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VANCOUVER CRAFT BEER WEEK May 31-June 8, 2013

VANCOUVER CRAFT BEER WEEK May 31-June 8, 2013

Going all out at Vancouver Craft Beer Week Coastal Casual Comfort

yaletown

1165 mainland st vancouver next to canada line 604-696-0400

8 craft beers on tap $7 appies 3-5pm daily weekend brunch

*opening mid-june*

denman 1037 denman st vancouver @ comox 604-428-0400

16 craft beers on tap 8 BC wines on tap yes - wine on tap too!

www.hubrestaurant.ca

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ho knew there were so many craft beer lovers in Vancouver? The organizers of Vancouver Craft Beer Week. Since ticket sales opened last month, many of the events that celebrate good, artisanal beer have sold out (including the opening night gala at the Roundhouse). By pairing great beers with some of this city’s finest chefs and restaurants, foodies and beer geeks can share their passions with one another. (What happens after the event is up to them.) Here are some of the events to which tickets are still available but we suggest you visit VancouverCraftBeerWeek.com soon to make sure you get your seat at the table. SATURDAY JUNE 1 FEATURE: THE SCIENCE OF BREWING MEETS THE ART OF THE COCKTAIL 6–9pm $69 Some purists in the beer industry might argue that beer is, in itself, a perfectly crafted cocktail of barley, yeast, hops, water, and usually other additives. Conversely, some mixologists might argue that the flavour profile of beer is not ideal and does not, in fact, have chemistry with spirits. We would like to explore the relationship between beer and spirits and invite you to join us for a night of beer mixology and creativity. Exclusively for VCBW we’ll feature a Deschutes Mirror Pond and Hendricks Gin cocktail as well as a Chimay Rouge cocktail that brings a twist to the ordinary Americano. Savour one of the two craft beer cocktails and enjoy a tasting plate consisting of exceptional charcuterie and artisan cheeses. RAW CANVAS: 1046 Hamilton St www.rawcanvas.com Tel: 604.687.1729 WALK-UP: JUNETOBERFEST 11am–11pm A festival of lager! Come on down to Tap & Barrel and enjoy

the reemerging craft beer style — lager! This is our very own version of Oktoberfest — but in June. We want to re-introduce the craft beer world back to this traditional and often forgotten style. Join us whilst we sling full pints of a variety of German style beers that will pair perfectly with our fine German food specials. TAP & BARREL: 1 Athletes Way www.tapandbarrel.com Tel: 604.685.2223 SUNDAY JUNE 2 FEATURE: CANADIAN COMFORTS 7–11pm $69 Edible Canada is proud to feature a collection of Vancouver Island’s tastiest breweries — Phillips, Spinnakers, Hoyne, Driftwood, and Vancouver Island Brewing — to celebrate VCBW! Join them on Granville Island for an evening of high comfort foods, unique craft beers, live music by Casa Rosa, brewmasters and pure Canadian indulgence. Your ticket includes an array of delectable fare including duck fat donuts, fresh spot prawns, Fiore Farms pork and more, for an evening that will have your taste buds dancing! Each Brewery will showcase their favourite fermentations to cater to your palate, hopes and dreams! EDIBLE CANADA: 1596 Johnston Street www.ediblecanada.com Tel: 604.682.6681 WALK-UP: DIX REUNION 3pm–Late Three years ago we said goodbye to DIX BBQ & Brewery with the Four Beers and a Funeral Pub Crawl. This year we’re remembering those awesome times with four casks courtesy of former DIX Brewmasters Derek Franche (Whistler Brewhouse / High Mountain Brewing) & Tony Dewald (Dead Frog Brewing), as well as a special DIX edition dinner feature. No reservations required, just show up and enjoy! THE WHIP: 209 E 6th Avenue www.thewhiprestaurant.com Tel: 604.874.4687

100% local craft beer on tap.

Gastown’s ORIGINAL Pizzeria 103 Columbia Street 604.688.8694 • incendio.ca 2

May 30 – June 5, 2013

MONDAY JUNE 3 SIGNATURE: BIERCRAFT BELGIAN SHOWCASE 6:30-11pm $75 We’re pouring over 50 Belgian and Belgian-style beers for you to sample to your heart’s content. Along with such legends as Rochefort, St. Bernardus, and Delirium Tremens you can also sample some of the best examples of Belgian styles created by both local and US craft breweries such as Commons, Logsdon and Driftwood. BIERCRAFT BISTRO ON CAMBIE 3305 Cambie St www.biercraft.com/cambie Tel: 604.874.6900 WALK-UP: JOIN THE REVOLUTION! 7–9:30pm Celebrate with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe, at Yaletown Brewing as he launches his new book, Craft Beer Revolution: The Insider’s Guide to B.C. Breweries, and speaks about B.C.’s extraordinary craft beer industry. The book will be available for $19.95 (includes one beer ticket!) and Joe will be on hand to sign copies. In addition to Yaletown Brewing’s exceptional regular line-up of beers, brewmaster Iain Hill is preparing a special “revolutionary” cask-conditioned beer for the event. YALETOWN BREWING COMPANY 1111 Mainland St www.drinkfreshbeer.com/yaletown Tel: 604.681.2739 TUESDAY JUNE 4 SIGNATURE: THE QUEENS REPUBLIC PRESENTS THE 2ND ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE BARTENDER BEER COCKTAIL COMPETITION 6pm–Late $25 Driftwood Brewing and The Queen’s Republic join forces to present the second annual VCBW Beer Cocktail Competition. Some of Vancouver’s top bartenders will square off at The Queen’s Republic, with only bar tools and creativity to create a beer cocktail using one of Driftwood Brewing’s limited release beers. The prize? A trip for two

to visit the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. Attendees will be served canapés from The Queen’s Republic’s amazing modern pub-food menu, two Driftwood beers, and will be able to sample each cocktail made by the competitors. THE QUEENS REPUBLIC 958 Granville St www.donnellygroup.ca Tel: 604.713.1811 WEDNESDAY JUNE 5 WALK-UP: ROMER’S BURGER BAR BATTLE OF THE CASKS 4–9pm Join Romer’s Burger Bar in their newest location in Yaletown for an outdoor bbq and battle of the casks. Sliders being cooked on an outdoor flattop while four specially brewed casks from some of BC’s best battle for brewmaster supremacy. ROMER’S BURGER BAR 1039 Mainland Street www.romersburgerbar.com Tel: 604.559.7210 THURSDAY JUNE 6 SIGNATURE: BROTHERS IN HOPS 6–10pm $75 They are brothers from different mothers, but all sons of the hop. Four Pacific Northwest brewers have teamed up to host a night of hop-tastic food and drink. Each brewer will be bring-

FEATURE: THE RIVER BOAT THROWDOWN! 7pm–2am $25 The Portside Pub and #YVRBeerTweetup proudly present ‘The Riverboat Throwdown!’ In keeping with this year’s VCBW theme, The Portside Pub will be decked out like a riverboat casino. Attendees can partake in 5 casino games with professional dealers.10 breweries will compete for the title of Cask Maverick! Specialty casks from the following breweries will be put to battle! – Deep Cove, Lighthouse, Vancouver Island, Parallel

49, Central City, R&B, Red Truck, Russell, and Tofino Brewing. #YVRBeerTweetup will push the competition over social media with live-voting! There will be great prizes plus a number of other fun things we’re keeping under wraps. To cap the night off will be performances by The Sweetpea Swing Band that will push the party to the wee hours. Attending in costume is highly recommended! $25 includes: casino playing tokens, VCBW tasting glass, and a ticket for 1 cask taster. PORTSIDE PUB 7 Alexander St www.theportsidepub.com Tel: 604.559.6333 WALK-UP: PECKINPAH GOES WHOLE HOG 12pm ’til the pig runs out! Join the Gastown restaurant all day as it puts a piggie’s feet to the fire for the 3rd annual whole hog pig roast! Specially paired with beers from Red Truck, and Russell Brewing. Servings are limited, so it’s first come first serve. No reservations required, just show up and enjoy! PECKINPAH RESTAURANT 2 Water Street www.peckinpahbbq.com Tel: 604.681.5411

VCBW to hold its largest closing party ever at River Rock By Gen Handley

S

ince its launch in 2010, Vancouver Craft Beer Week has impressively grown from 10 participating breweries close to 70 this year. While it’s a problem that the organizers love to have, this level of enthusiasm has its challenges. “Our final event last year sold out so we needed a bigger venue this year,” says Chris Bjerrisgard, co-founder and marketing manager for VCBW. “Finding bigger venues in Vancouver isn’t that easy — especially because of our

Vancouver’s best selection of Craft, Draft and Belgian Beers.

criteria like being near transit, having access to hotels as well as our safety standards.” But while planning the annual nine-day event, the VCBW team found the perfect space for the wrap-up party at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond. Sponsored by Earls Kitchen + Bar and the Donnelly Group, the two-day finale will host patrons on a massive patio and two large beer halls, with more than 50 local and international breweries participating and offering their fermentations to thirsty visitors. On June 7, the two-day VCBW Beer Festival kicks off at the River

Rock’s outdoor patio from 5 to 7pm. More than 50 breweries, from as near as your neighbourhood to as far as Belgium, will be participating. On June 8, you have from 2 to 7pm to sample the craft beer industry’s finest. Tickets to each event are $35 and include a VCBW taster glass and three drink tokens. Additional tokens are $1.25 each. For more information about VCBW’s final event, and to purchase tickets, go to VancouverCraftBeerWeek.com.

HOME TO THE LARGEST CRAFT BEER SELECTION IN THE PROVINCE

CELEBRATE VANCOUVER CRAFT BEER WEEK WITH US!

IN-STORE TASTINGS: DESCHUTES BEER TASTING May 31st 4pm-8pm RICKARD’S SHANDY TASTING June 1st 2-6pm LIGHTHOUSE BEER TASTING June 2nd 2-6pm

SIGNATURE EVENT: CICERONE VS SOMMELIER

June 5th 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Join us for the ultimate food-pairing challenge as beer and wine experts go head-to-head to answer the burning question, “What pairs better with food – beer or wine?” Buy tickets@vancouvercraftbeerweek.com.

3305 Cambie St. 604.874.6900 1191 Commercial Dr. 604.254.2437

biercraft.com

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ing signature styles of hoppy brews for guests to sample, taste and discuss at The Butcher & Bullock. The night’s featured brewers will be Ben Love of Gigantic Brewery, Gary Lohin of Surrey’s Central City Brewing, Jaime Floyd of Ninkasi brewing, and Graham With of Parallel 49 brewing. We’ll also have a featured home brewer that evening to showcase the hobbyist’s point of view. Come down, grab a pint, and meet the Brothers in Hops. Ticket includes samples of the beers in question along with beer paired food stations. THE BUTCHER & BULLOCK 911 W Pender Street www.donnellygroup.ca Tel: 604.662.8866

1633 Manitoba Street | 604.331.7900 | legacyliquorstore.com |

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LegacyLiquor

May 30 – June 5, 2013

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VANCOUVER CRAFT BEER WEEK May 31-June 8, 2013

VANCOUVER CRAFT BEER WEEK May 31-June 8, 2013

Going all out at Vancouver Craft Beer Week Coastal Casual Comfort

yaletown

1165 mainland st vancouver next to canada line 604-696-0400

8 craft beers on tap $7 appies 3-5pm daily weekend brunch

*opening mid-june*

denman 1037 denman st vancouver @ comox 604-428-0400

16 craft beers on tap 8 BC wines on tap yes - wine on tap too!

www.hubrestaurant.ca

W

ho knew there were so many craft beer lovers in Vancouver? The organizers of Vancouver Craft Beer Week. Since ticket sales opened last month, many of the events that celebrate good, artisanal beer have sold out (including the opening night gala at the Roundhouse). By pairing great beers with some of this city’s finest chefs and restaurants, foodies and beer geeks can share their passions with one another. (What happens after the event is up to them.) Here are some of the events to which tickets are still available but we suggest you visit VancouverCraftBeerWeek.com soon to make sure you get your seat at the table. SATURDAY JUNE 1 FEATURE: THE SCIENCE OF BREWING MEETS THE ART OF THE COCKTAIL 6–9pm $69 Some purists in the beer industry might argue that beer is, in itself, a perfectly crafted cocktail of barley, yeast, hops, water, and usually other additives. Conversely, some mixologists might argue that the flavour profile of beer is not ideal and does not, in fact, have chemistry with spirits. We would like to explore the relationship between beer and spirits and invite you to join us for a night of beer mixology and creativity. Exclusively for VCBW we’ll feature a Deschutes Mirror Pond and Hendricks Gin cocktail as well as a Chimay Rouge cocktail that brings a twist to the ordinary Americano. Savour one of the two craft beer cocktails and enjoy a tasting plate consisting of exceptional charcuterie and artisan cheeses. RAW CANVAS: 1046 Hamilton St www.rawcanvas.com Tel: 604.687.1729 WALK-UP: JUNETOBERFEST 11am–11pm A festival of lager! Come on down to Tap & Barrel and enjoy

the reemerging craft beer style — lager! This is our very own version of Oktoberfest — but in June. We want to re-introduce the craft beer world back to this traditional and often forgotten style. Join us whilst we sling full pints of a variety of German style beers that will pair perfectly with our fine German food specials. TAP & BARREL: 1 Athletes Way www.tapandbarrel.com Tel: 604.685.2223 SUNDAY JUNE 2 FEATURE: CANADIAN COMFORTS 7–11pm $69 Edible Canada is proud to feature a collection of Vancouver Island’s tastiest breweries — Phillips, Spinnakers, Hoyne, Driftwood, and Vancouver Island Brewing — to celebrate VCBW! Join them on Granville Island for an evening of high comfort foods, unique craft beers, live music by Casa Rosa, brewmasters and pure Canadian indulgence. Your ticket includes an array of delectable fare including duck fat donuts, fresh spot prawns, Fiore Farms pork and more, for an evening that will have your taste buds dancing! Each Brewery will showcase their favourite fermentations to cater to your palate, hopes and dreams! EDIBLE CANADA: 1596 Johnston Street www.ediblecanada.com Tel: 604.682.6681 WALK-UP: DIX REUNION 3pm–Late Three years ago we said goodbye to DIX BBQ & Brewery with the Four Beers and a Funeral Pub Crawl. This year we’re remembering those awesome times with four casks courtesy of former DIX Brewmasters Derek Franche (Whistler Brewhouse / High Mountain Brewing) & Tony Dewald (Dead Frog Brewing), as well as a special DIX edition dinner feature. No reservations required, just show up and enjoy! THE WHIP: 209 E 6th Avenue www.thewhiprestaurant.com Tel: 604.874.4687

100% local craft beer on tap.

