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by Jon Walker
Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Vancouver Updates
Replies: 26
Views: 5173

Vancouver Craft Beer Week just wrapped up another successful year. Here's a brief article about one of the final events. Note that just about all the breweries mentioned are brand new and have only opened or started brewing in the past 18 months. That's how rapidly the landscape is changing out here...
by Jon Walker
Tue May 20, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Vancouver Updates
Replies: 26
Views: 5173

Hey friends! Been a long time since I posted but wanted to pass this along from sunny Vancouver. As you likely know Vancouver has long been a great place to buy bottled beer due to a very liberal import policy and a lot of private store distribution. There's also a healthy beer bar scene here. But w...
by Jon Walker
Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Gold Medal 7am Bars?
Replies: 14
Views: 4567

Lucky you guys. In BC the game is on at 4am and even though some bars have gotten permission to open they will not be serving any alcohol. Not that I'd need to drink at 4am to watch a game but the option to have a celebratory one would have been nice!
by Jon Walker
Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Canadian Beer Talk
Topic: Westy 12 Gift Packs 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3440

Derek wrote:Brewery Creek in Vancouver recently had the 12, but I didn't hear a price.


The price for the 12 and the 8 was roughly $15-17 each depending on retailer. We are getting inventory of the gift packs in B.C. but not until mid 2012 (so I'm told) and the price floated here was between $60-70.
by Jon Walker
Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Grey Cup bound - Vancouver
Replies: 1
Views: 855

Multiple threads on Vancouver already exist...but...check here; http://camravancouver.ca/ Click on "Guide" menu and a pulldown will give you info on pubs and bottle shops. Alibi, St.Augustine's are the best, London Pub, The Whip, Railway Club and Malone's are all the places to hit on cask ...
by Jon Walker
Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Canadian Beer Talk
Topic: Too Hop to Handle
Replies: 11
Views: 2954

I think the general quality and number of locally brewed and bottled IPA's in B.C. is great compared to Ontario. I also think that has a lot to do with the much larger number of quality U.S. examples available at retail which drives the locals to raise the bar in order to compete. Last I checked the...
by Jon Walker
Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: The ideas jus' keep flowin'
Replies: 14
Views: 3185

The man is shameless and likely a narcissist. Even his cooking ads rub me the wrong way. Doesn't anyone who works with him have the balls to say; "Hey Frank, you're not a celebrity and your reputation and smarmy self importance actually hurt the brands you are allegedly promoting. Maybe you sho...
by Jon Walker
Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Volo's inconsistent service
Replies: 82
Views: 14114

I have a pretty thick skin...ask around. :wink:
by Jon Walker
Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Volo's inconsistent service
Replies: 82
Views: 14114

Busy or not IMHO it's a restaurant's right to give preference to customers as they see fit without hiding it in order to cater to the egos of infrequent patrons. I don't think that anyone here needs the repeated clarification of your experience. It clearly pissed you and your girlfriend off enough t...
by Jon Walker
Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Volo's inconsistent service
Replies: 82
Views: 14114

You are entitled to your opinion and I'm entitled to disagree. If I miss characterized your original post or took your comments out of context then I apologize...however I do still take issue with your underlying point that these larger pours or samples were not handed out discreetly enough for your...
by Jon Walker
Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Volo's inconsistent service
Replies: 82
Views: 14114

Sorry, I don't see the issue...for a number of reasons. 1) Who exactly is this clique of whom you speak? You are aware that these events, at Volo and other establishments, usually involve special guests. I believe some of the guests were from DDC, others were media, other brewers and restauranters e...
by Jon Walker
Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:13 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: The Ultimate Two-Four
Replies: 11
Views: 1968

That list is half legitimate and half boneheaded. Whoever can put Peche Mortel between Molson 67 and Maximum Ice is frankly taste impaired. I don't care how hipster some beers might be they don't belong in an ultimate 24.
by Jon Walker
Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:16 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 15865
Views: 1501628

Cantillon Lou Pepe Kriek 2008
Deschutes Inversion IPA
by Jon Walker
Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: BarTowel Casscadian
Replies: 8
Views: 1950

I would love if you guys made it an annual activity. If there are other brewers in the community who want to partake that would be great too. I feel like I helped get the ball rolling, now I'd love to see all of you keep the momentum.
by Jon Walker
Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: BarTowel Casscadian
Replies: 8
Views: 1950

It appears Jeremy has posted a review of it on RB...but the draft version which was a blend of the two bottlings made with different yeasts. Would love to hear from someone who had both and how they stack up.

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Never mind. I just cracked my blue wax bottle and it was delish! Red cap to follow!

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