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).

On Minding the Bar and Finding Your Spirits Animal with Kristi-Leigh Akister

In this short Q&A, the local bartender and industry activist gets us up to speed on her wild, whirlwind year.

Windfall’s Nathaly Nairn on Crafting the BC Cider Renaissance, One Pairing at a Time

Her "unapologetically urban cidery" is one of over 30 participating in the now sold out 3rd annual BC Cider Festival.

Picking Grapes

Picking Grapes with Colin Ross of Tuc Craft Kitchen

7 Places

We asked the co-owner and Wine Director of the Gastown restaurant to map out his affections for British Columbian wine.

Gettin’ Groovy and Going Natural with Tyler Thrussell of Neon Eon Wine

Get hip to the groovy new Summerland brand that's naturally got the local wine community, including Gastown's Juice Bar, feeling all tingly.

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Beer Brief Vol. 18

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 Andrea Vescovi of Ancora

8 Places

We asked the GM and Wine Director at one of Vancouver's top restaurants to map out his affections for British Columbian wine.

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Beer Brief Vol. 17

11 Places

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

On Foraging for Beers and Keeping Cool with the Family Behind Mayne Island Brewing Co.

Big things are brewing with this family-run nano operation, including a collaboration dinner with Acorn Restaurant on April 10th.

‘Monday Bar School’ Returns With Afternoon Bourbon Class at Cafe Medina

Industry veteran Julia Comu has resurrected the informal bartending "school" for those in the trade who want to hone their craft.

Legendary Movie Director Ridley Scott Creates Epic Advertisement for Hennessy XO

The director of such films as Gladiator, Blade Runner and Alien has created a four minute-long advertisement for a Cognac.