The Best Bets For Fresh Hop Beer Season

It’s the best time of year for craft beer lovers, hop harvest! Every year, drinkers wait patiently for the hot summer weather to start to give way to cooler days, not because they’ve been waiting to break out the Barley Wine (well maybe), but because the change in seasons means those big juicy hops are […]

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Odd Spirits: Pálinka

If you know what Pálinka is, chances are you’re probably Hungarian. Pálinka in it’s most general terms is a type of fruit brandy, distilled from a variety of fruits grown mainly on the Great Hungarian Plains. It’s not for the faint of heart, as it has often been described as Hungarian moonshine thanks to it […]

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The Best Beer Bars Follow These Simple Rules

Craft beer has become such a cultural phenomenon that virtually any major city in North America is going to have a wealth of choices for where to find a good pint. With all this choice, there are a number of factors that really help craft beer bars stand out from the crowd. We’re not talking […]

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Bacardi Looks to Expand with Premium Rum Offerings

Chances are if you’ve had a rum cocktail, you’ve had Bacardi. The spirits purveyor is well known across the continent, and used in many many bars. But the brand is branching out to something new, hoping to capitalize on the growing interest in premium spirits. The Bacardi premium collection hit the U.S. and Canadian markets […]

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Sipping Spotlight: Seattle’s Bathtub Gin & Co.

I’m a sucker for a good prohibition style bar, and Bathtub Gin & Co in Seattle fits that bill perfectly. Nestled in the basement of an old brick hotel, a small cocktail bar was formed in 2009. Bathtub Gin & Co is in a former boiler room in the back of the building between First […]

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A Guide to Cannabis Cocktails

Legal marijuana is just around the corner for Canadians which means not only will you be able to recreationally buy bud, but you’ll also be able to experiment with new kinds of use cases, including cannabis cocktails. Cannabis cocktails aren’t a new thing, they’ve been making the rounds in some US states for some time […]

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Expedia Ranks Vancouver as the Best Beer City in Canada

If you’re looking for the best beer in Canada, look no further than the West Coast, where Vancouver has shone through as the best city in Canada to find craft beer. Expedia, in their annual best beer towns in Canada list, ranked Vancouver as the stand out winner for craft beer. The rankings were determined […]

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