Six of the Best Cocktails to Serve on New Years Eve

New Years just isn’t complete without having a great cocktail in hand to cheers to the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018. But, if you’re bored of the same old fair, there are a few creative cocktails you can make to really ring in the new year in style. Here are six that…

History of the Rum and Eggnog

Eggnog, love it or hate it, there’s no denying it’s a holiday tradition. But if you stop to think about it for a second, Eggnog is a really weird drink to be consuming. Just where did it come from, and why is it now such a big part of the holidays? As a quick refresher,…

Last Minute Craft Beer Gifts

It happens to the best of us, the holidays crept up way faster than anticipated and now you’re scrambling to get some last minute gifts. Under pressure, finding the right gift can be even worse, so why not give the gift of beer! Here’s a few last minute craft beer that are sure to be…

Vancouver’s 12 Best Cocktail Bars

Vancouver is home to many creative cocktail bars and restaurants. We are fortunate to live in a region filled with fresh ingredients and inspirations, and our local bartenders are finding unique ways to incorporate them into exciting cocktails. Here are 12 of the most interesting cocktail bars in Vancouver, and what to try: Botanist Located…

The Best BC Barley Wine to Cellar

Barley Wine season is upon us, and while it’s not for everyone, those who do love it are rightly obsessed. With an incredibly high alcohol content and a sweet texture, Barley Wine is the perfect drink to pair with the holidays, and some are definitively better than others. Here are a few BC Barley Wines…

BC Breweries That Started Pouring in 2017

Anyone who thought that BC would start seeing a saturation point for craft beer was highly mistaken; 2017 proved once again that business is booming! An astounding 21 breweries came online this past year, a number that could have been even higher with a few breweries barely missing the deadline and nearing completion for early…

This Season’s Best BC Porters and Stouts

Nothing better during winter time than a nice stout. There’s something just so right about having a stout (or porter) after a cold day on the mountain. Fortunately for those in BC, breweries across the province don’t pull any punches when it comes to winter seasonals, creating a diverse range of stouts and porters that…

Five Holiday Cocktails To Impress Your Guests

During the holiday season, there can be a lot of pressure to be the perfect host to friends and family. That includes making sure everyone is entertained, has plenty to eat and of course has a drink in their hand. This year, rather than resorting to the typical Rum & Eggnog or Mulled Wine, why…

VCBW Releases Early Bird Tickets for the Holidays

The holidays have come early for beer lovers in BC. One of the biggest beer festivals in the province has released some very early release tickets to those looking for a stocking stuffer. Vancouver Craft Beer Week (VCBW) features more than 100 craft breweries and cideries pouring over 300 beer and cider alongside live music,…

2017 Holiday Gift Guide for the Home Bartender

With the holidays just around the corner, it can be hard to find a gift for the home bartender. From the amateur to the serious collector, here are some gifts sure to please every aspiring mixologist. National Geographic Atlas of Beer I’ve already written about this book in greater detail here, but it’s worth restating…

Odd Spirits: Mama Juana

Chances are unless you’ve been to the Dominican Republic, you’ve likely never heard of Mama Juana, but it has an interesting history that’s worth exploring. First off, it’s worth explaining what Mama Juana actually is. Mama Juana is a concoction that is a combination of red wine, rum and honey that is allowed to soak…

Canada’s Best Breweries (According to Data)

Every year, the Canadian Brewing Awards celebrates the best beer being brewed in Canada. It’s a reason to celebrate for dozens of breweries, who walk away with the coveted prizes in their respective brewing categories, beating out the rest of the country. But, when it comes to year-over-year, what breweries are the cream of the…