Gastown’s ORIGINAL Pizzeria 103 Columbia Street 604.688.8694 • incendio.ca 2

May 30 – June 5, 2013

MONDAY JUNE 3 SIGNATURE: BIERCRAFT BELGIAN SHOWCASE 6:30-11pm $75 We’re pouring over 50 Belgian and Belgian-style beers for you to sample to your heart’s content. Along with such legends as Rochefort, St. Bernardus, and Delirium Tremens you can also sample some of the best examples of Belgian styles created by both local and US craft breweries such as Commons, Logsdon and Driftwood. BIERCRAFT BISTRO ON CAMBIE 3305 Cambie St www.biercraft.com/cambie Tel: 604.874.6900 WALK-UP: JOIN THE REVOLUTION! 7–9:30pm Celebrate with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe, at Yaletown Brewing as he launches his new book, Craft Beer Revolution: The Insider’s Guide to B.C. Breweries, and speaks about B.C.’s extraordinary craft beer industry. The book will be available for $19.95 (includes one beer ticket!) and Joe will be on hand to sign copies. In addition to Yaletown Brewing’s exceptional regular line-up of beers, brewmaster Iain Hill is preparing a special “revolutionary” cask-conditioned beer for the event. YALETOWN BREWING COMPANY 1111 Mainland St www.drinkfreshbeer.com/yaletown Tel: 604.681.2739 TUESDAY JUNE 4 SIGNATURE: THE QUEENS REPUBLIC PRESENTS THE 2ND ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE BARTENDER BEER COCKTAIL COMPETITION 6pm–Late $25 Driftwood Brewing and The Queen’s Republic join forces to present the second annual VCBW Beer Cocktail Competition. Some of Vancouver’s top bartenders will square off at The Queen’s Republic, with only bar tools and creativity to create a beer cocktail using one of Driftwood Brewing’s limited release beers. The prize? A trip for two continued on page 23

to visit the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. Attendees will be served canapés from The Queen’s Republic’s amazing modern pub-food menu, two Driftwood beers, and will be able to sample each cocktail made by the competitors. THE QUEENS REPUBLIC 958 Granville St www.donnellygroup.ca Tel: 604.713.1811 WEDNESDAY JUNE 5 WALK-UP: ROMER’S BURGER BAR BATTLE OF THE CASKS 4–9pm Join Romer’s Burger Bar in their newest location in Yaletown for an outdoor bbq and battle of the casks. Sliders being cooked on an outdoor flattop while four specially brewed casks from some of BC’s best battle for brewmaster supremacy. ROMER’S BURGER BAR 1039 Mainland Street www.romersburgerbar.com Tel: 604.559.7210 THURSDAY JUNE 6 SIGNATURE: BROTHERS IN HOPS 6–10pm $75 They are brothers from different mothers, but all sons of the hop. Four Pacific Northwest brewers have teamed up to host a night of hop-tastic food and drink. Each brewer will be bring-

FEATURE: THE RIVER BOAT THROWDOWN! 7pm–2am $25 The Portside Pub and #YVRBeerTweetup proudly present ‘The Riverboat Throwdown!’ In keeping with this year’s VCBW theme, The Portside Pub will be decked out like a riverboat casino. Attendees can partake in 5 casino games with professional dealers.10 breweries will compete for the title of Cask Maverick! Specialty casks from the following breweries will be put to battle! – Deep Cove, Lighthouse, Vancouver Island, Parallel

49, Central City, R&B, Red Truck, Russell, and Tofino Brewing. #YVRBeerTweetup will push the competition over social media with live-voting! There will be great prizes plus a number of other fun things we’re keeping under wraps. To cap the night off will be performances by The Sweetpea Swing Band that will push the party to the wee hours. Attending in costume is highly recommended! $25 includes: casino playing tokens, VCBW tasting glass, and a ticket for 1 cask taster. PORTSIDE PUB 7 Alexander St www.theportsidepub.com Tel: 604.559.6333 WALK-UP: PECKINPAH GOES WHOLE HOG 12pm ’til the pig runs out! Join the Gastown restaurant all day as it puts a piggie’s feet to the fire for the 3rd annual whole hog pig roast! Specially paired with beers from Red Truck, and Russell Brewing. Servings are limited, so it’s first come first serve. No reservations required, just show up and enjoy! PECKINPAH RESTAURANT 2 Water Street www.peckinpahbbq.com Tel: 604.681.5411

VCBW to hold its largest closing party ever at River Rock By Gen Handley

S

ince its launch in 2010, Vancouver Craft Beer Week has impressively grown from 10 participating breweries close to 70 this year. While it’s a problem that the organizers love to have, this level of enthusiasm has its challenges. “Our final event last year sold out so we needed a bigger venue this year,” says Chris Bjerrisgard, co-founder and marketing manager for VCBW. “Finding bigger venues in Vancouver isn’t that easy — especially because of our

Vancouver’s best selection of Craft, Draft and Belgian Beers.

criteria like being near transit, having access to hotels as well as our safety standards.” But while planning the annual nine-day event, the VCBW team found the perfect space for the wrap-up party at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond. Sponsored by Earls Kitchen + Bar and the Donnelly Group, the two-day finale will host patrons on a massive patio and two large beer halls, with more than 50 local and international breweries participating and offering their fermentations to thirsty visitors. On June 7, the two-day VCBW Beer Festival kicks off at the River

Rock’s outdoor patio from 5 to 7pm. More than 50 breweries, from as near as your neighbourhood to as far as Belgium, will be participating. On June 8, you have from 2 to 7pm to sample the craft beer industry’s finest. Tickets to each event are $35 and include a VCBW taster glass and three drink tokens. Additional tokens are $1.25 each. For more information about VCBW’s final event, and to purchase tickets, go to VancouverCraftBeerWeek.com.

HOME TO THE LARGEST CRAFT BEER SELECTION IN THE PROVINCE

CELEBRATE VANCOUVER CRAFT BEER WEEK WITH US!

IN-STORE TASTINGS: DESCHUTES BEER TASTING May 31st 4pm-8pm RICKARD’S SHANDY TASTING June 1st 2-6pm LIGHTHOUSE BEER TASTING June 2nd 2-6pm

SIGNATURE EVENT: CICERONE VS SOMMELIER

June 5th 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Join us for the ultimate food-pairing challenge as beer and wine experts go head-to-head to answer the burning question, “What pairs better with food – beer or wine?” Buy tickets@vancouvercraftbeerweek.com.

3305 Cambie St. 604.874.6900 1191 Commercial Dr. 604.254.2437

biercraft.com

WEVancouver.com

ing signature styles of hoppy brews for guests to sample, taste and discuss at The Butcher & Bullock. The night’s featured brewers will be Ben Love of Gigantic Brewery, Gary Lohin of Surrey’s Central City Brewing, Jaime Floyd of Ninkasi brewing, and Graham With of Parallel 49 brewing. We’ll also have a featured home brewer that evening to showcase the hobbyist’s point of view. Come down, grab a pint, and meet the Brothers in Hops. Ticket includes samples of the beers in question along with beer paired food stations. THE BUTCHER & BULLOCK 911 W Pender Street www.donnellygroup.ca Tel: 604.662.8866

1633 Manitoba Street | 604.331.7900 | legacyliquorstore.com |

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May 30 – June 5, 2013

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VANCOUVER CRAFT BEER WEEK May 31-June 8, 2013

VANCOUVER CRAFT BEER WEEK May 31-June 8, 2013

Going all out at Vancouver Craft Beer Week Coastal Casual Comfort

yaletown

1165 mainland st vancouver next to canada line 604-696-0400

8 craft beers on tap $7 appies 3-5pm daily weekend brunch

*opening mid-june*

denman 1037 denman st vancouver @ comox 604-428-0400

16 craft beers on tap 8 BC wines on tap yes - wine on tap too!

www.hubrestaurant.ca

W

ho knew there were so many craft beer lovers in Vancouver? The organizers of Vancouver Craft Beer Week. Since ticket sales opened last month, many of the events that celebrate good, artisanal beer have sold out (including the opening night gala at the Roundhouse). By pairing great beers with some of this city’s finest chefs and restaurants, foodies and beer geeks can share their passions with one another. (What happens after the event is up to them.) Here are some of the events to which tickets are still available but we suggest you visit VancouverCraftBeerWeek.com soon to make sure you get your seat at the table. SATURDAY JUNE 1 FEATURE: THE SCIENCE OF BREWING MEETS THE ART OF THE COCKTAIL 6–9pm $69 Some purists in the beer industry might argue that beer is, in itself, a perfectly crafted cocktail of barley, yeast, hops, water, and usually other additives. Conversely, some mixologists might argue that the flavour profile of beer is not ideal and does not, in fact, have chemistry with spirits. We would like to explore the relationship between beer and spirits and invite you to join us for a night of beer mixology and creativity. Exclusively for VCBW we’ll feature a Deschutes Mirror Pond and Hendricks Gin cocktail as well as a Chimay Rouge cocktail that brings a twist to the ordinary Americano. Savour one of the two craft beer cocktails and enjoy a tasting plate consisting of exceptional charcuterie and artisan cheeses. RAW CANVAS: 1046 Hamilton St www.rawcanvas.com Tel: 604.687.1729 WALK-UP: JUNETOBERFEST 11am–11pm A festival of lager! Come on down to Tap & Barrel and enjoy

the reemerging craft beer style — lager! This is our very own version of Oktoberfest — but in June. We want to re-introduce the craft beer world back to this traditional and often forgotten style. Join us whilst we sling full pints of a variety of German style beers that will pair perfectly with our fine German food specials. TAP & BARREL: 1 Athletes Way www.tapandbarrel.com Tel: 604.685.2223 SUNDAY JUNE 2 FEATURE: CANADIAN COMFORTS 7–11pm $69 Edible Canada is proud to feature a collection of Vancouver Island’s tastiest breweries — Phillips, Spinnakers, Hoyne, Driftwood, and Vancouver Island Brewing — to celebrate VCBW! Join them on Granville Island for an evening of high comfort foods, unique craft beers, live music by Casa Rosa, brewmasters and pure Canadian indulgence. Your ticket includes an array of delectable fare including duck fat donuts, fresh spot prawns, Fiore Farms pork and more, for an evening that will have your taste buds dancing! Each Brewery will showcase their favourite fermentations to cater to your palate, hopes and dreams! EDIBLE CANADA: 1596 Johnston Street www.ediblecanada.com Tel: 604.682.6681 WALK-UP: DIX REUNION 3pm–Late Three years ago we said goodbye to DIX BBQ & Brewery with the Four Beers and a Funeral Pub Crawl. This year we’re remembering those awesome times with four casks courtesy of former DIX Brewmasters Derek Franche (Whistler Brewhouse / High Mountain Brewing) & Tony Dewald (Dead Frog Brewing), as well as a special DIX edition dinner feature. No reservations required, just show up and enjoy! THE WHIP: 209 E 6th Avenue www.thewhiprestaurant.com Tel: 604.874.4687

100% local craft beer on tap.

