One of the original craft brews pubs of Canada, Spinnakers was a great spot to kick off vacation as we scored the corner table of the patio and a great view of Victoria harbor. BK got the Classics tasting flight while I chose the Seasonals, but of course we shared so we could taste them all.     Overall, the beers were solid but nothing stood out as … Continue reading Spinnakers

Pitcher of the week: Ginger Shandies

I cannot wait to try this with some Rachel’s Ginger Beer – yum!   recipe courtesy of Food & Wine: Ingredients 3 11.2 ounce(s) bottles of chilled Hoegaarden beer 1 12-ounce bottle chilled ginger beer 1 thinly sliced lemon Mint springs, for garnish Directions 1. In a large pitcher, combine the Hoegaarden with the ginger beer. Stir in most of the lemon slices and mint springs. … Continue reading Pitcher of the week: Ginger Shandies

Brothers Beer in Auckland

  If we lived in Auckland,  we would spend a lot of time at Brothers Beer – it’s like our fave spot in Seattle, Chuck’s Hop Shop:  nice tap list, good bottle selection, chill vibe.  Tucked into a retail/industrial area, we happily sunk into one of the mid-century vintage couches to enjoy a wide-ranging tasting paddle: Orange Coriander Wheat from Brothers Golden Ale from Brothers … Continue reading Brothers Beer in Auckland