Weekly Mash – July 28th, 2014

The week itself was very work focused for me so not a lot of travel or adventuring beyond my laptop, however I did manage to get out twice to sample food and beer. First I manged to get to Spud Shack and reviewed their poutine and had some craft beer, needless to say it was excellent I will be back for more. Seriously, if you are ever at New Westminster Skytrain Station go try it, they are located right in the mall there. Secondly I got to go to Brassneck X Camra BBQ in Sunday which was one the best beer events I have attended, my review is here if you want to know more. Oddly enough, I had not yet tried their beer so it was great to sample all new stuff and basically I would recommend all of them to anyone. It’s a short walk from the Main Street Skytrain station, so a very travel safe place to visit. Lastly, I dug into the cellar and surfaced a bottle of 2009 Barleywine from Pike Brewing which was out of this world good to celebrate my 200th post to the blog (as if I needed a reason to open that beer). My Favourite Craft Beer’s from Last Week:

Pike Brewing Old Bawdy 2009 Vintage Phillips Amnesiac DIPA

Weekly Craft Beer Review Recap:

  • Click here to see the best of my week’s reviews via Storify, or simply scroll down from this post.

Interesting Craft Beer Links Around the World:

  • Featured in the All About Beer Magazine is a neat article about Beer as a Path to Self Awareness which was tweeted out by local entertaining Vancouver Sun blogger Jan Zeschky.
  • Primer Magazine is featuring a great article called A Simple Guide to Pairing Beer with Food which gives some great tips and new ideas (like Fettuccine Alfredo with IPA’s which lightens the heaviness of the sauce, will have to try that!).

Interesting Craft Beer Links BC and Vancouver:

  • Somewhat older news, but in case you missed it the Vancouver Sun did some #FUSS inspired research on proper pours and sadly their results were just as expected, see this link for more information
  • Our local government lowered the minimum price of beer, but only for pitchers from $0.25/oz oz to $0.20/oz. So now a 60 oz pitcher can be priced as low as $12, basically encouraging people to drink more instead of lowering across the board. That’s right, it’s still $0.25/oz for a pint or sleeve. This hogwash is so sadly expected from our Provincial Government that I not surprised by anything any more. Whoever designed that info graphic has gotten way more work then they bargained for in the multiple updates they have had to make to it.

     

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