Grandview-Woodland—You might recognize East Vancouver's newest craft brewery, Doan's Craft Brewing Company, for its old, familiar location, Powell Street Craft Brewery's former digs, in fact. The very intimate nano-brewery has a lot of the same charm and offbeat vibe filled with local and personal touches including artwork by Ola Volo.
So far, Doan's has a nice mix of four different style brews. Right away, you may notice Doan's pouring full 20oz (imperial) pints in addition to 10oz glasses and 4oz tasters. To my knowledge, full pints are not readily available at any of the other local craft brewery tasting rooms.
1) The Kölsch is quite refreshing, easy drinking, and tasty going down. It's golden colour and really crisp taste makes it a winner.
2) Doan's German IPA is rather crispy and easy drinking but still flavourful with a nice hop to it.
3) The rye IPA is smooth, refreshing, and fairly light on its whisky hoppiness.
4) I'm a sucker for a good Düsseldorf style brown ale and their altbier is a suitably full-bodied one with a nice dark copper complexion. It's easily my favourite of the bunch with its bold but mild flavour (and tends to sell out before the end of day).
Doan's is already charming and very promising with its small but intriguing array of beers. Better hop to it.
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