Gastown’s ORIGINAL Pizzeria 103 Columbia Street 604.688.8694 • incendio.ca 2

May 30 – June 5, 2013

MONDAY JUNE 3 SIGNATURE: BIERCRAFT BELGIAN SHOWCASE 6:30-11pm $75 We’re pouring over 50 Belgian and Belgian-style beers for you to sample to your heart’s content. Along with such legends as Rochefort, St. Bernardus, and Delirium Tremens you can also sample some of the best examples of Belgian styles created by both local and US craft breweries such as Commons, Logsdon and Driftwood. BIERCRAFT BISTRO ON CAMBIE 3305 Cambie St www.biercraft.com/cambie Tel: 604.874.6900 WALK-UP: JOIN THE REVOLUTION! 7–9:30pm Celebrate with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe, at Yaletown Brewing as he launches his new book, Craft Beer Revolution: The Insider’s Guide to B.C. Breweries, and speaks about B.C.’s extraordinary craft beer industry. The book will be available for $19.95 (includes one beer ticket!) and Joe will be on hand to sign copies. In addition to Yaletown Brewing’s exceptional regular line-up of beers, brewmaster Iain Hill is preparing a special “revolutionary” cask-conditioned beer for the event. YALETOWN BREWING COMPANY 1111 Mainland St www.drinkfreshbeer.com/yaletown Tel: 604.681.2739 TUESDAY JUNE 4 SIGNATURE: THE QUEENS REPUBLIC PRESENTS THE 2ND ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE BARTENDER BEER COCKTAIL COMPETITION 6pm–Late $25 Driftwood Brewing and The Queen’s Republic join forces to present the second annual VCBW Beer Cocktail Competition. Some of Vancouver’s top bartenders will square off at The Queen’s Republic, with only bar tools and creativity to create a beer cocktail using one of Driftwood Brewing’s limited release beers. The prize? A trip for two continued on page 23

to visit the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. Attendees will be served canapés from The Queen’s Republic’s amazing modern pub-food menu, two Driftwood beers, and will be able to sample each cocktail made by the competitors. THE QUEENS REPUBLIC 958 Granville St www.donnellygroup.ca Tel: 604.713.1811 WEDNESDAY JUNE 5 WALK-UP: ROMER’S BURGER BAR BATTLE OF THE CASKS 4–9pm Join Romer’s Burger Bar in their newest location in Yaletown for an outdoor bbq and battle of the casks. Sliders being cooked on an outdoor flattop while four specially brewed casks from some of BC’s best battle for brewmaster supremacy. ROMER’S BURGER BAR 1039 Mainland Street www.romersburgerbar.com Tel: 604.559.7210 THURSDAY JUNE 6 SIGNATURE: BROTHERS IN HOPS 6–10pm $75 They are brothers from different mothers, but all sons of the hop. Four Pacific Northwest brewers have teamed up to host a night of hop-tastic food and drink. Each brewer will be bring-

FEATURE: THE RIVER BOAT THROWDOWN! 7pm–2am $25 The Portside Pub and #YVRBeerTweetup proudly present ‘The Riverboat Throwdown!’ In keeping with this year’s VCBW theme, The Portside Pub will be decked out like a riverboat casino. Attendees can partake in 5 casino games with professional dealers.10 breweries will compete for the title of Cask Maverick! Specialty casks from the following breweries will be put to battle! – Deep Cove, Lighthouse, Vancouver Island, Parallel

49, Central City, R&B, Red Truck, Russell, and Tofino Brewing. #YVRBeerTweetup will push the competition over social media with live-voting! There will be great prizes plus a number of other fun things we’re keeping under wraps. To cap the night off will be performances by The Sweetpea Swing Band that will push the party to the wee hours. Attending in costume is highly recommended! $25 includes: casino playing tokens, VCBW tasting glass, and a ticket for 1 cask taster. PORTSIDE PUB 7 Alexander St www.theportsidepub.com Tel: 604.559.6333 WALK-UP: PECKINPAH GOES WHOLE HOG 12pm ’til the pig runs out! Join the Gastown restaurant all day as it puts a piggie’s feet to the fire for the 3rd annual whole hog pig roast! Specially paired with beers from Red Truck, and Russell Brewing. Servings are limited, so it’s first come first serve. No reservations required, just show up and enjoy! PECKINPAH RESTAURANT 2 Water Street www.peckinpahbbq.com Tel: 604.681.5411

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Rock’s outdoor patio from 5 to 7pm. More than 50 breweries, from as near as your neighbourhood to as far as Belgium, will be participating. On June 8, you have from 2 to 7pm to sample the craft beer industry’s finest. Tickets to each event are $35 and include a VCBW taster glass and three drink tokens. Additional tokens are $1.25 each. For more information about VCBW’s final event, and to purchase tickets, go to VancouverCraftBeerWeek.com.

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Van Dusen Gardens are beautiful at any time of year but there are times when the plants and trees put on a show to rival the annual Festival of Lights. One of those times is now. The Laburnum Walk is earning its reputation of being one of the most photographed spots in the garden. The Laburnum x watereri ‘Vossili’ are hybrid trees that, when in bloom, “dangle yellow chain-like clusters of flowers over the heads of visitors with contrasting purple alliums planted beneath.” The gardens are open 9am to 9pm. Admission is $10.75 for adults, $8 for seniors and youth and $25.25 for a family pass. Check out a calendar of what’s in bloom when at Vancouver.ca/Vandusen/. J. Cooper photo

Mount Pleasant’s the place to be Over the next few weeks, you can get a sense of why Mount Pleasant is becoming one of the city’s favourite neighbourhoods for everyone from hipsters to young parents to senior citizens. On June 1 there’s a family carnival at the Mount Pleasant Elementary School from 11am to 3pm. Activities include pony rides, a bouncy castle, bike station and obstacle course. You can also learn about the St. George Rainway Project. On June 8 from 3 to 6pm, join the Broadway East Art Walk. Drop by Anna’s Cake House (606 E. Broadway), Harkness & Co. Butchers (666 E. Broadway) and Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House (800 E. Broadway) to view the temporary art installations. That night, Ana Mateescu’s film of local residents’ stories will be screened at Neighbourhood House at 6:15. Then, on June 15, it’s Vancouver Draw Down at three locations: Comic Jam at Mount Pleasant Community Centre, 10:30am to 12:30pm; Exploring Water and Creating a School of Fish at Neighbourhood House, 12 to 4pm; and Imagining Architecture at Creekside Community Centre, 1 to 4pm. (MPNH.org; VancouverDrawDown.com)

There already was the potential for clowns being a bit sinister before Michael Kennard and John Turner became Mump & Smoot. Their gibberish-talking creations have a reputation for making people laugh about some of life’s more macabre moments. In Something, their three-part show at The Cultch, they revive the skits that started them off back in 1989. The show’s not for the squeamish. Or for children. Referring to themselves as “clowns of horror”, in this show they try to revive a dead friend at a wake, enter the pandemonium of a doctor’s office and get snubbed by a snotty waiter at a fine café. Their distinctive style of clowning finds its roots deep within their work with Canadian clown master Richard Pochinko, with whom they worked extensively for the last two years of his life. Until June 2 at The Cultch Tickets from $17 at 604-251-1363 or tickets.thecultch.com

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Return of the woodbutcher By Sabrina Furminger

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f Darth Vader had been a boozehound, you can bet 10,000 galactic credits he’d have stored his tequila and gin in Colin Johnson’s AT-AT cabinet. Constructed from wood and metal and formally titled The Emperor’s Cabinet (yes, we realize that Darth Vader wasn’t actually the Emperor), the horse-sized liquor cabinet required 600 hours to bring to life. According to Johnson (a selfdescribed woodbutcher based in Vancouver), it was 600 hours well spent. “Nobody can ignore this thing,” said Johnson. His favourite feature of the cabinet: its undeniable ability to render speechless anyone who gazes upon it. “They don’t have to say how much they like it,” he said. “They shake their heads with big smiles on their faces and they really can’t process what they’re seeing. It makes me happy.” Johnson’s whimsical art (both easy to carry and epically large) will be on display at the PNE Forum as part of this weekend’s Mini Maker Faire. The third edition of the annual event celebrates people from all walks of life who make stuff: engineers, scientists, artists, inventors, foodies, thinkers, designers, and dreamers. With its demonstrations, displays, and shopping opportunities galore, the

two-day festival provides a peek into Vancouver’s thriving DIY culture, something we might not otherwise get to see, according to Johnson. “I work by myself a lot of the time,” said Johnson. “Ultimately, [the Mini Maker Faire] is about getting noticed, and connecting with others.” Woodbutchery’s “an old English term,” Johnson says. “Everything I make is kind of whimsical so I figured I should have a whimsical name.” It wasn’t part of Johnson’s original career plan. Johnson trained as an animator and worked in an animation studio for a short time before admitting to himself that the lifestyle just wasn’t for him. “The actual sitting at a desk and doing animation for eight hours a day wasn’t my cup of tea,” he said. But his time at a desk wasn’t a complete loss: Johnson parlayed his knowledge of animation and his lifelong carpentry skills (forged as a child in his father’s welding shop) into designing and building animation desks for other animators. This endeavour has now become his main source of income and is supplemented by traditional (bookshelves and cabinets) and non-traditional (aliens and robots) carpentry creation. But the AT-AT is truly the feather in his woodbutcher’s cap — although it has yet to be used for its intended

purpose (alcohol storage and prep, not destroying members of the Rebel Alliance). “Nobody’s served a drink out of it yet,” Johnson said with a laugh. “I’m always wary about people drinking around it because, well, it would take a bit to push it over but it’s more likely that somebody would try if they’ve had a few.” If you’ve got the floor space, interest, and cash, the AT-AT cabinet could be yours but you’ll have to contact Johnson directly for the price.

Colin Johnson will display his AT-AT booze cabinet at Mini Maker Faire

Spotlight on 3D printers You’ve heard of them and this weekend’s Mini Maker Faire is your chance to see the technology in action By Sabrina Furminger

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isitors to this weekend’s Vancouver Mini Maker Faire can get up close and personal with a technology that, despite its growing popularity, still seems like something right out of science fiction: 3D printers. Members of 3D604.org — a group of 3D printer builders and technology enthusiasts — will be on hand to demonstrate a wide assortment of printers, answer questions, and show off some of their favourite “printouts” (which can include eyepopping toys, architectural models, and functional gears). Also present: the tech whizzes behind Vancouver-based Tinkerine Studios, who will be demonstrating their Ditto and Litto 3D printers and handing out small prints to the kidlets in attendance. Both Ditto and Litto represent the latest in fused filament fabrication technology, wherein digital files are rendered into tangible reality using polylactic acid (a bio-degradable polymer).

You don’t have to understand how this Litto 3D printer works to be amazed by how it takes polyactic acid and turns it into something you can hold in your hands. If you’d like a shot at one day owning a 3D printer but your eyes glazed over reading that last sentence, fear not: Tinkerine’s 3D printers (which range in price from $999 to $1,299) are proudly plugand-play, which means you don’t have to understand the process in order to print — well, whatever your heart desires.

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Beautiful day in the neighbourhood Vancouver Heritage Foundation offers 11th Annual Heritage Home Tour By Sabrina Furminger

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hough it’s a lovely place to call home, Vancouver isn’t exactly Sesame Street; you can’t just walk up to someone’s front door and ask for a guided tour (at least not without inviting a call to the police). But on June 2, you can unabashedly peek into 12 of Vancouver’s most beautiful homes as part of Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s 11th Annual Heritage Home Tour. The ticketed tour features an urban farm, a

coach house, a Heritage Fair, five Grandview homes (all within walking distance of each other), and more. Highlights include: • a West 11th terra cotta house (top two photos on left, above) constructed in 1910 and originally inhabited by a customs inspector. Considered a prime example of early 20th century middle class living, the home was purchased in 2009 and the subsequent renovation resulted in a new kitchen and dining area; and • an East 11th home built (photos, above, on right, plus dining room) in 1909 that’s

heralded as the perfect example of a house retaining its heritage character despite being updated for 21st century living. Pockets doors were discovered during renovation, and refinished. The original windows were replicated throughout the home. Not to be missed: a wall-less shower. Advance tickets are $40; tickets that day are $45 and will be available at the VHF info table at 1498 Laurier Ave (where ticket pick-up will be) and at the corner of Kitchener Street and Woodland Drive.

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inder Morgan Canada plans to stake out an almost all-new corridor for its second oil pipeline from Port Kells in Surrey to Burnaby to avoid demolishing homes or businesses in densely populated areas. Greg Toth, senior project director of the Trans Mountain pipeline twinning, said following the existing right-of-way — as the company intends on doing for most of the rest of the route through the Fraser Valley and the Interior — would be too disruptive to land owners. “We’re looking to municipal infrastructure, highways, railway lands and others that we can co-locate with,” Toth said in an interview Monday. Besides following local streets or utility corridors, the pipeline could be dug through municipal parks and regional greenways, the company confirmed. A 150-metre wide corridor is to be unveiled for study purposes as part of Kinder Morgan’s formal application by the end of this year. Detailed engineering would later narrow the construction zone to a smaller area within an 18-metre right-of-way. Further 30-metre “safety zones” created on either side of the right-of-way would give the company a perpetual sign off on any land alterations. According to the new filing, the existing tank farm in Burnaby would be doubled to 26 tanks and one more tank would be added at Sumas. Burnaby-Douglas NDP MP Kennedy Stewart said the Burnaby tank farm expansion is a concern. “They’re all up on a hill,” Stewart said. “What if you had an earthquake? In the Japanese earthquake a lot of the things blowing up were refineries and storage tanks.” The project would include replacing the tanker dock at Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby with two new docks that have three berths. Dredging may be needed but officials say they have no plans to dredge the Second Narrows or to use bigger tankers than the ones already in use.

