Most Romantic Cocktail Bars in Vancouver

If you hadn’t noticed, Valentine’s Day is coming up. Don’t worry, if you don’t have anything planned yet, I’ve got you covered. In fact, forget about Valentine’s, I’ve got you covered for ANY romantic date in the future. How so? Well, I’m going to list out the cities most romantic, or to that classification ‘date-worthy’,…

Craft Beer to Drink For Superbowl LII

Do yourself a favour and don’t drink Budweiser or Coors for the Superbowl this weekend. Instead, why not down some craft beer from your favourite teams home state? Let’s be clear here, this is not a “craft breweries you should visit in Boston/Philly” list. This is a “for the love of god buy some beer…

Event Preview: Science of Cocktails 2018

What’s more fun that pairing science with drinking? The answer is nothing. Science World is once again ready to put on one of the most inventive cocktail events of the year with the Science of Cocktails. On February 8, 2018, Science World will transform into Vancouver’s largest cocktail laboratory.  At Science of Cocktails, the city’s most…

#Axethebeertax is a Total Hoax

  You may have seen the trending hashtag #Axethebeertax rolling around on social, and at first glance it seems like an incredibly reasonable argument; who wants to pay more for beer?? That’s a terrible idea, and of course no one wants to see a higher tax for drinking. But dig a bit deeper and you’ll…

What to Drink on Robbie Burns Day

January 25th is Burns Night, also known as Robbie Burns Day, and is a highlight of the Scottish social calendar. This is a time when any Scot worthy of their tartans will gather to celebrate the birthday of their most revered national poet, Robert Burns. For the unfamiliar, Burns Night follows a scripted order passed…

Meat & Beer Lovers Don’t Miss This Special Dine Out Vancouver Event

Craft beer and speciality meats go together like peanut butter and jelly, cheese and crackers, ham and pineapple (you get the picture). So for Dine Out Vancouver, craft beer lovers should not miss the ultimate pairing of meet and beer: Butcher at the Butcher. Donnelly Group is partnering with Two Rivers Meats and Postmark Brewing…

Craft Beer to Kick Off 2018

2017 is behind us, forget about it, time to move on. Yes, there were a lot of good beers to be had last year, but let’s look towards the future and embrace the new and exciting. It hasn’t taken long for several exciting new releases to already set the bar for 2018, so get a…

Where to Find the Best Cocktails in Whistler

Whistler may be internationally renowned as one of the best places to get your ski on, but it also happens to have a great selection of food and beverage options for when you’re done on the mountain. In fact, over the years, the cocktail scene in Whistler has blossomed into something very creative with options…

Innis & Gunn Returns to 100% Barrel Aging

Innis & Gunn, the popular “oak aged” beer brand, has signaled a return to the brewing method that made them so popular in the first place. You may not know it, but due to Innis & Gunn’s success, they were forced to transition away from true barrel aging (due to lack of barrel supply) in…

The Best Beer Festivals for 2018

With a brand new year on the horizon, it’s time to start planning for the upcoming beer festivals. If you are anything like me, there are far too many to attend, and not enough time. So I’ve made it a little easier, and chosen a few of the key festivals around the globe worth taking…

Odd Spirits: Three Penis Wine

Anyone familiar with the excellent TV series “The League” is going to recognize Three Penis Wine as the crazy idea from Taco to market the ‘world’s finest three penis wine’ in the greater Chicago area. But, it’s not just a one-off TV joke; three penis wine exists, and it’s exactly what you might expect. While…

2018 Craft Beer Predictions

The craft beer scene continues to expand in Canada, and while it may not be “hip” anymore to be a craft beer drinker, it certainly isn’t going out of style. In fact, I’ve got some bold predictions as to where I think the industry is heading in the next year, and if any of these…