Just Here For The Beer

Year: 2015

Casks For Kwantlen

Casks For Kwantlen

Just Here For The Beer is proud to be supporting BRB Brewing and their first annual Casks for Kwantlen to help raise funds for a scholarship for the Brewers Program at Kwantlen. Please stay tuned as we will be constantly updating with a list of participating brewers and ticket information.

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Hart House Brewmaster’s Dinner ft. Four Winds Brewing

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Four Winds

Burnaby’s Hart House Restaurant is teaming up with Delta’s Four Winds Brewery to illustrate the amazing synergy of flavours that happens when locally sourced cuisine is accompanied by BC craft beers. On Thursday, November 5 2015, Hart House will host a five-course dinner paired with beers from Four Winds, which was named Brewery of the Year at the 2014 Canadian Brewing Awards.

Hart House’s Executive Chef, Mike Genest, is always an enthusiastic champion of using fresh, local ingredients in his cooking, and he’s looking forward to working with a local brewery to bring guests a slice of BC’s best. The event menu is as follows:

Canapé Reception
Four Winds Nectarous

Duck Prosciutto, Apricot Jam, Toasted Pistachios
House Made Beer Bread Crostini
Four Winds Saison

Potato, Cheddar and Beer Soup
Crispy potato Skin, Guanciale, Chive Crème Fraiche, White cheddar
Four Winds The Sovereign

Beer battered Ling Cod, Fingerling Chips
Salsa Verde Aioli, Fennel Orange Slaw
Four Winds Lucie

Oxtail “Cheese Burger”
Toasted Brioche, Oxtail Crepinette, Tomato Jam, Pickled Mustard Seed, Pale Ale & Cheese Sauce, Cornichon, Crispy Onion
Four Winds Pale Ale

Chocolate Porter Ganache Tart
Maple Mascarpone, Walnut Sable, Porter Reduction
Four Winds Oat Porter (new release)

Four Winds Brewmaster Brent Mills will be on hand at the dinner to comment on the different beers. Mills runs Four Winds Brewing with his father Greg and brother Adam. He learned his craft while working at Vancouver’s R & B Brewing Co. and attending the Siebel technical school in Chicago.

Tickets for the event are $75 per person, or $69 per person for parties of 8 or more. Reservations are available by phone only, at 604-298-4278.

For more information and tickets please go to: http://www.harthouserestaurant.com/event/2015/11/05/four-winds-beer-dinner

Just Here For The Beer Radio

Upcoming radio shows:

Join us for a live recording of Just Here for the Beer Radio on location from our great host sponsors: Big Rock Urban Eatery in the historic Brewery Creek area, Stateside Craft on Commercial Drive at Gravely Street and Portland Craft on Main.

Just Here for the Beer Radio airs twice per month, on the second and the last Saturday of each month on TSN 1410 at 12:00 noon and repeats again at midnight www.tsnradiovancouver.ca


Wednesday, September 9Big Rock Urban Eatery (Recording 5:30-7:00)
AIR DATE: Saturday, September 12 – Noon & repeating at Midnight – TSN 1410

Wednesday, September 23Stateside Craft (Recording 5:30-7:00)
AIR DATE: Saturday, September 26 – Noon & repeating at Midnight – TSN 1410

Wednesday, October 14Big Rock Urban Eatery (Recording 5:30-7:00)
AIR DATE: Saturday, October 17 – Noon & repeating at Midnight – TSN 1410

Wednesday, October 28Portland Craft (Recording 5:30-7:00)
AIR DATE: Saturday, October 31 – Noon & repeating at Midnight – TSN 1410

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GIB Two Tides India Session Ale

GIB Two Tides India Pale AleGranville Island Brewing Two Tides India Pale Ale

One of GIB’s more recent additions is the Two Tides India Pale Ale is a excellent beer for those who are new to the IPA category. Typical Pacific Northwest IPAs are hops heavy and tend to turn off newbies from this wonderful style of beer. GIB has done an excellent job with the labels of there beers, the backside of the bottle has info on colour, IBUs, and even a suggested food pairing. When poured, the liquid is a delectable rich golden colour with a nice tight, white head which receded quickly. A gentle hop aroma draws one in to your first taste. Sweet malts are chased with subtle hoppy bitternes.

Rating: 4/5 A nicely balanced IPA that went down way too easy on this hot summer afternoon.