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).