craft Beer Competition, in the
lager/amber lager category. A fall classic, Märzen suits the
season perfectly. Munich malts contribute a satisfying bread and biscuit
character, and German perle hops lend balancing bitterness; a super-clean lager
finish completes the package. The Farm Table Series are sessionable beers
inspired by tradition, and ea…