The Best “Cheap” Craft Beer in Canada

When it comes to craft beer, price points can be an obvious barrier to newly introduced drinkers. Those used to paying $10-$12 for a six pack of Molson are going to have sticker shock when looking at purchasing a craft beer bomber upwards of $8 for a single bottle. Obviously there’s an argument to be made…

Sipping Spotlight: Calgary’s Proof

Proof is a testament to how much Calgary has grown up; gone are the days of bad beer and blaring country music (well not entirely gone), and the new nightlife contains a more bespoke approach and some damn fine craft cocktails. The calibre of Proof is evident the minute you walk in the doors. The…

The Best Beer of VCBW 2018

Vancouver Craft Beer has ended once again. The week comes with much anticipation and then in a blink of an eye, it’s over, not to be seen for another year. Year over year the festival gets bigger and better, and this year was no exception. With beautiful weather over the two day festival program, drinkers…

Six Must Try Negroni’s for Negroni Week

Negroni Week is here, and if you’re unfamiliar with the cocktail, then we’re here to help. Negroni Week launched in 2013 as a celebration of one of the world’s great cocktails and an effort to raise money for charities around the world. From 2013 to 2017, Negroni Week grew from about 120 participating venues to over 7,700 venues around…

A Complete Guide to Understanding Rum

Rum, for all intensive purposes, is one of the most underrated spirits out there. That may seem like a bold statement, but take a moment to think about the last time you really considered rum as a drink of choice. Most people will reach for a good whisky for a straight-up sipping drink; gin tends…

2018 Canadian Brewing Awards Results

The 2018 Canadian Brewing Awards happened this weekend in Halifax, and this year was a year for first time breweries to shine. More than any other previous year, new breweries (or breweries that had previously never won an award) took home the most hardware. 48 new winners were crowned this year, with many coming from…

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…