Is Opening a Bottle of Wine With a Blowtorch a Good Idea? Evidently Not.

Russians, camo cargo pants, Armani Exchange, a video camera, a blowtorch and a 2L bottle of Gallo Red. What could possibly go wrong?

Big Interview With Winemaker Tyler Harlton of Summerland’s TH Wines

The Saskatchewan import dishes on the art of restraint, Daniel Day Lewis and tucking in curse words for colour.

Meet Cody & Clay Allmin, the Twins Behind Port Moody’s Twin Sails Brewing

Ever since they came onto the scene 18 months ago, Twin Sails has played a big role in BC’s craft beer trade. These are the guys behind it.

A Sneak Peek Inside Mt. Pleasant’s Latest Brewery

Still under construction, Electric Bicycle is located at 20 East 4th Avenue. It's bright, bold and expected to open next month.

Absolut Vodka Workers Let it All Hang Out

Nudity in advertising isn't uncommon, but this new spot from the iconic Swedish vodka company takes a charming approach.

Prohibition-Style Raid Goes Down at Fets Whisky Kitchen on Commercial Drive

Agents appear to have raided the venerable East Van establishment and seized a 242 rare bottles of whisky, valued at over $40,000.

Catching Up with Jim Meehan, Spiritual Leader of American Cocktail Culture

The polymath was in town last week. We chatted about his new book and bar, plus the importance of socio-political awareness.

Two BC Beers Among ‘Gold Medal Pints’ Finalists at the Canadian Culinary Championships

The new competition within the CCC looks to judge the best of Canada's craft beers over the Feb. 2-3 weekend.

Catching up With “H”, Another Talented Bartender Who Left Vancouver for Toronto

We're still a little sore that H abandoned us, but we still miss the hell out of him and the joy he brought to his craft.

Making Sense of One of Kitsilano’s Better Wine Lists

It's a medium-sized list with just 66 bottles (22 by the glass), but GM Jeff Parr has put together a real beauty at AnnaLena.

Get Your Celebrating Hands on a Bottle of Dageraad’s Delicious ‘Anno 2017’ Beer

Only a handful of bottles remain at the Burnaby tasting room and at select bottle shops around the Lower Mainland, so be quick about it.

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Vancouver’s Best, Most Work-Friendly Coffee Shops

30 Places

Need to get some work done while caffeinating? We've mapped out Vancouver's best cafes and asked Scout readers to rank them.

Drink this Now! Celebrating BC’s Hop Harvest with Some Delicious Fresh-Hopped Beers

There's a good reason why beer lovers call the hop harvest 'the most wonderful time of the year'!

How to Build a Strong Home Bar, One Drink and Five Bottles at a Time (Part 13)

Shaun Layton introduces us to five important bottles and makes us an awesome cocktail while he's at it.

Reflections On Another Stellar Friday Night at the Great Canadian Beer Festival

Carlos walks us through the first night of the 25th annual GCBF at Royal Athletic Park in Victoria, glass in hand.

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Good Beer, Proper Pizza Puts Squamish’s Backcountry Brewing on the Map

New, well-designed 7,000 sqft operation on Commercial Way satisfying daily crowds of hungry, beer-savvy locals.

Catching Up with Bartender Kelsey Ramage of Global Pop-Up ‘Trash Tiki’

Kelsey Ramage and Iain Griffiths are bringing their Trash Tiki bar pop-up to Gastown, Sept. 2-3.

The Gin & Tonic is in the Midst of a Renaissance. Here Are Five Refreshing Ways to Master It

To help quench our smoked-out summer thirsts, local drinksmith Shaun Layton schools us on the subtle arts of the refreshing G & T.

Behold! Brassneck Brewery is Now Stocking its Cooler with Tallboys & Giants

They come in two sizes – a standard 16 oz tallboy and a giant 32 oz “BrassCan” – both of which are sold exclusively at the brewery.

Downtown Eastside Brewpub Rebranding as Hastings Mill Brewing Company

Pat’s Pub has been brewing their own in-house beer - now transitioning to a new brand: "Hastings Mill Brewing Company" - since 2006, and relatively under-the-radar.

The Very Best Cocktail Bars In Vancouver, Ranked By Scout Readers

Drinks expert Talia Kleinplatz details Vancouver's best drinking spots and asks readers to pick their faves.

Five Minutes With David Bowkett, Powell Brewery’s Co-Founder & Brewmaster

The original momentum that propelled David and Nicole from nano to micro and carried them west along Powell Street shows no signs of abating.

Abbotsford’s Field House Brewing To Host ‘Field Day’ Celebration Of Sour Beers

The Abbotsford brewery’s idyllic beer lawn will set the mood for a full day of live local music and sour beers.

Making Sense Of Tall Tale’s Deliciously Different ’16 Syrah Nouveau

Called “Syrah Nouveau”, it’s a carbonically macerated syrah — think Beaujolais Nouveau, but registering higher on the serious meter.

Dageraad Finally Lands Lounge Endorsement, And There Was Much Rejoicing

With capacity increased to 50 seats, high ceilings, and a bright, open-concept design (complete with an upper-level mezzanine), the room is fantastic, and is a great place to while away the time (I'd suggest with a few glasses of their gorgeous new "Antwerpen" Abbey-Style Trippel).