Six Summer Cocktails for a Taste of Europe

Summer tends to bring out the travel bug in most of us. Dreams of warm beaches, rolling hills, exotic food, they all seem to get just that much more tantalizing during the summer months. But, if travel isn’t an option, then why not bring the exotic flavours to you? Here are six European inspired cocktails…

10 Classic Cocktails Every Home Bartender Should Know

Cocktails are a science and an art form. They are what make or break a good bar, and define a bartender based on their knowledge and skill of pairing flavours and spirits. But, a good cocktail doesn’t need to be complex; in fact, true classic cocktails tend to be as simple as they come with…

How to make the pilgrimage to Portland for the Oregon Brewers Festival

In Vancouver we are spoiled: we have access to a ton of local breweries and a number of quality festivals year-round that give us the chance to sample everything BC has to offer. But, just over the border, there is a beer festival that any self-respecting beer lover can’t ignore: the Oregon Brewers Festival. Now in its…

BC Craft Beer for the Beach

I think it’s fair to say that we’re finally in summer mode, the weather is cooperating and giving us some of the best beach days we’ve seen in a while. So what better way to celebrate than to crack open a cold one and enjoy the surf and sand. Here are a couple BC beers…

Celebrate Canada’s 150th with these Commemorative Beers and Spirits

Canada Day is fast approaching, and this year we’re celebrating a special milestone, 150 years. While there are a number of different ways Canadian companies are celebrating, one unique way beer and spirit producers are celebrating is by releasing commemorative editions for this special day. Whether you’re a beer, wine, or spirits drinker, here are…

Mariner Brewing: Coquitlam’s first craft brewery coming in July

It’s hard to believe that with the growth and popularity of craft beer in BC, that Coquitlam has yet to have a craft brewery to call its own. That is soon to be rectified with the opening of Mariner Brewing. Located at H-1100 Lansdowne Drive in the Coquitlam Centre neighbourhood, the brewery is on track…

Gluten Free Craft Brewery Crowdfunding to Open in Calgary

A Calgary based husband and wife team are hoping to bring Western Canada’s first 100 per cent Gluten Free craft brewery to Calgary in 2018. Wes and Jackie Maxwell, owners of Heathen’s Brewery have launched a Crowdfunding campaign to help raise start-up capital for the brewery; with a target goal of $150,000, they hope to…

Best Beers of the 2017 Vancouver Craft Beer Week

Vancouver Craft Beer Week, now on its eighth year, is one of the largest festivals in BC for craft beer. Many local breweries have made their debut at the festival, and there is guaranteed to be something on tap that you haven’t had a chance to try. With so many choices, it can be easy…

BC Wins Big at the Canadian Brewing Awards

For those of us that love our local craft beer, it should come as no surprise that the country is starting to pay attention to us. While BC still falls behind Ontario for the sheer number of craft breweries in the province, we’re really cleaning up when it comes to award-winning craft beer. This was…

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…