Four Mile Brewpub About to Open

fourmilelogoVictoria News just posted an article yesterday. It’s a good short read. Really good actually. It gives an estimated date for when their beers will be ready, February 6th. That’s one week away. I’m kind of giddy. So who is going to join me after work on Friday the 7th at the Four Mile Brewpub?

To read the article by someone who is much better at writing articles


Driftwood’s Bird of Prey Flies Again


This very limited batch will be arriving in private liquor stores across BC, starting today!


The return of the original Bird of Prey from Driftwood Brewery’s
Wild Ale series, this sour ale was inspired by a Coopers Hawk that took residence in the brewery for 24 hours in November 2011. Brewed in its honour, this very unique sour beer has been conditioned in a mix of American and French oak wine barrels for a year, creating a dry, tart & funky, this beer can be aged for a very long time, but will be enjoyed now!

In other Driftwood news in Ratebeer’s Top Beers, Brewers, New Brewers By Subregion (British Columbia) they won for Top Brewery and Beer with Fat Tug IPA. To see other winners –

Pop-up Beer Dinner with Phillips


Limited tickets have just been released for the February 22nd Cabin Fever beer dinner! It’s a pop-up 5 course beer paired dining experience with Food For Thought Catering, hosted at Ma-Luxe Studios. Tickets are $55 (taxes included) and available at the brewery while they last. Menu below!!

A pop-up beer dinner, an interesting concept. Could be a lot of fun.

Phillips’ Benefit Brew & King of the Carboy Winning Beers Released

A bit late on this one, apologies.


They may not be trophies in the traditional sense, but these special edition 650mL releases were both competition winners!

The Little People of BC were selected by the voting public as 2013’s Benefit Brew Winner, and in honour of their hard work we’ve released a Blood Orange Wit, with full proceeds being donated to their cause. Glen Marshall is a homebrew extraordinaire and not only won the hotly contested IPA category in the CAMRA Victoria Amateur Brewing Competition, but his American IPA was also chosen as the King of the Carboy, earning him the chance to replicate his winning recipe with our brewers right here at Phillips HQ!

Both brews are available for a limited time from craft-friendly private liquor stores focused in Victoria and Lower Mainland.

If you would like to try these very special seasonal releases on draft, join us at Phillips HQ on Thursday January 23rd from 4pm-6pm! Tasters are free.

The Little People of BC were chosen by you as the 2013 Benefit Brew winner! Dedicated to providing emotional, educational, medical and social support for its membership, the LPBC has been raising awareness for persons of short stature since 1982. In honour of their efforts we’ve brewed up a speical wit, crafted with blood oranges, with full proceeds from the sale of this beer going to help the Little People of BC do some very big things!

Available for limited time from private craft-focused liquor stores in Victoria and the Lower Mainland.

wordmark.1Whether your brewhouse is found in a brewery or a basement, great beer can be crafted just about anywhere! Glen Marshall brewed up a real basement beauty that was so good it not only won the IPA category at this year’s CAMRA Victoria Amateur Brewing Competition, but was also chosen as the King of the Carboy, giving Glen the opportunity to come down Phillips and brew his winning beer with our brewers. Congratulations Glen! Now we can all pop the top and enjoy the hop!

The Glen Marshall American IPA is available for a limited time from craft-friendly private liquor stores in Victoria and the Lower Mainland.

P49 Double Cask Night at Garrick’s Head


Cask 1) Hop Comet. Our Robo Ruby Imperial Red IPA dry-hopped with Comet hops. This will be the first cask of Robo on the Island!

Cask 2) The Drunken Sailors Ugly Sweater. Ugly Sweater with a full 26 of Kraken Spiced Black rum, cinnamon, all spice, juniper, star anise, coriander, and black pepper.

Victoria Beer Week Tickets on sale TOMORROW AT NOON

The first, and hopefully annual, Victoria Beer Week takes place March 1st to 8th. Tickets for events go on sale tomorrow at noon. No mention of specific events or lectures yet, so stay tuned for more details. Rumour has it, yours truly might be giving a talk on beer blogging. This lecture will be an event to be missed. Follow the Victoria Beer Week website for all the details :


Spinnakers Release: Hop Scotch IPA

Just what this town needs is another IPA.. Actually, this is exactly what this town needs! Spinnakers provides a new twist with a Scottish ale aggressively hopped with Super Galenas. I don’t think the Scottish IPA is an official beer style, but this can be overlooked. No details on format release yet. Usually on tap and growler fills will be an option. spinnakesbeer2