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The wry face of Canadian horror movies What Johnny Depp is to Tim Burton, Katharine Isabelle is to the ‘twisted twins’ By Curtis Woloschuk

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ike many actresses toiling in the Canadian film industry, Vancouver’s Katharine Isabelle has found stardom hard to come by. However, she does enjoy the enviable consolation prize of being an icon for a certain breed of moviegoers. “You don’t get rabid fans of depressing Canadian dramas. You get rabid fans of cult horror movies,” shrugs Isabelle, who first first endeared herself to horror devotees with the sardonic bite she lent her role as a teenage werewolf in 2000’s Ginger Snaps. More than a decade later, her brilliant deadpan performance as a rogue medical student in American Mary — written and directed by locals Jen and Sylvia Soska – once again has discerning genre enthusiasts taking notice. “Characters like Ginger and Mary come along so rarely that I’m thrilled to have been given both

of those roles,” she says. In turn, it’s impossible to imagine anyone other than Isabelle playing those parts. As the macabre events of American Mary plunge her aspiring surgeon down the proverbial rabbit hole and into an underworld of radical body modifications, Isabelle assures us that Mary Mason is keenly aware of just how curious her circumstances are. Through her sceptical facial expressions and wry line-reading, she accentuates the sly humour of the Soskas’ film without sacrificing its menace. “That happens to me real life. I can be in circumstances that are really traumatizing but I still have this sh*t-eating grin,” Isabelle admits. “When you’re watching a movie that’s so bizarre, I think you need one character who has their tongue in their cheek.” Working on movie sets since childhood has left her well-versed in the art of eye-rolling. Citing the example of shooting 13 Eerie, she laughs, “You’re standing in the middle of an abandoned zoo in Moose Jaw, you haven’t slept in three days, you’re covered in blood, and you can’t get the chipmunks to shut up for (recording) sound. You’re just standing there saying, ‘Really? This is happening right now?’” A similar sense of disbelief

Vancouver filmmakers Jen and Sylvia Soska (at left) are “not allowed to do anything without me again,” says Vancouver actress Katharine Isabelle (above, centre). Isabelle’s cult status in horror movies is intensifying with her role in the Soska sisters’ new film, American Mary. It’s about a surgeon who plunges into the world of radical body modifications. American Mary screens May 30 at International Village and May 31-June 3 at the Rio Theatre. Photos courtest IndustryWorks Pictures

arose when she was unexpectedly anointed a horror icon. “When we did Ginger Snaps, it wasn’t until two years after the film came out that I found out it was popular. We went to a couple of film festivals and critics were like, ‘This is weird and good.’ Then, two years later, it was like, ‘Didn’t you know? It’s this cult classic.’ I was like, ‘What the f*ck are you talking about?’”

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in the “Twisted Twins,” Jen and Sylvia. “I love them and I think they’re brilliant. And, I think they’re only going to get more confident with their material and with their abilities as directors.” In closing, she announces, “They’re not allowed to do anything without me again. Ever. I’m going to be the Johnny Depp to their Tim Burton.”

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A ranter’s rebuttal I read the two replies to my rant and gathered that I hadn’t been specific enough for the ranters to understand — I said early morning buses, that being buses in the early morning and not other times when I realize that drivers need a break from the unwashed and unruly. Most drivers pull up to the stops, most drivers will accommodate passengers in inclement weather, whether on a break or not. My point was that some drivers, and this one in particular, sit in the bus reading, doors locked for perhaps 10 minutes while passengers stand in the cold and rain. I was talking about courtesy and customer service. So yes, I dress weather appropriate, and could refrain from whining, or I could point out that I do not think that the first bus drivers need to get away from the screaming crowds for a break first thing in the morning. Anonymous

Robson bus alert West End seniors must be alerted to the possibility of another sudden illogical and unpractical disruption of their daily life with the regular route change of the #5 bus on Robson, between Thurlow and Granville. Initially excused as a “temporary” disruption during the Olympics, thousands will be

greatly inconvenienced by the bus route disruption. Seniors’ wellbeing should prevail over the usual unjustifiable excuses. West End senior

The real poop This is to the teen who let his dog shit on the artificial running track at South Memorial Park on Sunday May 19th and couldn’t be bothered to pick it up. We are more civilized than that so get with the program. Anonymous

Empty Comox Street Have I just been unlucky or has anyone actually seen a cyclist on the new bike-friendly Comox Street? What a great use of our tax dollars by “Green Gregor”, eh? If he really wants to get more cyclists out of their cars and on to our streets, he should follow the example of the great cycling cities like Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Montreal by dropping the unenforceable and, more importantly, unenforced compulsory helmet law. By stopping to portray cycling as a life-threatening pursuit and freeing potential cyclists from the fear of prosecution for not wearing helmets, way more people would get on their bikes. And the more cyclists there are, the safer cycling would become. Read up on the world’s leading urban mobility expert, (Canadian born) Mikael Colville-Anderson, and find out why European cities are WAY ahead of us in North America in getting urbanites onto their bikes . . . e.g. Copenhagen which is projecting that its already high number of biking commuters will rise by 50 per cent by 2015 . . . and without helmets.  Roger, cyclist

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ou might already know that a well-made bra will last you around two years before it’s time to make the investment in a new one. But even a good bra needs to fit correctly to do its job, and you might not know how to tell if yours is working. Naturally, the two experts pontificating on the subject (from in front of a glowing display of Empreinte bras at Diane’s Lingerie on Granville), are French. Lyne Glanzmann, who has 27 years experience as an international corsetiere, and marketing coordinator Severine Maisonasse, believe in The Bra. They had just finished leading a two-and-a-half hour Empreinte product education workshop for the (already very knowledgeable) bra fitters who work at Diane’s. And they had even more to say to the media crowd that showed up after, starting with the power of the iconic garment. “In North America, women want to wear more basic colours. And they want to hide their lingerie. I don’t know why; maybe because

in Canada it is a cold country,” Glanzmann jokes. “[It is] the opposite way of the French woman — we want to show everything. We want to show the strap, the jewelry, the cleavage. It’s really important to feel feminine.” “When you wear a bra that fits you perfectly,” adds Maisonasse, “you feel much more confident.” And while the Empreinte bras are definitely worth showing off, they aren’t created for all breasts equally. For example, their beautiful creations of Guipure lace are intended for bustier C-H cups. But if you don’t have a set of those, don’t be disappointed. Not only is there still time (kidding) but there’s always another bra. It is important, even for modest bustlines, to shop around for the right style for your body. Empreinte has been around since 1946 and takes upwards of a year in research and development to perfect the fit for each collection. It’s is a world-leader in highend, plus-size lingerie, and thus is one of the best sources in the world for tips on getting the best breast support for your money.

2) The back panel should fit snugly around the chest, and sit level with the front of the bra. If it rides up, the band size is too large and the support is compromised. You don’t want the band to restrict breathing either.

Above: The Lily Rose Coquelicot uses inpiration from boudoir printed fabric. Right: The turquoise Irina bra was inspired by the Orient — rows of Guipure embroidery, shimmering fabric and detailed straps.

When it comes time to buy a new bra, Glanzmann advises that Vancouver women: 1) Go to a specialty store to be guided in your fit. 2) Identify what your bra need is: every day, special occasion, etc. 3) Determine which bra shape suits you best: balconette, plunge, push up, etc.... And accept that some will not work for your breast type. 4) When you have to buy bras every few years, it is important to think practically vs. trendy, and

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determine the exact colours you need. “It’s a true science,” says Diane’s’ new owner Sharon Hayles in admiration. Her store is now carrying an extended version of the vibrant yet minimalist Empreinte spring collection. And, while Hayes cautions that it comes in at a higher price point than, say, Prima Donna, Mary Jo or Chantelle, it’s because of one thing: quality.

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n celebration of Vancouver Craft Beer Week, let’s delve into the history of our city’s most entrepreneurial brewing family. Henry Reifel came to Vancouver in 1888, aged 19, with his brothers Jack and Conrad. They came from beer-making stock in Bavaria and had already spent two years working in breweries in Portland and San Francisco. Once here, Henry and Jack opened the San Francisco Brewery, perhaps inspired by their time there. The brewery was near Main and 11th, an area then called Brewery Creek. In fact you can trace the origin of Vancouver’s craft brewing industry right back to this sleepy stream in Mount Pleasant, today winding its way underneath busy streets. In Vancouver’s early years a number of breweries made use of the creek, a ready supply of fresh water. Unfortunately for the Reifels, their brewery struggled and they sold only months after opening but by the First World War, Henry Reifel had got the formula right for building successful breweries. Now married and with three adult children, he owned the Canadian Brewing & Malting Company amongst other businesses and was a major player in the BC brewing industry. The trouble for Henry was that being a German businessman in First World War Canada was a tough gig. To make matters worse, prohibition arrived in 1917, essentially closing

Early 20th Century craft beers included the Nanaimo Union Brewing Company (UBC) Bohemian Beer and the Vancouver Breweries Ltd Pilsener. The Reifels owned breweries. Courtesy Jason Vanderhill down the brewing industry. So like any entrepreneur worth his salt, Henry moved on to the next opportunity. Packing up his brewing equipment and enlisting son George, he set sail for Japan. Founding the successful Anglo-Japanese Brewing Company, he and George even developed a method for making malt from rice. Before long, however, Henry and

George were lured back to Vancouver. Prohibition was repealed in BC in 1921, but in the US it would run until 1933. So, for about 12 years, if you were an enterprising BC brewer, with enough cash to buy boats and recruit sailors (and perhaps pay the odd bribe), you could conduct your very own rum-running operation. Henry and George fitted the bill exactly and they set about the task with zeal. The Reifels added to their breweries by acquiring the B.C. Distillery in New Westminster. They bought a large tract of marsh land in Delta, with long grasses perfect to hide boats (incidentally, the land was gifted by the family to the federal Crown and is now the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary). Before long the Reifels’ rum-running business was working like clockwork down the coast. Their vessels would make their way south packed full of liquor and crewed by hardy ex-Navy men. Always staying at least 12 miles off the US coast and in international waters, hence out of reach of the US Coast Guard, the vessels would eventually reach “Rum-Row,” a veritable floating warehouse of bootleg liquor just off the coast of Mexico. Legend has it the Malahat, the largest of all the boats stationed at rum-row, was able to hold over 100,000 cases of liquor. American middlemen would then sail out from California, buy their liquor and head back home. Rum-running made the Reifels staggeringly rich. They built the Casa Mia mansion on SW Marine Drive. They owned sports cars, private airplanes and country estates. George even financed the building of the Commodore Ballroom and Vogue Theatre. When the US finally repealed prohibition in 1933 the Reifels knew the game was up and promptly sold their breweries and distilleries. So next time you are in the Commodore or the Vogue, spare a thought for old Henry and George, two of Vancouver’s greatest brewers and most daring entrepreneurs. Will Woods is the chief storyteller at Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours. Check out his Prohibition City, running on Thurs. and Sat. nights until June 9; then every Wed., Thurs., Fri. and Sat. night until Sept. 15. ForbiddenVancouver.ca. This article is with thanks to Jason Vanderhill and his blog Illustrated Vancouver. Photo by Kellan Higgins.

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Rum-running made Harry Reifel much richer than his breweries ever did. He used some of the money to fund construction of the Vogue Theatre and Commodore Ballroom. This photo, circa 1929, courtesy City of Vancouver Archives

The Malahat, stationed at ‘Rum Row’ during US prohibition, could hold up to 100,000 cases of liquor. City of Vancouver Archives

A busy night at The Commodore Ballroom, built by George C. Reifel in 1929. This image was taken in the 1930s.

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Kumeu River 2007 Estate Chardonnay | Auckland, New Zealand | $42-44 | Private Wine Stores

If you want to trick your wine-savvy friends, blind taste them on this Kiwi wonder and I’ll almost guarantee they’ll be thinking Burgundy, if not Meursault. Clay and sandstone soils keep things fresh, while the close proximity to the Tasman Sea helps the wine retain plenty of lofty acidity. Wild yeasts and 100 per cent barrel fermentation give some great complexity, highlighted by notes of honeyed puffed wheat, nougat and green apple.

Carson 2011 Pinot Noir | Naramata, BC | $34.90 | Winemaker Direct

Okanagan winemaker Chris Carson’s Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs at Meyer Family Vineyards are amongst Canada’s best. I recently heard a rumour that he and his wife Jacqueline Kemp, who, as consulting winemaker for Tantalus amongst others, is certainly no slouch, collaborated on their own Pinot Noir from a tiny block in Naramata. The wine is amazing. Period. All the cool, geeky methods went into it; whole-cluster pressed, indigenous yeast, and aged in 25 per cent new French barrels for 11 months. Full of earthy dark fruit, it has Old World finesse with cheery New World brightness. It’ll be hard to track down with only 150 cases produced, so you have to e-mail Chris at CarsonPinot@gmail.com.

