It's not all dry in January
New releases and events to kick off the New Year
Five random things to get us started today...
Dageraad is looking for a full-time brewer, should you be interested.
The BeerVan is switching up its delivery schedule, now with two delivery options: Thursdays between 10am-4pm (for orders placed by Wednesday) and 5pm-8pm (for orders place same day).
Many of BC's breweries posted new hours this week. You might want to check in on your brewery's hours before paying them a visit on Monday morning...
This has to be the most beautiful Instagram BC beer feed ever.
If you're the dry January type, or otherwise enjoy a non-alcoholic beer, we're curious, which of these NA BC beers do you like the most? We'll share the results next week.
Which BC Non-Alcoholic beer brand is your go-to?
With so many new beer releases heading into the holiday season, BC's brewers took a well-deserved break. Our new beer release list is lighter than usual, but we still have some fascinating releases to share with you. Enjoy!
– Joseph Lavoie
FEATURED NEW BEER RELEASES
Look at the colour on this one! Moon Brewery and Distillery's latest release, Oud Moon Kriek is an Imperial Sour Ale with cherries. This one was a long time in the making.
Two years ago, the brewery set out to make its own version of traditional lambic-style ale. Once they brewed the beer, it sat in French oak barrels for 18 months before receiving a dose of lactose sugar and BC-grown dark cherries. The result is an 8.4% dry ale with the promise of ripe cherry notes and an intense complex sour hit that includes notes of vanilla and almonds.
Available: Now in 650ml bottles at the brewery; in liquor stores in the coming days.
Pick Me Up
Field House Brewing is helping us kick in the New Year with a dose of caffeine. The brewery's new Cold Brew Stout came out yesterday and it features the brewery's own coffee blend. The beer was brewed with oatmeal for a soft and silky feel. The coffee is a cold brew with earthy honey notes. With the addition of brown sugar, this beer promises notes of roast and chocolate, for a smooth finish.
Available: In 4-packs and on tap at the brewery's Chilliwack and Abbotsford locations.
Big and Smokey
Luppolo Brewing used exclusive dark and smoked malts to make this Imperial Stout for an intense flavour profile with depth and complexity. "It pours a deep, dark brown with a creamy head. Aromas of toffee, chocolate, and dark fruit lead to flavours of caramel and roasted hazelnuts with a subtle sweetness and balanced bitterness." Yum.
Available: On tap and in tall-cans at the brewery, or delivery via Beer Van.
ADDITIONAL BEER RELEASES
Moody Ales has a new Dunkelweizen for those of you who love banana, baked goods, and chocolate.
Parallel 49 has doubled up its version of Jerkface 9,000 to make a 9% ABV Double Wheat beer appropriately called Jerkface 1 Million. Lots of blueberry, passionfruit, guava, white grape and grapefruit.
Farmhouse just dropped Pacific Coast Pale Ale, brewed with Canadian barley and wheat, then hopped with Amarillo and Simcoe hops.
Beach Fire has put sunshine in a glass with this Guava Lime Blonde.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
The best beers of the month
This spectacular IPA from Dageraad is one of eight beers that made our list of favourite beers from December. Have you seen the others?
GET UP TO SOMETHING GOOD
This Weekend's Events
🎸 Smuggler's Trail is kicking off Sunday Fundays this weekend with live music and $1 off beers.
🍽️ Old Yale's Dine in the Cellar series continues this week, with events scheduled for January 7, 14, 21, and 28. $50 tickets.
🌮 Strange Fellows is duking it out with Top Rope Birria every weekend until Feb 26th in a taco vs beer contest.
🎶 Red Truck has a lot of live music throughout January, with shows tonight and tomorrow first up.
🏃Steel & Oak hosts a run club every Wednesday night. Run 3km or 5km to earn that beer!
🧠 Trivia night returns to Smuggler's Trail on January 9th for 7 rounds of pop culture and music.
🎨 It's Paint Nite at Deep Cove on January 9. Get tickets.
🎤 It's comedy night at Container Brewing on January 10, January 24, February 7, and February 21. Tickets here.
🧠 You can keep your trivia streak going on January 10th at Old Yale Brewing.
🎶 Love Bingo? How about Music Bingo? Ace Brewing's got you covered on January 11.
♟️ Container Brewing is hosting a regular games night, with the next sessions taking place on January 17 and then the first and third Tuesday of every month. Seating is limited, so you'll need to get a ticket.
🧘 Patina Brewing is hosting a mindful beer tasting yoga class monthly on Saturdays. The next sessions are on January 28, February 18, and March 11.
🧘Container Brewing is also offering Beer Yoga sessions on January 15 and February 25.
⚽ Cumberland has Foosball Tuesdays for the entire month of January and February, starting at 3pm. Bring a partner or come solo.
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Construction is coming along nicely for Old Yale's Abbotsford location. Here's a sneak peak of the 10,000 sq ft, 200-seat tap room and kitchen.
You'll have to wait a while longer before you can enjoy one of the 15 taps, the new brewery is not yet open. But when it does open, you can look forward to:
an outdoor and cabin-inspired theme
a games area
the Little Explorers corner
a beer and merch store
fun design elements like a 12-foot tree
a river-inspired mural by local artist Pencil Fingerz
🕹️ GAME TIME
Before the break, our Wordle asked you to guess which type of ale had an appropriately-hued colour for the holidays. The answer? Red Ale.
This week, can you guess which city's famous dessert served as an inspiration for a dessert stout?
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