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Adventures in Brewing, Part II

(This is the second in a three part series. Part I.) I got into brewing this past fall. It seemed inevitable for most of the year, but it was only in September that I finally committed to making my first batch. I bought…

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Posted by: on Sunday, January 9th, 2011
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Vancouver Tap News – Dec 17, 2010

Here’s what’s on tap in Vancouver this weekend. As always, first up is a tour of the current beer list at the Alibi Room. Le Nez Rouge Belgian Tripel (Vancouver) – Yaletown Brewing’s brewmaster…

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Posted by: on Friday, December 17th, 2010
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Adventures in Brewing, Part I

(This is the first in a three part series. Part II.) For someone who appreciates a good pint as much as I do, I’ve known rather little about the way it’s made. Sure, you’ve got your canonical list of…

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Posted by: on Monday, December 13th, 2010
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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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Extreme Beer

When is a beer not a beer anymore? Perhaps when it’s stronger than whiskey.

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Posted by: on Friday, September 3rd, 2010
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Vancouver Craft Beer Week

Over the past handful of years the brewers of British Columbia have really stepped up their game and started producing outstanding beer that’s gaining international acclaim. Take Gary Lohin for example, the…

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Posted by: on Saturday, May 1st, 2010
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Dave’s Vancouver Beer Guide 2010

It started innocently enough. “Who owns Okanagan Spring Brewing?” asked my wife one evening last week. “Sleeman, I think.” But then I wondered… who owned Sleeman? And who owned them? And that…

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Posted by: on Thursday, January 28th, 2010
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Long Table Series

When I caught wind of their new Long Table Series, I knew it was time for a trip back to the new Irish Heather.

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Posted by: on Monday, July 20th, 2009
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Smoky Lamb & Chipotle Stew

About a year ago I was faced with the task of roasting a leg of lamb in an unfamiliar kitchen. I pulled it off, barely, but we were left with a bunch of undercooked meat in the fridge that needed using the next day. A…

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Posted by: on Saturday, January 24th, 2009
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Dogfish Head

I really didn’t want to tell anyone about this. I wanted it all for myself. But it looks like the supply lines are opening up a little, so I feel a bit safer in letting you all in on a delicious little secret.…

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Posted by: on Monday, January 19th, 2009
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Medina Café

Fellow Foodist Lauren and I braved this morning’s snow to hit up Medina Café the morning they opened back up post-holidays. As Chambar’s little sister, Medina shares owners and sits one door down on Beattie…

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Posted by: on Saturday, January 3rd, 2009
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