Canada The Vancouver Thread

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  1. drgarage

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    That park is really cool -- the suspended platform on the rope that you can rotate across a chasm was a a big hit.
     
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  2. litheum94

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    Any breakfast recommendations in the Mt. Pleasant area?
     
  3. FoudreGuy

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    The Wallflower and surprisingly enough, 33 Acres.

    I really like Jam Cafe and Twisted Fork, but they're both downtown.
     
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  4. FoudreGuy

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    Ended up hitting Luppolo, Callister, Powell and Strathcona on Saturday before doing a flight at Alibi. Walked about 5 miles round trip and totally avoided the rain.
     
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  5. kzeon

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    rain in VAN? wow, you were unlucky ;)
     
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    We may have passed one another this weekend. If you saw someone in a Sharks beanie, that was probably me.

    Ended up only going to 2 breweries, 33 Acres and Brassneck. I thought 33 Acres was much better than Brassneck. Liked their Hoppy beers, and their french Saison is excellent. Only really enjoyed the dry hopped sour blonde at Brassneck. Everything else was kind of meh.

    I was able to get a couple of flights around the city as well; Alibi had a great selection, and food was good too. The brewery that I really want to check out on my next visit is Twin Sales. I had a single hop Simcoe and single hop Citra pale ale that were both phenomenal. Need to try more of their stuff.

    Wallflower was a good breakfast spot, as was Jethro's Fine Grub. I wished I knew how gigantic the pancakes were there. You could easily feed a family of four with a single order. Cascade Room was a good place for cocktails and it helped it was right around the corner from our Air BnB.

    Sharks lost in OT unfortunately, but we still had a great time at the game. I lost my voice for a bit from all the yelling I was doing.

    All in all we had a great time in the city. Thanks to everyone for the recommendations.
     
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  7. BeerandNoise

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    Anyone heading up next weekend for UBC Farmhouse Fest? I'll be there.
     
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    Well, I guess no one from here did make it up to Vancouver Farmhouse Fest, I must say it was pretty damn good. And never any lines and all beers were 1token.
     
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  9. kzeon

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    The canadian crowd on TB is quite small ans scattered :( Though Im sure some people from here made it to the event. Happy to hear you had a blast!
     
  10. sunnrider

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    How does Zwanze work in Vancouver? I'll be there in September and I'd love to get a taste, but I don't know if in Canada it's the same queueing/tickets etc circus as in the US.
     
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    Depends on the location. I don't think any canadian venue ever used tickets though TBH, I think most place are first come first serve.
     
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  12. FoudreGuy

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    Every year it's a little different. Last year was a free for all at Bells and Whistles in Vancouver, but in 2016 it was ticketed at The Drake over in Victoria.
     
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    wasn't 2017 delayed by a few weeks because the keg was stuck in customs? lol
     
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    Zwanze locations should be announced this week, hopefully it'll be easy to find a spot.

    On a completely separate track., does anyone have a spare mountain bike in September in the vancouver /squamish area? I was looking at rentals but would be quite happy to bring some nice beers to swap for a couple of days on a bike ... I seen people trade beer for BMW's, this should be easy

    Cheap but decent bike rental spots also appreciated.
     
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    it was actually announced today :) It'll be a Bells and Whistles. Hopefully they will get the keg in time this year LOL
     
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    Ok, that´s on the calendar then, So just show up and drink or is there queing involved?
     
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    Looks like Cantillon changed it up. It says The Drake now for Vancouver zwanze day.


    Actually having just checked where it is on Google I don't think I can swing by Too far from the North shore.
     
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    anyone have any dispensary and/or bottle shop recommendations? i'll be in town at the end of Jan.!
     
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    Viti, Brewery Creek.
     
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  20. kcherney

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    Viti is pretty bad now. Brewery Creek is probably the best overall, but Denman Spirits and the Gull (North Van) are also excellent.
     
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