You ready for summer patio season? Here is a list of some of Vancouver’s best patio’s. In addition to my old favorites I have added a few new patios.
Amarillo Ale I-5, tropical, summer beer
The bite that ESB’s have are not for everyone but it’s a personal favorite when I can find one that’s well balanced. Although not out of the world, this interstellar ESB is well balanced. Slightly sweet on the nose, you get a nice caramel and fruity hop up front that’s quickly followed with a syrup…
Rumours swirl about a secret Philips brewing project called Area 52, where renegade hoptomology breeds experimental hoppy beers known only by their call – signs. We deny everything, Octofox does not exist
Above the bustling intersection of Homer and Robson is the sun-drenched poolside terrace of The Westin Grand, Vancouver. Once again this space has been transformed into the #PopUpPatio, a bustling rooftop patio lounge open Thursday and Friday evenings. Guests can unwind and refresh after a hard day of work in this relaxed atmosphere with soft seating, green gardens and live DJ music.
The Sky Pilot northwest pale ale has recently been released from Howe Sound Brewery. It’s an ode to the new sea to sky gondola in Squamish. A light and refreshing pale ale with some surprising hops to it. This gives it a dry finish but nonetheless a classic northwest pale ale that hits the spot for those looking for a slightly bigger hop profile.
Another year of EAT! Vancouver took place over the weekend and featured some big name chefs and cooking shows. As part of the media event, we were invited to a number of exhibitors to sample some of their featured treats and to talk to them about their products.
The sweet maple followed with an unmistakable smokiness of the bacon.