Steve Has Signed Up for BC Beer Wars 2019

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I have just announced that I will be participating in the BC Beer Wars 2019 boxing competition supporting community programs at Eastside Boxing Club.Vancouver Island Brewing has kindly donated 50L of canned beer to the event to be sold in support of the same cause.

I haven’t always been interested in boxing or similar sports, I do historical fencing with Valkyrie Western Martial Arts Assembly, which shares a lot of values with Eastside Boxing, but I recently started training boxing with them twice a month, more as a way to improve my fencing by getting used to different movement than anything, and it turns out I enjoy it. So when it came time for the 2019 BC Beer Wars I thought it would be fun to join and really take boxing seriously for a short but intense time.

The first couple of classes have been fun and I’m looking forward…

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Episode 6 – Workplace Crimes

Check our my newest podcast Brew Crime.

Brew Crime Podcast

We spend much of our waking hours at work as adults.  Sometimes things go very wrong.  This episode we discuss workplace crimes.  We also have our first guest on the show Nina!


A nice Monday morning chat around the water cooler ends in death. As if Monday mornings weren’t bad enough!

This story paired with Uganada Sipi Coffee Brown Ale from Bridge Brewing North Vancouver BC.

AP News

Going Postal

Sometimes delivering mail can make you go Postal.  Nina shares her story about where the term came from.

For Patrick Sherrill:
Quick recap:  14 employees were shot and killed and six were wounded at the Edmond, Oklahoma, post office by Patrick Sherrill

This story paired with Rocket Dog Dark Session IPA from Red Collar Brewing out of Kamloops BC.

Comparison of Patrick to Willy.

NY Times
Fox News
ASIS Online

When Beer Meets Crime


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Episode 69 – BC Beer Awards & Festival 2018

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On October 20, 2018 it was the 9th Annual BC Beer Awards.  This episode documents both the awards and short interviews with breweries and other people in the industry.

Podcasters Involved:

Mike G of

Carnell of

Intro By Conundrum – WebsiteFacebookInstagram

Hopped UP Network Promo – Bitch Beer Podcast

Episode Breakdown:

Silver Valley Brewing – 4:24
Bridge Brewing – 8:32
Britannia Brewing – 9:36
Sooke  Oceanside Brewery and Mayne Island Brewing – 11:35
Fan of Lighthouse Brewing – 19:07
Russell Brewing – 19:29
Twin City Brewing – 21:07
Faculty Brewing – 26:14
33 Acres Brewing – 28:42
Yellow Dog Brewing – 30:33
A-Frame Brewing – 31:42
Beertiful BC – 33:50
Coast Mountain Brewing – 35:10
Coal Harbour Brewing and Craft Beer Tourist – 37:18
Sooke Brewing – 40:31
KPU Brewing Part 1 – 43:10
Yellow Dog and Twin Sails Brewing – 46:06

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Venerator Doppelbock – Swans Hotel and Brewpub

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From Swans Hotel and Brewpub in Victoria BC comes their “Venerator Doppelbock”.  The beer pours a deep reddish brown with a brown head.  The aroma is of dark fruit, caramel, toffee and some roasted malts.  The flavour is of roasted malts, toffee, chocolate, dark fruit, bitterness, earth, resin in the finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 7.5%.  While this might not be my favourite example of the style it was enjoyable.

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Episode 64 – The Maritimes Come to Play

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On this episode we sat down to a trio of brews from the Maritime Provinces of Canada.  We got these beer in trade from 902 Brewcast a great Halifax podcast.  The beers we enjoyed were Tatamagouche Brewing Guava Heist Berliner Weisse, a collaboration betweeen 2 Crows Brewing and Niche Brewing Cool Kids a Foedre-Aged Sour with Raspberry & Tart Cherry and the Trailway Brewing Hu Jon Hops American IPA.

Podcasters Involved:

Mike G of

Steve H of

Intro By Conundrum – WebsiteFacebookInstagram

Hopped UP Network Promo – 3 beers In Podcast

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