Canadian tries 5 beers from some of the best breweries in Vancouver!

Canadian tries 5 beers from some of the best breweries in Vancouver!


Hi everyone and welcome to a new video on
our 1191 Hope Avenue YouTube channel! My name is Vicky.
And, this week, we are going to try 5 different beers from some of the top
breweries in Vancouver, which therefore means we are going to try some of Canada’s
best beer, because Vancouver is famous across the country to have awesome beer. And
some people from other parts of Canada even come to Vancouver on vacation to do
beer trails, and it’s a big part of the Vancouver Tourism, if you know what I
mean. The selection of craft breweries in most of Vancouver’s liquor store is
ridiculous. There was more than 30 options and today, we are going to try
five of them. This is barely scratching the surface of the Vancouver craft beer
scene. So, first we’re going to try 33 acres of sunshine, which is probably the
most famous wheat or blanche beer that you can find here in BC. So, this is what
the beer looks like. As you can see, this is the only bottle of our lineup.
And I got my very touristy Vancouver, British Columbia bottle opener, which also
happens to be a fridge magnet, which I use. So, let’s try to open this! I am
not good at this, just fair warning. This might explode. Nothing exploded, at least! So
it’s mostly quite light. Let’s taste it. This beer has really an aftertaste of
citrus. This is the first word that comes to mind. It is more like a orangey, lemony
almost sort of aftertaste to it. It makes you think of summer. That is another
thing. So, I feel like this would be like the perfect beer if it’s 35 degrees,
and scorching hot outside, and you are sitting on a patio somewhere. This is a
nice blanche wheat beer, perfect for summer. And, if you like more of a citrusy flavour,
this is probably the one for you. If I had to give this beer a rating, I would
probably give it a 9.5 out of 10 if this was in the middle of July.
but since this is October and this is probably not the right season for this
beer, I would go ahead and probably give it an 8 out of 10 for warm up all winter
time. It’s good, but this best enjoyed on a hot summer day. The second beer
we are going to have today is the Jerkface 9000 by Parallel 49, with a very,
almost Ed Hardy aesthetic to it. By the way, there is a famous coffee brand in
Vancouver which is called Parallel 49 as well. They are separate entity. One
makes excellent coffee that I would highly recommend and the other one makes
beer. Let’s see how good this is, and if I would recommend it to you. By the way,
this is a Northwest wheat, keeping with the same theme as the 33 acres of
sunshine we just had. The first thing that comes to mind is
grapefruit La Croix or actually La Croix if you are a
native English speaker. This actually tastes like grapefruit La Croix. And, okay let me just revise that. Bitter
grapefruit La Croix is the perfect descriptor for this beer.
Honestly, if it’s if, you know, I was in a pub and you give me the option between
the Jerkface 9000 and the 33 acres of Sunshine, I’m going with the 33 acres of
Sunshine. I would give this beer maybe a 5 out of 10. It’s good, but could be
doing so much better, honestly. Next up, we’re going to try the
Red Truck Beer classic Lager. So this is a beer I never tried, despite the brewery itself being literally two minutes walk away from my
apartment! Let’s see. Okay, I do know a few people in my life
that are diehard fans of Budweiser, which is a highly popular basic American beer.
This beer for me is what Budweiser could be, if their got their act together and
decided to enter the craft brewery market. I’m pleasantly surprised, because
I did not expect much. To be honest, when I picked it up, because it’s not one of
the breweries that like appears on the top 5 best breweries that you need to
try in Vancouver. But, overall, this is a rock-solid beer that can be enjoyed be
enjoyed year-round. If you love Budweiser, you should definitely give this one a
try. Also, it, for some reason, it sort of has
a bit of an apple taste to it. I don’t know if I’m having a fruit mania right
now, but I would give this very rock solid beer 8.5. Good, classic, that can be
enjoyed year round. Next up, we are going to try this Steamworks pilsner. So, if you’re a
tourist and you’re visiting Vancouver, the Steamworks brewery is conveniently
located right next to Canada Place. So, you have the Canada Place building,
Steamworks, and then you have the very nice neighbourhood of Gastown right
next to it, which makes it an extremely conveniently located brewery. Hopefully, this is not going to blow up. Let’s see how this tastes. So, if you’ve watched any other video
on of our Channel, you know then that we lived in the City
of Toronto, which has an extremely world class Pilsner, which is called Steam
Whistle. For me, in terms of a pilsner, Steam Whistle is sort of my gold
standard that I benchmark any other pilsner against. This tastes like more of
an IPA with a little bit of honey in it. Unfortunately for me, this does this does not make
the cut in terms of what I learned to enjoy about the Steam Whistle beer in
Toronto. So, I would give this beer a 5 out of 10. Could be so much better. Next
up, we are going to try the Dawn Pilsner from the Parkside brewery. So, full
disclosure, we have been to the Parkside brewery before, which is located in the
Vancouver suburb of Port Moody, which has among some of the best brewery all onto the
same street. So, if you want to do a beer crawl, Port Moody has got you covered. So,
let’s see how their Pilsner is. Another beer,
another small beer explosion. Oh much better! This is the Dawn Pilsner by Parkside. It
tastes a bit bitter, the way that a pilsner should taste, but it doesn’t taste so
bitter that it sort of feels overwhelming. This is a perfect beer in
terms of Pilsner, again, and this is an extremely solid choice. I would give
this beer 8.5 out of 10. It’s really solid, highly recommended, and I would
happily buy a growler of this. Cheers! So now, let’s do a ranking of all this
beer and see which one I thought was the worst to the best. Now, because there are
36 million Canadians, if any one of us were to try any of these, you will get 36
million different answers. So, again, this is my personal opinion, based on my
experience. So, first, the worst. Unfortunately, the
pilsner at Steamworks has to have the title. I just didn’t like it. Then, because I
know it can do so much better, and parallel 49 is actually considered
to be one of the best for breweries, but not today,
the jerkface 9000 goes to here, fourth rank. Then, between those
3, which I actually really really enjoy, I would give on, wow this is
actually surprising, in middle place is going to be 33 acres of sunshine. Again,
if this was July and my apartment was a sauna, I would give this beer number one.
But, right now we’re in November. Happy remembrance month, by the way! It’s,
it’s a beer which is custom made for summer, but not really for any other time
of the year. Then, there is sort of a tie between the red truck classic lager and
the dawn pilsner. Now, it really matters, come, in terms of
a personal preference and I happen to really like pilsner, and this one was
actually really really good. So, I’m gonna give second rank to the red truck lager and
the number one spot will go to Port Moody for the Dawn Pilsner from Parkside.
So, this is my brief overview of Vancouver craft brewery scene. There are so many other
different types of beer. So, if you would like us to try a different set of beer
next time, please let us know in the comments. If you like beer, like this
video! And, finally, if you want to learn more about life in Canada in general,
this is all what we do on our channel! So, you can always subscribe to the 1191
Hope Avenue YouTube channel. So, happy Remembrance month, and have a great day!

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