Father’s Day Drinks Your Dad Will Love

With Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about not only what to get dad, but how to celebrate. Here are four cocktails, and one beer, to toast everything dad has done for you over the years: The Whistler Show dad that your cocktail game is on point with this custom…

Why Glassware is the Secret Ingredient to Amazing Cocktails

Ever wonder why your homemade cocktails just don’t seem to compare to their counterparts at the bar? Chances are even if you’ve mastered the recipe, your cocktail might be suffering from being served in the wrong glassware. It may seem like an insignificant detail, but just like beer, the right glass can make all the…

A Danish Brewery Just Released a Pilsner Using Human Urine

Weird beers are nothing new, in fact, I’ve reported on several boundary pushing beers before, including one reportedly made from vaginal yeast and many containing animal testicles. But now, one Danish brewery has released a Pilsner that incorporates recycled urine into the brew. Now there is a technicality here that may change the way you…

Full Events List for Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2017

In just over two weeks, the annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week festival kicks off, and if you’re any sort of a beer lover, this is the festival you absolutely cannot miss. This year promises to be another spectacular week, with ten days jam packed with activities. Of course the signature VCBW beer is back, this…

Why Campari Should be an Essential Part of your Bar

Let me preface this piece by saying when it comes to cocktails, I enjoy bitter, smokey and alcohol forward recipes. While there is certainly room for the more floral and lighter cocktails, my go-to will always be something that feels like it should be drank with a cigar in hand. To that end, an essential…

Red Truck Concert Series Returns for a Third Year

With two years already on the books, the Truck Stop Concert Series at Red Truck Beer is already a can’t-miss Vancouver summer highlight, and it’s returning for a third year with three great shows in East Vancouver’s historic Brewery Creek neighborhood. Once again, Red Truck will load up the all-day excitement of a music festival…

Meet the Brewmaster: Steamworks’ Julia Hanlon

Steamworks Brewing has been on a bit of a hot streak at the moment. The brewery surprised everyone with their Best in Show winning Flagship IPA at this year’s BC Beer Awards and since then we’ve seen the release of new limited edition brews and a constant roll out of collaboration releases. The brewery’s recent…

Six Seasonal Craft Beers for Spring

After what has felt like the longest winter in recent memory, Spring is officially here, even if the weather hasn’t quite caught up with the change yet. One of the best things about spring, along side the longer daylight hours and the warmer weather is the release of new seasonal craft beer, and this spring…

Olds College Brewery & ABF Tap the Public For 2017 Spring Seasonal Beer

Alberta has steadily become a breeding ground for innovative craft beer, and to further that effect, Olds College Brewery, in partnership with the Alberta Beer Festivals (ABF), has taken a unique approach with its latest beer launch. As you may or may not know, Olds College has a small 2,000 square foot facility dedicated to teaching students…

Two Collaboration Packs You Need to Try

Collaboration packs are some of my favourite releases throughout the year. It gives craft brewers the opportunity to experiment with different styles and work with breweries they admire and respect. Thus why I’m excited to share there’s not one, but TWO, collaboration packs that are worth checking out. Parallel 49 Brews Brothers Vol. 3 Parallel…

Farmhouse Fest Returns to UBC Farm

Farmhouse Fest, a celebration of saisons, wild and sour ales returns for its third year to the scenic UBC Farm on Saturday, July 8th 2017 with tickets on sale now. Unique amongst beer festivals, Farmhouse Fest believes that good beer can be as complex and rewarding as the best Bordeaux or Islay malt. The focus…

East Van Brewers Launch Passport Program

As if there wasn’t already enough reason to spend the day in East Van touring breweries, thanks to six breweries and one distillery you can now earn prizes too. On Friday, February 24, the East Village Brewery & Distillery Passport will be available at any one of the participating locations: Storm Brewing, Parallel 49, Powell…