Last night we were invited to a friend’s house, a friend who very generously brought back a variety of bottles from his last visit to
, B.C. The majority were IPAs, which excited me. The majority were also marked, “strong,” which amused me. It appears that by Canadian standards a beer is “strong” when it’s over about 5.5 or 6% ABV. Vancouver
Of the nine beers we sampled I would be hard pressed to pick my favorite out of these four.
|Amnesiac from Phillips Brewing, an 8.5% double IPA|
|Cannery Brewing IPA, a boozy smelling 6% with a great, lingering aftertaste|
|Uncharted Belgian IPA from Lighthouse Brewing, this beer uses both Belgian and West Coast IPA yeast strains and was hands down the coolest artwork of the night.|
|Fat Tug, Canada's Beer of the Year, from Driftwood Brewing is deserving of the title.|
As with that involves sharing beer with friends, it was a good one. And it reminded me that it might be about time to plan another trip.