The Secret Health Benefits of Craft Beer

Next time you pour yourself a pint, remember to cheers to your health! We’ve all been told that beer is bad for you, aka drink too much and look out for the dreaded ‘Beer belly”. While excess drinking is obviously not good for you, and beer does contain calories, there are some significant health benefits…

1st Annual Alberta Beer Awards Winners

The 1st annual edition of the Alberta Beer Awards took place earlier this month at the Palace Theatre in Calgary, with the awards also serving as a closing party for the 2nd annual Alberta Craft Brewing Convention. Hosted by the Alberta Small Brewers Association, the inaugural ABAs featured 66 medals in 22 style categories, plus awards for Best of Show…

Guadalajara, A World Class Culinary & Arts Scene

When most people think of traveling to Mexico they think about the typical sandy beaches and all-inclusive resorts that line both coasts. While that’s all well and good, there’s an exploding culinary scene happening inland, one that would surprise even the most critical food and cocktail connoisseur.  Quite frankly, Guadalajara is one of the most…

Craft Beer to Officially Welcome Spring!

It may not feel like it, but Spring is just a few days away and it’s only a matter of time before we’re once again enjoying those long summer nights and patio days. Breweries are already gearing up for the warmer weather, with some excellent new additions to their seasonal lineups for Spring time. Here…

Sipping Spotlight: Vancouver’s Bells & Whistles

There’s no shortage of places in Vancouver to enjoy a pint of local beer. Drinkers are spoiled in Vancouver with the wealth of options including cozy or stylish brewery tap rooms, pubs or restaurants that cater the the beer lover. But Bells & Whistles has managed to find a way to stand out from the…

Guinness Alternatives for St. Patrick’s Day

Look I get it, Guinness has cemented itself as THE official beer for St. Patrick’s Day. People love it, and it’s very well deserved, but there are alternatives outside of that classic pint that could also peak your interest should you want something a little different. There are options galore, whether we’re sticking with the…

The Right Serving Temperature for Every Beer

Beer is a lot more temperamental than you may think. The right glass wear, and the right temperature are critical to ensuring you get the most out of your pint. Just like Goldilocks, beer has to be juuuuust right for that perfect pour. Before we jump into what the right temperatures are for which beer…

The World’s Best Tasting Experiences

Tasting experiences are the most intimate ways of experiencing the true flavours of certain wine and spirits. While most producers offer tours at their distilleries, wineries or breweries, there are a few that inevitably rise up to the top. These are the producers that have gone the extra mile to make your tasting experience completely…

Odd Spirits: Yogurito

Japan has some of the most interesting food and drink available, and when it comes to alcohol, it doesn’t disappoint. Yogurito, is one of the strangest liqueurs out there, but is also surprisingly good. This tangy, yogurt-based liqueur spans a number of countries before making it to Japan. Made in Holland and bottled in France, Japan is the…

Five Oscar Worthy Cocktails for the 90th Academy Awards

With the Academy Awards nearly here, it’s time to start planning the cocktails worth serving during a stylish viewing party. These five recipes will ensure that you’ll be drinking something just as chic as the stars; from bubbles that involve a gilded touch, to twists on the best picture nominees, drink up and cheers to…

Why a “Slow Pour” Pilsner Will Change Your Life

  When you ask a craft beer geek what their favourite beer is, you’re likely to get an answer somewhere along the lines of “that juicy, dank northeast IPA” or the “brett barrel aged lambic”, but what you’re unlikely to hear is the word “pilsner.” Why is that? It’s not that pilsners are a good…

Have Beer, Will Travel. Beer Hotels for the Travel Lover

I can’t think of anything more exciting than pairing my love of great beer with my love for travel. I’m always searching for local beer wherever I go, but the thought crossed my mind “what if I didn’t have to search at all?” That’s what lead me on the quest to find the best beer…