Adrift Hop Blonde Ale – Britannia Brewing Company


From Britannia Brewing Company in the Richmond with a tasting room in Steveston Village comes their “Adrift Hop Blonde Ale”.  The beer pours a golden colour with a white head. The aroma is of floral hops, sweetness and fruit. The flavour is of grainy and bready malts, citrus, tropical fruit, grassy notes and mild hops bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 4.7% with an IBU of 25. This is a good sessionable and aprochable beer. It wont knock your socks off but you should enjoy it. 

Commercial Description: Inspired by our home surrounded by the ocean and mountains this natural ale is brewed with generous late additions of local hops, creating aromas of citrus and tropical fruit. The palate is balanced and dry with subtle bitterness to complete this refreshing ale. “Set yourself Adrift”

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Steve’s Beer Advent Calendar Day 12 – Ardenne Strong Beer -La Chouffe


From Belgiums La Chouffe comes their Ardenne Strong Beer. 

Pouring a golden yellow, slightly cloudy with speedy carbonation bubbles racing to the top. The head is an off-white and fluffy, almost like stiff peaked egg whites. 

The Nose is light and sparkly, with almost Chardonnay aromas, pear and grape. 

The flavours are deep and layered. A light biscuit flavour with tannin and thyme are dominant with a grape bite underneath. 

BC Beer Bloggers Local Winter Favourites – A Multi-Blog Collaboration


Here is a Summary of the #bcbeerbloggers collaboration that I was a part of. Hope you enjoyed the collaboration as much as we did.

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The Idea: About a month ago a group of us local BC Beer Bloggers (and one from Alberta) decided to get together and collaborate on a list of our favourite local winter craft beer from Western Canada, primarily British Columbia and a few from Alberta. We thought it would be fun to compare what we were looking forward too, to collaborate together and get the message out. Finally, what’s really the most fun part is researching, tasting and writing about some of the great beers we have here produced by some awesome local brewers.

The Process: All 5 bloggers were asked to come up with their top 5 or 6 beers that are normally released around this time of year and we would each choose three from our lists to help deal with any overlap. We picked beers that had meaning to us, beers we buy and enjoy every year and focused…

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