One Man's Tales Of BC's Ales

Power Out, Sour In

What do you do when the power goes out? Okay, not that.  I mean YES, of course that, go for it.  But what do you when the power goes out after you’ve made sweet love with the one you love?  You tell stories, that’s what! So whaddaya say?  You wanna hear a story? It involves…

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7 Year Itch: A Fiction

I don’t know why I brought the bottle of beer into the cafe, I don’t know why I do anything anymore. I mean, in my mind the concept made sense but these days the damned thing can’t be trusted.  Too often these days my mind drifts down dark pathways. Yesterday was my seven year wedding…

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It’s About Time…

Life’s quest for truth & compatibility ultimately comes down to time. Will this add or subtract from my overall experience and do I have the time to find out? It’s About Time, a double IPA collaboratively brewed by Twin Sails Brewing, Boombox Brewing and Backcountry Brewing and released to the drooling masses on Twin Sails’…

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In Search of Humanity…

The first week of a new year is a string of days, like any other. Or is it? Often used as a time of reflection, these days can hold power, elevating them above their brethren. For some, the “days of the new” stand outside of time, offering “truths” seldom seen during the fetch & carry…

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The Long Road to Utopia…

Utopia: an imagined place or state of perfection. In my Utopia each beached piece of driftwood holds a tale within it twist and a treasure at its core. Utopia, a Dry Hopped Peach Sour by Howe Sound Brewing Company.  This beautifully adorned beer was as delicious on the inside as out. An approachable tartness, like…

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Searching for Pablo…

This beauty of a BFF is about a NE IPA named Pablo Esco Gnar, the second coming of a collaboration between two of British Columbia’s best Bedouin breweries: Superflux Beer Company and Boombox Brewing Company. Hey Superflux!  Hey Boombox!  Did I ever tell you about the time I went on a Quixotic quest for Pablo…

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Loopholes in Exile…

The life of a beer writer is… …weird at best, hedonistically problematic at most.  Your subject is the drink, which, by its very nature, must be drunk.  And in this wildly rotating world we inhabit where words alone won’t do, photographic evidence of said drink must be provided.  ‘Tis not enough to simply put the…

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