How to Drink Beer Like a Brewer
We asked local beermakers, what are you drinking?
June 20, 2017
To find the best brews in Vancouver, we went straight to the beermakers and asked them to tell us about their fave bottles. And so on, and so on for a little game of what we like to call beer telephone.
“It’s a tricky style to do, but Evan and Mike have been working on the recipe for years—great people, great beer.”—Adam Chatburn, Real Cask
“Everyone is making sour brews these days, but this one is my favourite: it’s tart but so well balanced, and I love the stone fruit and citrus notes you get from the Amarillo.”—Mike Doan, Doan’s Craft Brewing Company
“A flavourful, hoppy, light and refreshing pale ale. The best part is that it’s low-alcohol, so I can have a few without feeling the effects the next morning.”—David Bowkett, Powell Street Craft Brewery
“Fruity and tropical dry-hopped East Coast IPA with a silky mouth feel.”—Iain Hill, Strange Fellows Brewing
“We drink a lot of high-octane hoppy beer so a crisp, clean lager with a fair bit less alcohol is always welcome. No Brainer should please both ‘ninja-level’ untapped users and your bro who just wants a ‘normal freakin’ beer.'”—Adam Henderson and Matt Kohlen, Superflux Beer Company
Check back for more from our Good Libations package (our June 2017 cover story!) for more on the hottest bars, beloved local watering holes and best hangover cures.