Hop ‘n’ Beer Blog

New and Unique: Old Yale's Oak Aged Braggot Collab

New and Unique: Old Yale's Oak Aged Braggot Collab
We love Old Yale Brewing.  In the world of BC's craft brewing revolution, where many craft breweries are only a few years old, Old Yale is, relatively speaking, an industry veteran.  Old Yale opened in 1999, and has been a solid Chilliwack fixture ever since.  

New and Unique: Central City's Red Racer Lucky Dog

New and Unique: Central City's Red Racer Lucky Dog
We've tried a ton of fruit beers over the last few years, but I'm pretty sure we've never had a wheat ale made with kumquats.  We are not even sure we've ever had a kumquat.  Considering that, we went into this one with no preconceptions and an open mind.  

The 5 Most Requested Hops of 2017

The 5 Most Requested Hops of 2017
We sat down and figured out the most requested hops for 2017 and found some interesting trends.

Top 5 NE IPA’s in BC (IMHO)

Top 5 NE IPA’s in BC (IMHO)
1. Anything from Boombox like the magical Wizard Mode 2. Twin Sails Bachelor Pad 3. Backcountry Widowmaker IPA 4. Steamworks Flagship IPA 5. Bridge...

Bruce’s top 3 beers of the week

Bruce’s top 3 beers of the week
This is a new weekly series where I simply list my 3 favourite beers from the past week with a little blurb and maybe some tasting notes. Warning -...

When Hops Are More Than Just Hops

When Hops Are More Than Just Hops
Hops have traditionally fallen into two categories – bittering or aroma (or both).  We believe that hops can also be an amazing vehicle for adding ...