Brewers go cask-to-cask at this year’s Caskapalooza

Cask ale or cask-conditioned beer is unfiltered and unpasteurised beer served without additional nitrogen or carbon dioxide pressure. In the UK, where they can be snobs about such things, cask ale is also sometimes referred to as “real ale.”

For the third year, Vancouver breweries are getting in on the cask action. On Aug. 21, local brewers will present 36 casks at Caskapalooza 2018. Vancouver Craft Beer Market, 85 W. 1st Ave. in Olympic Village, is hosting the tasting from 4-8 p.m.

Here’s a look at some of the breweries taking part.

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Brewers go cask-to-cask at this year’s Caskapalooza

Craft Beer in Gastown – Where There’s Beer, There’s History

The following article was submitted by the Gastown BIA.

In Gastown, beer and history go together, as much as french fries and ketchup; you can’t have one without the other.

As the birthplace of Vancouver, Gastown is as old it gets when it comes to the remnants of a time that once was. It’s almost impossible to sit in any of our fine watering holes and not have some bit of history sidle up beside you.

Vancouver is Canada’s craft beer capital and in Gastown, you can chose from well over a hundred different varieties.

Come for the beer, stay for the old.

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Craft Beer in Gastown – Where There’s Beer, There’s History

5 Crazy Foods to try at the Fair at the PNE – Opening this Saturday

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Image courtesy of The Fair at the PNE

Are you an adventurous eater? If cotton candy and hot dogs are a little too tame for your palate, you will have a chance to treat yourself to something crazy and new at the 2018 Fair at the PNE in Vancouver.

This Saturday, August 18, 2018 The Fair at the PNE officially opens for another great year of rides, games, and -most importantly- food. This year will be a prime opportunity for foodies of all adventure levels. Below are just 5 crazy examples of some of the exciting (and wacky) food that will be available for purchase.

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5 Crazy Foods to try at the Fair at the PNE – Opening this Saturday

Gastronomic Gastown Tour is an Official Canadian Signature Experience

Vancouver Foodie Tours’ historic walking food tour – the Gastronomic Gastown Tour – joins Destination Canada’s prestigious collection of official Canadian Signature Experiences.

The Gastronomic Gastown Tour is the only designated Canadian Signature Experience in Gastown, Vancouver.

The Canadian Signature Experience program recognizes one-of-a-kind travel experiences found only in Canada. There are less than 10 Vancouver-based experiences that have earned Destination Canada’s CSE designation.

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Gastronomic Gastown Tour is an Official Canadian Signature Experience

10th Annual Garlic Festival Features Garlicky Delights from Local Chefs

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Image courtesy of The Sharing Farm | Facebook.com

There’s truly a festival for everything in Vancouver. On August 19, 2018 you can celebrate the “Stinking Rose“, everyone’s favourite aromatic plant.

The 10th Annual Garlic Festival is held each year in the award-winning Terra Nova Rural Park in Richmond. For the 10th year anniversary of the event, the celebration will be bigger and better than ever before. There is even garlic ice cream for you to try… if you dare. 

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10th Annual Garlic Festival Features Garlicky Delights from Local Chefs

White Spot’s ‘Adult Pirate Pak’ Available for One Day Only on August 15

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Ahoy mateys! If you’re always looking for ways to feel like a kid again – you’re in luck! White Spot Restaurant is bringing back its special edition ‘Adult Pirate Pak’ on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, giving the young-at-heart a chance to feel like a kid again – all while helping a worthy cause.

For those unaware, the Pirate Pak is a classic children’s order from White Spot and features a hamburger (or other dinner item) placed in a fancy cardboard pirate ship. Sounds silly? You’ve obviously never enjoyed the thrill of finding pirate treasure (i.e. a gold chocolate coin) in the hull of a cardboard ship!

White Spot will celebrate its fifth annual Pirate Pak Day by donating $2 from each kids and adult Pirate Pak sold on Wednesday, August 15 to Zajac Ranch for Children. Zajac Ranch is an established B.C. charity that gives children and young adults with life-threatening illnesses and chronic disabilities an unforgettable summer camp experience.

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White Spot’s ‘Adult Pirate Pak’ Available for One Day Only on August 15

Snack Lovers will love these Seriously Addicting Shops on Granville Island

The following article was submitted by Vancouver Foodie Tours

If you’re visiting Vancouver and you love to eat, Granville Island has got to be on your list. Home to a world-famous Public Market and an award-winning Foodie Tour, it’s here where chefs and locals rub elbows as they shop for ingredients! The Public Market is filled with over 90 Canadian artisans, many of which specialize in one thing. If you love to snack and graze, you’ll love these seriously addicting shops on Granville Island!

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Snack Lovers will love these Seriously Addicting Shops on Granville Island