It hardly seems possible that another year has passed so quickly. Good news....? Our incredible new German beers have arrived. Neuzeller KlosterBrau products are here, cleared and making their way to a store near you. Also, Brasserie Dubuisson has re-packaged their ever-popular Cuvee des Trolls so they are available in single bottle format.
Choose from the incredible Porter, delicious Kirsch (cherry), original Badebier (black beer), and their famous Mord & Totschlag (murder and manslaughter).
They're all so good it will be difficult choosing your favorite.
On the Coast aired Nov 25 '14. Listen here:
Winter beer is usually all about vanilla, but for On the Coast beer columnist Rebecca Whyman, this year the holidays are about Christmas ales from Belgium.
Whyman says all three are vanilla-free, and can be imported from Bravo Beer Company or found at specialty beer stores.
Bonsecours Blonde de Noel : One of the only blonde ales brewed for Christmas, it is made with malt, candi sugar, hops and yeast. This is a sweet, yeasty and fruity beer with notes of clove, coriander and citrus.
Noel de Silenrieux: An organic spiced Belgian brown ale made with barley malt, candi sugar, hops and spices. It tastes of cherries, figs, grapes and pears. It has a sweet initial taste, moving to caramel and molasses.
Scaldis Noel: A dry-hopped Belgian strong dark ale made with barley malt, candi sugar, hops and yeast. It tastes of toffee, oak, nuts, pepper, stone fruit and all spice with the mouthfeel of a sherry or port.
Our incredible selection of Christmas beers are here, cleared customs, activated and ready to go. We've got some great new selections as well as the tried and true. Take your pick....or try them all!
The list goes on and on! So many beer festivals....so little time. This doesn't include the special events some amazing venues are putting together.
Whistler Beer Festival: Sat., Sept 13 12:00-5:00pm Olympic Plaza, Whistler
IVSA Vancouver - Trade Only - Mon., Sept 15, 1:30-4:30pm, Four Seasons, Vancouver
Steveston Beer Fest - Sat., Sept 20, 7:00-9:30pm, Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Steveston
IVSA Victoria - Trade Only - Mon., Sept 29, 1:30-4:30pm, Delta Ocean Pointe Resort, Victoria
Hopscotch Kelowna - Fri. & Sat, Sept 26&27, 6:00-10:00pm, Kelowna Curling Club, Kelowna
Beerlesque - Fri., Oct 10, 6:00-11:00pm, the Roundhouse, Vancouver
Gluten Free Gala - Sat & Sun, Nov 15&16, 10am-4:00pm, Pearkes Rec Centre, Saanich, BC
Hopscotch Vancouver - Fri & Sat, Nov 21&22, 6:00-10:00pm, the Forum at the PNE, Vancouver
Non-Dom Christmas - Fri., Dec 5, 5:00-10:00pm, Studio East, 1480 Frances Street, Vancouver
Two weeks of Belgium fun. Buy either the Tripel Karmeliet or the Duchesse de Bourgogne and get the signature glass for free @Pronto or @Prontino. Also fill out a ballot for a chance to win tickets to the Whitecaps.