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….

Fall Cocktails to Keep You Cozy

While summer is slowly starting to fade away, there is reason to be excited for fall. Not only is it one of the most colorful times of year, but it always gives way to exceptionally creative flavors for cocktails, with ingredients like cranberry, spice, cinnamon and thyme making a strong impact on some glorious cocktails….

North Shore Craft Beer Week Is Nearly Here

The North Shore is the latest in a long line of communities to now officially have a craft beer celebration. The inaugural North Shore Craft Beer Week officially runs from October 6-13, and will feature seven breweries located on the North Shore (two are brand new!). Did you know: The North Shore has a rich…

How to Celebrate Oktoberfest in Vancouver

It’s hard to believe, but yes Oktoberfest is really just around the corner. While Vancouver doesn’t come close to the celebrations held in Germany, we do have some fun events that should have something for everyone. Here are three that each put their own unique spin on Oktoberfest. Harvest Haus Harvest Haus has quickly become…

5 Cocktails That Pack a Punch

Sometimes cocktails are meant for sipping, and sometimes cocktails are meant to knock you on your ass. The five listed here, definitely fall in the latter category and if you manage to get through more than one, chances are you’re going to be needing a bottle of Aspirin in the morning. Zombie Listen very carefully,…

This Gorgeous Craft Beer Book You Never Knew You Needed

Let’s face it, there are a lot of books out there on the subject of craft beer (hell, even I have one). But when it comes to capturing the spirit of craft beer around the globe, no one comes close to this gorgeous book created by National Geographic. The book Atlas of Beer: A Globe-Trotting Journey…

Trash Tiki: Turning Waste into Artisan Cocktails

When it comes to cocktails, most drinkers aren’t thinking about the amount of excess waste created every single night. Truth be told, there is a surprising amount of waste ranging from the simply discarded lemons and lime wedges to the throwaway garnishes like herbs and berries. In fact the waste is so substantial that it’s…

BC Beer Awards 2017 Preview

The 8th Annual BC Beer Awards & Festival is set to return to Vancouver on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 from 4 – 10pm at the Croatian Cultural Centre. The signature consumer tasting event of BC Craft Beer Month, this festival celebrates the very best in craft brewing from across the province and hosts over 65…

The Craft Beer Revolution is Over…We Won. Now What?

Craft beer is no longer cool; it’s the norm. In BC, or at least in Vancouver, you can’t go to a bar/restaurant without finding some sort of craft beer on tap, and pretty much everyone is down to grab a pint or a flight at one of the dozens of breweries around the city. While…

Meet the Brewmaster: Category 12’s Michael Kuzyk

Out in Victoria there’s a brewery that’s doing things a little differently. Taking a serious science-first approach, Category 12 is scouring the history books looking for traditional brewing methods to pair with modern science to create beers that are wholly unique and pretty much unlike anything else on the market. I had a chance to…

US Craft Beer I Wish Was Available in Canada

Let’s be frank, I am the first person to advocate for drinking local. I love Canadian craft beer, and there are some excellent breweries making world-class beer. But, that being said, there are those days where I have brew envy with our neighbours to the south. I just want to enjoy all the amazing US…