Stanley Park Brewery Belgian Amber Ale

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Ok, now I am back.  Today I am having a bottle of Stanley Park Belgian Amber Ale before watching game three against the LA Kings.  Why is this so fitting?

Stanley Park:  In 1915 the Vancouver Millionaires won the Stanley Cup a stone’s throw from Stanley Park in the Denman Arena.  The arena stood on the Northwest corner of Denman and Georgia.  It was leveled by a coal fire in 1936.  There is no memorial (that I know of), no trace of it, and hardly a memory.

Belgian:  The Canucks are like a certain mythical being from Belgium:  The Smurfs.  (I have watched this movie every day for a week with my two year old).  They don’t rely on their size, but their ingenuity, and have a lot of different characters.  The Canucks, like the Smurfs, are well loved, but also have haters who, like the evil and ugly wizard Gargamel, spend every waking minute of every day despising their blue (and green) butts.

Amber Ale: Being two (three now) games down, Vancouver is running up to an amber light in this series.  We will see if they can gun it and beat the red.

As for this beer, it is just awesome.  It has really gotten better over the last couple of years, and is one of my favourites.

If you have tried this as well, and have your own opinion, I would be interested in hearing it.  Please use the comment section below.

5/5, G1-3

The Tin Whistle Brewing Company Kettle Valley Amber Ale

Hello? Oh, hi, I didn’t see you there. Can I help you? Oh, a beer review… Yah, um sure, hold on a sec, let me look around, I thhhhhhink I have one around here somewhere… Ummmmmm. Yes, here we go!

Tin Whistle Kettle Valley Amber Ale!

This is a nice drink with a nice mild taste and subtle chocolate flavour. It doesn’t have as much body as the Powerhouse Pale Ale I had yesterday, but taste is king in the beer world, and this is just a notch better.

[xrr rating =3.75/5]


Mt Begbie Brewing Powerhouse Pale Ale

Something about this beer just males me want to say “DAM!” Maybe its because there is a photo of what i assume is the Revelstoke Dam on the cover. Or maybe it is because this blue king brown is a nice amber coloured pale ale that despite its name, has a smooth flavour that is subtly spiced, and a relatively light 4.8 percent alcohol.

Oh, if you are still reading this, I checked the label, it is the Revelstoke Dam in 1912. I know, it was probably driving you nuts.

As I drink this, Roberto has let in 2/14 shots and we are down two nothing. In consolation, the Bruins showed their true colours by losing in a punch-up that only brings shame to the game of hockey.

I am glad our team isn’t full of no talent goons , I would hate to watch that every night. Go Canucks Go!!!

Ugh, it’s three nothing.

Oh well, at least the beer isn’t terrible!

[xrr rating=3.5/5]