Why You Need to Try Nicaragua’s National Drink- The Macua

When it comes to national cocktails, some countries are clearly more recognizable than the rest. Canada has the Caesar, Cuba the Mojito and Spain the Sangria. But what do you do when you’re a country without a cocktail to call your own? That was the dilemma facing Nicaragua, who despite being a prolific rum producer,…

VCBW 2018 Events List

The Annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week festival is nearly upon us, and this year there’s a little something for everyone. Beginning May 25th, VCBW is kicking things off in East Vancouver’s brewery district, and continues throughout the week with dozens of citywide events taking place at venues across Metro Vancouver. The festivities culminate at the…

Celebrate National Caesar Day With These Six Recipes

Is there anything better, or more Canadian, than a Caesar? At first glace the concept seems bizarre, but this creative concoction easy trumps the Bloody Mary, a poor excuse from our neighbours to the south. The Caesar comes from humble origins.  In 1969, a bartender named Walter Chell was working at the Calgary Inn when he was asked…

Ride on Down to Vancouver’s Latest Brewery: Electric Bicycle Brewing

The long anticipated opening of Electric Bicycle brewing has finally happened. The brewery officially opened its doors as of May 4th, and it’s about damn time. Electric Bicycle is conveniently located on East 4th ave, quite literally a few doors down from R&B Brewing. If you thought the area was already crowded enough and doesn’t…

Red Truck Announces 4th Annual Truck Stop Series Lineup

There’s not much that beats great live music and delicious beer outside on a summer day, and the Truck Stop Concert Series at Red Truck Beer is gearing up for another great year of events in East Vancouver’s historic Brewery Creek. With events planned for June 16th, July 14th, and August 11th, music fans can…

Five Classic Cocktails for World Cocktail Day

World Cocktail Day is almost upon us, and there’s no better way to celebrate than by taking your home bartender game to the next level with some elegant takes on classic cocktails. World Cocktail Day is a celebration of cocktails around the globe, marking the publication date of the first definition of a cocktail on…

Canada Places Second in 2018 World Beer Cup Awards

The World Beer Cup is one of the most prestigious global awards when it comes to beer. Some of the world’s best breweries come out to compete, and this year Canada came to win. Held in Nashville this year the awards were judged during six sessions over a period of three days by an elite panel…

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Creative Tequila Cocktails

Cinco de Mayo is just days away, and this festive celebration wouldn’t be complete without some tequila cocktails to indulge in. Rather than defaulting to the basic frozen margaritas, why not try a few of these creative, but not too difficult options, to make the experience a little more authentic. Pineapple Cilantro Margarita Margarita’s are…

Two Bottles of Macallan 1926 Sold for an Unbelievable Price

Last week, word got out that a new world record had been set for the most expensive whisky sale ever made. Two exceptionally rare bottles of Macallan 1926 single malt whisky were recently sold at Le Clos, a duty free spirits retailer in Dubai’s international airport. Let me stress that again, the world’s most expensive whisky…

Make Space in your Cooler for these Canned Cocktails

I’ll be the first to advocate for making your own cocktails from scratch. Not only does it build a better understanding of what makes a good cocktail, but you start to learn what tastes you prefer and how to make a cocktail perfect for you. BUT, there are special occasions where it simply doesn’t make…

The Top Five BC Based Wheat Beers

British Columbia loves wheat beer. Thanks to long summers and warm weather, wheat beer tends to be one of the most popular choices when it comes to patio beer. Wheat beers are exactly what the name implies, it’s an ale that is brewed with a large proportion of wheat relative to barley. There are a…

Third Annual East Van Hop Circuit is This Weekend

That’s right, East Vancouver is arguably THE definitive area for craft beer in Vancouver, and will be the place to be this Sunday, April 22 for the 3rd annual Hop Circuit. Think of the Hop Circuit like one big open house, where the doors and suds are flowing at 17 different East Van breweries and…