Archive for August, 2010

A salute to you, fair carpenter…

bj bairdbeer mikanaleThis is cute one. Baird Brewers in Japan have released the Carpenter's Mikan Ale. Not only is this beer gorgeously unique, but it comes with a darling story to boot. They received the mikans (a Japanese tangerine-like fruit) as a gift from the Heda orchard of their carpenter friend, partner and mentor – Mitsuo Nagakura. "It would not be an exaggeration to say that he (Mitsuo Nagakura) is the complete embodiment of the dedicated, uncompromising and passionate Japanese craftsmen whom we so respect and whom we strive to emulate. The Carpenter’s Mikan Ale is our modest attempt to pay tribute to Nagakura-san as well as to all great Japanese craftsmen..."

Aw shucks, why can't everything be like that? In honour of beer & carpenters & Japanese humilty we offer you a video of a young Schwarzenegger eating huge mouthfuls of noodles...

posted 31 Aug 10 in: beer, blog, videos   ·   No Comments

Falling in love…

Met a girl from Quebec one summer's day,
A fine pinkish lass with a lovely bouquet.
Hibiscus like hair, a wind swept ballet,
Stole my heart at first sip, my darling Rosee.

Rosee d'hibiscus

This beer is bottled sunshine. A soft spoken wheat with hibiscus flowers added during the brewing process. Lovely aroma, lovely colour & taste. Just beautiful. We are happy to be BC's only purveyor of Rosee D'Hibiscus, so make your acquaintance while supplies last...

posted 18 Aug 10 in: beer, blog   ·   No Comments

Just a touch of gold…

So, we got in a few bottles of Dogfish Head's Midas Touch last week. It part of the breweries Ancient Ales series and, I have to say, its pretty exotic stuff (flavours of honey, saffron, & sweet melon happily under a 9% roof).

The recipe for Midas Touch - which actually contains saffron and honey amongst other exciting oddities - is based on archeological evidence from the tomb thought to be that of King Midas. It sounds a little far-fetched, I know, but coming from a brewery like Dogfish, far-fetched is the norm.

posted 4 Aug 10 in: beer, blog, videos   ·   No Comments