From Britannia Brewing Company in collaboration with Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks and O’hare’s Gastropub all in Richmond comes their “Sea Lion Watermelon Sour”. The beer pours a golden yellow colour with a white head that dissipated quickly. The aroma consists of some nondescript fruits with some mild tartness and a semi sweet finish. The flavour is of tartness, maybe a hint of watermelon but more like cucumber probably coming from the peel of the watermelon with some vegetal flavours. The alcohol content comes in at 4.5%. I did enjoy this beer but it was a bit odd for a watermelon beer. But watermelon must be a very tough ingredient to use.
Its already been two months so it is time for a new beer box! This looks to be another awesome beer box this month containing only two beers that I have had to date. Without wasting anymore time let me reveal the beers!
Drum Roll Please!
Beer Included is as follows:
Cameron’s – RPA Rye Pale Ale
Howe Sound Brewing – King Heffy Imperial Hefeweizen
Occidental Brewing Co – Lucubrator Dobblebock
Chuckanut Brewery – German-Style Pilsner
Gigantic Brewing Company – Too Much Coffee Man
Mikkeller – Dry Stout Sauternes Edition
Parallel 49 Brewing – Defibrallator Doppel Bock
Vancouver Island Brewery – Sabotage India Session Ale
Reviews will come as I enjoy the Beer. Once again O’hare’s has outdone themselves! Thanks O’hare’s!!!
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.
Click here to check out the O’hare’s August 2013 Beer Club Box.
Click here to check out the O’hare’s October 2013 Beer Club Box.
Click here to check out the O’hare’s December 2013 Beer Club Box.
Click here to check out the O’hare’s February 2014 Beer Club Box.
On October 5th, 2013 O’hare’s Gastropub and Liquor Store held the first annual Steveston Beer Fest an event raising money for the Richmond Christmas Fund. Tickets cost $40 and included all beer, one German Sausage on a bun and lots of other food samples. There was also a 50/50 draw and lots of merchandise for sale.
Steveston may not seem like the most likely place for a beer festival being a small village in Richmond but a location like the Gulf of Georgia Cannery a National Historic Site built in 1894 turned out to be an amazing location! It does not hurt that transit from Vancouver to Steveston is very easy taking the Canada line and then one of two buses. The Gulf of Georgia Cannery is a really interesting Museum that displays the history of fisheries in the area. The layout of the museum was great for having beer booths and food booths spread out over the large 55,000 square foot area.
There were many breweries involved in the event mostly from British Columbia but also from Washington, Oregon, Ontario, Quebec and around the world. Here is a partial List.
Beer Agents and Breweries:
Big Surf Beer Co
Bravo Beer Co
Central City Brewing
Copper and Theory
Fernie Brewing Co
Four Winds Brewing
Granville Island Brewing
Howe Sound Brewing
Just Here for the Beer
Mill St. Brewery
Parallel 49 Brewery
Peacock & Martin
Skagit River Brewing
Stanley Park Brewery
Steam Whistle Brewing
Tin Whistle Brewing
Other Venders Involved:
Bean & Beyond Cafe
Bell’s Bake Shop
Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant
D Original Sausage Haus
Hog Shack Cook House
Mandalay Lounge & Steakhouse
Paho’s Fish and Chips
Richmond Christmas Fund
Steveston Pizza Co
Enough with words for a second. Here are the photos from the event.
The event was full of amazing beer and amazing people but then if you are into the craft beer scene you would come to expect this already. I am a sucker for Craft Beer events and I am always happy to help raise money for a Charity so this event was the best of both worlds! I would like to thank O’hare’s Gastropub for putting on this amazing event and I can not wait until next year to see what you have in store for us!