BC Beer Baron #311 – Off the Rail Harvest IPA

With Mrs. Sip and Cousin Sip desperately wanting one of the cheese twists that some BC craft breweries are famous for, we ended up at Off the Rail Brewing. This did, however, provide me an opportunity to grab this beer.

The Harvest IPA is made with 85 pounds of freshly-picked Chinook, Cascade and Centennial hops from BC Hop Co. The 5.8% ABV beverage paired nicely with the aforementioned cheese twist, thanks to its balanced mix of citrus and bitter tastes.


This was the 2016 version of the Harvest IPA, which typically is released in the fall to coincide with the fresh/wet hop harvest. The brew is available on tap and in bomber-sized bottles, from the Yeast Van brewery, for a limited time.

The fresh/wet hop season produces many great beers each year and has brought to mind some selections that I need to keep an eye out for in 2017. It may be the best time of the year for hop heads and breweries, alike.

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BC Beer Baron #300 – Fuggles & Warlock Chrono Wet Hop IPA

We are amidst wet hop beer season and for some, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! Fuggles & Warlock Brewing have taken advantage of the bounty, releasing this amazing drink, which I was able to partake in at the BC Beer Awards.

The Chrono Wet Hop IPA features freshly-picked Cascade and Centennial hops from BC Hop Co, which were added to this beer’s recipe within hours of being plucked. The 6.9% ABV, 66 IBUs brew is not for the faint-hearted, as citrus and bitterness will explode through your taste buds and take hold of your senses.


The beverage is available in bomber-sized bottles at private liquor stores, as well as from the Fuggles & Warlock tasting room in Richmond, where it is also on tap. I really enjoyed this IPA, so I should make some time to get a growler fill.

I believe the beer’s theming comes from the popular role-playing video game Chrono Trigger, originally for the Super Nintendo. While I never played this game, not being much of an RPG fan, I do know it’s a childhood favourite for many around the world.

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