Our store receives brews from all over the province all the time, but living in Chilliwack means being an hour or two away from the majority of BC's beloved craft breweries. So when the opportunity arises to visit a tasting room in the Greater Vancouver Area... obviously, I take it. This weekend was one of those opportunities; The place of interest was Powell Street Brewing, and I was not disappointed!
Powell Street has a quaint little tasting room in the heart of East Van on, you guessed it, Powell Street. If you're looking to do some brewery hopping, this is a great area to be since Callister, Storm, Strathcona, Parallel 49, Off the Rail, Doans, Strange Fellows and Bomber (just to name a few) are all just a few blocks away.
We've had a TON of people requesting Powell's beer at the store recently after their Old Jalopy Pale Ale won gold at the World Beer Cup, but that definitely doesn't mean that their other brews aren't worth checking out. In fact, the one I would like to highlight is a personal fave: Lazy D'Haze IPA.
The Hazy/East Coast IPA style has really taken off in the last year, with most breweries now boasting their own take on the variety... and Powell's interpretation is one of the better ones I've had. Lazy D'Haze pours a BRIGHT orange-yellow and right off the bat you're hit with a beautiful, fruity aroma. The first sip is a punch to the taste buds with huge grapefruit and orange flavours, but despite this being a flavour BOMB it is majorly crushable. We've got it in stock right now!