Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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A bald eagle is training to deliver cans of Pilsner.

It's Beer From a Bird

This is actually happening.  A bald eagle is going to deliver fresh cans of Phillips Pilsner to some very lucky craft beer lovers. In an era where innovation often means digitization, we're ditching the drone and going analogue.

For more information on how you can have a brew delivered by bird, check out BEERFROMABIRD.COM.

Big thanks to our friends at Pacific Northwest Raptors for their help and expertise in making it happen.



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The Red Wagon Rides Again 
Vancouver’s beloved The Red Wagon restaurant is back in service


Red Wagon Lindsay Otto Makes a BC GandT
Vancouver B.C., May 11, 2016The Red Wagon officially reopens today after closing for renovations at the end of March. The soul of the diner remains intact while the structure and surface have been rebuilt and refreshed. The drop ceiling was removed to reveal the room’s original cedar beams; a slick black and white checkered floor lays wall-to-wall; a proper bar rests in place of the old lunch counter; the room has been painted; new light fixtures hung; and some impressive carpentry work can be seen throughout the servery.

When Brad Miller opened his restaurant six years ago, he intended to build a community meeting place. He envisioned family and friends comfortably catching up over a nostalgic meal. Accomplishing his original plan while remaining in tune to the changing needs of the neighbourhood, Miller has expanded his offerings and hours.

“The neighbourhood is changing,” says Brad Miller, owner of The Red Wagon and Bistro Wagon Rouge. “I want to give people a place to hang their hat at night as well as during the day. Somewhere they can enjoy a perfectly prepared omelette and a well executed gin and tonic.”

The comprehensive weekend brunch menu is now available all day long, seven days a week boasting new dishes, some from The Red Wagon’s very first menu. Guests will be thrilled to learn they can order eggs benedict Monday through Friday as well as on the weekends. The original D.L.T. (duck, lettuce and tomato) and classic clubhouse sandwiches have reappeared, while many fan favourites including the famous pulled pork pancakes, Pemberton Meadows beef burger and tofu scramble remain. In addition to the regular menu, Brad Miller and chef Matthew Thompson will feature bar snacks and elevated classic diner offerings, like meat loaf studded with corn bread and pork belly, after 5 p.m.

Accompanying the new bar is a condensed cocktail menu. Keeping consistent with the kitchen’s commitment to working with quality ingredients and supporting local purveyors, the drink list proudly showcases sodas, tonics and gin from Vancouver Island’s Phillips Soda Works and Fermentorium. The Red Wagon is proud to be located smack in the middle of an exploding craft beer and spirits community; beer from neighbouring breweries, including Powell St. and Strange Fellows, and products from Odd Society Sprits are woven throughout the list. In addition to draught beer, prosecco and white wine is available on tap, ensuring a fresh glass every single time.

The Red Wagon was named as a nod to Brad Miller’s childhood love of rocketing down hills in his little red wagon. The thrill of opening his first restaurant was reminiscent of this. Now, Miller is taking a new risk by extending his hours until midnight. The Red Wagon is open until 12 a.m. Wednesday through Sunday and until 3:00 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday.


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About The Red Wagon: The Red Wagon is an East Van neighbourhood joint that combines French simplicity, ethical sourcing and nostalgic comfort food in a casual diner atmosphere. The diner gained national notoriety after being featured on the Food Network’s popular television series Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Now a destination for both locals and travellers alike, The Red Wagon is always hopping. Serving breakfast and lunch all day, seven days a week plus dinner features Wednesday through Sunday, guests can enjoy signature dishes including their famous pulled pork pancakes and smoky tomato soup with grilled cheese day or night. The Red Wagon is open Monday and Tuesday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Friday 8 a.m. to midnight and Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to midnight.

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STEAMWORKS RELEASES NEW MASH-UP
TALL CAN 8-PACK
(Vancouver, BC May 17th, 2016)

Campers, beachers and ballers rejoice. Steamworks Tall Cans are now in a mixed pack with the release of their new Mash-Up Tall Can 8 pack.

Enclosed in Steamworks iconic orange box are 4 crowd pleasing brews: Award-winning classics such as Steamworks Heroica Red Ale and Kolsch as well as new sessionable summer seasonal releases the Farmhouse Wheat ale and YVR ISA. While the Kolsch and Red Ale are available as single cans the ISA and Wheat Ale single cans will exclusively be available in the Tall Can pack.

In addition to offering great craft beer and convenience, the new can pack is a great deal as well, priced at just $17.29 at government liquor stores. 

Steamworks Tall Can Mash-Up 8 pack will be available this week, just in time for the long weekend, at liquor stores throughout British Columbia. 
About Steamworks Brewing Company

Named after the steam that flows through and powers its flagship brewpub in Gastown & Brewery, Steamworks Brewing Co. features distinct, flavourful and award-winning brews. Learn more at www.steamworks.com or find them @steamworksbeer on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.
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Steam Whistle’s 2016 #RetroOpener pays tribute to its iconic Water Tower


(Toronto – 15 May, 2016) – Steam Whistle Brewing’s much-anticipated 2016 #RetroOpener is here. Celebrate the on-set of summer with the 2016 water tower #RetroOpener available across Canada in specially-marked 6 & 12packs of Steam Whistle Pilsner while supplies last; part of a collectible series.
Visit http://www.steamwhistle.ca/opener/  to learn more.
Did you know Steam Whistle Brewing, with its iconic water tower, was named the #1 most photographed spot in Downtown Toronto, beating out the CN Tower and Nathan Phillips Square? Here are more fun facts in honour of this year’s limited edition #RetroOpener:

The Opener

  • The 2016 water tower #RetroOpener is the first in the series to be painted, Steam Whistle’s signature green marking the tank of the water tower.
  • The artwork on the #RetroOpener hangtag was illustrated by Rob Taylor, a Canadian artist who shares his artistic talents despite the effects of Parkinson’s disease.
  • Steam Whistle’ first #RetroOpener was released in 2005 and is prized among collectors, recently fetching almost $200 in an online sale.
  • The Good Beer Folks of Steam Whistle hand-assembled each opener at the Roundhouse before hanging atop bottles in cases. 
The History
  • The iconic water tower, erected in 1929, is a National Heritage Artifact.
  • It once held 60,000 gallons of water to support the Canadian Pacific Railway operations at the John Street Roundhouse, now home to Steam Whistle Brewing.
  •  The water tower was hand painted by art muralist, Jamie Osborne of Global Colours Inc. 
Take home a piece of Canadian history. Pick up your water tower #RetroOpener at select liquor retailers before it’s too late.

Steam Whistle’s Opener Collection
Our pry-off bottle cap provides a superior seal, ensuring our Pilsner tastes as fresh as the day it left the Brewery. A bottle cap chosen – not for convenience – but for a better drinking experience. That’s why every spring you’ll find a NEW retro bottle opener inside specially-marked packs of Steam Whistle Pilsner. This year’s opener was inspired by Steam Whistle’s water tower outside our home at the John St. Roundhouse. Get yours, today! Learn more at http://www.steamwhistle.ca/opener/

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