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 a local beer with as much history as Reynard. Like John Mitchell's legendary Bay Ale, or Gary Lohin's IPA, Ian Hill's Oud Bruin is one of those iconic local beers that can be used as a reference point to chart the evolution of craft beer in BC. Despite only making its debut for Strange Fellows last June, the Reynard is just the… 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 

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #702 |  Yellow Dog Brewing Co.’s ‘Play Dead IPA’ A Rare Gem

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #702 | Yellow Dog Brewing Co.’s ‘Play Dead IPA’ A Rare Gem

by Carlos Mendes | There's probably no style of beer more associated with the terroir of the Pacific Northwest than India Pale Ale. A single taste of a… more 

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #701 | ’13 “One Ball” Chardonnay From Australia’s BK Wines

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #701 | ’13 “One Ball” Chardonnay From Australia’s BK Wines

by Treve Ring | January 26th is Australia Day. While one could predictably celebrate our Commonwealth cousins by breakfasting with vegemite, knocking mates… more 

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #700 | Pride Of Dageraad Brewing — The Stunning Blonde Ale

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #700 | Pride Of Dageraad Brewing — The Stunning Blonde Ale

by Carlos Mendes | There's a pretty good chance that if you're reading this, you probably already know about the good things coming out of Burnaby's Dageraad… more 

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