4 Considerations for Accipitriformes’ Acceptance…

1. Do you have strong, adaptable feet? Opposable hind
claw able to hold a 650mL bottle?

2. Is your beak sharply hooked? Well adapted for
tearing into wild yeast strains?

3. Is your wingspan long & broad enough to carry a
medium-body with colourings of sour fruit & funky earth?

4. Have you gone through an approximately 12 month fledgeling
life-cycle, maturing in French & American oak barrels?

If you have answered a proud "yes!" to all four of these questions then you, sir or madam, may be fit for hopping with the harriers, highfaluting with the falcons, & imbibing with the eagles. Driftwood's Bird of Prey Flanders Red Ale is choice for all you buzzards who like swooping down until the owls come out (& well thereafter)...

posted 30 Jan 12 in: acres updates, beer, blog   ·   No Comments

Ode to a Poet

burnslong While we may not show it so overtly, we at the Acreage do have a might bit of Scottish heritage amongst us. Thus, we proudly salute, with one hand on our whisky, t'other on a sweet, wee heavy:
Scotland's Favorite Son... (drum roll)
The Ploughman Poet... (crescendo)
The Bard of Ayrshire... (bagpipes!!!)

Robden of Soloway Firth, ol' Robert Burns!!!!!!!!!!

Here, here!!!!!

Let other poets raise a fracas
"Bout vines, an' wines, an' drucken Bacchus,
An' crabbit names an'stories wrack us,
An' grate our lug:
I sing the juice Scotch bear can mak us,
In glass or jug.

O thou, my muse! guid auld Scotch drink!
Whether thro' wimplin worms thou jink,
Or, richly brown, ream owre the brink,
In glorious faem,
Inspire me, till I lisp an' wink,
To sing thy name!


Thae curst horse-leeches o' the' Excise,
Wha mak the whisky stells their prize!
Haud up thy han', Deil! ance, twice, thrice!
There, seize the blinkers!
An' bake them up in brunstane pies
For poor damn'd drinkers.

Fortune! if thou'll but gie me still
Hale breeks, a scone, an' whisky gill,
An' rowth o' rhyme to rave at will,
Tak a' the rest,
An' deal't about as thy blind skill
Directs thee best.

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From Times of Olde…

Ye Olde English 800.

40 oz. 40 oz. 40 oz. 40 oz.


40 oz. 40 oz. 40 oz. 40 oz.

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Yule of it.

Dearest Friends, Neighbours, & Kinsfolk,

As rain doth fall upon frosted moistened glass,
from which reflects le Grand Jack-de-Gas,
please knoweth our thoughts go to
those who make dear Acres true: (that's you).

Bringing your lively minds & delightful jokes
the Acres is want for you dames & blokes.
You see, without you our pleasant, orange-hued din
is simply not the same as when you're in.

o many thanks for completing us,
our wishes well go out to you, thus.

Happiness to you.

The Acres



posted 22 Dec 11 in: acres updates, blog, gastown   ·   No Comments

Also of note!!!!

As always, we like to say hello to our good mothers & fathers around this time.

Thus, please make note that Six Acres will be closed on Saturday December 24th & Sunday December 25th so we can open presents & tickle kittens.

We will also be closed this year on New Year's Eve, Saturday December 31th, so that we can open champagne & tickle our friends.

Happy Tickle Openings.

posted 15 Dec 11 in: acres updates, blog   ·   No Comments

Jaw of the Moose

The first day of January, 1917: a cold & fearful day in the trapezoidal province of Saskatchewan. It is this fateful day, after two years of having alcohol sales prohibited at any non-government establishments, that all liquor consumption & sales are halted completely throughout the wheaten lands.

Fortunately for wanting imbibers, the law of prohibition contained no clause against the pioneering spirit. One huge network of tunnels later, dug under the humble burg of Moose Jaw, and Saskatchewan becomes the centre for all who sought the casual pleasure of libation. Underground speakeasies provided carbonated brews & drinks to keep your upper lip stiff.

And so no one saw the light of day until 1924, when those fair prairie folk realized outlawing delicious porters, scrumptious hefeweizens, elegant lagers, & smooth lambics was downright crazy! Phew!


posted 2 Dec 11 in: acres updates, beer, blog   ·   No Comments

Triticum spelta in da house.

Ya huh, ya huh!!

Brasserie de Blaugies
does us a solid, shipping some of it's delightful Saison D'Epeautre!! This ain't just your run of the mill Saison either. Nope, nope. As the name suggests, this tart lil' number harkens back to simpler more medieval times, using both barley & spelt (epeautre) in the mash!! Whoa, neat.

Result? One hecka bubbly & refreshing beer with some ancient wisdom under it's cap.


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A cat named Sartori.

Well, I suppose that it is about time we let the cat out of the bag. After a week of having folk being met with the pleasant surprise of seeing a bottle of rare, hoppy goodness on the shelf, it is time to put out the word...

Driftwood's seasonal Sartori Harvest IPA is at the Acres!!
In our opinion, and many others, Sartori is one of the most delicious and desirable offerings from the exceptional brewery.

Jason Meyer, Kevin Hearsum, & co. always bring a beer with impeccable balance; here, the floral/citric fresh hops meet marmalade malt sweetness to create flavours nothing short of devine. With the rich, velvety feel on the palate & glowing copper colour, there is really nothing more to ask for (except maybe a few more bottles).


"This wet hopped IPA can only be brewed once a year, immediately following the hop harvest, when fresh wet hops are spirited from the farm to our brew kettle. The 2011 version features Centennial hops from the Sartori Cedar Ranch and local malted barley from Vancouver Island artisan maltster Mike Doehnel, making this a true BC harvest ale!"

posted 5 Nov 11 in: acres updates, beer, blog   ·   No Comments

Dirty Lagunitas

I know what you're thinking, punk. You're thinking "did he fire six shots or only five?" Now to tell you the truth I forgot myself in all this excitement. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and will blow you head clean off, you've gotta ask yourself a question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?

Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale Anniversary Release is on the shelf firing off rounds of brown-sugary malts, toasty tastes, out of control nuttiness, & all with nearly 80 IBU of hoppy badness to boot!!!! What do you think of that, huh Callahan??


posted 1 Nov 11 in: acres updates, beer, blog   ·   No Comments

A Hallowed Eve

The night when fear steals the hearts of men & women is upon us.
If you do not find yourself yet prepared for this night of pure evil & infinite dread, look here for inspirational dress before you venture out into the darkness... if you dare!!

You could be an adorable ghost.

You could be a rugged gentleman.

You could be a scary menace.
scary menace

You could be a llama keeping warm with a scarf.

You could be a warrior.

You could be a corgi.

You could be a mermaid made of gold.

You could be a Wookiee.

You could be a thriller.
Happy Halloween from the Acres 666.

posted 29 Oct 11 in: acres updates, blog   ·   No Comments