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Vancouver Tap News – Dec 2, 2010

While fellow Foodist Jer Thorp sojourns in New York, I thought I might take the liberty of reviving a favourite regular feature on this site that he used to write. Up till last year he would frequently update us with tap…

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Posted by: on Thursday, December 2nd, 2010
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The Beer Geek’s Guide to the Alibi Room’s 100th Beer List

In December, beer geeks (enthusiasts?) lined up early at the Alibi Room to celebrate an auspicious event – the Alibi’s 100th Beer List. Nigel Springthorpe types each list out by hand – on a typewriter…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, January 6th, 2010
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Alibi Room On Tap – August 27, 2009: Cask Crawl!

Before we get to the on-tap list this week, let’s talk about this Saturday’s First Annual Cask Crawl. I know the word ‘crawl’ brings up visions of busloads of university kids wearing plastic,…

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Posted by: on Thursday, August 27th, 2009
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Alibi Room on tap – August 11, 2009: The Belgians are coming!

Eight years ago, I attended Feast of Fields, an annual harvest festival that takes place in several locations across the province. In 2001, the event was held at the UBC Farm. It was an amazing day, featuring a…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, August 11th, 2009
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Alibi Room on Tap June 2009

Check out what’s on tap at the Alibi Room right now. Personally, I’m down for the special Sea Cider. I think I’ll sneak in on Moday after work as they are planning to make a night out of it with a…

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Posted by: on Friday, June 12th, 2009
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Tap News From The Alibi: April 1st, 2009

After a successful month of $4 cask-pint Tuesdays, the Alibi is back to business (and beer) as usual, with a lot of exciting things being pumped and poured this week. Currently in the casks: Central City Empire IPA…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, April 1st, 2009
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Tap News from the Alibi: 03/20/09

This is the second update in a week, because they’re going through beer like crazy at the Alibi and kegs are changing quickly (a group of Foodists were there last night… coincidence?) Here’s the news: 3…

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Posted by: on Friday, March 20th, 2009
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On the meal that turned me into a Foodist

I can tell you with certainty that one dinner at the Alibi Room in 1998 turned me into a Foodist. What’s your story?

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Posted by: on Monday, March 9th, 2009
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Tap News from the Alibi: 02/18/09

Beer lovers in Vancouver will know that The Alibi Room is the place to go for a pint (or six). While the Alibi’s website is regularly updated with a complete tap-list, proprietor Nigel Springthorpe has kindly agreed…

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Posted by: on Thursday, February 19th, 2009
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Red Seal Ale at the Alibi: Get it while you can!

A few years ago, I drove down the coast from Vancouver to San Francisco, winding through Washington State, Oregon and California on the way to a too-short stay in Shaky Town. The drive is a beer-lovers treasure hunt, with…

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Posted by: on Saturday, November 15th, 2008
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Beer Lovers find Room at the Alibi

Over the last few months, Nigel Springthorpe has been quietly turning the Alibi Room into Vancouver’s best spot for microbrew & craft beers. The on-tap selection is excellent, with a collection of brews from…

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Posted by: on Saturday, May 3rd, 2008
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Giffard (on the) Rocks!

My first encounter with Giffard was at the Alibi Room in Vancouver. It was my birthday and I ordered a drink, the name of which now escapes me. It was a marvellous, refreshing and lively cocktail bursting with the floral…

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Posted by: on Saturday, March 10th, 2007
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