AWESOME THING WE DRANK #715 | ‘Slam Dank’ – The Latest Killer IPA From Twin Sails

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #715 | ‘Slam Dank’ – The Latest Killer IPA From Twin Sails

by Carlos Mendes | In case you haven't noticed, Twin Sails is absolutely killing it right now. Along with Superflux Beer Co. (the recently re-branded 'Machine Ales') this small Port Moody outfit is definitely getting a lot of my money these days. And while their overall lineup is solid in its own right, it's their IPA & Pale Ale game that's really setting Twin Sails apart. The story should be pretty familiar by now. Hot new brewery becomes the darling of local aficionados, limited… more 

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #714 | Raats Family Wines 2012 ‘Dolomite’ Cabernet Franc

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #714 | Raats Family Wines 2012 ‘Dolomite’ Cabernet Franc

by Treve Ring | Yes, it’s true – the renegade renaissance of South Africa winemaking is now, and it’s actually made it over to shelves in BC. I’m… more 

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #713 | Locally Distilled ‘Lohin McKinnon’ Single Malt Whisky

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #713 | Locally Distilled ‘Lohin McKinnon’ Single Malt Whisky

by Shaun Layton | Single malt whisky you say? From BC? But I thought the golden nectar only came from Scotland! Not necessarily. To be called “Scotch” the… more 

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #712 | Barrel-Aged ‘Reynard’ Oud Bruin By Strange Fellows

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #712 | Barrel-Aged ‘Reynard’ Oud Bruin By Strange Fellows

by Carlos Mendes | With the ever-growing commonality of limited and seasonal releases and a steady spate of new breweries coming online, it can be hard to find… more 

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #711 | Wind Gap Trousseau Gris From The Russian River Valley

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #711 | Wind Gap Trousseau Gris From The Russian River Valley

by Treve Ring | So – ok - hear me out here. I’m generally not one to drink $50 wines from California, nor recommend you rush out and stock your cart up… more 

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #710 | Summer Thyme Refreshment At ‘Cabrito’ On The Drive

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #710 | Summer Thyme Refreshment At ‘Cabrito’ On The Drive

And now for something completely different: the Tomillo Margarita. Served up at the little, lovely, lively Cabrito - a brilliant and hugely underrated Spanish… more 

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #709 | Veneto’s Excellent, Smashable Angiolino Maule Masieri

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #709 | Veneto’s Excellent, Smashable Angiolino Maule Masieri

by Treve Ring | There is so much I love about this wine, the least of which is that it's so smashable it’s only produced in magnums. #Respect. Of course,… more 

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #708 | Superb, Bittersweet ‘Amaro’ Made In North Vancouver

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #708 | Superb, Bittersweet ‘Amaro’ Made In North Vancouver

by Shaun Layton | In the spirited bar world, Italian products like vermouth, amaro, and grappa are often imitated but they're never exactly replicated. A… more 

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #707 | Bridge Brewing Co.’s Brilliant Side Cut North East IPA

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #707 | Bridge Brewing Co.’s Brilliant Side Cut North East IPA

by Carlos Mendes | From its humble origins in the twilight of 18th century London through to the early development of modern hop varietals at Oregon State… more 

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #706 | Kitten Swish – 2014 ‘Target Practice’ Cabernet Franc

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #706 | Kitten Swish – 2014 ‘Target Practice’ Cabernet Franc

by Treve Ring | If you’ve ever been to the Vancouver International Wine Festival Friday awards lunch, you know Brad Royale. He’s the scarved and stylish… more 

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #705 | The Rye Stout From ‘Doan’s Craft Brewery’ In East Van

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #705 | The Rye Stout From ‘Doan’s Craft Brewery’ In East Van

by Carlos Mendes | There's a lot to like about the Doan brothers' little family-run operation out at Powell and Victoria. First, there's the focus on producing… more 

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #704 | Faia Vin Blanc 2014 From Loire’s Mai & Kenji Hodgson

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #704 | Faia Vin Blanc 2014 From Loire’s Mai & Kenji Hodgson

by Treve Ring | Wine-savvy Vancouverites will remember Kenji Hodgson as half of Kenji & James, founders of HALF A GLASS and wine columnists at The Province… more 

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #703 | Cross Border Collab Crafts Brilliant ‘Common Winds’

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #703 | Cross Border Collab Crafts Brilliant ‘Common Winds’

by Carlos Mendes (image @fourwindsbrewco) | Four Winds just can't seem to do wrong if you ask me. Gifted with the Midas touch, their brew master Brent Mills… more 

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