I recently went on a pub crawl with my friend Scott. At our first stop, Bart’s, we enjoyed pints of the Lighthouse Keepers Stout. Long ago I made a promise to review this beer. So I did. But the pour seemed poor to me, with a dearth of head, and my tasting notes were not satisfactory. So you won’t find any Keepers Stout tasting notes in this blog post. What you will find is a review for Hoyne’s Helios, so read on.
I drank this beer recently with Ian. It’s nice to find a local IPA that doesn’t fit into the stereotypical category of West Coast Hop Attack. I definitely recommend this beer if you don’t like IPA’s yet, or if you want to try a different kind of IPA.
Saltspring Snug British-style IPA
On Sunday, September 27th, I attended Sea Cider’s annual Apple Day. This was a free event located at their cidery in Saanichton, featuring cider and food tastings, live music, tours, apple bobbing, and activities for kids.
Along with the previously reviewed Iceberg Lager, James also left me with the intriguing Bennett Dominion Ale. To be honest, I was not expecting much before I opened the bottle, but the label was too beautifully nostalgic to allow for this beer to be drunk without any sort of an observation.