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Beer of the week.

June 4, 2018, 2:02 p.m.
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This is a bold move by Central City:  https://www.whatsbrewing.ca/news/central-citys-red-racer-upsizes-competition-with-bold-new-packaging-of-colossal-proportions/

tldr; They're switching to 500mL cans for 6 and 12 packs and keeping prices the same as they were for 355mL cans.

June 5, 2018, 4:16 p.m.
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Also an IPA guy, been enjoying Backcountry Brewing Widowmaker IPA from Squamish lately. And pretty much anything Twin Sails does is a hit, definitely my favourite BC brewery for the last couple years. Also had a decent red ale from R&B last week. I hadn't realized they were bought by Howe Sound and are making decent beer now compared to the old days.

Been a fan of Red Racer/Central City since I got into craft beer 5 or 6 years ago... awesome news about the pricing, always go to their ISA if it's a long drinking session/camping/BBQ and the IPA is also great.

June 5, 2018, 5:43 p.m.
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I havent had red racer in a while, might be worth a revisit now. Ive been diggin the howe sound sky pilot northwest pale ale, and the lighthouse shipwreck IPA

I loved space armadillo from twin sails but can't get it here in Campbell.

June 6, 2018, 10:57 a.m.
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Skypilot and Shipwreck are on my regular weekend drinking list as well.  I try to get out to Backcountry for a pint or a flight once a month but kid/wife/work love to cut into my all-important bar lounging time.  I usually get the Trailbreaker, but the Widowmaker is good too.  We live in golden times for beer drinking.  Next stop, craft weed.  :P

June 6, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
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Posted by: Adam-West

I havent had red racer in a while, might be worth a revisit now. Ive been diggin the howe sound sky pilot northwest pale ale, and the lighthouse shipwreck IPA

I loved space armadillo from twin sails but can't get it here in Campbell.

I think Space Armadillo is a limited run beer they do a couple times a year? Their new Single Whammy single hopped IPA seems to be a full time canned release and is awesome. I've noticed some BC Liquors around Vancouver selling Twin Sails and Yellow Dog as well which is nice.

June 22, 2018, 7:05 p.m.
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Bombers super pest double IPA is surprisingly excellent. would drink again!

June 25, 2018, 10:38 a.m.
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Backcountry Hold the Onions Citra IPA and Brassneck + Superflux collab IPA both awesome.

June 25, 2018, 10:42 a.m.
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Moody Ales Pool Party Mixer: 2 Lime Kolshes, 2 Raspberry Heffs. 

Yellow Dog Brewing X Raven Brewing: Sports Day Sour IPA

June 25, 2018, 2:06 p.m.
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Posted by: grambo

Backcountry Hold the Onions Citra IPA and Brassneck + Superflux collab IPA both awesome.

Not beer related per se, but I stopped by Backcountry for a couple beers after a ride with a buddy on Sunday and had their Wake and Bacon pizza.  Goddamn it was good!

June 25, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
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I spend half my time working in the comox valley these days, the breweries up island are great. Highly recommend trying them out when y'all come out to cumby for a ride.

Beachfire in Campbell river has never made a beer I didn't love.

Cumberland brewing company has a forest fog that is great

Finally, the local restaurant had fuggles and warlocks gin lime pilsner. It is life changing.

July 24, 2018, 8:41 p.m.
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Posted by: PaulB

This is a bold move by Central City:  https://www.whatsbrewing.ca/news/central-citys-red-racer-upsizes-competition-with-bold-new-packaging-of-colossal-proportions/

tldr; They're switching to 500mL cans for 6 and 12 packs and keeping prices the same as they were for 355mL cans.

Christ these are more awful than I remember.

July 26, 2018, 12:12 p.m.
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Posted by: chupacabra

Posted by: grambo

Backcountry Hold the Onions Citra IPA and Brassneck + Superflux collab IPA both awesome.

Not beer related per se, but I stopped by Backcountry for a couple beers after a ride with a buddy on Sunday and had their Wake and Bacon pizza.  Goddamn it was good!

I still haven't stopped in at Backcountry, need to rectify that after a Squamish trail ride soon!

July 26, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
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we had 2 craft breweries open up in the last few months only 2 blocks from each other, in a town of 5000 that seems excessive but they have both been crazy busy beyond their expectations ... the beer culture is strong in smithers

https://smithersbrewing.com/

https://www.bulkleyvalleybrewery.ca/

July 27, 2018, 12:27 p.m.
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Smithers brewing had not opened yet when I was last in town, but the Bulkley Valley guys were pouring. I wasn't over the moon about their beers, but I have learned with the new operations that it takes a bit of time to settle in.

July 27, 2018, 12:45 p.m.
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yeah i wouldn't argue with ya on that but they have both just opened

the brewmaster  at Bulkley was probably still tweaking recipes altho he has now pretty much settled on his IPA recipe which I agree on

his new Penetrailia Pale Ale (named after the bike trail) is actuly not very pale but very tasty right from the git go

Bulkley has a P.A. so they are entertainment ready, it looks like thats where the muscians and ski bums are hanging

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