About our ongoing Tasting Panel program
In concert with our partner, JAK’s Liquor Stores, we’ve selected products from breweries located around BC. We think comparing products in a particular style or range is a great way to share information about how and why we would assess and drink a certain beer. Pick up some of these beers and taste along at home to see if you agree with our Panel’s findings.
Just Desserts: Six Rich, Dark Beers for Winter
Every three months, What’s Brewing gets together with JAK’S Beer Wine Spirits to create a new installment of our Tasting Panel series. This episode, for the first time ever, we reviewed six winter-ready rich, dark dessert beers! Also check out our live Virtual Tasting Panel as they Zoom in on our six-pack of beers in a new @PacificBeerChat podcast episode.
Tasting Panel In Session: Five Quarantine-Approved BC Session Beers
Low- and no-alcohol drinks may have found their ideal moment in 2020 with the advent of isolation and its related tendency to overconsume at home. In that spirit, our Tasting Panel is set to assuage the guilt of pandemic drinking with these five “sessionable” moderate ABV beers, perfect for self-imposed cocooning.
Beyond The Pale: A West Coast Pale Ale Roundup
PRESENTED BY JAK'S LIQUOR STORES: Pale Ale is a style that BC beer drinkers adopted in the 1990s, but today’s Northwest-style Pales have considerably more flavour. Find out who took home our blue ribbon this issue, and prepare to start craving the clean and crisp flavours of a West Coast Pale Ale.
Cider vs. Cider II: A BC Craft Cider Showdown
Every three months, What’s Brewing gets together with JAK’S Liquor Stores to create a new installment of our Tasting Panel series. Just over a month ago, for the second time ever, we reviewed a batch of BC Craft Ciders! JAK’S took us on a wild ride of cider styles, including the ones seen here. Some of these ciders are available for home delivery. Check out who took our blue ribbon in our Spring Tasting Panel: https://www.whatsbrewing.ca/panel/2020-01
Dark & Silky: A Spotlight On Six BC Porters
Every three months, What's Brewing BC gets together with Legacy Liquor Store to create a new installment of our Tasting Panel series. Our Winter round features some dark & silky BC Porters.
West Coast IPA: The Tasting Panel Goes Old Skool
A year ago, our Panel reviewed IPAs of the "new school." This time we made it a point to review West Coast IPAs, including two old stalwarts and some recent examples from relative newcomers.
The What’s Brewing Tasting Panel Goes Gose
Our Summer 2019 Tasting Panel features six BC variations on one of the hottest styles in craft beer: the formerly-obscure German style known as Gose.
A Bitter Pil: our Tasting Panel reviews six BC Pilsners
In this episode of the What's Brewing Magazine Tasting Panel presented by Legacy Liquor Store, the judges cross-examine a selection of BC-crafted Pilsners. Czech out the results and find out who took top honours.
Our Tasting Panel Cross-Examines Russian Imperial Stouts
In this episode of the What's Brewing Magazine Tasting Panel presented by Legacy Liquor Store, the comrades cross-examine a selection of BC-crafted Russian Imperial Stouts. We present the results of their interrogation and find out who took top honours.
HOP FIGHT: Doubling Down on IPA
It’s hop harvest season! So we went out and got ourselves some serious modern IPAs to taste. It was the first time the Panel would be rating IPAs, so we wanted hops, and lots of ’em. But a funny thing happened to IPAs in the years we were busy rating all those other styles.
Matching Wits: A White Beer Spotlight
Every three months, What’s Brewing huddles with Jordan Knott of Legacy Liquor Store to source out a batch of beers that match the seasonal theme of our next magazine, but which are also available well in advance, for our panelists.
The What’s Brewing Tasting Panel Rates Fruity & Tart Ales
It’s a Spring Fruity & Tart Beer Themed Spotlight! What’s Brewing presents its Tasting Panel feature in each quarterly magazine in concert with our partner, Legacy Liquor Store. We’ve selected products from breweries located around BC.
The What’s Brewing Tasting Panel Rates Beers For Breakfast
It’s a Winter Breakfast Beer Themed Spotlight! For fun this round, we’ve chosen a sampling of Stouts, Porters and such with a breakfast theme: coffee, oatmeal and milk.
Cider vs. Cider: the Tasting Panel Fall Harvest Edition
What's Brewing presents its Tasting Panel feature in each quarterly magazine. This round, we decided to take a break from beer. In honour of the fall apple harvest, we proudly present a showcase of some of BC's outstanding craft ciders.
Saison vs. Saison: the Tasting Panel rates Warm Weather Beers Part II
Traditionally, saison is a rustic, artisanal ale made with local farm-grown ingredients, brewed for consumption during the active farming season in the French-speaking area of Belgium. Because these beers were made from whatever happened to be on hand, it was not unusual to have grains such as wheat, rye, oats, or spelt in the grist bill.
Tasting Panel Spring 2017: Warm Weather Pt I: Fruit Beers
After the winter we’ve had, it probably seemed impossible that there would ever be warm weather again, but it’s coming. If it’s not, this issue’s Fruit Beer Spotlight feature will be pointless, and here at What’s Brewing we don’t do pointless stuff. Much.
Tasting Panel: Winter Beer Spotlight
New to What’s Brewing: our Tasting Panel! In concert with our partner, Legacy Liquor Store,…