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Before I begin this post, I need to say yes, we all have our preferred beer styles. We all get a little bit excited when we see a favourite style of ours listed on the menu as an offering, or as a new arrival at a liquor store. However, contrary to what some people might […]

At the Canadian Brewing Awards last year, a local seasonal favourite was deservingly awarded Beer of the Year. Shortly following that achievement, and due to high demand, it became available year round. This beer has truly set the bar high for BC sours. If you haven’t guessed our pick for Flagship Friday yet, it’s Four […]


As we’ve touched on before, Driftwood Brewing has a well known reputation of releasing some of the most anticipated limited releases of the year. From Sartori, to their sour beer series, and of course Singularity, Driftwood has found a way to create anticipation in beer drinkers throughout the year and, just in time for Beer […]

Back in December, we featured the first post in our Straight to the Source series, a series devoted to highlighting tasting rooms and other hot-spots that feature delicious craft beer. The plan was to try to continue this series at least semi-monthly. Then, life and school got in the way. We are happy to say […]


Happy Friday, everyone! I typically work nights on Friday, and by the time my shift is over, if we don’t have anything new for me to try on tap, I stick with one of my favourite Steel & Oak beers: Red Pilsner. Red Pilsner is quite the beer. Jamie (a friend and coworker) has even […]

One of my favourite things about the craft beer industry is the commitment to experimentation. You need only to peek at a brewery’s tap list, to know that brewers are not afraid to try new ideas and push the boundaries of what different ingredients and techniques can bring to a beer. This has of course […]

Our second instalment of our Hanging Out With series brings us to Darby’s Gastown to chat with bar manager Alex Berner. We both are enjoying pints of Happyness. I (Heather) met Alex a year ago at a mutual friend’s bottle share birthday party. We ended up riding the Skytrain together and a friendship quickly blossomed. […]