Drinkin' for Jesus!

If you, like me, are sane, reasonable and a little cheap, you’ll  see the Advent calendars produced by Phillips Brewing and by Parallel 49 / Central City this year at the liquor store and balk at the $60-plus price tag. […]

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The hand that rocks the label

Richard Hatter had a difficult job and he knew it. His firm, Hired Guns, had been tapped to redesign the label for Fat Tug, one of B.C.’s most influential beers – and one that already had an iconic label. According […]

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Gluten for Punishment

As a ruggedly handsome 43-year-old man with a lustrous ginger beard, an open-minded palate, near-perfect digestion and guts of iron, I have never had an issue with gluten. If I could make love to it or shower in the stuff, […]

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Know your freaky hangover cures, people

First, there was alcohol. And it was good. Then – likely the next morning – came the nauseous, head-pounding hangover. And it was very bad. For thousands of years, different cultures all over the world have suffered hangovers, and have […]

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The Growler guide to Portland

There’s too bloody much to do in Portland. You might know this. If not…dude. Every district has a dozen little neighbourhoods, all of which are self-contained with every kind of restaurant imaginable, countless bars, excellent coffee shops, strip joints and, […]

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Where's Surrey's beer scene, dude?

Perhaps you’ve already noticed, but B.C.’s craft beer boom has been consistent across the province. Smaller, more remote communities such as Cumberland, Invermere and Terrace have all staked a claim to the burgeoning industry, right alongside Vancouver and Victoria. There […]

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