Vancouver Craft Beer 
It was nice to be back in Vancouver last week, even if only for a little bit. As we usually do when in the big city a visit to Tap & Barrel is must. The longer we are away the more the local (Vancouver) selection of beer changes. It was no different this trip as we didn’t recognize most of the craft beers on the menu. Don’t worry though, we found more than one that were ‘acceptable’.

Off the Rail Brewing Company
Off the Rail Brewing Company opened their doors in February of 2015. Owner Steve started an organic hop farm in Mission BC and sold the hops to local craft breweries. He eventually started brewing and experimented with his own beer recipes, using his own organic hops. The name comes from a family owned, live music bar called The Railway Club in Vancouver. It was simply The Rail, as locals called it and The Rail had the largest selection of draft, craft beer of any bar in Vancouver.

Off the Rail – Raybuck Red Ale
On our visit to Tap & Barrel Jeff tried the Off the Rail – Raybuck Red Ale. It is an Irish ale with a hazelnut colour. It has nice flavours of rye and finishes with chocolate and malt flavours. It is smooth and makes for a good fall/ winter beer. But summer is here and it’s time to move on to something lighter and more refreshing. We’ll give this one a try again in a couple of months.

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