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Oh, how I love a pink wine that actually tastes like the grape variety it’s made from! Yes, this is a berry-driven, dry and crisp rosé, but the Syrah dances on the palate with blueberries, currants and a good smattering of fresh-ground pepper. Fire up the barbecue! Andrea Oberto 2011 Barbera D’Alba | Piedmont, Italy | $22-25 | Private Wine Stores

DeMorgenzon 2012 ‘DMZ’ Chardonnay | Western Cape, South Africa | $19.95 | BC Liquor Stores

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Dustin Wilson is one of the sommeliers hoping to attain Masters status in SOMM. Forgotten Man Films / Samuel Goldwyn Films promotes the wine culture and making it more accessible,” says Kolt, a well-known consultant for wine programs and menus around the city. “If we can get away from the formal sit-down seminars, the intimidating parts of wine, it’s a good thing — the film allows people to peek behind the curtain.” SOMM explores the enigmatic world of wine and the incredibly daunting exam required to achieve the highly esteemed designation of Master Sommelier. Wise followed the lives of four men studying for the three-day exam while attempting to maintain normal lives and sanity. It’s staggering how much information on wine one needs to learn in order to pass the exam (less than 200 sommeliers have become Masters in the past 40 years). “These are guys you would expect to be sitting next to at a hockey game or bar — you’d never

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Chuck Hughes’ day off Celebrity chef Chuck Hughes does take a day or two off. How do we know? He’s written a book on it. On June 13, he’ll sign copies of Chuck’s Day Off when Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks teams up with

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Movie Reviews The Hangover III: Time to Wolfpack it in The Hangover Part III

Starring Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis Directed by Todd Phillips In a bizarre and inexplicable twist, director Todd Phillips ditches the successful formula laid down in his first two installments for a considerably darker and more mean-spirited outing in The Hangover Part III. No, there’s no actual hangover, no piecing together the hazy events of the previous night and no photo montage reveal (though an extra scene after the credits is arguably better than the entire film).  Instead, we are left with a curiously violent heist movie devoid of any truly memorable moments.  Off his meds, Allan (Galifianakis) accidentally decapitates a giraffe on a freeway overpass forcing his friends and family to stage an intervention.  Soon enough, the gang is escorting him

to a picturesque rehab facility only to be run off the road and threatened by ruthless gangster Marshall (John Goodman) who demands the group find criminal Leslie Chow (Ken Jeong) and bring back some stolen gold. Marshall, of course, kidnaps the hapless Doug (Justin Bartha) as collateral.  Once the plot is set in motion, it’s clear no one wants to be there.  Thor Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms Diakow seem downright bored while Jeong and Galifianakis are painfully overused.  The real insult of The Hangover Part III is Phillips’ gross miscalculation of what fans want from the third outing; the idea of losing the rote formula in favour of a more action-based dark comedy alienates the movie from the previous two, giving it little connection to the madcap insanity that shocked everyone before. Now the Wolfpack just seems bored.

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Starring Lee Jung-jin, Cho Min-soo Directed by Kim Ki-duk When it comes to the big screen, it seems that revenge is a dish best served South Korean. Between Park Chan-wook’s Vengeance Trilogy, Bong Joon-ho’s Mother, and Kim Jee-woon’s I Saw the Devil, twisted tales of bloody reprisals have become a major cultural export for the Asian nation. And while Kim Ki-duk’s Pieta never matches the technical and narrative bravura of Park’s Oldboy, it compensates with a depraved edge that allows it to hold its own. At the diseased heart of Kim’s film is Kang-do (Lee Jung-jin), a decidedly contemptible anti-hero. A loan collector in Seoul’s more squalid corridors, he shows no aversion to maiming those who can’t pay their debts. His callousness is only rivalled by the creative flair he lends his torture tactics. One fateful day, he finds middle-aged Mi-seon (Cho

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HELP WANTED

An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators,Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051Edson,Alta

CA$H DAILY FOR OUTDOOR WORK! Guys ‘n Gals 16 years & up! No experience necessary. www.PropertyStarsJobs.com

COUNTER SALES/ORDER PICKING/WAREHOUSING Gregg Distributors, Langley, is looking for self-motivated, energetic individuals to join our growing teams. Shipping/Receiving, Order Picking, & Counter Sales Opportunities are now available. Successful applicants should have prior experience.

QUAD L Enterprises Ltd. has a job opening for a: Vegetation Control Supervisor in the Cariboo/Valemount Area. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Planning and implementation of all aspects of control projects. Expertise to provide training and supervision to employees. Following all Health, Safety and Environment policies and procedures. The ideal candidate will have experience in the industryas a Certified Arborist and have current safety certifications Please submit resumes including a current driver’s abstract to: hr@isley.ca

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RJAMES WESTERN STAR FREIGHTLINER Journeyman Truck & Equipment Partsperson. Busy commercial transport truck dealership in Kamloops has an immediate opening for a journeyman parts person. This position is permanent full time with competitive wage and benefit package. Resumes to Attn: HR Dept 2072 Falcon Rd., Kamloops BC V2C 4J3 Fax: (250)374-7790 Email: jobapplication@jamesws.com Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Sports Minded? Earn up to $800/wk. CS team has 10 Fulltime openings available now. Must work well with team. Competitors welcome!

Call Sarah at 604-777-2195 THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Coastal Certified Hand Fallerscamp positions • Coastal Certified Bull Buckers (Falling) –Includes Vehicle/Accommodations • Grapple Yarder Operator • Boom Boat Operator • Chasers • Hooktenders • Hand Buckers –dryland sort experience an asset • Grader Operator • Log Loader Operator • Heavy Duty Mechanics • Off Highway Truck Drivers Fulltime camp with union rates/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to office@lemare.ca

MEDICAL/DENTAL

MOBILE MEDICAL EXAMINERS:

RNs, RPNs, LPNs, Lab Techs Insurance Services Co. recruiting in Vancouver and surrounding. Venipuncture experience req’d.

Contact: careers@ watermarkinsurance.com

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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANS. Licensed, 4th year & 3rd year Technicians required. Signing/moving allowance, full company benefits, very aggressive bonus/pay plan. Ford experience preferred, but not required. Denham Ford, Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Email resume: Attention: Dean Brackenbury; dbrackenbury@denhamford.com.

FABRICATOR

TRADES, TECHNICAL

LUMBER Inspectors - Supervisor required (CMSA). BC Central Interior Locations. Excellent salary, benefits and potential for advancement. Please submit your resume to forestry2012@hotmail.com

Technician required for Central Interior dealership. Preference to techs with GM experience. Email resume to: t_tugnum@hotmail.com

Truck & Trailer Mechanic

SALES

PROFESSIONAL SALES CONSULTANTS. Central Alberta’s leading Ford dealer requires two professional sales associates. We maintain a large inventory of New & Used vehicles & friendly country atmosphere with big city sales volume. We are closed Sundays and all Statutory Holidays. We offer a competitive pay plan with an aggressive bonus structure, salary guarantee and moving allowance. Attention: Dean Brackenbury, GSM. Email: dbrackenbury@ denhamford.com.

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Experienced truck and trailer mechanic with CVI ticket wanted for Langley fleet shop. Four (10) hour shifts, good wages and benefits. Fax resume to 604-513-8004 or email at tridem@telus.net

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

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TANDOORI COOK & CURRY COOK

Fax resume to: Gregg Distributors: 604.888.4688 or visit Employment Opportunities at www.greggdistributors.ca

Tabla Bistro Ltd is hiring Tandoori Cook and Curry Cook $17.0/hr. All 40/hr per week apply by email tablaltd@yahoo.com or mail: 1149 Granville St., Vancouver, BC V6Z 1M1.

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Mega Cranes Ltd. an industry leader is seeking an energetic, aggressive self starter for a full time position. Required immediately. Must have inspectors ticket and Red seal. Will have hydraulic experience and must be able to read electrical and hydraulic schematics.

BENEFIT PACKAGE! Please contact Mike e-mail: mike@megacranes.com or fax 604.599.5250 JOIN OUR TEAM & earn up to $85,000 a year. Journeyman technician-proven producer, good attitude, quality workmanship a must. Minimum 4 years experience. Full benefit package available. Braby Motors Salmon Arm. Fax resume 1-250-832 4545, email pat@brabymotors.com.

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CONCRETE & PLACING

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MOVING & STORAGE

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

FIVE STAR ROOFING

AFFORDABLE MOVING

All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. (604)961-7505, 278-0375

www.affordablemovers.bc.com

$45/Hr

PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 34 Years Exp. Free Estimates.

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

From 1, 3, 5, 7 & 10 Ton Trucks Licensed ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free Estimate/Senior Discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos

10% OFF - Call 604.812.9721 MG ROOFING & SIDING. Re-roofing, new roof, gutters. WCB

LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE

Eastcan Roofing & Siding

604-537-4140 STAMPED CONCRETE FPatios FPool Decks FSidewalks FDriveways FForming FFinishing FRe & Re 30yrs exp. Quality workmanship Fully Insured crossroadsstampedconcrete.com

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604.562.0957 or 604.961.0324

GET the best for your moving 24/7 From $40/hr. Licensed & Insured. Seniors Discount. 778-773-3737

Mainland Roofing Ltd. 25 yrs in roofing industry

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

Family owned & operated. Fully ins. We do Cedar Shakes, conversions, concrete tiles, torchon, fibreglass shingles, restoration & repairs. 20 yr labour warr. 604-427-2626 or 723-2626

AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

Danny 604 - 307 - 7722

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COUNTERTOPS

www.mainlandroof.com

PARAGON stone ltd. Custom granite/quartz. 15% disc w/ad. Quick turnover. Joe 778-839-5647.

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PETS 477

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

PETS

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

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DRYWALL - 30 Years Exp.

GERMAN SHEPHERD Pups & young adults. Quality German & Czech bloodlines. 604-856-8161.

REAL ESTATE

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HUSKY WOLF X pups. 3 F; 9 wks old. $500/ea. 1st shots/dewormed. Glenn 604-308-3396 Boston Bar.

“ ABOVE THE REST “ Interior & Exterior Unbeatable Prices & Professional Crew. • Free Est. • Written Guarantee • No Hassle • Quick Work • Insured • WCB

778-997-9582

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Cedar Fence Installation

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283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS ALWAYS! GUTTER Cleaning & Roof Blowing, Moss Control,30 yrs exp., Reliable! Simon 604-230-0627

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Exterior / Interior Good Quality Paint. Member of BBB & WCB References & guaranteed work Discount for Seniors - 10%

604-773-7811 or 604-432-1857 A1 PAINTING Co. Exterior painting & Pressure Washing. Exc prices. Call Inderjit (604)721-0372

www.paintspecial.com 604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley Running this ad for 8yrs

GARDENING

WEED FREE Mushroom Manure 13 yards - $180 or Well Rotted 10 yds - $200. 604-856-8877

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

MOON CONSTRUCTION BUILDING SERVICES • Additions • Renovations • New Construction

PAINT SPECIAL (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. MILANO PAINTING & RENOS. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

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PLUMBING

CRESCENT Plumbing & Heating Licensed Residential 24hr. Service

Specializing in • Concrete • Forming • Framing • Siding

All your carpentry needs & handyman requirements.

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005

Central Creek Construction Refinishing floors, sanding & fixing floors & Reno’s. Seniors Discount 10% off (604)773-7811

• Hvac Gas Fitting • Electrical *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service

604-475-7077

Over 20yrs experience.

24/7 plumbing, heating, plugged drains

Ray 604-780-6304

BBB ACCREDITED

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555.

Hauling Anything.. But Dead Bodies!! 20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE We Load or You Load !

