Howe Sound Brewing Devils Elbow India Pale Ale

This beer just looks awesome and looks like it is going to kick your ass, and if you are lucky, the ass of a friend.

This is an amazing October day in Port Moody.  The sun is shining, and it is about 17 degrees out, which is even nicer with the patio heater cranked.

This is a one liter bottle, reusable and resealable.  This is going to look great on the hockey bench as my new water bottle.

There is a lively head that makes it challenging but fun to pour.

The head is thick and rich.  The beer is a little hazy, giving the beer a lot of body.  The aroma is subtle and citrus (like bitter orange peel).

The name devils elbow refers to a 4.0 rapid in squamish bc, implying that you are in for a bumpy ride.

What you get instead is an exhilarating and well balanced ipa with tje right amount of edge, and a satisfying bitter aftertaste.

This bottle is great to share, and is strong enough to keep you warm on a not so cold October afternoon.

[xrr rating=4.75/5]

Okanagan Spring Pale Ale

This is such a common favorite among beer lovers in bc that it is hard to believe that I haven’t reviewed it yet.

Although it doesn’t quite fit, I snapped a pic of this beer in my okanagan springs pint glass.

The head is thick with a light caramel tint. We bought this (warm) on the way home from my 20 year high school reunion, so that we could drink it during the Canucks season opener tonight.

Ah, Edler just scored, nice.

We threw a couple in the freezer to power chill, so this one had a few ice chips in it. When ice cold there is ….


….there is a nice citrus taste, and as it reaches a normal temperature the caramel taste begins to surface.

This is one of the most consistent and reliable and available beers around. This is not one of those beers that you try out for a night of fun, this is the kind of beer you marry!

[xrr rating=4.9/5]