The Best BC Breweries (According to Data)

Trying to determine who is the best of the best can be a heated argument over personal taste, but that’s why we have science! Every year the BC Beer Awards are held, and a number of awards are handed out to the best beer in the representative category. If you want to see the winners…

Grand Marnier Targets a New Generation

Grand Marnier is a brand that most of us are familiar with, they’ve done an excellent job on brand recognition and marketing. But here’s the problem: just because you know of Grand Marnier, does it mean you’re drinking it? In fact, how many of you reading can say you’ve got Grand Marnier in your home…

Scotch Lovers Rejoice! Hopscotch Returns to Vancouver

The 22nd annual Hopscotch Festival is returning to Vancouver to entice drinkers with a full roster of whiskey, beer and spirits. This year the festival runs for a full seven days and nights between Monday, Nov. 20 to Sunday, November 26. While the main festival runs on November 24-25 at the PNE Forum, new this year are a…

The Most Puckering BC Sour Beer

Sour beers have become pretty common among BC brewers, but as with any style, there are of course the outliers that take the style to extreme heights. These beers are not for the faint of heart, and should be reserved specifically for those that are dedicated sour beer fans, or gluttons for the puckering sensation….

The Complete 2017 BC Beer Awards Winners

This past weekend, the much anticipated BC Beer Awards handed out over 30 awards to some of the finest breweries in the province. Always a sold out event, the BC Beer Awards & Festival celebrates the very best craft beer brewed in British Columbia at the Croatian Cultural Center (although, it’s possible the awards are…

The World’s Best Bars in 2017 Unveiled

Want the ultimate drinking experience? The ninth annual ‘World’s 50 Best Bars‘ list has been released and it represents some of the most creative bars in the world. More than 500 drinks experts from 55 countries comprise the panel for the World’s 50 Best Bars list, which includes bartenders, consultants and drinks writers. London has…

Central City Announces 2017 Advent Calendar with Parallel 49

Hey guess what? While you’re still thinking it’s barely fall, Central City Brewing has already set its sights on the holiday season and gone ahead and announced the much anticipated craft beer advent calendar for 2017. Partnering with Parallel 49, this year’s theme is “The Great White Wonder Adventure Pack.” The pack will hit liquor stores…

Indulge Your Pumpkin Spice Craving With These Three Cocktails

Let’s face it, we’re in full pumpkin spice season at the moment. Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin beer, there’s no hiding from the current pumpkin craze. Rather than trying to avoid it, why not embrace the pumpkin flavours add get creative with some cocktails? Pumpkin spice actually works quite nicely in cocktails, as these…

Celebrate Fresh Hop Season With These Rare BC Beers

Fresh hop season is one of the best times of year for beer lovers. Local breweries jump on the opportunity to get their hands on hops picked fresh off the vine for a beer that is unlike any other you’ll have all year long. Fresh hops add an extra character to a beer that you…

Odd Spirits: Underberg, The Digestif You Never Knew You Needed

Underberg, the name either means absolutely nothing to you or it’s the incredible little bottle that you can’t live without. You can be forgiven if you’ve never heard of Underberg before. To be perfectly honest, I hadn’t heard of it either. It’s somewhat of a hidden gem that makes the rounds among German drinkers and…

Parallel 49 Launches New Core Beer: Trash Panda IPA

Parallel 49 has announced a new IPA to their core lineup that brings a hazy IPA to drinkers year-round. Trash Panda is the eighth beer to join the current yearly offerings that include Filthy Dirty IPA, Ruby Tears Northwest Red Ale, Jerkface 9000 Wheat Ale, Craft Lager Munich Helles Lager and Bodhisattva Dry Hopped Sour….