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Beer Brief, Vol. 49

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

We Want a Sixpack of Strathcona Beer Company’s New Colour-Coded Lager

Each can is outfitted with one of a dozen different coloured mascots, which makes it easy to keep track of yours.

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Picking Grapes With Chris MacKay of Mt. Pleasant’s La Fabrique St-George

The Wine Director and Manager of the new winery and grocery maps out some of her favourite wines of the moment.

New Exhibit ‘That Which Sustains Us’ Opens This Week at the Museum of Vancouver

This new installation will help us understand how different peoples have interacted with Greater Vancouver's natural environment.

CRAFT BEER ATLAS // The Charming Brewery Breathing New Life Into Old Chilliwack

Kristopher Schmidt and Megan McDonald opened Bricklayer Brewing in a 19th century building in the Covid winter of 2020.

CRAFT BEER ATLAS // Something New Is Boldly Brewing in South Burnaby

On sunny days, Studio’s close proximity to the Royal Oak skytrain and Deer Lake Park attracts the city's park-drinking ilk.

Sign Up Now for the Museum of Vancouver’s Artist-Led Natural Dye Workshop

The virtual workshop will focus on two simple at-home processes, including the 'Hapazome' technique of flower and plant pounding.

We Want to Luxuriate in These New ‘Sangre De Fruta’ Inspired Spa Treatments

While searching for original and escapist ways to take care of our personal wellness (and sanity), we could think of nothing more indulgent than putting in a bit of time at the spa.

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Beer Brief, Vol. 48

11 Places

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

Pre-Register Now for the Museum of Vancouver’s ‘MOVirtual’ Artist Talk With Paul Wong

The Museum of Vancouver is hosting the local Chinese-Canadian artist for a truly special artist talk on May 18th.

We Want to Dig Into Fridge Magnet’s New ‘The Dude Chilling Platter’

Don't torment yourself waiting for the sun to make its comeback before picking up one of these chilled out platters to-go.

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PATIO CITY // Another Round of Craft Brewery Patios and How to Make the Most of Them

In this edition, we once again focus on the community of brewery patios that have proliferated around the Lower Mainland.

We Want a Bottle of This Sparkling Collab From Bella Wines and East Van’s Dachi

This Dachi and Bella Wines collaboration is likely to be pretty popular, so if you're as enamoured as we are then you'd better act quickly!

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PATIO CITY // Ten Craft Brewery Patios and How to Make The Most of Them

In this edition, we focus on the community of brewery patios that have proliferated around the Lower Mainland.

FROM THE COLLECTION // A Rare Family Heirloom and a Remarkable Career Achievement

Lineage Ceramics founder, Shuobi Wu, shares a personal piece of history that exemplifies his father's proudest achievement.

Take Positively Delicious Action With Tina Lau’s ‘Dumplings for Asian Hope’ Workshop

In response to the recent spike in anti-Asian violence and hate, Lau invites food lovers to unite via her 'Jiaozi' workshop.

We Want a Bottle of Averill Creek Vineyard’s New Blackberry Vermouth

The beautifully bottled and terroir-full apéritif would be perfect for sipping over ice or poured over ice cream.

BIG INTERVIEW // Local Artist, Nicholas Tay

Tay's new solo exhibit, Amateur Cartography, will be on view at the Massy Arts Gallery from April 17th to May 24th.

We Want to Deck Ourselves Out In the New ‘Antisocial Flower Shop’ Merch

The latest drop is a stylish nod to the emergence of springtime and owner Michelle Pezel's other venture, Valley Bud Flower Farms.

Check Out the 2021 Unibrow Arts Festival, On Now Until March 31st

This year's fest includes a cyber art gallery, featuring more than 30 artists, a shoppable zine market and more.

FROM THE COLLECTION // A Memento of Grouse Mountain From a Bygone Era

David Kloepfer, Library Assistant at SFU Library Special Collections and Rare Books, shares a postcard he recently discovered...

Kick Off International Women’s Week by Signing Up For the ‘Choose to Challenge’ Series

On March 7th, spend a day with seven of Vancouver's most enterprising and knowledgeable women professionals.

FROM THE COLLECTION // A Series of Timeless Paintings at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

Shelly Rosenblum, Curator of Academic Programs at UBC's Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, shares works by Audrey Capel Doray.

You Need to Try Menya Oyako’s Excellent Take Home Ramen Kits

Johnny Guang has been hustling ramen from his own kitchen since October, with delicious at-home results.

CRAFT BEER ATLAS // Hypha Project is Vancouver’s Latest Art- and Community-Driven Beer Venture

Not even COVID could stop three longtime drinking and brewing buddies from launching their dream project in July, 2020.

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Beer Brief, Vol. 47

10 Places

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

INTERVIEW // Livia’s Bakery Manager, Sabine Thorson, on Living Life Covered in Flour

As the flour was settling on a busy week of Valentine's Day prep, Thorson found a bit of time to talk with us about life and work.

FROM THE COLLECTION // A Super Rare Piece of Hogan’s Alley Musical History

Neptoon Records' store owner Rob Frith shares a circa 1960 Vancouver gig poster that shows a familiar local celebrity on guitar.