Five Weird Beers Worth Trying

Weird beer is something that can’t be avoided. For as long as there are brewmasters, there will be brewmasters that get bored one day and say “I wonder if I can make beer out of…” But it’s one thing to say, make a beer out of vaginal yeast (still not sure if that is real…

5 Award-Worthy Cocktails For Your Oscar Party

Oscar season is upon us and the big night will bring out all the stars; some celebrating their wins, others trying to forget their losses. If you’re looking to host an award winning Oscar party worth it’s weight in gold, then look no further than these five cocktails that will be sure to have your…

Central City Launches Lohin McKinnon Whisky

In the last few years, BC has seen a surge in the number of craft breweries around the province. That surge has naturally led to a growth in the craft distilling market as well, with several BC based breweries adding spirits along side their beer offerings. This has worked well when it comes to developing…

How to Drink Jägermeister Like an Adult

Jägermeister, it’s that seminal spirit that brings flashbacks of college nights filed with shots and Red Bull. But, as we’ve grown up, so too have our drinking habits, and chances are, if you have a bottle of Jägermeister it’s been sitting on that shelf reminding you of those early days and not much else. But…

Meet the Brewmaster: Trading Post’s Tony Dewald

While it may seem like you can’t walk more than two blocks in Vancouver without stumbling into a new craft brewery, the same case can’t be made the further east you go. Concentration of craft breweries gets smaller and smaller, and those serving areas like Langley, Abbotsford, and Chilliwack are the pioneers trying to carve out…

8 Unique BC Craft Beers for the Holiday Season

With the holiday season fast approaching, it seems like everyone is out rushing around ticking off everything on their gift list. Meanwhile, craft beer enthusiasts have a list of their own, with this time of year offering some of the most exclusive and creative craft beers BC has to offer. While there are a ton,…

Central City Releases Sour Series III

Anyone that follows this blog knows that I’m a big fan of barrel aged sours. That also means that I follow the release of barrel sours very closely, and none more closely than Central City’s sour series. The sour series has consistently been excellent, and I’m happy to share that Sour III is soon to…

Steamworks Releases New Barrel Aged Stout

Steamworks, while one of the longest standing breweries in Vancouver, has been on a bit of a roll lately with the release of some stellar seasonal and flagship beer. Nothing highlights this fact better than the recently released Flagship IPA, which won Best In Show at the most recent BC Beer Awards. It looks as if…

4 Cocktails To Impress Your Guests This Holiday Season

The holiday season is one of the busiest times of year when it comes to hosting friends and family. While hosting can come naturally to some, I’m looking at you Martha Stewart, others can find it a stressful and daunting task. Planning the meals, the place settings and the dessert can be more than enough…

Christmas Comes Early With Central City/Parallel 49 Advent Calendar

While many of us are still gearing up for Halloween, a couple of BC breweries are already thinking about Christmas. Central City and Parallel 49 have announced this year’s collaboration advent calendar featuring 24 seasonal favourites from both breweries. The Seasons Greetings pack contains brand new beers exclusive to the 24-Pack: 12 from Central City and 12 from Parallel…

Meet the Brewmaster: Strathcona Brewing’s Michael Nazarec

Strathcona Beer Company is the newest cool kid on the block, and with a gorgeous new brewery on East Hastings. We sat down with Brewmaster Michael Nazarec to talk about the inspiration behind the beer. Strathcona is one of the newest breweries on the scene, what niche are you hoping to carve out with craft…

Postmark Brewing Partners with the Pacific Salmon Foundation

I have always said the BC craft beer industry is one of collaboration, community and care. That’s no better reflected than in the latest partnership with Postmark Brewing and the Pacific Salmon Foundation. Postmark has unveiled the PSF Lager, a a custom craft session style lager in a new silver 355ml can, along with draft kegs. Partial…