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Beer Brief, Vol. 46

7 Places

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

Unemployed Sommelier Earnestly Tries to Review Brutal, 190 Proof ‘Everclear’

The pandemic isn't going to stop wine guy Prescott Vanmeyer III from tasting new and altogether exciting things...

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Beer Brief, Vol. 45

10 Places

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

Poplar Grove’s Tony Holler on Winning Gold and Launching a Restaurant in 2021

The Okanagan winery owner loops us in on setting and achieving goals, enduring a crisis, and cool things to come.

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11 BC Wines to Sip and Savour This Holiday Season

Our holiday feasts might be different than usual this year, but we think some delicious local wine should help with that...

Treasure Trove of Prohibition-Era Whisky Found in Walls of New York Home

The sixty bottles of 'Old Smuggler' were discovered in what used to be the home of a prominent bootlegger.

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15 Interesting Local Ciders to Seek and Sip This Winter

15 Places

Once again, we've asked some of our favourite BC cider producers to share the new and interesting things they've been making.

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Beer Brief, Vol. 44

11 Places

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

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Beer Brief, Vol. 43

11 Places

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

New North Vancouver Winery Poses the Question, “What Happens Now?”

The new wine brand has released five bottles since launching in August with a second batch slated to drop in November.

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Beer Brief, Vol. 42

9 Places

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

When Miller Tried to Get America to Drink Light Beer Using Subliminal Messaging

"Hi (your place), would you like to join me for a Miller Lite? (Your treat) It's on me."

A Massive Wave of Beer Once Washed Over a London Slum, Destroying Homes and Killing Eight

In the Fall of 1814, a massive vat of porter exploded in a London brewery, causing a 15 ft high wave of beer to wreak havoc.

Canadian Sommelier Sips Taco Bell’s New ‘Jalapeno Noir’ Red Wine, Reacts Predictably

The wine is made by Queenston Mile in Ontario's Niagara region and is meant to pair with a "Toasted Cheesy Chalupa".

Understanding the ‘Smoke Taint’ Threat to Local Wineries and How to Detect It in Grapes

As climate change increases the chances of smoke taint in wine grapes, there's a rush afoot to detect and prevent it.

Understanding How the Very Existence of Wine Was Threatened in the 19th Century

The History Guy loop us in on the close call and how disaster was ultimately averted to allow for the wine world we know today.

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Beer Brief, Vol. 41

6 Places

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

Sneak Peek Inside Strathcona’s New Superflux Beer Company (Launching This Weekend)

The highly anticipated new brewery is set to open its retail frontage and tease its hotdog menu with takeout orders.

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Beer Brief, Vol. 40

5 Places

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

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.