• Tofino Kelp Stout

    Tofino Kelp Stout

    My family went on holidays to Vancouver Island when I was a kid. Having only ever seen the prairies and the Rocky Mountains everything about Vancouver Island was spell-binding to me. Family holidays were always an educational endeavor considering my father spent his youth digging in the dirt looking for bugs and beetles and grubs…

  • Steamworks Winter White Stout

    Steamworks Winter White Stout

    Before we begin let’s avoid the unnecessary pretentious puzzlement and head scratching over what a white or golden Stout is, I’m sure that if you’ve managed to find your way here you can determine how this beer was made. Flecks of sediment are suspended in the elegantly golden body of this uncommon Ale like a…

  • Mikkeller Orange Yuzu Glad I Said Porter Grand Marnier Barrel Edition

    Mikkeller Orange Yuzu Glad I Said Porter Grand Marnier Barrel Edition

    Barrel aged beer…who among us isn’t a sucker for that stuff? I’d be hard pressed to name a barrel aged beer I’ve had that wasn’t at least pretty good, likewise with beers from that wacky Mikkeller. Even if you don’t like Mikkeller – and why the hell don’t you?- even their biggest critic has to…

  • Steek & Oak Red Pilsner

    Steek & Oak Red Pilsner

    I’m sure those of you who have read my previous reviews are well aware of my opinion regarding pilsners but for those of you who may not, the TLDR version is that pilsners are an oft ignored and scoffed at style of beer that deserves more respect. With a pilsner there’s no hiding, it has…

  • SNOWCASE VS CRAFT CROSSING: CONCLUSION!

    As many of you are aware by now the two beers for Chritmas Eve from each calendar were Phillips Krampus Nacht and Central City Jitter Buzz. Krampus Nacht is a curiously spiced Christmas beer with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, almond paste, marizpan and maraschino cherry reminiscent of a European baked christmas treat I can’t exactly…

  • Snowcase vs Craft Crossing Day 23

    I’m out of clever things to say right now. Let’s drink.   Snowcase The Puzzler Belgian Black IPA ABV 7.3% It’s black. I would hope its black or this beer would be a lie. A LIE! It smells of dark malts, earthy hops and funky barn yard yeast. It tastes like earth, peat moss, smoke,…