Mixed Forecast mix pack – Moody Ales (West Coast Canning)


From Moody Ales in Port Moody in collaboration with West Coast Canning a mobile canning operation locally comes their “Mixed Forecast mix pack” containing the Shorts Weather ISA and the Still Raining Dark Lager.  This pack is just like the weather in Metro Vancouver in the spring, dark and stormy or almost summer like sometimes in the same day.

Still Raining Dark Lager

Still Raining Dark Lager pours a black colour with a brown head.  The aroma consists of mild roasted malts, caramel malts some coffee and a sweet note.  The flavour is of roasted malts, burnt coffee, mild caramel, earth and some bitterness in the finish.  The alcohol content comes in at 5.5% with an IBU of 24.  Can’t beat a good dark lager on a cold day and I would say this is a good one to enjoy on those days.

Shorts Weather ISA

Shorts Weather India Session Ale pours a copper colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of fruity and floral hops with maybe a hint of malt.  The flavour is of resin, mild bitterness, citrus, melon with the slightest hint of malts.  The alcohol content comes in at 4.8% with an IBU of 47.  If you are looking for an IPA to session all day then you would do well to drink this one for sure.  Low alcohol and full flavour will make for a good session.

Cool Hand Cuke (Cucumber Sour) 2017 Edition – Hearthstone Brewery


From Hearthstone Brewery in North Vancouver in collaboration with West Coast Canning comes their “Cool Hand Cuke” a cucumber sour ale originally made for CanCity canned beer festival in Vancouver and now a full seasonal.  The beer pours a golden colour with a small white head that dissipates quickly.  The aroma is of cucumber and a mild tartness.  The flavour is of cucumber with a small tartness level and some mild bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 4% with an IBU of 00.  This cucumber sour is very well balanced with a mild sourness and is an amazing choice for warm weather that keeps threatening.  Pick up your six pack asap.

Commercial Description:  Brewed in collaboration with the beauties over at West Coast Canning to celebrate the inaugural CANcity Beer Festival on July 30, 2016.  This is a golden sour ale with a refreshing  hint of cucumber.  Crack a can and get your cuke on.

 

CanCity (All Craft, All Canned) – Vancouver


CanCity is the latest annual craft beer festival happening in Vancouver.  CanCity is put on by WetApe and West Coast Canning and is a 100% canned craft beer festival held in the  Queen Elizabeth Theater  Plaza.  The tickets cost $25 presale and $30 at the door.

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With canned beer being all the rage these days it only made sense that canned craft beer would get its own festival.  The Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza made for a great location for a beer fest in the heart of downtown near transit and again in the middle of the forest of towers.

The breweries and cideries in attendance were as follows:  Barkerville Brewing (Quesnel), BC Tree Fruits Cider (Kelowna), Bomber Brewing (East Vancouver), Category 12 Brewing (Victoria), Deep Cove Brewers & Distillers (North Vancouver), Dogwood Brewing (Vancouver), FieldHouse Brewing (Abbotsford), Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks (Richmond), Granville Island Brewing (Vancouver), Hearthstone Brewing (North Vancouver), Howe Sound Brewing (Squamish), Lonetree Cider (Okanagan Valley), Moody Ales (Port Moody), Old Yale Brewing (Chilliwack), Postmark (Vancouver), Red Truck Beer (Vancouver), Steel & Oak (New Westminster), Twin Sails Brewing (Port Moody) and Whistler Brewing Co. (Whistler).

Trying to help the environment the festival decided to use plastic cups made of compostable material unlike the other beer fests that have non-recyclable glassware.  Just like the glassware here the can locally is much more environmentally friendly as it is far easier to recycle than glass.  It is especially true as most glass bottles locally in British Columbia are crushed each time they are used to be melted down and remade into bottles.

This festival was a ton of fun especially on this hot sunny summer day (one that seems to be rare this year).  I look forward to what this beer festival brings next year as they will have one more year to plan and learn from this year.

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Here are some full sized photos.

Cool Hand Cuke (Cucumber Sour) – Hearthstone Brewery


From Hearthstone Brewery in North Vancouver in collaboration with West Coast Canning comes their “Cool Hand Cuke” a cucumber sour ale made for the new CanCity canned beer festival in Vancouver.  The beer pours a golden colour with a small white head that dissipates quickly.  The aroma is comprised of cucumbers with a hint for tartness.  The flavour starts out with a definite lactobacillus tartness without a big acidic hit followed by cucumbers and a hint of malts.  The alcohol content comes in at 4% with an IBU of 00.  This is a seriously fantastic beer and I hope that they plan on making more of this in the near future!

If you want to try this beer check out the CanCity Beer Festival happening soon.  Purchase your tickets here.

Commercial Description:  Brewed in collaboration with the beauties over at West Coast Canning to celebrate the inaugural Cancity Beer Festival on July 30th, 2016.  This is a golden sour ale with a refreshing hint of cucumber.  Grab a pal, crack a can and get your cuke on!