Calendar of Events – March 2019

Vancouver’s Brazilian Carnival – Vancouver, March 1 Latincouver, Sambacouver and Bom Brazil bring to Vancouver the second edition of Brazilian Carnaval! Lively music featuring Sambacouver, Bloco Sambatá, Samba Fusion, and DJ Nanda, playing the best Brazilian hits. Click here for details. Glory! A Gospel Music Celebration – Vancouver, March 2 From hip hop and R&B flavoured…

Taste Your Way through Whistler Cornucopia

Whistler’s popular annual food and wine festival, Whistler Cornucopia, is back this month! Celebrating it’s 22nd year, Cornucopia takes place November 8-18, 2018. Two weeks of dining events, tastings, drink seminars, and parties, there’s plenty to experience in Whistler before the start of the ski/snowboard season. Local Whistler restaurateurs and visiting B.C. and Canadian chefs alike have…

Recap: Whistler Cornucopia’s Poured

During last weekend’s Whistler Cornucopia food & wine festival, the signature drink event Poured took place on Saturday evening. Similar to the Night Market the night before (see my recap on that event here), Poured was hosted at the Whistler Conference Centre and displayed various stations/booths of beer, wine and spirits, along with a few…

Brews, Bites & BBQ at The Boathouse Restaurant

The sun is shining and you just got off work. What better way to spend an evening than enjoying a beer and some BBQ on a patio. This week I was invited to enjoy Brews, Bites & BBQ at The Boathouse Restaurant in New Westminster. This special event was hosted in partnership with Granville Island…

Goose Island Beer Co. Beer Dinner in Vancouver

This week I had the opportunity to attend Goose Island Beer Co.‘s migration media dinner in Vancouver. Goose Island Beer Co. is a Chicago based craft beer company. Their beers are distributed throughout the US, UK, and recently started expanding in the Canadian craft beer market. Goose Island hosted an intimate beer dinner at Glowbal,…

Truck Stop Concerts – Quirky Beer and Live Music All Summer!

Living in Vancouver, it’s hard to dislike beer. With all the craft breweries in the city and province, there’s a draft for everyone’s unique tastes. But only one of those breweries throws a kickass concert series every year for the East Van crowd to rock out. Red Truck has always been one of my favourites (hoppy and…

Five Things to do In Stanley Park this Summer

Stanley Park is home to many fun activities, like the Vancouver Aquarium, Horse-Drawn Carriage rides and the Seawall, but the park is home to many, many other amusements. Thanks to Stanley Park Brewery, a few Vancouver influencers and myself got to re-acquaint ourselves with this gorgeous green space in this gorgeous city we call home!…

Vancouver Craft Beer Week is here!

Vancouver’s 7th Annual Craft Beer Week is back – bigger and boozier than ever! The 10-day celebration, running from May 27 to June 5 with various events, will be showing off the finest ales, tastiest lagers, and best beers, in the biggest beerfest Western Canada has ever seen. This year’s VCBW’s 3-day weekend festival from June…

One size fits all with Steam Whistle St-Paddy’s ½ L Boot #CONTEST

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. It’s time to celebrate the way the Irish do: with good food and of course, good beer. Steam Whistle Brewing, makers of Canada’s Pilsner, are bringing out the Irish spirit with their ½ L glass Leprechaun Boot now available in locations across British Columbia! Find the pint-of-gold…

Brewmasters Dinner Partnership with ARC Dining and Parallel 49 Brewing

Parallel 49’s Head Process Engineer and Brewmaster Graham With has an amazing set of skills. He combines a Bachelors of Applied Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering with the art and skill of crafting unique and innovative beers that are designed to pair perfectly with Chef Alessandro Vianello’s delectable dishes. In fact, these two professionals…