Friday, 5 September 2014

A pioneer of the Vancouver craft brewery scene


Based in East Vancouver, Storm is one of the pioneers of the craft brewery scene in Vancouver. Operating almost literally out of the brewmaster's garage, you can expect some very tasty brews coming from this label.  Storm has a very loyal following from public and restauanrs alike.  Featured at Homer St.Cafe


 

Thursday, 4 September 2014

BrassNeck

The d├ęcor here is simple, with a mix of natural wood and a bit of an industrial feel. Large tables so great for larger groups, and there is always a place to sit.







With a great selection of beer, there will be something that everyone will like. usually 8 to 10 beers to pick from. Available in a flight or pints. We picked a variety of flights so we were able to taste everything.

Who gets to pick these great names ? "I'd like a flight of Passive Aggressive, Mr. Personality, Old Money and some Magic Beans, please"

The Klutz (Kolsch at 5%) was our tables over pick, a traditional German-style golden ale, without the skunk taste, it was followed closely by Mr. Personality (Pound able Amber 5%)

Also available are some funky snacks, Jerky, pepperoni of all types as well as flavored twists (cheese n' bacon anyone?)




Main Street

Just off Main Street, you'll find past an apartment building along 7th street, the Main Street Brewing Company. The building was a former warehouse and they have kept the high ceiling and large windows. With a giant tasting room, there should always be a place to sit. Their growler filling station is next door, and also very large.



Their selection of beers was small, and seemed a little more pricey than some of the other breweries we've visited. They only had 6 beers to pick from. 3 regular and 3 casks (being much the same style of beer) However, it was a bit fun to compare. And with no surprise the cask beers seemed to be the favorites.

Try the their cask of golden Kellerbier (a German Style "cellar beer") it was the pick of our table.