The Most Puckering BC Sour Beer

Sour beers have become pretty common among BC brewers, but as with any style, there are of course the outliers that take the style to extreme heights. These beers are not for the faint of heart, and should be reserved specifically for those that are dedicated sour beer fans, or gluttons for the puckering sensation….

The Complete 2017 BC Beer Awards Winners

This past weekend, the much anticipated BC Beer Awards handed out over 30 awards to some of the finest breweries in the province. Always a sold out event, the BC Beer Awards & Festival celebrates the very best craft beer brewed in British Columbia at the Croatian Cultural Center (although, it’s possible the awards are…

The World’s Best Bars in 2017 Unveiled

Want the ultimate drinking experience? The ninth annual ‘World’s 50 Best Bars‘ list has been released and it represents some of the most creative bars in the world. More than 500 drinks experts from 55 countries comprise the panel for the World’s 50 Best Bars list, which includes bartenders, consultants and drinks writers. London has…

Central City Announces 2017 Advent Calendar with Parallel 49

Hey guess what? While you’re still thinking it’s barely fall, Central City Brewing has already set its sights on the holiday season and gone ahead and announced the much anticipated craft beer advent calendar for 2017. Update: Find out the contents of the pack here Partnering with Parallel 49, this year’s theme is “The Great…

Indulge Your Pumpkin Spice Craving With These Three Cocktails

Let’s face it, we’re in full pumpkin spice season at the moment. Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin beer, there’s no hiding from the current pumpkin craze. Rather than trying to avoid it, why not embrace the pumpkin flavours add get creative with some cocktails? Pumpkin spice actually works quite nicely in cocktails, as these…

Celebrate Fresh Hop Season With These Rare BC Beers

Fresh hop season is one of the best times of year for beer lovers. Local breweries jump on the opportunity to get their hands on hops picked fresh off the vine for a beer that is unlike any other you’ll have all year long. Fresh hops add an extra character to a beer that you…

Odd Spirits: Underberg, The Digestif You Never Knew You Needed

Underberg, the name either means absolutely nothing to you or it’s the incredible little bottle that you can’t live without. You can be forgiven if you’ve never heard of Underberg before. To be perfectly honest, I hadn’t heard of it either. It’s somewhat of a hidden gem that makes the rounds among German drinkers and…

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…