604.220.JUNK(5865) Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988

RECYCLE-IT! JUNK REMOVAL

0366 Joshua Viau 11694 96th Avenue, Delta, BC 0387 Brody Paine 938 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC

HOMES WANTED

0421 Beniamino Fascilla 3458 Langford Avenue, Vancouver, BC 0428 Judy McKay 1037 E. 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC 0514 Juan Perdomoromero 2520 E. 16th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

No Job Too Small Free Estimates ~ 7 Days/Wk

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TREE SERVICES

removal done RIGHT! • Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates 604-787-5915/604-291-7778

www.treeworksonline.ca treeworkes@yahoo.ca

PETS 477

PETS

PRESSURE WASHING

Always! Power Washing, Window & Gutter cleaning, all your exterior cleaning needs. 604-230-0627

AUCTIONS

AUCTION ESTATE & ANTIQUE COLLECTABLE AUCTION, June 2 @ 1pm at Dodd’s Auction, 3311 28 Ave, Vernon. 1-866-545-3259 View photos at doddsauction.com (Specialty Auctions)

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FURNITURE

*NEW QUEEN MATTRESS SET* Pillow Top in Plastic. Mfr. Warranty Must Sell! $200 ~ 604-484-0379

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MISC. FOR SALE

AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Since 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions; www.bigirondrilling.com. Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? Restless Leg Syndrome & Leg Cramps? Fast Relief In One Hour. Sleep At Night. Proven For Over 32 Years. www.allcalm.com Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660. SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDING - BLOWOUT CLEARANCE SALE! 20X22 $4,188. 25X26 $4,799. 30X34 $6,860. 32X44 $8,795. 40X50 $12,760. 47X74 $17,888. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

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Home & Yard Clean Ups Residential / Commercial

Airedale Terrier pups. P/b, ckc reg., micro, health guar, 604-8192115. email: lovethem@telus.net

0977 Moshael Abosameh 7950 Inverness Street, Vancouver, BC

RENTALS 706

0993 Kelly Mercier 2916 E. 54 Avenue, Vancouver, BC

APARTMENT/CONDO

1111 Ed Lum 909 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC

SHELTIES: Sable colored. One 7 month old, two 3 month olds. Ready now. Shots/dewormed. 604-826-6311

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

Bulldog Disposal Co.

Difficulty Making Payments? No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees! www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663

POMERANIAN - 10 weeks old. 2 black males. 1st shot, vet checked, paper trained. $500 (604)941-2959

Recycled Earth Friendly HOT TUBS ARE NO PROBLEM!

604.587.5865

0757 Ide Fionnguala Dunphy 5117 Moss Street, Vancouver, BC

• DIFFICULTY SELLING ? •

NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com

TOY POODLE PUPS 4 wks old, 2 males; 1 white, 1 blond/white. $700 each. Avail. June 15. 604-8204230, 604-302-7602

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0642 Richard Natavio 5558 Patrick Street, Burnaby, BC

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES P/B blue brindle ~ 1 Female Ready to go. 1st shots & tails/dew claws done. ULTIMATE FAMILY GUARDIAN $1000 604-308-5665

• Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses • More

call (604)582-1598

MOVING & STORAGE 2guyswithatruck.ca Moving & Storage Visa OK. 604-628-7136

bradsjunkremoval.com

Bro Marv Plumbing

westcoastmodernscape.com

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FLEETWOOD WASTE Bin Rentals 10-30 Yards. Call Ken at 604-294-1393

TREE & STUMP FULL PLUMBING SERVICES

C & C Electrical Mechanical LANDSCAPING ■ WATER FEATURES ■ CUSTOM STONE ■ POST & BEAM ■ RETAINING WALLS ■ OUTDOOR FIREPLACES ■ DECKING ■ OUTDOOR KITCHENS

FOR SALE BY OWNER

FROM $140,000 Also; Spectacular 3 Acre Parcel at $390,000 1-250-558-7888 www.orlandoprojects.com ~ FINANCING AVAILABLE ~

RUBBISH REMOVAL

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

• Hot water tanks • Furnaces • Broilers • Plugged Drains 778-862-0560

604-218-3064

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Stan’s Painting

FENCING

S&S Landscaping

0333 Myron McLenan 462 West 19th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

OKANAGAN

ELECTRICAL

604-475-7077

1070 SE. Marine Drive, Vancouver , B.C. 604.325.6526

PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS .

• ELECTRICAL • FULL PLUMBING SERVICES • HVAC GAS FITTING *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service

Claims Landlords Contractual Lien against the following persons goods in storage at:

WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-657-9422

Mike 604-789-5268

C & C Electrical Mechanical

U-Haul Moving Center Vancouver

REVELSTOKE, B.C. - To view information and pictures on our house, please visit our BLOG www.afinehouseforsale.blogspot.ca

THREE STAR DRYWALL LTD Boarding, Taping, & texture. Small jobs welcome! Kam 604-551-8047

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

AUTO FINANCING

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

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Reliable Work - Res. & Comm.

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566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS PIANO, Full keyboard, all the bells and whistles. Yamaha Clavinova. $500. Good cond. (604)531-1267

ITALIAN MASTIFF (Cane Corso)

DRYWALL

MISC. FOR SALE

STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

German shepherd cross with husky puppy, Female. 2-1/2 mos. $600/obo. (604)463-8924

GOLDEN DOODLE puppies. Mom is a Golden Retriever (68lbs) & Dad is a Poodle (50lbs). Various shades of gold and blond. Males & females. Ready to go mid June, raised in home with children. Our dogs are part of our family and life, we hope for the same for our pups. Will have 1st shots and deworming. $950 Mission 604-820-4827.

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NEW 2BR/2BTH S. Surrey “Edgewater” Condo. Large deck, walk-in closet, pool, hot-tub, yoga. $1,750. Call Doug: 604-999-7050

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2028 Ann Macken 453 E. 49th Avenue, Vancouver, BC 2029 Ann Macken 453 E. 49th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026

2034 Ann Macken 453 E. 49th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

Newly Reno’d Suites Close To English Bay & Stanley Park

2228 Babatunde Bode-Harrison 435 Smith Avenue, Coquitlam, BC

Junior 1 bdrm. start $1125 1 bdrm. start $1250 H/W flrs. Incls. Heat & Hot Water NO PETS ALLOWED

604-837-6458 709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

3272 Sanjeshn Dutt 2466 E. 41st Avenue, Vancouver, BC

The Scrapper

CHILLIWACK WAREHOUSE 5,400sf. @ $4.50sf. + 3N 5 offices & 2 bathrooms. Two 3 phase & single phase power. 1 bay door 12 x 12. (604)941-2959

3362 Harley Bracken 3913 29th Avenue, S.E., Calgary, Alberta

Formerly Curves in Coldstream. 1800 & 1400 sq.ft or sell all including 3000 sq.ft residence, heart of Coldstream Vernon BC. Near schools, store & lake. 250-542-6261

TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING

AA6314A Christine Griffiths 9489 Robson Street, Chilliwack, BC MERCHANDISE: CLASS 500’S From antiques & collectibles, to sporting goods and electronics, to parakeets and pet supplies, if it’s considered merchandise for sale, you can find it here.

A1 AUTO LOANS. Good, Bad or no Credit - No problem. We help with rebuilding credit & also offer a first time buyer program. Call 1-855-957-7755.

DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-961-7022

www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557

3174 Linda Chiles 2460 No. 4 Road, Richmond, BC

WITNESS Needed: If you witnessed an accident involving a motorcyclist on the Queensborough Bridge on May 9, 2012 could you please call 604-314-7154. Thank you.

AA9948A Christine Griffiths 9489 Robson Street, Chilliwack, BC A sale will take place at the storage location on Friday, June 7, 2013. Viewing 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sealed bids will be opened at 12:30 p.m. Room contents are personal / household goods unless noted otherwise. Bids will be for entire contents of each locker unit.


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Stop by Saturday, June 1st, from 11:00am to 3:00pm at 3493 Cambie St., Vancouver to celebrate our 15th Anniversary. We will be hosting a donation barbeque and serving coffee. Take advantage of our many in-store specials. See you there! 2010, 2013 Awards. Your loyalty has helped Choices achieve these awards. Thank you!

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VANCOUVER CRAFT BEER WEEK May 31-June 8, 2013

VANCOUVER CRAFT BEER WEEK May 31-June 8, 2013

Going all out at Vancouver Craft Beer Week Coastal Casual Comfort

yaletown

1165 mainland st vancouver next to canada line 604-696-0400

8 craft beers on tap $7 appies 3-5pm daily weekend brunch

*opening mid-june*

denman 1037 denman st vancouver @ comox 604-428-0400

16 craft beers on tap 8 BC wines on tap yes - wine on tap too!

www.hubrestaurant.ca

W

ho knew there were so many craft beer lovers in Vancouver? The organizers of Vancouver Craft Beer Week. Since ticket sales opened last month, many of the events that celebrate good, artisanal beer have sold out (including the opening night gala at the Roundhouse). By pairing great beers with some of this city’s finest chefs and restaurants, foodies and beer geeks can share their passions with one another. (What happens after the event is up to them.) Here are some of the events to which tickets are still available but we suggest you visit VancouverCraftBeerWeek.com soon to make sure you get your seat at the table. SATURDAY JUNE 1 FEATURE: THE SCIENCE OF BREWING MEETS THE ART OF THE COCKTAIL 6–9pm $69 Some purists in the beer industry might argue that beer is, in itself, a perfectly crafted cocktail of barley, yeast, hops, water, and usually other additives. Conversely, some mixologists might argue that the flavour profile of beer is not ideal and does not, in fact, have chemistry with spirits. We would like to explore the relationship between beer and spirits and invite you to join us for a night of beer mixology and creativity. Exclusively for VCBW we’ll feature a Deschutes Mirror Pond and Hendricks Gin cocktail as well as a Chimay Rouge cocktail that brings a twist to the ordinary Americano. Savour one of the two craft beer cocktails and enjoy a tasting plate consisting of exceptional charcuterie and artisan cheeses. RAW CANVAS: 1046 Hamilton St www.rawcanvas.com Tel: 604.687.1729 WALK-UP: JUNETOBERFEST 11am–11pm A festival of lager! Come on down to Tap & Barrel and enjoy

the reemerging craft beer style — lager! This is our very own version of Oktoberfest — but in June. We want to re-introduce the craft beer world back to this traditional and often forgotten style. Join us whilst we sling full pints of a variety of German style beers that will pair perfectly with our fine German food specials. TAP & BARREL: 1 Athletes Way www.tapandbarrel.com Tel: 604.685.2223 SUNDAY JUNE 2 FEATURE: CANADIAN COMFORTS 7–11pm $69 Edible Canada is proud to feature a collection of Vancouver Island’s tastiest breweries — Phillips, Spinnakers, Hoyne, Driftwood, and Vancouver Island Brewing — to celebrate VCBW! Join them on Granville Island for an evening of high comfort foods, unique craft beers, live music by Casa Rosa, brewmasters and pure Canadian indulgence. Your ticket includes an array of delectable fare including duck fat donuts, fresh spot prawns, Fiore Farms pork and more, for an evening that will have your taste buds dancing! Each Brewery will showcase their favourite fermentations to cater to your palate, hopes and dreams! EDIBLE CANADA: 1596 Johnston Street www.ediblecanada.com Tel: 604.682.6681 WALK-UP: DIX REUNION 3pm–Late Three years ago we said goodbye to DIX BBQ & Brewery with the Four Beers and a Funeral Pub Crawl. This year we’re remembering those awesome times with four casks courtesy of former DIX Brewmasters Derek Franche (Whistler Brewhouse / High Mountain Brewing) & Tony Dewald (Dead Frog Brewing), as well as a special DIX edition dinner feature. No reservations required, just show up and enjoy! THE WHIP: 209 E 6th Avenue www.thewhiprestaurant.com Tel: 604.874.4687

100% local craft beer on tap.

Gastown’s ORIGINAL Pizzeria 103 Columbia Street 604.688.8694 • incendio.ca 2

May 30 – June 5, 2013

MONDAY JUNE 3 SIGNATURE: BIERCRAFT BELGIAN SHOWCASE 6:30-11pm $75 We’re pouring over 50 Belgian and Belgian-style beers for you to sample to your heart’s content. Along with such legends as Rochefort, St. Bernardus, and Delirium Tremens you can also sample some of the best examples of Belgian styles created by both local and US craft breweries such as Commons, Logsdon and Driftwood. BIERCRAFT BISTRO ON CAMBIE 3305 Cambie St www.biercraft.com/cambie Tel: 604.874.6900 WALK-UP: JOIN THE REVOLUTION! 7–9:30pm Celebrate with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe, at Yaletown Brewing as he launches his new book, Craft Beer Revolution: The Insider’s Guide to B.C. Breweries, and speaks about B.C.’s extraordinary craft beer industry. The book will be available for $19.95 (includes one beer ticket!) and Joe will be on hand to sign copies. In addition to Yaletown Brewing’s exceptional regular line-up of beers, brewmaster Iain Hill is preparing a special “revolutionary” cask-conditioned beer for the event. YALETOWN BREWING COMPANY 1111 Mainland St www.drinkfreshbeer.com/yaletown Tel: 604.681.2739 TUESDAY JUNE 4 SIGNATURE: THE QUEENS REPUBLIC PRESENTS THE 2ND ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE BARTENDER BEER COCKTAIL COMPETITION 6pm–Late $25 Driftwood Brewing and The Queen’s Republic join forces to present the second annual VCBW Beer Cocktail Competition. Some of Vancouver’s top bartenders will square off at The Queen’s Republic, with only bar tools and creativity to create a beer cocktail using one of Driftwood Brewing’s limited release beers. The prize? A trip for two

to visit the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. Attendees will be served canapés from The Queen’s Republic’s amazing modern pub-food menu, two Driftwood beers, and will be able to sample each cocktail made by the competitors. THE QUEENS REPUBLIC 958 Granville St www.donnellygroup.ca Tel: 604.713.1811 WEDNESDAY JUNE 5 WALK-UP: ROMER’S BURGER BAR BATTLE OF THE CASKS 4–9pm Join Romer’s Burger Bar in their newest location in Yaletown for an outdoor bbq and battle of the casks. Sliders being cooked on an outdoor flattop while four specially brewed casks from some of BC’s best battle for brewmaster supremacy. ROMER’S BURGER BAR 1039 Mainland Street www.romersburgerbar.com Tel: 604.559.7210 THURSDAY JUNE 6 SIGNATURE: BROTHERS IN HOPS 6–10pm $75 They are brothers from different mothers, but all sons of the hop. Four Pacific Northwest brewers have teamed up to host a night of hop-tastic food and drink. Each brewer will be bring-

