BC Beer Baron #330 – Deep Cove Shaketown Spruce Tip Black IPA

With the recent Remembrance Day long weekend on the horizon, the Sip Advisor was off to do some serious liquor shopping. One of the products I picked up was this yummy release from North Vancouver’s Deep Cove Brewing.

The Shaketown Spruce Tip Black IPA tasted like a hybrid of the stout and IPA families, with a pale ale level hops. Speaking of hops, the 6.4% ABV drink includes three different Pacific Northwest varieties (Cascade, Chinook and Willamette) in its recipe.


Released just last month, the beverage is available in bomber-sized bottles at BC Liquor Stores and other private locations. It can also be found at Deep Cove’s tasting room, which the Sip Alliance should revisit when the opportunity comes up.

The beer’s name is a reference to Lynn Valley in North Vancouver. Long ago, when it was merely a logging camp, the area was known as Shaketown. Rumour has it the moniker comes from the shake-sided homes the area was known for.

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