Double IPA 128 – Farnham Ale & Lager


From Farnham Ale & Lager in Farnham Quebec comes their “Double IPA 128”.  Thanks to Cee of Beer & Other Shhh Podcast for this beer!  The beer pours a copper orange colour with a beige head.  The aroma consists of citrus, grass, pine and some bready and caramel malt notes.  The flavour is of herbal hops, citrus, mild pine, resin, bitterness, earth, caramel and some mild alcohol.  The alcohol content comes in at 7% with an IBU of 128.  I really enjoyed this beer and I am just happy I managed to get my hands on a can of it!

 

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Soirée Dieu Du Ciel – Steel Toad Brewpub


On February 25th, 2017 UnTapped Craft Imports and Steel Toad Brewpub in Vancouver hosted the Soirée Dieu Du Ciel.  When you hold a party with this epic Quebec brewery and the master brewer Jean Francois in attendance you know you are in for a treat.

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The $40 ticket got you entry into the event between 2pm and 5pm and that included a commemorative glass and 4 beer tokens.  The real star of the show was the rare beer that have not been seen in British Columbia as of yet.  These beers included the following:

Moralité (American IPA)
Ultra Mosaika (Ultra Mosaic Pale Ale)
Hélium (Helles Lager)
L’Austérité (American Barleywine)
Grande Noirceur 2015 (Imperial Stout)
Hérétique Blonde
Hérétique Obscura (Funky Black Beer)
Rigor Mortis Brandy/Cognac (Abbey-Style Brown Ale)
Isseki Nicho Pinot 2015 (Imperial Black Saison aged in Pinot Noir Barrels)
Exorciste Mûres 2015 (Blackberry Sour Whete)
Péché Véniel 2015 (coffee Stout)

Bottle
Exorciste
Solstice D’Hiver Barrel Aged
Peche Mortel Barrel Aged

This was the ultimate introduction to the beers of Dieu Du Ciel!  I have never had a bad beer from this brewery but these are the crème de la crème from them.  Why not get to know a brewery with their absolute bests?

With great events comes great people usually.  Here are my shots as well as some from Whats Brewing and Vine & Hops Wine and Craft Beer Tours.  It was great to meet Jean Francois the Master Brewer and chat with him about beer.

My absolute favourites from this event include the Grande Noirceur 2015 (Imperial Stout), Hérétique Obscura (Funky Black Beer) and the absolute winner the Rigor Mortis Brandy/Cognac (Abbey-Style Brown Ale). 

If you are not familiar with this brewery yet it is time to get familiar.  Their beer is available at liquor stores on the West Coast and well worth picking up.  This is truly one of the best breweries in Canada.

 

Soirée Dieu Du Ciel (beer list) – Steel Toad Brewpub


Not only is Steel Toad Brewpub hosting a great event with the Soirée Dieu Du Ciel that will bring the founder and master brewer Jean Francois Gravel to Vancouver to discuss his beer but they will be putting some rare beers on tap that have never been seen in this province.

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The event Runs from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday February 25th, 2017 and tickets go for $40.  The ticket includes a commemorative glass and 4 beer tokens.

Down to brass tax.  Here is the list of 10 of 12 beers on tap and the three beers in bottles.

Moralité
Ultra Mosaika
Hélium
L’Austérité
Grande Noirceur 2015
Hérétique Blonde
Hérétique Obscura
Rigor Mortis Brandy/Cognac
Isseki Nicho Pinot 2015
Exorciste Mûres 2015

Bottle
Exorciste
Solstice D’Hiver Barrel Aged
Peche Mortel Barrel Aged

Check out the facebook event page.

Purchase your ticket here with Eventbrite.

Soirée Dieu Du Ciel (tickets on sale now) – Steel Toad Brewpub


Dieu Du Ciel is a highly celebrated Quebec brewery as we all know in BC but now we will have a chance to try a bunch of rare beers here in Vancouver. The event takes place on September 25th 2017 between 2pm and 5pm. 

The event is being held at Steel Toad Brewpub in the Brewery Creek neighborhood of Vancouver. Tickets are $40 and include a commemorative glass and 4 beer tokens. Extra tokens can be purchased at the event. 

The founder and master brewer will be on hand to meet and discuss the beer. 

They will be bringing 12 plus beer that have never been available in BC before. Cheers for Untapped, Steel Toad Brewpub and Dieu Du Ciel for putting on this event. I hope to see you there. 

Purchase your tickets here!

Eventbrite 

Saison Rustique – Brasserie Dunham


From Dunham Quebec’s Brasserie Dunham comes their “Saison Rustique”.  The beer pours a straw yellow with a white head and some sediment.  The aroma consists of wheat, spices, citrus, yeast and floral hops.  The flavour is of wheat, spices, resin, mild citrus, lots of citrus rind and bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 6% with an IBU of 38.  Not my favourite Saison but it is good example of the style.

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