Tap News from the Alibi: 02/18/09


Beer lovers in Vancouver will know that The Alibi Room is the place to go for a pint (or six). While the Alibi’s website is regularly updated with a complete tap-list, proprietor Nigel Springthorpe has kindly agreed to update Foodists with some insider information. He’ll be sharing news about all things brew-related, including featured taps, upcoming beers, and tasting events. We’re hoping to get fresh news every week, so stay tuned.

Here are this week’s updates:

2 new beer engines have arrived and will be installed by next week, allowing for 3 full-time cask ales at the Alibi. The current cask is Longwood E.S.B. Here are some highlights from the current taps:

  • Harley’s 6-month aged Doppelb Ale from Longwood will be co-released
  • Swan’s Coconut Porter – yeah, that’s right – coconut!
  • Derrick’s Texan Brown Ale – pouring at the Alibi before it goes on line at DIX
  • Rogue’s Chocolate Stout – Rogue’s next tap will be St. Rogue Red (dry-hopped)
  • Iain Hill of Yaletown Brewing‘s rather incredible Ould Bruin
  • Conrad of Steamworks’ Roggenweizen, a really interesting and rarely-brewed locally style: a wheat beer with about 30% rye grain. Tastes like banana bread!

I am going to head down there right now for a frat-bat sampler – maybe I’ll see you at the bar!


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