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Vancouver Island Craft Beer News: Sept 27th, 2012

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In my haste to get my last report in I forgot to announce a few other cask events and a couple of other new beers from Vancouver Island Brewery.

Cask Nights Abound for BC Craft Beer Month

In addition to the previously posted about Cask nights at the Strathcona Hotel in October, there’s even more to report. A brief look at the CAMRA Victoria events calendar shows there is not one, not two, but three different venues offering cask nights to celebrate BC Craft Beer Month. A total of 15 different cask evenings are planned throughout October. CAMRA divided the week and gave each venue a day. Monday’s belong to the Beagle, Tuesdays @ The Games Room & Thursdays @ The Clubhouse at the Strathcona , and Fridays will be at Canoe Brewpub. First up on the docket is a Cask of Driftwood Brewing Companies Sartori Harvest Monday October the first at 530pm. Head over to the CAMRA Victoria website events page for details on all the other cask nights. Be sure to show up promptly, as these casks won’t last long.

For those unfamiliar with these locations the Beagle Pub is located at 301 Cook St, The Strathcona Hotel is at 919 Douglas St and Canoe Brewpub is at 450 Swift St all in Victoria,BC.

New Beers – Vancouver Island Brewery

Vancouver Island Brewery released their second bomber in recent months. Flying Tanker was the first from their Brewmaster Series, the Iron Plow Harvest Märzen is the first of their new Seasonal Series.  Just in time for Oktoberfest, VIB offers a well crafted brew for craft beer lovers to offer a “Prost” with.

For more info on Iron Plow Harvest Märzen, check out the Vancouver Island Brewery website.

Next up from Vancouver Island Brewery is Storm Watcher Winter Lager. This beer was released on September 24th and replaces Beachcomber in their bottle line up and is available in 6 packs.

With the ocean mist glistening in the air, huge swells rolling in from the mighty Pacific and the fury of the gales howling it must be storm season. Much like the storms of the West Coast, our Winter Lager rolls in with notes of caramel and finishes with a crash of malt. Pouring a warm amber-red, this lager combines honey, caramel and crystal malts to create a thirst quenching and slightly warming beer perfect for our winter storms. (via site)

Seek out both of these beers in your finer local liquor retailers. Watch for my reviews of these products on the leapbeer blog.

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