blue-buckPhillips Blue Buck is currently my “go-to” beer for parties. In fact, I was drinking it this Sunday at my Super Bowl party. It is a tasty, easy drinking pale ale.

Blue Buck pours a rich amber colour with a very slight citrus aroma. It has a toffee malt flavour with a tiny bit of hoppy bitterness which nicely balances out the sweetness. The finish is crisp as the beer goes down easily. This is definitely one of my favourite beers. It is also readily available at most Vancouver area liquor stores, which means I don’t have to make a trip to my trusty Firefly if I am out of the area or in a rush.

Thumbs up for Blue Buck!


There’s good news and there’s bad news…

The good news: my second favourite Widmer beer, the W’07 Pale Ale, is being put in permanent rotation under the name “Drifter Pale Ale.” It has been so long since I’ve had it that I can’t offer you a review but The Brew Site review is just as I remember it.widmer-drifter-pale-ale

The bad news: Widmer isn’t available in BC, so it may be awhile before I get to try it again for myself.