Fresh Hopwired – 8 Wired Brewing


From 8 Wired Brewing out of Blenheim, New Zealand comes the “Fresh Hopwired” a fresh hopped version of their Hopwired IPA.  The beer pours a cloudy orange with almost no head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruits and floral hops.  The flavour is of tropical fruit, pine, bitterness and some resin.  I am guessing this beer was not as fresh as it could be as it came from New Zealand to Western Canada.  The alcohol content comes in at 7.3% with an IBU of 70.  It may not be to fresh so the IBU seems high but the flavour is still amazing.  I would recommend picking up a bottle now or picking up some next season!

Commercial Description:  A fresh (wet hopped) version of our flagship IPA, HopWired. Brewed to the same recipe but with fresh hop cones straight from the vine. Needless to say this is a very limited release.

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Rewired Brown Ale – 8 Wired Brewing


O’hare’s Beer Club June 2013 Box

From 8 Wired Brewing out of Blenheim, New Zealand comes the “Rewired Brown Ale”.  The beer pours a brown colour with a brown head.  The aroma consists of malts, caramel, smoke and floral hops.  The flavour is of sweet caramel, malts, mild smoke and a decent hops bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5.7% and the bitterness is 45 IBU.  As a rule I do not like beer with smoke flavour in it but this beer broke that mold as it was very complimentary and I loved it!

Commercial Description: Poor old misunderstood brown ale… It is perhaps the most versatile style of beer in the world, but is often overlooked. Why?  Does the word brown lead the mind towards less appetizing things? Is it because the colour brown is less sexy than, say, ‘golden’? Or have the mass brewing companies driven the style into oblivion by claiming it for their most unattractive products? Mull that over while you sip this beer, either in the sun, in front of the barbie, with your afternoon steak and kidney pie, your Sunday roast, or just by itself because you’re thirsty and deserve a treat!  Chances are that this is unlike any brown ale you have ever tasted: it’s malty, hoppy, roasty, flavoursome and refreshing. Some might say it’s Brown Ale ‘redefined’, we’d say it’s REWIRED. Cheers! The recipe varies slightly from batch to batch but includes: Gladfield pale malt, munich malt, crystal malt, caramalt, chocolate malt, oat malt. Hops are NZ Pacific Jade, Cascade and Pacifica.

Food Pairing according to O’hare’s Beer Club notes are as follows:  Herb rubbed lamb chop

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O’hare’s Beer Club – August 2013


Once again it is time for my O’hare’s Beer club box to be reveled.  This months box was release just a bit early on Saturday August 3rd just in time for the Long Weekend in BC .

Drum Roll Please!

Beer Included is as follows:

American Brewing – Flying Monkey
Brasserie De La Senne – Zinne Bir
Moa – Blanc Evolution
Driftwood Brewing – Naughty Hildegard
Gigantic Brewing – Dark Meddle
Brasserie Du Bocq – Blanche De Namur
Central City Brewing/Flying Monkeys – Red on Red Collaboration Ale
8 Wired Brewing – Rewired Brown Ale
Occidental Brewing – Kolsch
Hillard’s – Saison

Reviews will come as I enjoy the Beer.  Once again O’hare’s has outdone themselves!  Thanks O’hare’s!!!

O’Hare’s Gastropub & Liquor Store
5031 Steveston Hwy
Richmond BC
V7E 2K5
Liquor Store 604-241-4313
info@ohares.ca
http://www.ohares.ca/Store

Click here to check out the O’hare’s August 2012 Beer Club Box.
Click here to check out the O’hare’s October 2012 Beer Club Box.
Click here to check out the O’hare’s December 2012 Beer Club Box.
Click here to check out the O’hare’s February 2013 Beer Club Box.
Click here to check out the O’hare’s April 2013 Beer Club Box.
Click here to check out the O’hare’s June 2013 Beer Club Box.

O’hare’s Beer Club – June 2013


Once again it is time for my O’hare’s Beer club box to be reveled.  This months box was release just a bit early on Saturday June 2nd to help celebrate Vancouver Craft Beer Week.

Drum Roll Please!

Beer Included is as follows:

Cannery Brewing – Wildfire IPA 650ml
Ninkasi Brewing – Vanilla Oatis 650mlVancouver Craft Beer Week (Parallel 49) – Altbiere 650ml
Vancouver Island Brewing – Flying Tanker White IPA 650ml
Parallel 49 Brewing – Hopnotist 650ml
8 Wired Brewing – Super Conductor Double IPA 500ml
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales – Oak Aged Bretta 750ml
MOA Brewing – Belgian Tripel 500ml

Reviews will come as I enjoy the Beer.  Once again O’hare’s has outdone themselves!  Thanks O’hare’s!!!

O’Hare’s Gastropub & Liquor Store
5031 Steveston Hwy
Richmond BC
V7E 2K5
Liquor Store 604-241-4313
info@ohares.ca
http://www.ohares.ca/Store

Click here to check out the O’hare’s August 2012 Beer Club Box.
Click here to check out the O’hare’s October 2012 Beer Club Box.
Click here to check out the O’hare’s December 2012 Beer Club Box.
Click here to check out the O’hare’s February 2013 Beer Club Box.
Click here to check out the O’hare’s April 2013 Beer Club Box.

O’hare’s Beer Club – December Box 2012


Well we are into the full swing of Rainter….. oh wait Winter and the days are getting wet and short.  This is the best time to sit back and enjoy some new craft beer.  I am so happy to see that this Decemeber box is a true Christmas Gift as I have only tried one beer in this box.  This is by far the most new beers so far for me!

The box consistes of 9 beer mostly from around the world and 2 from BC.

DRUM ROLL PLEASE!

Beer included is as follows:

Vancouver Island Brewing – Dough Head Gingerbread Ale 650ml
Deschutes Brewery – Hop Trip Fresh Hop Pale Ale 350ml
8 Wired Brewing – The Big Smoke Porter 500ml
Green Flash Brewing – Rayon Vert Belgian Style Pale Ale 350ml
8 Wired Brewing – Saison Sauvin 500ml
Diamond Knot Craft Brewing – Industrial IPA 650ml
Corsendonk – Christmas Ale 250ml
The Commons Brewery – Flemish Kiss Belgian Style Pale Ale 750ml
Howe Sound Brewing – Father John’s Winter Ale 1L

Reviews will come as I enjoy the Beer.  Once again O’hare’s has outdone themselves!  Thanks O’hare’s!!!

O’Hare’s Gastropub & Liquor Store
5031 Steveston Hwy
Richmond BC
V7E 2K5
Liquor Store 604-241-4313
info@ohares.ca
http://www.ohares.ca/Store

Click here to check out the O’hare’s August 2012 Beer Club Box.
Click here to check out the O’hare’s October 2012 Beer Club Box.