Written By Treve Ring Beer & Cider / Libations Sep 6, 2010 Lost Coast Brewery Indica India Pale Ale SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestHumboldt Bay, Eureka, California, USAThe annual Great Canadian Beer Festival takes over Victoria this week, easily one of this continent’s must attend beer events. This year over 45 craft breweries from across Canada, Belgium and the Pacific Northwest will share their wares with more than 7000 happy people. This will be my first time attending the event (!) and I’m pretty stoked, seeing as my regular tasting events are all about the vino. If you’re not one of my lucky ticket holding compatriots, sorry – you’re out of luck. Tickets for the 2-day affair sold out in MINUTES.I’ve seen Lost Coast Brewery in a few places in my travels, and finally had the chance to get my hands on some recently via Cook St. Liquor Store. Though not a common name here, Lost Coast is one of the top 50 largest breweries stateside, started in 1986 by Barbara Groom and Wendy Pound (and will be at this year’s GCBF, pouring this as part of their lineup). Originally headquartered in the 100 year old Pythian Castle, in Eureka, California, the brewery had to move to larger digs to support its 30,000+ barrel/year output.English-style ales, with a west coast flare, this IPA is packed with Columbus, Willamette and Centennial hops. Grapefruit and tangerine aromas are amped with a hit of pine and a whiff of floral. The citrus carries through to the palate, along with toast, grass and sweet malt and a pleasing spice and bitter finish. A wee milder than I was expecting, so pick up when you’re seeking your IPA subdued rather than shouting.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) Beer & CiderWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events March 2, 2020 Victoria Beer Week March 6 – 14 Victoria Beer Week returns March 6-14 with 19 different events held in venues around Victoria. This 7th annual festival of craft beer offers ... Read More Beer & Cider / Events / Food Events / Places / Victoria November 17, 2019 Canoe Brewpub’s Eighth Annual Winterbrau Festival 2019 Beer brewers from across the island and the lower mainland gathered in the lofty wooden halls of Canoe Brewpub over November 9 and 10 for the eighth ... Read More Beer & Cider / Beer Dinners / Events / Food Events / Wineries & Breweries August 30, 2019 A Categorically Great Meal Saanich Brewery Category 12’s ‘Brewmaster’s Dinner’ Marries Wildcraft With Craft-Beer It was somewhere at the beginning of the ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / First Look / Places / Press Release / Wineries & Breweries July 25, 2019 There’s a New Buoy in Town Whistle Buoy Brewing Company, a locally owned craft brewery and taproom, is now open in Historic Market Square, Victoria. Whistle Buoy Brewing ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Events / Press Release July 24, 2019 Great Canadian Beer Festival The line-up is set and the tickets are on sale. The Great Canadian Beer Festival will return to Royal Athletic Park in Victoria, BC, on Friday, ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Comments are closed.