Vancouver Craft Beer Cocktail Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Craft Beer Cocktail Challenge. Restaurants and bars from all over the city were invited to enter their Sangria creations into this challenge, most have created a special creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant/bar will be featuring their craft beer cocktail creations on their menu from October 1-25, 2015.

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How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the craft beer cocktail creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best sangria creation for the People’s Choice award winners. 

Share your experiences: Tweet (and don’t forget to tweet or instagram your photos) throughout the challenge, our twitter and instagram address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #BeerCocktailChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your tweets during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite craft beer cocktail creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

Get some friends together and make a day or night of it, visit 2 places or more and taste the different craft beer cocktail creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites

Here are the 4 Craft Beer Cocktail creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

The Apron

The Gearshift

The Gearshift

The Gearshift 

Price: $8.00

Description: Shift your night into high gear with this twist on the classic bourbon cocktail

Ingredients: Maker’s Mark Kentucky Bourbon, Southern Comfort, Red Truck Ale, Angostura Bitters, Marachino Cherry, Lemon Twist

Created by: Allister Cave

Offered: Lunch and Dinner 9am – 11pm

The Apron

3099 Corvette Way, Richmond

Tel: 604-303-6565

Web: http://www.westinvancouverairport.com/dining

Twitter: @apronyvr

 

American Grille

Schadenfreudenater

Schadenfreudenater

Schadenfreudenater

Price: $8.95

Description: a beer cocktail that celebrates the spirit of the spooky season combining Parallel 49’s Pumpkin Ale, with vanilla vodka and a scoop of pumpkin ice cream

Ingredients: 1 oz. Vanilla Vodka, 175 ml. Pumpkin Ale, 1 scoop Pumpkin Ice Cream

Created by: Donovan

Offered: All the time

American Grille

7571 Westminster Highway, Richmond

Tel: 604-232-2804

Web: http://american-grille.com/

Twitter: @GrilleYVR

 

Darby’s Public House

Bodega Breeze

Bodega Breeze

Bodega Breeze

Price: $9

Created by: James Olivier.

Description:

Ingredients: 3oz Steamworks Pilsner, 1oz Rangpur or Bombay Gin, 1.25oz IPA, lime, basil simple syrup, 3 basil leaves, 1.5oz lemon juice, .5oz lime juice, 1 lemon twist, *Cascadia Hop sugar

Offered: 11am-midnight everyday

Darby’s Public House

2001 Macdonald St, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 731-0617

Web: http://www.darbyspub.ca/

Twitter: @darbys_in_kits

 

Bitter Tasting Room

Shea's Orange

Shea’s Orange

Shea’s Orange

Price: $9

Created by: Joel Dauncey

Description:

Ingredients: 2 Oz spicebox whiskey, 2 Oz fresh squeeze orange juice,1/2 Oz fresh lemon juice, 1/2 Oz simple syrup, 1/2 Oz egg, Lemon and orange bitters, Top with Schadenfruede

Offered: 11am-midnight everyday

Bitter Tasting Room

16 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 558-4658

Web: http://www.bittertastingroom.com/

Twitter: @BitterVancouver

 

Make sure you pick up one of the Craft Beer Cocktail Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants and keep a record of your favourite creations. Remember to Vote for your favourites daily, all the voting details are at

https://vancouverfoodster.com/craft-beer-cocktail-challenge/

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

 

Joe Leary

Host of Just Here for the Beer Radio, Broadcaster, Feature Writer/Columnist for 24 Hours Newspaper, Feature Writer BC Lions Magazine

Twitter: @reallyjoeleary

 

Benjamin Yong

Freelance writer and journalist for Darpan Magazine and other publications.

Twitter: @b_yong

 

Henry Yuen

Freelance writer for Beyond Chopsticks and other publications.

Twitter: @beyondchopstick