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Hearthstone Brewery where its not all about the beer

.. [To view this on mobile, scroll to the bottom of your screen and select “View Full Site”] I seldom go to pubs because as a wine drinker and foodie I find the food to be edible without any lack lustre and beer too hoppy for my oenophilic tastes. But at the recent Friends and Family …

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Oh What a Night of Casa Sauza Tequila Tasting at Café Medina

  Most of us have probably experienced a night in our youth chucking back tequila shooters until the porcelain bus arrived and in the morning felt as though a Chihuahua has bitten our head off. As a frequent visitor to Mexico, I’ve been on a few tequila factory tours and tasted a whole …

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Launch of Dead Frog Brewery Nutty Uncle Peanut Butter Stout

Were there any dead frogs harmed in the making of this brew? I hope not as the beers taste nothing like stewed swamp things but judging by the opinions of my friends who are beer fanatics, it was one ha-ha-happy crowd at uncasking of the Nutty Uncle Peanut Butter Stout at the BITTER TASTING ROOM. …

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3 courses, 3 cocktails and 3 times less likely to remember my name – my review of Bittered Sling Bistro

  Cocktail enthusiasts rejoice because the Bittered Sling Bistro is a haven for both the cocktail enthused and foodies. Every two weeks, one of Vancouver’s bartenders competes for the title of mixology master of the season’s competition as they concoct creative cocktails with …

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Hop Inspired August Jack Pairs Crafty Beers with Sly Eats

If it looks like a pub and smells like a pub, does that it make like other pubs? Well, hold on tight to your bottle caps because Chef Benjamin Curtis is the master of pairing crafty artisan beers with sly eats. Although the August Jack is focused on providing an exclusive selection of …

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Launch of Ginja Ninja Ginger Beer from Granville Island Brewing

“They call me Brucina Lee.  Bruce was my brother”.  Growing up Asian means attending dusk to dawn kung fu movies and having Asian food at every meal time.  So I considered it a little ironic to attend the launch of Ginja Ninga Beer with food pairings from the Roaming Dragon Truck  …

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Celebrating Robbie Burns Day at Granville Island Brewing with Scottish Ale and Haggis

Being invited to a Robbie Burns celebration means never having to say I’m sorry, did I just look up your kilt? Oh yes Scottish appetizers paired with Scottish ale, it was a grand ole party with bagpipes and all. And even though I’m not a Scottish lassie, although on this occasion, I …

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Canadian Club Launch of Mad Men, Season 5 DVD

Guest Blog and Photo by Tess McCann Why hello Don Draper, yes, I would love to sit down with you and share a Canadian Club cocktail. Isn’t that the dream? It came as close to being true at the Canadian Club Mad Men season five DVD launch as I think it ever will. It was a night of old fashioned …

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Oh What an Apothic Night – Launch of Apothic White Wine

Red robust and juicy or white, light and luscious?  If its Apothic, make it a truckload of each and have it delivered to my house before happy hour tonight. Apothic winemaker, Boyd Morrison releases Apothic 2011 White which is a light, luscious blend of Chardonnay, Riesling and Moscato – an …