Summer is barely over and yet, a local favourite event with Winter in the name is back, one that will definitely make more than a few people happy, as darker, stronger and richer beers are on the horizon.
What to Expect: 8th Annual Island Beer Festival
Saturday marks the 8th iteration of a hidden gem in the beer calendar. The Strathcona Hotel is hosting its Island Beer Festival in Distrikt Nightclub and The Games Room, where they will have 17 breweries serving at least 45 different beers alongside a selection of food. As for beer selection, the 17 breweries and their …
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Category 12’s Transmutation Is Back
Keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming return of Category 12 Brewing's Transmutation Belgian Specialty Ale. This Belgian dark strong ale, at 9.6% ABV uses amber candi sugar to create a rich, smooth flavour, and the use of Northwest Hops brings it home with a light bitterness fitting of a west coast beer. This beer …
Christmas Craft Beer Show Review #2 – The Beer
44 Booths, 106 Beers, 15 Ciders, and one 4 oz. cup. So many great beers to try, but only 4 hours and one mouth to fit them in. I made a list, I checked it twice, and now I'm going to try to say which ones were naughty and nice. Nice List: Salt Spring …
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Christmas Craft Beer Show Review #1 – The Event
December 2nd and 3rd were the first annual Christmas Craft Beer Show. Having already written up a preview, I figured it only appropriate to come back and do a post-mortem to see what went well, what could be improved, and what was missing. To be fair, I only attended the Saturday, but in a way, …
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Christmas Craft Beer Show 2016 Preview, including Beer and Cider List
Updated to reflect responses from more breweries This Friday and Saturday, beers will be flowing, cheers will be toasted, and local (and some not so local) breweries, brewpubs and cideries will be celebrated. The first (hopefully annual) Christmas Craft Beer Show will be taking place at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, put on by RG Entertainment, …
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