FEATURE: THE RIVER BOAT THROWDOWN! 7pm–2am $25 The Portside Pub and #YVRBeerTweetup proudly present ‘The Riverboat Throwdown!’ In keeping with this year’s VCBW theme, The Portside Pub will be decked out like a riverboat casino. Attendees can partake in 5 casino games with professional dealers.10 breweries will compete for the title of Cask Maverick! Specialty casks from the following breweries will be put to battle! – Deep Cove, Lighthouse, Vancouver Island, Parallel

49, Central City, R&B, Red Truck, Russell, and Tofino Brewing. #YVRBeerTweetup will push the competition over social media with live-voting! There will be great prizes plus a number of other fun things we’re keeping under wraps. To cap the night off will be performances by The Sweetpea Swing Band that will push the party to the wee hours. Attending in costume is highly recommended! $25 includes: casino playing tokens, VCBW tasting glass, and a ticket for 1 cask taster. PORTSIDE PUB 7 Alexander St www.theportsidepub.com Tel: 604.559.6333 WALK-UP: PECKINPAH GOES WHOLE HOG 12pm ’til the pig runs out! Join the Gastown restaurant all day as it puts a piggie’s feet to the fire for the 3rd annual whole hog pig roast! Specially paired with beers from Red Truck, and Russell Brewing. Servings are limited, so it’s first come first serve. No reservations required, just show up and enjoy! PECKINPAH RESTAURANT 2 Water Street www.peckinpahbbq.com Tel: 604.681.5411

VCBW to hold its largest closing party ever at River Rock By Gen Handley

S

ince its launch in 2010, Vancouver Craft Beer Week has impressively grown from 10 participating breweries close to 70 this year. While it’s a problem that the organizers love to have, this level of enthusiasm has its challenges. “Our final event last year sold out so we needed a bigger venue this year,” says Chris Bjerrisgard, co-founder and marketing manager for VCBW. “Finding bigger venues in Vancouver isn’t that easy — especially because of our

Vancouver’s best selection of Craft, Draft and Belgian Beers.

criteria like being near transit, having access to hotels as well as our safety standards.” But while planning the annual nine-day event, the VCBW team found the perfect space for the wrap-up party at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond. Sponsored by Earls Kitchen + Bar and the Donnelly Group, the two-day finale will host patrons on a massive patio and two large beer halls, with more than 50 local and international breweries participating and offering their fermentations to thirsty visitors. On June 7, the two-day VCBW Beer Festival kicks off at the River

Rock’s outdoor patio from 5 to 7pm. More than 50 breweries, from as near as your neighbourhood to as far as Belgium, will be participating. On June 8, you have from 2 to 7pm to sample the craft beer industry’s finest. Tickets to each event are $35 and include a VCBW taster glass and three drink tokens. Additional tokens are $1.25 each. For more information about VCBW’s final event, and to purchase tickets, go to VancouverCraftBeerWeek.com.

HOME TO THE LARGEST CRAFT BEER SELECTION IN THE PROVINCE

CELEBRATE VANCOUVER CRAFT BEER WEEK WITH US!

IN-STORE TASTINGS: DESCHUTES BEER TASTING May 31st 4pm-8pm RICKARD’S SHANDY TASTING June 1st 2-6pm LIGHTHOUSE BEER TASTING June 2nd 2-6pm

SIGNATURE EVENT: CICERONE VS SOMMELIER

June 5th 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Join us for the ultimate food-pairing challenge as beer and wine experts go head-to-head to answer the burning question, “What pairs better with food – beer or wine?” Buy tickets@vancouvercraftbeerweek.com.

3305 Cambie St. 604.874.6900 1191 Commercial Dr. 604.254.2437

biercraft.com

WEVancouver.com

ing signature styles of hoppy brews for guests to sample, taste and discuss at The Butcher & Bullock. The night’s featured brewers will be Ben Love of Gigantic Brewery, Gary Lohin of Surrey’s Central City Brewing, Jaime Floyd of Ninkasi brewing, and Graham With of Parallel 49 brewing. We’ll also have a featured home brewer that evening to showcase the hobbyist’s point of view. Come down, grab a pint, and meet the Brothers in Hops. Ticket includes samples of the beers in question along with beer paired food stations. THE BUTCHER & BULLOCK 911 W Pender Street www.donnellygroup.ca Tel: 604.662.8866

1633 Manitoba Street | 604.331.7900 | legacyliquorstore.com |

WEVancouver.com

LegacyLiquor

May 30 – June 5, 2013

23


VANCOUVER CRAFT BEER WEEK May 31-June 8, 2013

VANCOUVER CRAFT BEER WEEK May 31-June 8, 2013

Going all out at Vancouver Craft Beer Week Coastal Casual Comfort

yaletown

1165 mainland st vancouver next to canada line 604-696-0400

8 craft beers on tap $7 appies 3-5pm daily weekend brunch

*opening mid-june*

denman 1037 denman st vancouver @ comox 604-428-0400

16 craft beers on tap 8 BC wines on tap yes - wine on tap too!

www.hubrestaurant.ca

W

ho knew there were so many craft beer lovers in Vancouver? The organizers of Vancouver Craft Beer Week. Since ticket sales opened last month, many of the events that celebrate good, artisanal beer have sold out (including the opening night gala at the Roundhouse). By pairing great beers with some of this city’s finest chefs and restaurants, foodies and beer geeks can share their passions with one another. (What happens after the event is up to them.) Here are some of the events to which tickets are still available but we suggest you visit VancouverCraftBeerWeek.com soon to make sure you get your seat at the table. SATURDAY JUNE 1 FEATURE: THE SCIENCE OF BREWING MEETS THE ART OF THE COCKTAIL 6–9pm $69 Some purists in the beer industry might argue that beer is, in itself, a perfectly crafted cocktail of barley, yeast, hops, water, and usually other additives. Conversely, some mixologists might argue that the flavour profile of beer is not ideal and does not, in fact, have chemistry with spirits. We would like to explore the relationship between beer and spirits and invite you to join us for a night of beer mixology and creativity. Exclusively for VCBW we’ll feature a Deschutes Mirror Pond and Hendricks Gin cocktail as well as a Chimay Rouge cocktail that brings a twist to the ordinary Americano. Savour one of the two craft beer cocktails and enjoy a tasting plate consisting of exceptional charcuterie and artisan cheeses. RAW CANVAS: 1046 Hamilton St www.rawcanvas.com Tel: 604.687.1729 WALK-UP: JUNETOBERFEST 11am–11pm A festival of lager! Come on down to Tap & Barrel and enjoy

the reemerging craft beer style — lager! This is our very own version of Oktoberfest — but in June. We want to re-introduce the craft beer world back to this traditional and often forgotten style. Join us whilst we sling full pints of a variety of German style beers that will pair perfectly with our fine German food specials. TAP & BARREL: 1 Athletes Way www.tapandbarrel.com Tel: 604.685.2223 SUNDAY JUNE 2 FEATURE: CANADIAN COMFORTS 7–11pm $69 Edible Canada is proud to feature a collection of Vancouver Island’s tastiest breweries — Phillips, Spinnakers, Hoyne, Driftwood, and Vancouver Island Brewing — to celebrate VCBW! Join them on Granville Island for an evening of high comfort foods, unique craft beers, live music by Casa Rosa, brewmasters and pure Canadian indulgence. Your ticket includes an array of delectable fare including duck fat donuts, fresh spot prawns, Fiore Farms pork and more, for an evening that will have your taste buds dancing! Each Brewery will showcase their favourite fermentations to cater to your palate, hopes and dreams! EDIBLE CANADA: 1596 Johnston Street www.ediblecanada.com Tel: 604.682.6681 WALK-UP: DIX REUNION 3pm–Late Three years ago we said goodbye to DIX BBQ & Brewery with the Four Beers and a Funeral Pub Crawl. This year we’re remembering those awesome times with four casks courtesy of former DIX Brewmasters Derek Franche (Whistler Brewhouse / High Mountain Brewing) & Tony Dewald (Dead Frog Brewing), as well as a special DIX edition dinner feature. No reservations required, just show up and enjoy! THE WHIP: 209 E 6th Avenue www.thewhiprestaurant.com Tel: 604.874.4687

100% local craft beer on tap.

Gastown’s ORIGINAL Pizzeria 103 Columbia Street 604.688.8694 • incendio.ca 2

May 30 – June 5, 2013

MONDAY JUNE 3 SIGNATURE: BIERCRAFT BELGIAN SHOWCASE 6:30-11pm $75 We’re pouring over 50 Belgian and Belgian-style beers for you to sample to your heart’s content. Along with such legends as Rochefort, St. Bernardus, and Delirium Tremens you can also sample some of the best examples of Belgian styles created by both local and US craft breweries such as Commons, Logsdon and Driftwood. BIERCRAFT BISTRO ON CAMBIE 3305 Cambie St www.biercraft.com/cambie Tel: 604.874.6900 WALK-UP: JOIN THE REVOLUTION! 7–9:30pm Celebrate with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe, at Yaletown Brewing as he launches his new book, Craft Beer Revolution: The Insider’s Guide to B.C. Breweries, and speaks about B.C.’s extraordinary craft beer industry. The book will be available for $19.95 (includes one beer ticket!) and Joe will be on hand to sign copies. In addition to Yaletown Brewing’s exceptional regular line-up of beers, brewmaster Iain Hill is preparing a special “revolutionary” cask-conditioned beer for the event. YALETOWN BREWING COMPANY 1111 Mainland St www.drinkfreshbeer.com/yaletown Tel: 604.681.2739 TUESDAY JUNE 4 SIGNATURE: THE QUEENS REPUBLIC PRESENTS THE 2ND ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE BARTENDER BEER COCKTAIL COMPETITION 6pm–Late $25 Driftwood Brewing and The Queen’s Republic join forces to present the second annual VCBW Beer Cocktail Competition. Some of Vancouver’s top bartenders will square off at The Queen’s Republic, with only bar tools and creativity to create a beer cocktail using one of Driftwood Brewing’s limited release beers. The prize? A trip for two continued on page 23

to visit the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. Attendees will be served canapés from The Queen’s Republic’s amazing modern pub-food menu, two Driftwood beers, and will be able to sample each cocktail made by the competitors. THE QUEENS REPUBLIC 958 Granville St www.donnellygroup.ca Tel: 604.713.1811 WEDNESDAY JUNE 5 WALK-UP: ROMER’S BURGER BAR BATTLE OF THE CASKS 4–9pm Join Romer’s Burger Bar in their newest location in Yaletown for an outdoor bbq and battle of the casks. Sliders being cooked on an outdoor flattop while four specially brewed casks from some of BC’s best battle for brewmaster supremacy. ROMER’S BURGER BAR 1039 Mainland Street www.romersburgerbar.com Tel: 604.559.7210 THURSDAY JUNE 6 SIGNATURE: BROTHERS IN HOPS 6–10pm $75 They are brothers from different mothers, but all sons of the hop. Four Pacific Northwest brewers have teamed up to host a night of hop-tastic food and drink. Each brewer will be bring-

FEATURE: THE RIVER BOAT THROWDOWN! 7pm–2am $25 The Portside Pub and #YVRBeerTweetup proudly present ‘The Riverboat Throwdown!’ In keeping with this year’s VCBW theme, The Portside Pub will be decked out like a riverboat casino. Attendees can partake in 5 casino games with professional dealers.10 breweries will compete for the title of Cask Maverick! Specialty casks from the following breweries will be put to battle! – Deep Cove, Lighthouse, Vancouver Island, Parallel

49, Central City, R&B, Red Truck, Russell, and Tofino Brewing. #YVRBeerTweetup will push the competition over social media with live-voting! There will be great prizes plus a number of other fun things we’re keeping under wraps. To cap the night off will be performances by The Sweetpea Swing Band that will push the party to the wee hours. Attending in costume is highly recommended! $25 includes: casino playing tokens, VCBW tasting glass, and a ticket for 1 cask taster. PORTSIDE PUB 7 Alexander St www.theportsidepub.com Tel: 604.559.6333 WALK-UP: PECKINPAH GOES WHOLE HOG 12pm ’til the pig runs out! Join the Gastown restaurant all day as it puts a piggie’s feet to the fire for the 3rd annual whole hog pig roast! Specially paired with beers from Red Truck, and Russell Brewing. Servings are limited, so it’s first come first serve. No reservations required, just show up and enjoy! PECKINPAH RESTAURANT 2 Water Street www.peckinpahbbq.com Tel: 604.681.5411

VCBW to hold its largest closing party ever at River Rock By Gen Handley

S

ince its launch in 2010, Vancouver Craft Beer Week has impressively grown from 10 participating breweries close to 70 this year. While it’s a problem that the organizers love to have, this level of enthusiasm has its challenges. “Our final event last year sold out so we needed a bigger venue this year,” says Chris Bjerrisgard, co-founder and marketing manager for VCBW. “Finding bigger venues in Vancouver isn’t that easy — especially because of our

Vancouver’s best selection of Craft, Draft and Belgian Beers.

criteria like being near transit, having access to hotels as well as our safety standards.” But while planning the annual nine-day event, the VCBW team found the perfect space for the wrap-up party at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond. Sponsored by Earls Kitchen + Bar and the Donnelly Group, the two-day finale will host patrons on a massive patio and two large beer halls, with more than 50 local and international breweries participating and offering their fermentations to thirsty visitors. On June 7, the two-day VCBW Beer Festival kicks off at the River

Rock’s outdoor patio from 5 to 7pm. More than 50 breweries, from as near as your neighbourhood to as far as Belgium, will be participating. On June 8, you have from 2 to 7pm to sample the craft beer industry’s finest. Tickets to each event are $35 and include a VCBW taster glass and three drink tokens. Additional tokens are $1.25 each. For more information about VCBW’s final event, and to purchase tickets, go to VancouverCraftBeerWeek.com.

