On February 25th, 2017 UnTapped Craft Imports and Steel Toad Brewpub in Vancouver hosted the Soirée Dieu Du Ciel. When you hold a party with this epic Quebec brewery and the master brewer Jean Francois in attendance you know you are in for a treat.
The $40 ticket got you entry into the event between 2pm and 5pm and that included a commemorative glass and 4 beer tokens. The real star of the show was the rare beer that have not been seen in British Columbia as of yet. These beers included the following:
Moralité (American IPA)
Ultra Mosaika (Ultra Mosaic Pale Ale)
Hélium (Helles Lager)
L'Austérité (American Barleywine)
Grande Noirceur 2015 (Imperial Stout)
Hérétique Obscura (Funky Black Beer)
Rigor Mortis Brandy/Cognac (Abbey-Style Brown Ale)
Isseki Nicho Pinot 2015 (Imperial Black Saison aged in Pinot Noir Barrels)
Exorciste Mûres 2015 (Blackberry Sour Whete)
Péché Véniel 2015 (coffee Stout)
Solstice D'Hiver Barrel Aged
Peche Mortel Barrel Aged
This was the ultimate introduction to the beers of Dieu Du Ciel! I have never had a bad beer from this brewery but these are the crème de la crème from them. Why not get to know a brewery with their absolute bests?
With great events comes great people usually. Here are my shots as well as some from Whats Brewing and Vine & Hops Wine and Craft Beer Tours. It was great to meet Jean Francois the Master Brewer and chat with him about beer.
My absolute favourites from this event include the Grande Noirceur 2015 (Imperial Stout), Hérétique Obscura (Funky Black Beer) and the absolute winner the Rigor Mortis Brandy/Cognac (Abbey-Style Brown Ale).
If you are not familiar with this brewery yet it is time to get familiar. Their beer is available at liquor stores on the West Coast and well worth picking up. This is truly one of the best breweries in Canada.