Blog Category: Misc. Beer Fun

A Wee Update…

I haven’t posted anything for some time, I’m summer-lazy I suppose. Furthermore, there really just hasn’t been much to discuss – which is sad. But in the last month we’ve started to see some progress on a few things we’ve… Read More >

More on The Tied House Issue

Paul Kamon at Urban Dinner was kind enough to let Rick Green and I share our respective view points on this issue. I’m happy that people are discussing it, and I’m actually even happier that there is disagreement. It’s extremely important… Read More >

San Fran and Napa Trip

I just got back from a trip to Northern California. I toured San Francisco and the Napa Valley mostly, and visited with suppliers and some other great places, too. Here’s a quick overview. Chris Brockway makes his Broc Cellars wine… Read More >

Langley Tip N’ Taste

We just signed up for the Langley Tip’N Taste on June 12th! It’s a annual beer tasting put on by the Rotary Clubs of Langely at the Cascade Casino. More details are available at the website: We’re not sure… Read More >

VCBW is Underway!

Vancouver Craft Beer Week is in full swing. With Monday and Tuesday behind us I’ve already been to 2 great events; Hoppapalooza at the Alibi Room, and The VanBrewer Awards Party at R&B Brewing. RainCity Brands was thrilled to have… Read More >

Vancouver Craft Beer Week

Canada’s first “Craft Beer Week” is approaching, and we couldn’t be happier to be a part of it. We’ve arranged an event in collaboration with The Irish Heather, The Shebeen Whisk(e)y House, and Salt that will take guests on a… Read More >

Pucker Up Buttercup*

It’s been about 10 years since Cantillon was last available in BC, a wait that is soon to be over as our first shipment of the classic Belgian Lambic has finally arrived. The ‘journey’ of this particular beer was an… Read More >

Craft Brewers Conference 2010

I’ve just returned from the Craft Brewers Conference in Chicago and it was truly amazing. I learned a tremendous amount, and met dozens of really great people. I was blown away by the atmosphere to say the least. There’s a… Read More >

Cowtown Yeast Wranglers Competition

I just found out that I’ve won my first homebrewing medals, a Gold and a Silver in the Strong Ale and the Specialty category! The results are posted here. I entered my American Barleywine and a beer approximating the Alpine… Read More >

Rare Beer Tasting

The other night I had the luxury of attending a “rare beer” tasting.  Now, it’s worth pointing out that ‘rare’ is perhaps a relative term. Beers routinely found at supermarkets in most of the Cascadia States could easily find themselves… Read More >