HOME TO THE LARGEST CRAFT BEER SELECTION IN THE PROVINCE

CELEBRATE VANCOUVER CRAFT BEER WEEK WITH US!

IN-STORE TASTINGS: DESCHUTES BEER TASTING May 31st 4pm-8pm RICKARD’S SHANDY TASTING June 1st 2-6pm LIGHTHOUSE BEER TASTING June 2nd 2-6pm

SIGNATURE EVENT: CICERONE VS SOMMELIER

June 5th 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Join us for the ultimate food-pairing challenge as beer and wine experts go head-to-head to answer the burning question, “What pairs better with food – beer or wine?” Buy tickets@vancouvercraftbeerweek.com.

3305 Cambie St. 604.874.6900 1191 Commercial Dr. 604.254.2437

biercraft.com

WEVancouver.com

ing signature styles of hoppy brews for guests to sample, taste and discuss at The Butcher & Bullock. The night’s featured brewers will be Ben Love of Gigantic Brewery, Gary Lohin of Surrey’s Central City Brewing, Jaime Floyd of Ninkasi brewing, and Graham With of Parallel 49 brewing. We’ll also have a featured home brewer that evening to showcase the hobbyist’s point of view. Come down, grab a pint, and meet the Brothers in Hops. Ticket includes samples of the beers in question along with beer paired food stations. THE BUTCHER & BULLOCK 911 W Pender Street www.donnellygroup.ca Tel: 604.662.8866

1633 Manitoba Street | 604.331.7900 | legacyliquorstore.com |

WEVancouver.com

LegacyLiquor

May 30 – June 5, 2013

23


VANCOUVER CRAFT BEER WEEK May 31-June 8, 2013

VANCOUVER CRAFT BEER WEEK May 31-June 8, 2013

Going all out at Vancouver Craft Beer Week Coastal Casual Comfort

yaletown

1165 mainland st vancouver next to canada line 604-696-0400

8 craft beers on tap $7 appies 3-5pm daily weekend brunch

*opening mid-june*

denman 1037 denman st vancouver @ comox 604-428-0400

16 craft beers on tap 8 BC wines on tap yes - wine on tap too!

www.hubrestaurant.ca

W

ho knew there were so many craft beer lovers in Vancouver? The organizers of Vancouver Craft Beer Week. Since ticket sales opened last month, many of the events that celebrate good, artisanal beer have sold out (including the opening night gala at the Roundhouse). By pairing great beers with some of this city’s finest chefs and restaurants, foodies and beer geeks can share their passions with one another. (What happens after the event is up to them.) Here are some of the events to which tickets are still available but we suggest you visit VancouverCraftBeerWeek.com soon to make sure you get your seat at the table. SATURDAY JUNE 1 FEATURE: THE SCIENCE OF BREWING MEETS THE ART OF THE COCKTAIL 6–9pm $69 Some purists in the beer industry might argue that beer is, in itself, a perfectly crafted cocktail of barley, yeast, hops, water, and usually other additives. Conversely, some mixologists might argue that the flavour profile of beer is not ideal and does not, in fact, have chemistry with spirits. We would like to explore the relationship between beer and spirits and invite you to join us for a night of beer mixology and creativity. Exclusively for VCBW we’ll feature a Deschutes Mirror Pond and Hendricks Gin cocktail as well as a Chimay Rouge cocktail that brings a twist to the ordinary Americano. Savour one of the two craft beer cocktails and enjoy a tasting plate consisting of exceptional charcuterie and artisan cheeses. RAW CANVAS: 1046 Hamilton St www.rawcanvas.com Tel: 604.687.1729 WALK-UP: JUNETOBERFEST 11am–11pm A festival of lager! Come on down to Tap & Barrel and enjoy

the reemerging craft beer style — lager! This is our very own version of Oktoberfest — but in June. We want to re-introduce the craft beer world back to this traditional and often forgotten style. Join us whilst we sling full pints of a variety of German style beers that will pair perfectly with our fine German food specials. TAP & BARREL: 1 Athletes Way www.tapandbarrel.com Tel: 604.685.2223 SUNDAY JUNE 2 FEATURE: CANADIAN COMFORTS 7–11pm $69 Edible Canada is proud to feature a collection of Vancouver Island’s tastiest breweries — Phillips, Spinnakers, Hoyne, Driftwood, and Vancouver Island Brewing — to celebrate VCBW! Join them on Granville Island for an evening of high comfort foods, unique craft beers, live music by Casa Rosa, brewmasters and pure Canadian indulgence. Your ticket includes an array of delectable fare including duck fat donuts, fresh spot prawns, Fiore Farms pork and more, for an evening that will have your taste buds dancing! Each Brewery will showcase their favourite fermentations to cater to your palate, hopes and dreams! EDIBLE CANADA: 1596 Johnston Street www.ediblecanada.com Tel: 604.682.6681 WALK-UP: DIX REUNION 3pm–Late Three years ago we said goodbye to DIX BBQ & Brewery with the Four Beers and a Funeral Pub Crawl. This year we’re remembering those awesome times with four casks courtesy of former DIX Brewmasters Derek Franche (Whistler Brewhouse / High Mountain Brewing) & Tony Dewald (Dead Frog Brewing), as well as a special DIX edition dinner feature. No reservations required, just show up and enjoy! THE WHIP: 209 E 6th Avenue www.thewhiprestaurant.com Tel: 604.874.4687

100% local craft beer on tap.

Gastown’s ORIGINAL Pizzeria 103 Columbia Street 604.688.8694 • incendio.ca 2

May 30 – June 5, 2013

MONDAY JUNE 3 SIGNATURE: BIERCRAFT BELGIAN SHOWCASE 6:30-11pm $75 We’re pouring over 50 Belgian and Belgian-style beers for you to sample to your heart’s content. Along with such legends as Rochefort, St. Bernardus, and Delirium Tremens you can also sample some of the best examples of Belgian styles created by both local and US craft breweries such as Commons, Logsdon and Driftwood. BIERCRAFT BISTRO ON CAMBIE 3305 Cambie St www.biercraft.com/cambie Tel: 604.874.6900 WALK-UP: JOIN THE REVOLUTION! 7–9:30pm Celebrate with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe, at Yaletown Brewing as he launches his new book, Craft Beer Revolution: The Insider’s Guide to B.C. Breweries, and speaks about B.C.’s extraordinary craft beer industry. The book will be available for $19.95 (includes one beer ticket!) and Joe will be on hand to sign copies. In addition to Yaletown Brewing’s exceptional regular line-up of beers, brewmaster Iain Hill is preparing a special “revolutionary” cask-conditioned beer for the event. YALETOWN BREWING COMPANY 1111 Mainland St www.drinkfreshbeer.com/yaletown Tel: 604.681.2739 TUESDAY JUNE 4 SIGNATURE: THE QUEENS REPUBLIC PRESENTS THE 2ND ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE BARTENDER BEER COCKTAIL COMPETITION 6pm–Late $25 Driftwood Brewing and The Queen’s Republic join forces to present the second annual VCBW Beer Cocktail Competition. Some of Vancouver’s top bartenders will square off at The Queen’s Republic, with only bar tools and creativity to create a beer cocktail using one of Driftwood Brewing’s limited release beers. The prize? A trip for two continued on page 23

to visit the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. Attendees will be served canapés from The Queen’s Republic’s amazing modern pub-food menu, two Driftwood beers, and will be able to sample each cocktail made by the competitors. THE QUEENS REPUBLIC 958 Granville St www.donnellygroup.ca Tel: 604.713.1811 WEDNESDAY JUNE 5 WALK-UP: ROMER’S BURGER BAR BATTLE OF THE CASKS 4–9pm Join Romer’s Burger Bar in their newest location in Yaletown for an outdoor bbq and battle of the casks. Sliders being cooked on an outdoor flattop while four specially brewed casks from some of BC’s best battle for brewmaster supremacy. ROMER’S BURGER BAR 1039 Mainland Street www.romersburgerbar.com Tel: 604.559.7210 THURSDAY JUNE 6 SIGNATURE: BROTHERS IN HOPS 6–10pm $75 They are brothers from different mothers, but all sons of the hop. Four Pacific Northwest brewers have teamed up to host a night of hop-tastic food and drink. Each brewer will be bring-

FEATURE: THE RIVER BOAT THROWDOWN! 7pm–2am $25 The Portside Pub and #YVRBeerTweetup proudly present ‘The Riverboat Throwdown!’ In keeping with this year’s VCBW theme, The Portside Pub will be decked out like a riverboat casino. Attendees can partake in 5 casino games with professional dealers.10 breweries will compete for the title of Cask Maverick! Specialty casks from the following breweries will be put to battle! – Deep Cove, Lighthouse, Vancouver Island, Parallel

49, Central City, R&B, Red Truck, Russell, and Tofino Brewing. #YVRBeerTweetup will push the competition over social media with live-voting! There will be great prizes plus a number of other fun things we’re keeping under wraps. To cap the night off will be performances by The Sweetpea Swing Band that will push the party to the wee hours. Attending in costume is highly recommended! $25 includes: casino playing tokens, VCBW tasting glass, and a ticket for 1 cask taster. PORTSIDE PUB 7 Alexander St www.theportsidepub.com Tel: 604.559.6333 WALK-UP: PECKINPAH GOES WHOLE HOG 12pm ’til the pig runs out! Join the Gastown restaurant all day as it puts a piggie’s feet to the fire for the 3rd annual whole hog pig roast! Specially paired with beers from Red Truck, and Russell Brewing. Servings are limited, so it’s first come first serve. No reservations required, just show up and enjoy! PECKINPAH RESTAURANT 2 Water Street www.peckinpahbbq.com Tel: 604.681.5411

VCBW to hold its largest closing party ever at River Rock By Gen Handley

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ince its launch in 2010, Vancouver Craft Beer Week has impressively grown from 10 participating breweries close to 70 this year. While it’s a problem that the organizers love to have, this level of enthusiasm has its challenges. “Our final event last year sold out so we needed a bigger venue this year,” says Chris Bjerrisgard, co-founder and marketing manager for VCBW. “Finding bigger venues in Vancouver isn’t that easy — especially because of our

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criteria like being near transit, having access to hotels as well as our safety standards.” But while planning the annual nine-day event, the VCBW team found the perfect space for the wrap-up party at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond. Sponsored by Earls Kitchen + Bar and the Donnelly Group, the two-day finale will host patrons on a massive patio and two large beer halls, with more than 50 local and international breweries participating and offering their fermentations to thirsty visitors. On June 7, the two-day VCBW Beer Festival kicks off at the River

Rock’s outdoor patio from 5 to 7pm. More than 50 breweries, from as near as your neighbourhood to as far as Belgium, will be participating. On June 8, you have from 2 to 7pm to sample the craft beer industry’s finest. Tickets to each event are $35 and include a VCBW taster glass and three drink tokens. Additional tokens are $1.25 each. For more information about VCBW’s final event, and to purchase tickets, go to VancouverCraftBeerWeek.com.

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ing signature styles of hoppy brews for guests to sample, taste and discuss at The Butcher & Bullock. The night’s featured brewers will be Ben Love of Gigantic Brewery, Gary Lohin of Surrey’s Central City Brewing, Jaime Floyd of Ninkasi brewing, and Graham With of Parallel 49 brewing. We’ll also have a featured home brewer that evening to showcase the hobbyist’s point of view. Come down, grab a pint, and meet the Brothers in Hops. Ticket includes samples of the beers in question along with beer paired food stations. THE BUTCHER & BULLOCK 911 W Pender Street www.donnellygroup.ca Tel: 604.662.8866

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