Alibi Room on Tap June 2009


Check out what’s on tap at the Alibi Room right now. Personally, I’m down for the special Sea Cider. I think I’ll sneak in on Moday after work as they are planning to make a night out of it with a ploughmans platter to go with it…Hopefully my wife won’t smell the dry, luscious apple scent on me!

Currently pouring:

Derrick (of DIX) – Scotch Ale – Malty, slightly sweet, little bit chewy without weighing a ton. Staff agree the best scotch ale they’ve poured.

Driftwood Brewing- Dry Hopped Driftwood Ale – Perfect summer cask. Utlra pale malts, dry hopped with cascades giving a great armoma and good hop flavour without a bitter kick from the boil.

R n B – IPA – Local brewery R n B’s best product. Just tapped.

Today they pick up a cask of Witbier from Granville Island tap room. Not traditionally a beer style you think of in the cask, but Vern, the brewmaster has added orange peel and coriander seed and conditioned it for a month or so. My personal favourite from GIB!

Coming Monday, June 15th is a bourbon cask aged organic heritage apple cider from the excellent SeaCidery. It’s been aging since October of 2008. Alister, the Cider Master is extremely proud of this very unusual only-to-be-poured-at-the-alibi cider.

Regular kegs of interest:

Rogue – Brutal Bitter – Only at the Alibi.
Swans – Coconut Porter
Swans – Legacy Ale – 008 Barley Wine aged on oak and orange peel.
Driftwood – Crooked Coast “Altbier” style ale. Munich Malts and Hollatuer make the backbone of this amber ale with a difference.
Conrad (of Steamworks) Sour Cherry Ale – ‘Tis the season.
Crannog – Last of the season – Organic Hand Truck Porter – Perfect porter.
Tin Whistle – Peach Cream – It’s the beer for people who dont really like beer.
Iain Hill’s Heffeweizen is tasting fantastic right now too.

Plus, there’s more on the way. They’re on an island road trip this weekend and coming back with lots of booty.

Get drinking.


6 Responses to “Alibi Room on Tap June 2009”

  1. Posted on June 17th, 2009

    As of tonight, they’ve got the Driftwood Dry-Hopped (surprisingly fruity), but no sign of the cider or scotch ale. Our server was frustrated that the former had been posted to the web site, since it hadn’t yet shown up.

    On cask they also currently have an IPA from Longwood, and “Bean Around the World” espresso stout from Swans. Didn’t try the former, the latter ended up being more espresso than stout. Good dessert beer when paired with chocolate though.

  2. Posted on June 18th, 2009

    Thanks for the update Dave. I imagine that would indeed frustrate a server, but the info we posted is right from Nigel, the owner himself. Perhaps his plans changed.

  3. Posted on June 18th, 2009

    I too went to try some of the cider last night, and brought friends. The bartender (not Nigel) didn’t seem to know what I was talking about. The cask IPA was great though. Also, they’re not normally open on Monday.

  4. Posted on June 18th, 2009

    I’m heading there tonight so I do hope they have the Cider—I’ve been looking forward to it all week!

  5. Posted on June 18th, 2009

    Cider update – Nigel is saving the cask of cider for a special event. It’ll be soon, and will involve some type of cider-friendly food special. He’s assured me Foodists will get the scoop on it, so we’ll post it as soon as we know. Stay tuned.

  6. Posted on June 18th, 2009

    Oh, and the scotch ale was on all weekend – we had some of the last of it on Tuesday night.

    It was excellent. I’m really liking this trend of more British style ales!

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