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You Need to Try the New ‘Humans’ Brew from Parkside

You Need To Try This is a running archive of all the awesome drinks and dishes we’ve come across over the course of our professional and private lives (or at least the ones we had the presence of mind and patience to photograph before they got in our bellies).

I’ve been slowly savouring a short supply of Parkside‘s new Humans IPA these last few days and I’m totally smitten by its bright, tropical citrus crushability. I’ve shared the juicy new beer from the Port Moody brewery at both a rainy evening get-together and a sunny stoop afternooner, and on both occasions it’s been a delicious hit. The heavily dry-hopped, light gold brew – “an IPA for the people” – employs Cashmere, Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado hops and weighs in at a gentle 35 IBU and an impactful 6.3% ABV.

It’s the kind of striking IPA that gets me excited about potential food pairings, especially with spot prawn season coming up, so it’s a good thing it’s becoming more broadly available in liquor stores this week. Start at either 39th & Cambie or Legacy in Olympic Village. Or, for a sure thing, hit the brewery out in Port Moody. Also, dig the beautiful can wrap illustration by local designer Brendan Prince!

Neighbourhood: Port Moody
2731 Murray St.
604-492-2731

Vancouver’s Best Fries: Nine Versions

Although the origin of French fries may be implied in their name (more likely, Belgian, though), the food has since been picked up and modified by almost every cuisine going. Here are our choices for some of the best versions in Vancouver.

Expert Intel on Vancouver Area Dumplings

William Liu from Kam Wai Dim Sum shares his favourite dumplings and where to get them just in time for Year Of The Dragon celebrations.

From Brooklyn Slices to Pop-Up Pies: Vancouver’s Best Pizza, Mapped

It's been a while since we explicitly professed our passion for the peeps holding down the pizza game in Vancouver. Introducing our updated, short roster of local slices and pies - listed in no hierarchical order - that check all of the boxes.

The New Pizza Joint Making New Haven-Style Pies on Commercial Drive

Industry Apizza (pronounced "ah-BEETZ”) - a wood-fire outfit located inside St. Augustine's pub on The Drive - is brand new on the Vancouver pizza scene. It's also apparently the city's first dive into true New Haven-style pizza.