The Smoke Monster

The Smoke Monster

by Connor Creighton December 01, 2018

Our beer of the month for December 2018 is a full bodied amber ale, with brash hints of smokiness that is balanced by the big malt profile. The 37 IBUs of hops keeps all those flavours in check resulting in a very well balanced beer.
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Get to da CHOPPA!

Get to da CHOPPA!

by Connor Creighton November 01, 2018

GET TO DA CHOPPA! Is a hop forward pale ale. It has big pine and floral aromas balanced by the malt backbone of the beer. The kind of beer that could be had anytime of the year.  So, grab a seat on the couch a re-watch Predator for the 100th time, but this time make sure you’ve got a cold glass of Choppa in hand.
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The People's Lager

The People's Lager

by Connor Creighton October 01, 2018

Lagers get a bad rap from a lot of the craft brewing community. We get it, they taste thin and lack the complexity of craft beer. All that being said, they are really hard to make at home! Check out our easy to make, crisp recipe for the month of October!
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Kamil's Kolsch

Kamil's Kolsch

by Connor Creighton September 01, 2018

This delicious Kolsch is named after the original owner of KJ Urban Winery: Kamil. He loves to visit us and drink our beer, he often complains its too hoppy... Well not this beer Kamil, this one is for you. It's light, crisp, and enjoyable on any day that ends with a Y.
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Pinecone Punch

Pinecone Punch

by Connor Creighton August 01, 2018

We’re pleased to announce our first guest Beer of the Month! This wonderful recipe comes from the gentlemen at Farmhandbrewing (their Insta is @farmhandbrewing). Ben and Connor have been shopping at KJ for a while now and have become very dedicated brewers. We’re very pleased to be able to offer one of their recipes!

Pinecone Punch is a hop forward, slightly malty IPA. It has big notes of pine, and citrus balanced with the smoothness from the crystal malt addition. It is big, boozy, and hoppy, but deceptively smooth and easy drinking too. We enjoyed the hell out of it when we tried it, and we know all of the hop heads who shop with us will too!

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Jorts in July

Jorts in July

by Connor Creighton July 01, 2018

Who doesn’t love a good crisp pair of jorts on a hot summer day? Nothing says summer like your favourite pair of Levi’s cut in-half. Speaking of summer, how about a good crisp pint of beer? For July we bring you a sessionable, fruit forward wheat beer. It’s filled to the brim with aromatic, citrusy hops yet it doesn’t have any of the bitterness of an IPA. We’ve also added orange and grapefruit peels in primary fermentation to enhance the fruitiness.  
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I'm Idaho

I'm Idaho

by Connor Creighton June 01, 2018

Recently we were able to get our hands on a bunch of fresh Idaho 7 hops. We had been trying to get them for awhile, and when we got them in we were pretty stoked. First thing to do? Brew a SMaSH with them to see what the flavour profile is like. For those not aware, a SMaSH is an acronym referring to Single Malt and Single Hop. It is way to learn more about a particular ingredient in a beer. Generally, it is used to see what a hop tastes like.
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Belgian Heat

Belgian Heat

by Connor Creighton May 01, 2018

A friend of mine moved to Belgium a few years back to start a new job as an Au Pair. On her second night in town she decided to go out a grab a few pints at a local establishment. Being a Canadian, she had the expectation that the local beers would naturally be in the 5% range, little did she know that Belgians do beer differently. After unknowingly consuming 6 or 7 local pints at an 8.5% ABV she was absolutely wasted. She managed to stumble home to her lodging and wake up the following morning with a dreadful hangover! Lesson learned, Belgians like their beers boozy.
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Toh-ron-TOH

Toh-ron-TOH

by Connor Creighton April 01, 2018

If you ask a person from Toronto how they pronounce their city name, they’ll look at you incredulously and say “Torono” as if it makes perfect sense. Now, ask someone from outside of Ontario and they’ll say “Toronto”. Why is this important? Well it just so happens that this beer has a distinct West Coast style – but it is brewed with hops from Ontario exclusively. So we’ll bridge the gap and give it an Ontario name with a west coast pronunciation.
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Uphill Saison

Uphill Saison

by Connor Creighton March 01, 2018

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The Narrows

The Narrows

by Connor Creighton January 01, 2018

The Narrows is where the land between North Vancouver and Stanley Park are closest across open water. This location was chosen for the 1st Narrows Bridge, otherwise known as Lions Gate Bridge. This Winter Ale recipe is paying homage to the famous Lions Winter Ale beer made by Granville Island Brewing.
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Yule Log Cream Ale

Yule Log Cream Ale

by Connor Creighton December 01, 2017

Who doesn’t love to come home for the holidays and sit in front of a crackling fire on your parents LCD television. This is what the holidays are all about. Whether your family has a fireplace or not, it is almost guaranteed the fireplace channel will be on the TV too.  If Rum and Eggnog are not your thing, then a yule log cream ale will be the perfect accompaniment to the crackling yule log atmosphere.
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