Category: Beer & Spirits

Glenfiddich Pairing Dinner at Hawksworth

Last week, I attended a dinner at Hawksworth Restaurant that featured the Glenfiddich line-up of whiskey’s paired with wonderful dishes from Chef Stewart Boyles and Chef David Hawksworth’s chefs team. 1st Course: Salmon lightly smoked, picked cucumber, chilli, olive oil,…

Grand Marnier Pairing Dinner at West

On October 28, I attended a dinner at West Restaurant that featured Patrick Raguenaud, who is the master distiller at Grand Marnier in France.  Master Distiller, Patrick Raguenaud presented his Grand Marnier Cuvée collection with wonderful dishes from culinary mastermind…

Parallel 49 Brewing Schadenfreude Launch Party

Earlier in the week, I attended a terrific and fun launch party of Parallel 49’s fall release of their Oktoberfest Lager. This beer sets itself apart from other pumpkin ales by being light and refreshing. Pumpkin is used in the…

Craft Brew Touring in the East Village

Last Sunday, I went on my own tour of four new craft breweries in the East Village neighborhood.  My cousin joined me for this walking tour as we started off at Off The Rail which is located just East of…

Stanley Park Brewing Sunsetter Launch Party

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a fabulous beachside party for the launch of Stanley Park Brewing’s new Sunsetter Summer Ale. This well-organized event took place in the heart of English Bay just above the beach on a beautiful…

Rare Brews & BBQ

On May 31st I attended this one of a kind of event that combined the best in local beer with in house BBQ meats along with other dishes at Darby’s Public House in Kitsilano. It was a packed house inside…

Touring Red Truck Brewery

I recently toured the expansive Red Truck Beer Company brewery in the heart of what was once known as Historical Brewery Creek, just outside of Downtown Vancouver. The new Brewery features the Red Truck Stop Diner along with the Red…

Celebrating the Spirits at BC Distilled

On April 18th I attended BC Distilled that featured over 23 distilleries from across British Columbia, it was mostly small-batch distilleries and many of them were new. Tasting was the operative word here and there were a few that not…

Touring Strange Fellows Brewery

Iain Hill & Aaron Jonckheere started their impressive brewery in late 2014 in a 9,000 sq foot building in East Van. After visiting the tasting room a few weeks prior, Aaron toured me around the establishment where I had a…

Seraph Spirits Launch and Mixologist Competition

Last week we attended a launch party at Guilt & Co in Gastown where 4 mixologists competed for top spot mixing the Seraph Gin or Vodka into their own cocktail. Winning mixologist is Mike Shum from Fairmont Pacific Rim. His…

Touring Powell St. Brewery

David and Nicole started a small brewery in East Van not too long ago that grew organically by leaps and bounds. I had the opportunity to finally try their beer when I was at nearby eatery Kessel & March for…

Craft Brewers in the Vancouver area

With the changing liquor laws in British Columbia, and the interest in Craft Beer growing, we have seen many new breweries open across the Lower Mainland in the past couple of years with many more to come in the coming…

Powell Street Brewery Dinner at Kessel & March

I attended this dinner on April 27 at Kessel & March which is situated in the East Village brewery district in East Van.  Featuring a 4 course meal served family style created by  Executive Chef Tony Marzo paired with a…

Touring Steamworks Brewing

I had the opportunity to tour this spectacular brewery recently with Walter Cosman (President) who showed me around the 30,000 sq foot facility. Presently the only brewery located in Burnaby, it is not only large, it’s fully automated from brewing…

Touring The Liberty Distillery

Last week I toured, Vancouver’s first craft distillery to create spirits from organic wheat, located on Granville Island. This new distillery has been 4 years in the making, Lisa Simpson, co-founder with her husband Robert have exuberant patience as well…

Touring Odd Society Distillery

Odd Society Spirits is the latest distillery to open in East Van and one unique operation, I had a chance to take a tour the other day. I met both Miriam Karp (Co-owner), and Joshua Beach one of the master…

Touring Parallel 49 Brewing

I met up with Graham With the brewmaster at Parallel 49 Brewing in East Van for a tour of the brewery and for a chat. Graham is always full of stories about the beer that he has brewed as well as…

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