Off Notes

We drink too much beer...but at least we're academic about it. Join us while we learn and explore the world of craft beer. We'll take you through the history of beer and taste a variety of styles while cracking bad jokes along the way.
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We drink too much beer...but at least we're academic about it.

Join us while we learn and explore the world of craft beer. We'll take you through the history of beer and taste a variety of styles while cracking bad jokes along the way.

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Jun 8, 2017

Wondering how we managed to make 10 episodes? So are we! But here we are, episode 10, our season finale.

Join us as we talk about the wonderful, hazy beers taking over the beer scene as well as the orgins of saisons and so many other tasty, wheat beers.

We'll be taking the summer off of podcasting but don't worry, we'll be back in a few months. In the meantime, find us on a patio near you.


May 25, 2017

Theres no better pairing than a great beer and a favorite movie.

Bryce logan from Lets Watch That joins us to talk about beer and movies and how they go hand in hand.

Tune in for chatter about:

Guardians of the Galaxy

Hot Fuzz

Strange Brew


May 11, 2017

If the episode title was too cryptic for you... This time on Off Notes we're talking about brown ales!

Brown ales are a massive topic with so many variations and styles so we only scrape the surface on this episode. Beer beer beer.

Apr 27, 2017

Fair warning, this episode is not up to our quality standards. If we had time, we would have liked to re-record it buuuuut we couldn't get our lives organized. Too many beers!


Time to clear cut the topic of lagers!

Isn't it crazy that for a lot of people the only beer they've ever tried is a pilsner? Well we certainly think it is. Let us take you on a ride through the history of lagers and pilsners and how they took over the world. 

Apr 13, 2017

It's time for another adventuresode!

This time around is all about cask ale. We sit down with Adam from Real Cask and find out the dos and don'ts of beer in cask form.

Mar 30, 2017

IPAs....They're not just for hop heads anymore!

This time on Off Notes we tackle the topic of india pale ales. We're going to take you through the evolution of barley wine to IPAs and the birth of pale ales.

Sit back, crack a beer and hold on to your hat! 

Mar 16, 2017

Saint Patrick's Day is s big deal for beer enthusiasts, so let's talk about it!

On this episode of Off Notes, Brenna and Paige talk about the history of Saint Patrick's Day and how it evolved from a religious holiday into an excuse to drink lots of beer...sometimes even green beer. 

Ever wondered how Guinness became such a big deal or how it compares to craft beer? Listen here to find out.

Beer tasted on this episode: Guinness and Spinnakers Irish Stout

Sponsored by Brewquet, the craft beer bouquet is here.

Mar 2, 2017

Beer and exercise, is there a world where these two can go hand in hand?

This time on Off Notes we try combining beer with fitness and the discuss the resulting negatives and positives. Have you ever wondered if you can drink beer regularly and get/stay fit? If so, this is the episode for you.

We talk to Sophie Gillett of @surgery_to_strong about fitness, Matthew Carter from Moksha Yoga Burnaby and we drink beer from Bomber Brewing, Steamworks Brewing and Four Winds Brewing.



beer, craftbeer, craft, yoga, fitness, health, vancouver, canada, british columbia, women

Feb 17, 2017

Does a good beer make you feel like you're on top of the world? Or perhaps, on HOP of the world?

On this episode of Off Notes we're talking about the hop! These days, hops are considered a crucial ingredient to beer but that wasn't always the case. Join us as we go back in time 7000 years to the days of gruit, beer made without hops.

We also cover the impact that the church and politics has had on the beer we drink today and why there are lingering laws in some countries that dictate the ingredients in local beer. 

When it comes time for tasting, this time we have two beers instead of one and they're going head to head. Brenna is backing Boombox Brewing's Strawberry Mango Milkshake Double IPA and Paige is cheering for R&B's Shake Your Fruity Milkshake IPA.



Feb 13, 2017

Here we go! The first full episode of Off Notes.

Ever wonder what it is that defines crafts beer AS craft? Join us while we figure that out.

On this episode, we're talking about drunk history and beer goddesses. John Snow makes an appearance, and we don't mean from Game of Thrones.

We finish if off by tasting Old Abbey Ales Dank Tank Double IPA.