Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 2015 – Brewsters Brewing Company


From Brewsters Brewing Company out of Calgary, Alberta comes their “Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout” 2015 Vintage something I have been sitting on for a while.  The beer poured an opaque black with a brown head.  The aroma consists of molasses, roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, oak, brown sugar and sweetness.  The flavour is of molasses, toffee, vanilla, brown sugar, chocolate, roasted malts, bourbon, oak, earth and even hints of milk with alcohol in the finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 11.9%.  This beer was phenomenal and I hope to try it again some time soon!

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‘Pablo Esco Gnar’ IPA – Boombox Brewing (Machine Ales)


From Boombox Brewing located at Callister Brewing in East Vancouver comes their “‘Pablo Esco Gnar’ IPA” made in collaboration with Machine Ales.  The beer pours a very cloudy yellow orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of very ju9icy tropical fruits, citrus rind, resin and floral hops.  The flavour is of juicy tropical fruits, citrus, citrus rind, resin, dank hops, sweetness from lactose, bitterness and tons of body coming from the oats.  The alcohol content comes in at 7.2%.  This is a great North East Style IPA and I am glad that these two breweries have come together to make a new and exciting IPA!  Head to the brewery as soon as possible to try it for yourself.