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What’s brewing in Ottawa?

What’s brewing in Ottawa?

Dallas Morning News It’s 15 years since I moved from the UK and became a Canadian citizen. But while I love living in the land of poutine and maple syrup, one issue was almost an emigration deal breaker: coming from a country where beer is a life-giving force, locating good ales here initially seemed harder […]

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Vancouver for craft beer nuts

Vancouver for craft beer nuts

Boston Globe It’s almost noon in the historically gritty (yet increasingly gentrifying) East Vancouver neighbourhood and I’m slurping my first beer of the day. Just to clarify: I don’t have a drinking problem, but I do have several sudsy spots to hit during an afternoon immersion into the city’s flourishing microbrewery scene. So many independent […]

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Drinking Vancouver Island

Drinking Vancouver Island

Globe and Mail Arriving from England to study at the University of Victoria in 1991, I found a local beer scene dominated by the kind of insipid factory brews that could turn a hardened lush instantly teetotal. Not that I was a lush. Oh no. But I certainly enjoyed a piquant ale or three. Just […]

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London calling: Vancouver’s best pubs

London calling: Vancouver’s best pubs

Vancouver magazine It’s 9.45 p.m. at the tiny, brass-trimmed bar of a dark, creaky-floored old pub. A roaring hearth is crackling in the corner, baking the winter-frozen flanks of nearby patrons and projecting shadows across the ceiling like a walk-in magic lantern. Perusing the shiny taps and chatting with a barrel-bellied barman, I plump for a […]

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Big night out in Dawson City, Yukon

Big night out in Dawson City, Yukon

BBC.com When the Klondike Gold Rush kicked off in Canada’s Yukon in 1897, thousands of nugget-eyed North Americans trekked in for a slice of shiny pie. Most remained empty-handed, but the influx triggered rapid development – especially in remote Dawson City. Raucous saloons, gambling dens and houses of ill repute sprang up, quickly transforming the […]

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