A Bookish Way to Stash Two Bottles of Whisky

Turns out you can hide two bottles of Bulleit and a small glass inside a big old book if you have a laser cutter and some time.

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Beer Brief, Vol. 39

6 Places

A bulleted briefing of beer news for your at-home and socially-distanced pleasure, compiled by Thalia Stopa.

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The Best BC Ciders to Enjoy This Summer

19 Places

We've mapped out well over a dozen local cideries and detailed their most interesting sips and suggested pairings.

How Local Drink Enthusiasts Are Using a Uniquely BC Spirit This Spring

Such creativity should not go unappreciated with Spring slipping by, even if such drinks won't pass our lips any time soon.

How Crystal Head Vodka’s Beautiful Skull-Shaped Bottles Are Made

This quick video from a thousand years ago (2012) is short on details, but it nevertheless reveals enough to satisfy my curiosity

The Strange Satisfaction of Watching People Who Don’t Know How to Open a Bottle of Wine

Witnessing a fresh hire try this basic table service task is kind of like watching children learning how to walk. Baby steps...

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Vancouver’s Take-Out Beer Options, Mapped

42 Places

Here's a guide for those on the hunt for delicious - and honestly much-needed - beer to help wash down their self-isolation.

What You Need to Know About the Vancouver Craft Beer Week Postponement

The 2020 edition of Vancouver Craft Beer Week - scheduled for June - was postponed yesterday afternoon with new dates pending.

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Beer Brief, Vol. 38

10 Places

A bulleted briefing of beer news and imminent events, mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa.

From Tree to Bottle, This Is How Wine Corks Are Made

In this fascinating short video, YouTuber Jamie Goode visits the Cork Supply factory in Portugal and finds out how it's done.

We’ve Been Making the ‘Vancouver Cocktail’ Wrong for 15 Years…

Local barman/educator Alex Black traces the history of an enduring mystery that bartenders believed was solved over a decade ago.

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Beer Brief Vol. 37

10 Places

A bulleted briefing of beer news and imminent events, mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa.

Meet Allan Cukier, Head Brewer of Vancouver Island’s Imminent Ucluelet Brewing Co.

Opening day for the highly anticipated brewery is set for Friday, February 14th with a special evening launch from 5-10pm.

Picking Grapes

Picking Grapes With Rachelle Goudreau of Strathcona’s VV Tapas Lounge

9 Places

This week we put our Picking Grapes questions to the Sommelier / Manager at a popular East Hastings wine bar.

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Beer Brief, Vol. 36

10 Places

A bulleted briefing of beer news and imminent events, mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa.

Getting to Know Shawn Dalton, the Talent Behind BC’s Own Marrow Vermouth

We recently had the opportunity to speak with the fellow behind Penticton's creative Marrow Vermouth brand.

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Beer Brief Vol. 35

11 Places

A bulleted briefing of beer news and imminent events, mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa.

Antiques Roadshow Expert Sips 180 Year-Old Human Urine, Declares it Port

What Andy McConnell thought was old port was really a superstitious brew of the time meant to ward off witches, bad luck and curses.

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Beer Brief, Vol. 34

12 Places

A bulleted briefing of beer news and imminent events, mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa.

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A Map to Vancouver’s 12 Cocktails of December

12 Places

Partial proceeds from each cocktail goes to charity, so this map leads to bars where you can drink for a good cause...

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Beer Brief, Vol. 33

14 Places

A bulleted briefing of beer news and imminent events, mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa.

Military Training Film Explains How American Soldiers Should Behave in a British Pub

American soldiers were shown this short film as they waited in England for the Allied invasion of Europe to kick off in 1944.

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Vancouver’s Best Cocktail Spots, Winter Edition

35 Places

We asked drinks expert Talia Kleinplatz to map out her favourite imbibing spots in Vancouver for the long dark that lies ahead.

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Beer Brief, Vol. 32

11 Places

A bulleted briefing of beer news and imminent events, mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa.

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Beer Brief, Vol. 31

24 Places

A bulleted briefing of beer news and imminent events, mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa.

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Beer Brief, Vol. 30

9 Places

A bulleted briefing of beer news and imminent events, mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa.

Picking Grapes

Picking Grapes With Cody Dodds of Powell Street’s Mackenzie Room

8 Places

This week we put our Picking Grapes questions to the Wine Director at one of Vancouver's best restaurants.

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Beer Brief, Vol. 29

15 Places

A bulleted briefing of beer news and imminent events, mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa.