A Starter’s Guide to Sake

Sake has been a staple of Japanese culture for well over 1,000 years, but how much do you know about the beverage. Better yet, do you know how to properly order it? Let’s discuss. What Exactly is Sake? When you think “Sake” you’re likely thinking about about the beverage itself, but did you know the […]

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Odd Spirits: Cynar

Cynar is the type of spirit that you’ve probably seen at your local liquor store but have no idea what it is or how to use it, let alone even how to pronounce it! Let’s start with the easiest. Cynar is pronounced (chee-Nar) not sea-nar or CY-nar and is a classic Italian amaro. That means […]

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Vancouver Craft Beer Week Celebrates 10 Years

Vancouver’s premier craft beer festival is celebrating a significant milestone this year, reaching a full decade of operations. It’s not hard to remember the very humble beginnings of the VCBW. The very first event had only 15 breweries and no more than 100 or so participants. As it grew, the venues changed and the festival […]

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