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

Reminder: Free PNE Summer Night Concerts start this Weekend

concerts at the PNE 2018

Photo by Vishnu R Nair on Unsplash

The Fair at the PNE is about to officially open its gates for another fun-filled year this Saturday, August 18! Not only is there crazy fair food available for eating, the eclectic mix of artists scheduled for the free summer night concerts should be enough to convince you to go!

Every evening during the Fair (Aug 18 – Sept 3), the Summer Night Concerts fill the PNE Amphitheatre with classic hits to keep you dancing all night. So, who’s playing this year at the PNE? Check out the list below:

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Reminder: Free PNE Summer Night Concerts start this Weekend

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! No, it’s the inaugural Vancouver International Bird Festival…

The rare Philippine Eagle is the subject of the documentary Bird of Prey, screening at Science World as part of the first Vancouver International Bird Festival.

The birds are coming. And they’re bigger, badder and beakier than ever.

Besides being a popular pastime in North America, Japan and Europe, birdwatching has spawned over 200 festivals in the U.S. and Canada. This year, to coincide with the 27th International Ornithological Congress at the Vancouver Convention Centre, the inaugural Vancouver International Bird Festival takes place (Aug. 19 to 26).

It will be the biggest bird festival ever held in Canada. The Congress expects to attract 3,000, while the festival is expected to bring 30,000 birdwatchers, nature lovers, and outdoor enthusiasts to events in and around the city. (According to Wiki, as of July of this year, 576 species have been documented in B.C.) Events include Return of the Hipster Birdwatcher, bird-themed improv comedy, and a talk by Jennifer Ackerman, author of the bestselling The Genius of Birds.

Here are some highlights of the festival.

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Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! No, it’s the inaugural Vancouver International Bird Festival…

Vancouver TheatreSports Pokes Fun at Going Back to School

It hurts to say it but September is fast approaching (parents might be cheering the return of school!). The lazy days of summer are soon going to be replaced again with books, exams, and recess snacks.

To help ease the pain, Vancouver TheatreSports (VTS) is launching a brand new show that will celebrate the humour in school and its many clichés.

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Vancouver TheatreSports Pokes Fun at Going Back to School

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

There are two weekends left in August, so let’s keep this summer going! When you’re not catching some sun at one of our beaches, there’s a bird festival, a soccer game, concerts, and The Fair at the PNE is on with all the rides, games, concerts, weird food and barnyard animals. (There’s a few air-conditioned things to do too, if that’s your jam.)

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Local Films to Watch this Weekend at the Queer Film Festival

Jen Sunshine and David Ng of Love Intersections

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival is in full swing this week with inspiringly diverse films that range from challenging to delightful from around the world. For a taste of stories from the city, this is the weekend to go out and see some of our Vancouver locals shine on screen. Here’s what to watch at the QFF that’s from around here:

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Local Films to Watch this Weekend at the Queer Film Festival

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