Drink This!

Drink This! Vancouver: Fresh Fruit Fest

Drink This! is your chance to meet Vancouver’s artisan beveragemakers. The focus is on wine, craft beer, and cocktails, but you might also sample hard cider, coffee, tea, and soda—and this month, the focus is also on delicious drinks made from, or made with, fresh fruit. Plan your own self-guided tour with the Drink This map, available at participating locations from 4 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16. Here’s where to go and what you can sample at each place—and you’ll notice that there are three brand-new places to try in downtown Vancouver:

There’s no admission, RSVP or tickets needed to participate, although there may be tasting fees in some locations. Prices per drink are as low as $1 and some tastings are free, while other artisan beverages are sold at full price. There will be plenty of food to buy as well as live music. You’ll also have a chance to vote for your favorite beverage; get four stamps (one for each beverage purchased) on your map, and then drop off your map at the end of the event. The winning drink will be announced by Sept. 29 on the Drink This Facebook page. Last but not least, you can get free rides (up to a $20 fare) from Uber; use code WINEFESTVAN.

For more information, visit www.drinkthisvancouver.com, or get a sneak peek at the map by visiting www.facebook.com/drinkthisvancouver.

Drink This Vancouver: Fresh Fruit Fest!

Drink This! is your chance to meet Vancouver’s artisan beveragemakers. The focus is on wine, craft beer, and cocktails, but you might also sample hard cider, coffee, tea, and soda—and this month, the focus is also on delicious drinks made from, or made with, fresh fruit. Plan your own self-guided tour with the Drink This map, available at participating locations from 4 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16. Here’s where to go and what you can sample at each place—and you’ll notice that there are three brand-new places to try in downtown Vancouver:

There’s no admission, RSVP or tickets needed to participate, although there may be tasting fees in some locations. Prices per drink are as low as $1 and some tastings are free, while other artisan beverages are sold at full price. There will be plenty of food to buy as well as live music. You’ll also have a chance to vote for your favorite beverage; get four stamps (one for each beverage purchased) on your map, and then drop off your map at the end of the event. The winning drink will be announced by Sept. 29 on the Drink This Facebook page. Last but not least, you can get free rides (up to a $20 fare) from Uber; use code WINEFESTVAN.

For more information, visit www.drinkthisvancouver.com, or get a sneak peek at the map by visiting www.facebook.com/drinkthisvancouver.

Drink This! St. