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Sun, 22 Sep 2019 18:24:06 -0700

Brewery Review: R&B Brewing in Vancouver BC

Now this is more like it! Super-sweet neighborhood brewery, with really good beer, not crowded, and a funky, unique ambience. Not too sketchy neighborhood, mostly couples and groups, friendly staff, and funky furnishings. Very good beer, with some adventurous choices. This is for what I've been looking... more...

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Sun, 22 Sep 2019 17:30:00 -0700

Brewery Review: 33 Acres in Vancouver BC

This was a tiny neighborhood brewery tucked away in a sleepy area of the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Vancouver. It's a small, modern-looking space with a clean look. Quite loud from crowds. Pizza (from a permanent-looking food truck parked in front) and snacks like pretzels, jerked dried sausages, scones, etc. more...

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Sat, 21 Sep 2019 21:00:00 -0700

Brewery Review: Steel & Oak Brewery in New Westminster BC (near Vancouver)

Steel & Oak Brewery more...

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Fri, 20 Sep 2019 21:00:00 -0700

Brewery Review: Central City Brewpub in Surrey near Vancouver BC

Central City Brewing (Red Racer) more...

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Fri, 26 Jul 2019 17:36:37 -0400

Brewery Review: Trestle Brewing in Parry Sound

Trestle Brewing Company9 Great North RoadParry Sound, Ontario, Canada more...

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Sun, 21 Oct 2018 18:31:31 -0700

Restaurant Review: Tyrolean Inn Restaurant

Tyrolean Inn Restaurant (here) is a German restaurant nestled in the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains. I've been there for dinner a few times over the years, and it has never disappointed, but I've never written about it from a beer perspective before, so I thought I do a write-up. more...

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Fri, 24 Aug 2018 18:03:29 -0700

Brewery Review: Shanty Shack Brewing (in Santa Cruz)...

I'm just now getting around to posting a review of a local brewpub, Shanty Shack Brewing. This is a tiny brewery on Fair Street, in the Harvey West area of Santa Cruz (near Costco). Not the nicest neighborhood around, but a cool little shack. more...

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Tue, 31 Jul 2018 17:15:55 -0400

Brewery Review: Mill Street Toronto

Mill Street Brewery are a big thing up here. Their organic lager is everywhere, and lots of restaurants have other offerings from them available on draught. Their main brewery is in Scarborough, but their original location was in Toronto's historic - and beautiful - distillery district, and when they moved the main brewery to Scarborough, the re-opened the original location as a brewpub. After a slightly disappointing dinner venture the previous evening (see my review of the 3 Brewers Adelaide), I still had the bug for a good brewpub experience, so when I learned about this place, it sounded just the ticket. more...

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Mon, 30 Jul 2018 19:51:55 -0400

Brewpub Review: Les 3 Brasseurs (3 Brewers) Review

We happened to be in Toronto for a couple of days, staying at the downtown Hilton, and looking for a place to dine, I stumbled on a brewpub called the 3 Brewers. It seems to be a Québécois outfit, since their real name appears to be Les 3 Brasseurs, and they have locations in Montreal, Quebec, Ottawa and Toronto, the latter being located near the corner of Adelaide and Sheppard in the downtown financial district, just a block from the Hilton. more...

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Tue, 03 Jul 2018 06:52:00 -0700

Standing Stone Brewing Company...

On a recent trip northwards, we found ourselves in Ashland, Oregon around dinner time, so we headed downtown to find something to eat. A quick web search informed me that there were two brewpubs in town, and on advice from a local (our Lyft driver), we elected to go with Standing Stone (over Caldera), which also matched with my instinct from looking at the web search results and Yelpage. more...

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Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:40:59 -0800

Beer Review: La Fin du Monde Belgian-Style Tripel...

Over American Thanksgiving we served an interesting beer that I thought I'd comment on. I happened to have a bottle of this "La Fin du Monde", which is a Belgian tripel from the Quebec brewery Unibroue. The name translates as "end of the world", which refers not to any sort of apocalyptic event (unfortunately), but rather to the erstwhile European view of North America as being the literal end of the world; a name thus referring to Europe, and tying into this unique beer style, which utilizes a form of yeast commonly used by the trappist monks in brewing their beers during the middle ages. more...

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