Backroads (Coffee Porter with 2 Sugars) – 9 Mile Legacy Brewing Company

From 9 Mile Legacy Brewing Company in Saskatoon Saskatchewan comes their “Backroads (Coffee Porter with 2 Sugars)” a beer made in collaboration with Road Coffee Co.  The beer pours a deep reddish brown with a light brown head.  The aroma consists of coffee, lactose, mild roasted malts and a bit of sweetness.  The flavour is of coffee, lactose, earth, sweetness, toffee, mild dark fruit and very mild bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 5.2% with an IBU of 13.  If you are able to head to this brewery you need to pick up this beer.  Currently they only sell glasses of beer and growlers but it is well worth you time picking some up.

Commercial Description:  This collaboration with Road Coffee Co. is inspired by our Head Brewer’s love for lattes with 2 sugars. *contains lactose*.

Black Cat Lager – Paddock Wood Brewing

O’hare’s Beer Club August Box

From Saskatoon Saskatchewan’s Paddock Wood Brewing comes the “Black Cat Lager” a black lager.  The beer pours a dark brown almost black with little to no head present.  The beer has the scent of malts but not to much else.  When you taste the beer you will start with a sweet pilsner malt and be quickly greeted by a light hops bitterness.  You will even get a slight coffee taste hidden in there as well.  The beer has an alcohol content of 5.4% and an IBu of 20.  This is a very nice flavored black lager and I hope I am able to get ahold of more of this in the future.  Hint hint O’hare’s if you are listening.

Food Pairing according to O’hare’s Beer Club notes are as follows:  Pulled Pork, BBQ, Roast Chicken and Buffalo Wings

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O’hare’s Beer Club – August Box 2012

I recently became aware of a Beer Club that was put on by O’hare’s Gastro Brewpub and Liquor Store.  Located in the Steveston area of Richmond this is quite the drive for me but I could not resist joining up!

The club has a one time fee of $15 dollars to join but this gets you a free pint at the pub next door to the liquor store.  Every two months you are charged $60 plus tax for a mixed box of craft beer from BC and all over the world ranging from 7-9 bottles of beer.  The box will be ready for pickup on the designated Wednesday as per the information sent to you via email.  With the box of beer also comes a set of tasting notes that go with the beer.  These notes are to be placed in a binder that you are given upon signing up for the club.

As I just joined the club days before the August Box was released this is my first set of goodies.  Take a look at what goodies I got for Christmas in August!

Beer included is a follows:
Elysian – Ruin 650ml
8 Wire Brewing – Hop Wired IPA 650ml
Cannery Brewing – Naramata Nut Brown Ale 650ml
Mactarnahan’s Brewing – Spine Tingler 650ml
Harviestoun Brewing – Lager 500ml
Odin Brewin – Freya’s Gold 650lm
Tin Whistle Brewing – Rattlesnake ESB
Elysian – Loser 355ml
Paddock Wood Brewing – Black Cat Lager 355ml

Reviews will come as I drink the Beer.  The review is in for the club though!  Two Thumbs UP!

O’Hare’s Gastropub & Liquor Store
5031 Steveston Hwy
Richmond BC
V7E 2K5
Liquor Store 604-241-4313