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Jordan Knott
 
July 12, 2012 | Jordan Knott

Summer is Here, Time for Beer!

Well, it’s finally here. All those months of rain have not been in vain. That’s right, the sun is upon us and it’s time for the patio and beach to reign supreme. And let me tell you, nothing is going to quench your thirst like a perfect summer beer. On those heat scorched days, not just any old beer will do. What you want is something crisp, something fresh but most of all something refreshing. There are a few styles of beer that I find really hit the spot.  Continue »

Jordan Knott
 
June 10, 2012 | Jordan Knott

Trappist Beer, the Beer of Belgian Monks.

Being a bit of a beer freak, I love to hear about interesting things happening in the world of beer. To me the story of the beer is almost as important as the beer itself. Naturally, I am drawn to the beers of Belgium. There is no place in the world that has more of a history with beer than Europe. One place in particular is known for its interesting and unique brewing traditions, and that place is Belgium. In Belgium, beer is more than a drink; it’s a way of life. It is also home to one of the most amazing and interesting brewing groups in the world, the Trappist Monks. There are eight Trappist monasteries in the world, six of them being in Belgium, and they brew some of the best and most sought after beers in the world.  Continue »

Jordan Knott
 
June 4, 2012 | Jordan Knott

Let's talk Scotch

Alright, let’s talk Scotch. First thing you’ll need to know is I am and have always been a lover of whisky. My weakness in particular is Scotch. Though I believe the disease to be genetic, passed to me by my father, there are other theories to how this sickness can be contracted. I once heard a man say, “You do what you want to me, as long as the apology includes a bottle of single malt.” Though not sure I completely agree, I thought it was a good demonstration of the cult like appreciation of Scotch whisky. I remember my first dram fondly, as it was the moment I first found the new love of my life.  Continue »

Dana Baird
 
May 20, 2012 | Dana Baird

Dana's Craft Beer Blog - Steam Whistle Pilsner

My grandpa always told me if you just do one thing then do it really well. As I grew up I thought only I had this special pep talk but it turns out we all got this talk. No one seemed to take it more to heart then the good folks at Steam Whistle Brewing. Lets make one beer but make it the best beer in the world, and that's what they did. Steam Whistle Premium Pilsner is a proud Canadian craft beer that has been taking the nation by storm. Cut to true story! I gave it to my uncle (a hater of anything in a green bottle) and is now on team, I won't print the swearing words he said when he saw the bottle and thought it would taste like tar mud beer for fancy city people or then the new swearing to describe the great taste! If Uncle Wynn likes it then it will win over any one. Just to add to the coolness of this brand they have a fleet of amazing rides include the Retro Electro http://www.steamwhistle.ca/retroelectro/ A vintage hot rod driven by 100% green energy, you may have seen it around here in Vancouver, designed by Steam Whistle Mike, a legendary dude around town. So to wrap it a up a crisp clean european craft done here in Canada by people who care for people who like to have fun and drink refreshing beer.  Continue »

Dana Baird
 
May 17, 2012 | Dana Baird

Dana's Craft Beer Blog - Granville Island

Some old friends came by my patio this past weekend, Granville Island Brewing's Brockton IPA & Kitsilano Maple Cream. Its was good to reconnect, I told them not to take it too personal that I've been spending time with their co worker False Creek Raspberry Ale but its only around for the spring / summer (that's another post, I just keep drinking it before I can write about it).  Continue »

Kelsey S
 
March 22, 2012 | Kelsey S

Getting into wine!

Are you someone who isn’t into wine yet? Well let me tell you about my first experience with wine...  Continue »

Dana Baird
 
February 8, 2012 | Dana Baird

Dana's Craft Beer Blog Week 1

Hi friends, And welcome to my craft beer blog, let me be straight up, this is for people looking to drink fun micro brews, something different and unique. This is not a forum for hops, yeast & I only drink beers that begin with the letter T that come from Portland. This is beer by the people for the people, if your looking for exciting & adventures things to try from local brew houses that have a passion & zest for making real beer then your in the right place. I will be reviewing weekly and hope I can help you find that right flavour for game night, movie night, date night or full on session time.  Continue »

Maxim P
 
January 2, 2012 | Maxim P

Delving Into the Beer-verse!

I am often asked “What is your favorite beer?” or “I am new to beer and I don’t know what I like, where should I start?” While I have my favorites, I always have something new in mind that I’ve never tried before. That’s part of the adventure of being a beer-lover, the seemingly limitless varieties. Now keep in mind that mood, season, weather, and occasion are just a few variables to think about when making a beer selection. You might not enjoy a thick, rich, merciless stout on a scorching summer’s day, as much as you would after shoveling the driveway of snow on a chilly winter afternoon.  Continue »

Jessica Bryans
 
December 12, 2011 | Jessica Bryans

Celebrate the Holidays with Champagne

Tis the season for bubbly! Sparkling wine has been a traditional celebratory drink since the 17th century when French kings began drinking it at royal-mass and coronations in Reims. News of the unique bubbly wine spread quickly and was immediately synonymous with luxury, power and celebration.  Continue »

Kris P
 
December 8, 2011 | Kris P

If You Are What You Drink, Then I’m a Toasted Coconut!

If there is any credence in the old (albeit slightly modified) saying “you are what you drink” than I’m going to assume I’m not the only toasted coconut walking around Vancouver these days, thanks to the good folks at Dead Frog Brewery.  Continue »

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