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Between Meals: Cycling the Italian Dolomites

  Vacant eyes obsessively track the road’s painted solid white line. Deep breaths repetitively inhale the increasingly sparse oxygen. Pedals turnover rhythmically up the unceasing ten degree incline. The landscape…

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Posted by: on Saturday, July 4th, 2015
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Communist Ales

  Beer has long lifted the burdens of the working class, and so it is fitting that Karl Marx who toiled to relieve the working class’ burdens was oft to lift an ale himself .  However, back in my economic…

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Posted by: on Friday, March 29th, 2013
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Howe Sound Brewery in Pictures

I was recently up at the Howe Sound Inn and Brewery taking in some of British Columbia’s awesome scenery and imbibing way too much. If you get the chance, I recommend stopping in for their pulled pork pizza and a…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
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The Great Canadian Cheese Festival

This past weekend I journeyed to the idyllic Quinte’s Isle, just East of Toronto, to (over) indulge my culinary passions at the first “Great Canadian Cheese Festival”. Despite the slightly cheesy sounding name,…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, June 8th, 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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Deep Fried Everything at State Fair of Texas [Video]

So I was thinking, of all places to visit in the US, what’s the most unlikely spot for me to take a vacation? Or better yet, where would I experience the most culture shock? Why, Dallas Texas sounds shocking enough…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, October 26th, 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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Although we had a late start, this has been the summer of dining al fresco. From working lunches to beach n’ Bocce dinners, I have attempted to consume this season’s bounty outdoors. Some of my favourite…

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Posted by: on Friday, August 27th, 2010
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Why do we Cheers?

Cheers, Chin Chin, Santé, Salute or Kanpai. The sound of these generally means that drinks are about to be enjoyed with friends. Perhaps an Old Fashioned, Sazerac or a nice glass of Nebbiolo…but I digress. A few…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
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Visiting Vancouver’s Secret Brewery

I’d like to be able to start off this article with a shadowy meeting; with a blindfolded car ride or with a secret entrance of some kind. The truth, though, is that this story ended up being about as local as local…

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Posted by: on Sunday, April 4th, 2010
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Olympic Eating (& Drinking)

There are a lot of people in town celebrating national pride and a large part of that is culinary. “Houses” (more like tents in most cases) have sprung up all over town draped in the colours of their homeland.…

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Posted by: on Thursday, February 25th, 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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Ready, Set…Drink

Not too long ago we received an unsolicited copy of the book Drinking Vancouver, 100 Great Bars in the City and Beyond by travel writer John Lee. As far as credentials go, I suppose being a British ex-pat makes him a…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, January 20th, 2010
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