Innis & Gunn Returns to 100% Barrel Aging

Innis & Gunn, the popular “oak aged” beer brand, has signaled a return to the brewing method that made them so popular in the first place. You may not know it, but due to Innis & Gunn’s success, they were forced to transition away from true barrel aging (due to lack of barrel supply) in…

The Best Beer Festivals for 2018

With a brand new year on the horizon, it’s time to start planning for the upcoming beer festivals. If you are anything like me, there are far too many to attend, and not enough time. So I’ve made it a little easier, and chosen a few of the key festivals around the globe worth taking…

Odd Spirits: Three Penis Wine

Anyone familiar with the excellent TV series “The League” is going to recognize Three Penis Wine as the crazy idea from Taco to market the ‘world’s finest three penis wine’ in the greater Chicago area. But, it’s not just a one-off TV joke; three penis wine exists, and it’s exactly what you might expect. While…

2018 Craft Beer Predictions

The craft beer scene continues to expand in Canada, and while it may not be “hip” anymore to be a craft beer drinker, it certainly isn’t going out of style. In fact, I’ve got some bold predictions as to where I think the industry is heading in the next year, and if any of these…

Six of the Best Cocktails to Serve on New Years Eve

New Years just isn’t complete without having a great cocktail in hand to cheers to the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018. But, if you’re bored of the same old fair, there are a few creative cocktails you can make to really ring in the new year in style. Here are six that…

History of the Rum and Eggnog

Eggnog, love it or hate it, there’s no denying it’s a holiday tradition. But if you stop to think about it for a second, Eggnog is a really weird drink to be consuming. Just where did it come from, and why is it now such a big part of the holidays? As a quick refresher,…

Last Minute Craft Beer Gifts

It happens to the best of us, the holidays crept up way faster than anticipated and now you’re scrambling to get some last minute gifts. Under pressure, finding the right gift can be even worse, so why not give the gift of beer! Here’s a few last minute craft beer that are sure to be…

Vancouver’s 12 Best Cocktail Bars

Vancouver is home to many creative cocktail bars and restaurants. We are fortunate to live in a region filled with fresh ingredients and inspirations, and our local bartenders are finding unique ways to incorporate them into exciting cocktails. Here are 12 of the most interesting cocktail bars in Vancouver, and what to try: Botanist Located…

The Best BC Barley Wine to Cellar

Barley Wine season is upon us, and while it’s not for everyone, those who do love it are rightly obsessed. With an incredibly high alcohol content and a sweet texture, Barley Wine is the perfect drink to pair with the holidays, and some are definitively better than others. Here are a few BC Barley Wines…

BC Breweries That Started Pouring in 2017

Anyone who thought that BC would start seeing a saturation point for craft beer was highly mistaken; 2017 proved once again that business is booming! An astounding 21 breweries came online this past year, a number that could have been even higher with a few breweries barely missing the deadline and nearing completion for early…

This Season’s Best BC Porters and Stouts

Nothing better during winter time than a nice stout. There’s something just so right about having a stout (or porter) after a cold day on the mountain. Fortunately for those in BC, breweries across the province don’t pull any punches when it comes to winter seasonals, creating a diverse range of stouts and porters that…

Five Holiday Cocktails To Impress Your Guests

During the holiday season, there can be a lot of pressure to be the perfect host to friends and family. That includes making sure everyone is entertained, has plenty to eat and of course has a drink in their hand. This year, rather than resorting to the typical Rum & Eggnog or Mulled Wine, why…