Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Canoe Brew Pub. Victoria, BC

This is a great looking place. On the waterfront in Victoria the Canoe Brew Pub looks like a renovated old boat building facility or marina warehouse. This is a cavernous space with exposed old wooden beams and brick walls. Nice house brewed beer and happy to say, awesome burger. I had the huge braised beef blue cheese burger with a Sirens Sons Pale Ale. From the Menu: Quist farms 8 oz fresh ground chuck patty, bbq braised beef short rib meat, blue cheese, bacon, iceberg lettuce, tomato, beer braised onion, house sauce, kosher dill. Fantastic Burger, great flavors an easy 9/10. The blue cheese just came through as background flavor to give the burger an unexpected deep flavor. The burgers are hand made using fresh local beef from Quist Farms in the Cowichan Valley raised without antibiotics or growth hormones – awesome.

One small criticism, the short ribs were on the dry side (could have been a 10/10 otherwise), but all in this burger rocked.

I’m coming back for the Aussie Pub Burger next time.

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