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Beer Brief, Vol. 28

12 Places

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

Picking Grapes

Picking Grapes With Josh Carlson of Provence Marinaside

9 Places

This week we put our Picking Grapes questions to the sommelier at one of Yaletown's best restaurants, Provence Marinaside.

On Living the South Surrey Cidery Life With the Couple Behind Cedar Cider

We find out more about the duo making whimsical and quaffable ciders unlike anything we've seen or tasted before.

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Beer Brief, Vol. 27

17 Places

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

Okanagan Stargazing and Winemaking With Ursa Major’s Founder, Rajen Toor

Learn more about the forward-thinking winemaker and his unconventional approach to making wine on the Black Sage Bench.

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Beer Brief Vol. 26

12 Places

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

Has Vancouver’s Cocktail Culture Peaked?

Jamie Mah interviews some of Vancouver's top bartenders to understand where our cocktail scene is and where it might be going next.

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Beer Brief Vol. 25

10 Places

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

The Story Behind ‘The Bakery Brewing’ — Now Open in Port Moody

Manager Nick Andersen and brewer Sho Ogawa fill us in on what's brewing at Port Moody's new brewery on the block...

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Beer Brief Vol. 24

17 Places

A succinct, bulleted briefing on beer-related news and imminent events (mapped for your crawling and tasting pleasure by Thalia Stopa).

A Look Inside the Brand New ‘Copper Spirit Distillery’ on Bowen Island

The new distillery just opened and is already attracting an appreciative crowds in the heart of Snug Cove.

In Case You Ever Wondered What 45,000 Barrels of Bourbon on Fire Looks Like…

Earlier this month, a raging inferno torched a bunch of Jim Beam to death in Woodford County, Kentucky.

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Beer Brief Vol. 23

13 Places

A succinct, bulleted briefing on beer-related news and imminent events (mapped for your crawling and tasting pleasure by Thalia Stopa).

3 Places

La Taqueria Develops Mexican-Style Beer With Main Street Brewing

The pinche taco shop is now serving its very own Mexican-style beer and it pairs beautifully with their carnitas and al pastor.

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This Detailed Treasure Map Shows Vancouverites Where to Sip During Negroni Week

20 Places

With Negroni Week now underway, Talia Kleinplatz has detailed 20 of the best places to try classic and newfangled iterations of the drink.

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Beer Brief Vol. 22

10 Places

A succinct, bulleted briefing on beer-related news and imminent events (mapped for your crawling and tasting pleasure by Thalia Stopa).

How Thirsty Colonists and Revolutionary Soldiers Made Spruce Beer on the Battlefield

If you ever wondered how North American settlers wet their whistles in the woods back in the 18th century, wonder no more...

Creek & Gully Cider Opens Today

The brand new farmhouse cidery launched this morning on the edge of the Naramata Bench in the Okanagan Valley.

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Beer Brief Vol. 21

11 Places

A succinct, bulleted briefing on beer-related news and imminent events (mapped for your crawling and tasting pleasure by Thalia Stopa).

How Far Would Ryan Reynolds Go For His Aviation Gin Company?

In the latest advertisement for his American gin project, owner/actor Ryan Reynolds shows just how dedicated he is to his signature label.

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This Map Leads to Vancouver’s Best Whisky Sours

6 Places

This classic cocktail lends itself freely to regional and idiosyncratic variations. We set out to find the very best of them in Vancouver...

The Lengths One Wine Advertiser Went to Circumvent Government Restrictions

After the Israeli government banned wine ads on TV, the oldest winery in the country had to get smarter about marketing...

Picking Grapes

Picking Grapes with Michael Hiram and Scott Mitchell

8 Places

We asked the guys who run the wine program at Kitsilano's Annalena to map out his affections for British Columbian wine.

‘I’m Drinking It For You’ Might Be the Greatest Beer Advertisement Ever

Advertising agency BBDO created this irresistibly charming beer ad (and song!) for New Zealand's DB Export.

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Beer Brief Vol. 20

10 Places

A succinct briefing on local beer-related news and imminent events (mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa).

Picking Grapes

Picking Grapes With Stephen Whiteside of Dachi

8 Places

We put our Picking Grapes questions to Stephen Whiteside, sommelier and co-owner of East Vancouver's Dachi.

Danish Insurance Company Attracts Young Customers With ‘Insurance Beer’

What do you do if you sell insurance and 40% of young people in your country don't give a damn about your product? You do this...

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Beer Brief Vol. 19

10 Places

A succinct briefing on local beer-related news and imminent events (mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa).