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Captivator Doppel Bock — Tree Brewing Co.

Captivator Doppel Bock - Tree Brewing Co.

Okay kids, I hope you’ve all had fun this week.  BC Beer Week has one more kick at the can; at the end of this post, it’s officially OCB Week and we’ll be all Ontario for the next 10 days or so.  But before that, I’m stoked to review another bottle from the Tree Brewery feature currently at the LCBO, their Captivator Doppel Bock.  If you remember from my post on Cameron’s Deviator Doppel Bock, in homage to the “original” Doppel Bock, Salvator, Doppel Bocks often have names that end in “ator” (I’m still waiting on Gator Doppel Bock; it bites back!). Obviously, Tree has followed in that tradition, with Captivator. Not really a classic beer in the summer, which….  [Read More]

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Burley Barley Wine 2008 — Phillips Brewing Co.

Burley Barley Wine — Phillips Brewing Co.

Okay, many apologies.  You’re not finding this one at the LCBO. I’m not even sure how available it is in BC, to be honest.  But it’s still BC Beer Week here, and I’m pretty stoked about this review. It’s a bottle of Burley Barley Wine from 2008, and I must say, I’m really excited to even have a bottle.  It was brought to me by Claude Lefebvre, owner of Double Trouble Brewing and North American Craft (and the guy I work for). Thanks Claude! As I’ve mentioned before here, Barley Wines are beers that not only can age for a while, but often benefit from it. So a bottle from 2008 stands to have gotten better from it’s production. Time….  [Read More]

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Hop Head Black IPA – Tree Brewing Co.

Hop Head Black IPA - Tree Brewing Co.

And BC beer week just keeps on going. Back to a Tree product (not the last), their highly regarded Hop Head Black IPA.  This stuff sold like crazy in Kelowna where it’s made, and was talked about all over BarTowel.com among other places.  Black IPA – or Cascadian Dark Ale – is a fairly newly recognized style. In fact, there is no shortage of people who still won’t recognize it.  I tend to defer to others on what actually constitutes a “style”, but I would agree that this type of beer needs to be classed as “something”, even if it’s simply a sub-class of another style (IPA, for instance). If you’ve never had one and you like Russian Imperial Stouts….  [Read More]

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Ginger Beer – Phillips Brewing Co.

Ginger Beer - Phillips Brewing Co.

BC beer week continues here on the blog (it’s BC beer week, if you missed it).  Next up in line is another one of the better known micros from BC, Phillips Brewing Co.  Keep6 Imports has brought a few Phillips products into Ontario through private orders, so you might have come across, say, their Hop Circle IPA (wonderful stuff).  Their Ginger Beer was brought in, in very limited quantities, for summer.  It won’t be at every LCBO, but if you’ve got a local that gets the specialty beer releases (think things like Unearthly, Thornbridge, the Tree Brewery feature, etc), it’s likely they’ll have a couple of cases of Phillips Ginger Beer.  And I wouldn’t be surprised to see more Phillips….  [Read More]

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  • Chris Schryer

    Chris SchryerI regularly describe myself as an "ardent supporter of beer", which pretty well sums it up. While I'm not working or busy being a husband and dad (okay, honestly, sometimes while I'm doing those things), I am drinking beer, attending events, visiting pubs, and thinking about beer. I work at Castro's Lounge, my local bar in the Beach, where I host beer events and take part in most things beer-related.

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