Get Social With These Summer Cocktails

Long summer nights are perfect for making some refreshing cocktails and kicking back on the patio. While there are a lot of options out there, the cocktails below find some interesting ways of bringing in summer flavours without being too complicated. Take these five for a spin, and I’m sure your guests will think you’ve…

Canada Day Craft Beer, Cider & Coolers

Celebrate Canada’s birthday with some quality Canadian made beverages.

Odd Spirits: Arkhi

It’s not every day you run across a traditional alcohol made out of fermented milk. But that’s exactly what the industrious Mongolian people have been doing for years. Arkhi is typically found in rural areas of Mongolia and is distilled on domestic stoves from fermented mare’s milk, known as kumis. It’s a bit of a…

The Battle Between Craft and Contract Brewing

It’s inevitable that as an industry grows, there are going to be some conflicts, not everyone is going to be happy with the result. Craft beer in Canada has been on such a massive upswing in the last ten years that there were bound to be some issues that arise. The one that seems to…

The Best “Cheap” Craft Beer in Canada

When it comes to craft beer, price points can be an obvious barrier to newly introduced drinkers. Those used to paying $10-$12 for a six pack of Molson are going to have sticker shock when looking at purchasing a craft beer bomber upwards of $8 for a single bottle. Obviously there’s an argument to be made…

Sipping Spotlight: Calgary’s Proof

Proof is a testament to how much Calgary has grown up; gone are the days of bad beer and blaring country music (well not entirely gone), and the new nightlife contains a more bespoke approach and some damn fine craft cocktails. The calibre of Proof is evident the minute you walk in the doors. The…

The Best Beer of VCBW 2018

Vancouver Craft Beer has ended once again. The week comes with much anticipation and then in a blink of an eye, it’s over, not to be seen for another year. Year over year the festival gets bigger and better, and this year was no exception. With beautiful weather over the two day festival program, drinkers…

Six Must Try Negroni’s for Negroni Week

Negroni Week is here, and if you’re unfamiliar with the cocktail, then we’re here to help. Negroni Week launched in 2013 as a celebration of one of the world’s great cocktails and an effort to raise money for charities around the world. From 2013 to 2017, Negroni Week grew from about 120 participating venues to over 7,700 venues around…

A Complete Guide to Understanding Rum

Rum, for all intensive purposes, is one of the most underrated spirits out there. That may seem like a bold statement, but take a moment to think about the last time you really considered rum as a drink of choice. Most people will reach for a good whisky for a straight-up sipping drink; gin tends…

2018 Canadian Brewing Awards Results

The 2018 Canadian Brewing Awards happened this weekend in Halifax, and this year was a year for first time breweries to shine. More than any other previous year, new breweries (or breweries that had previously never won an award) took home the most hardware. 48 new winners were crowned this year, with many coming from…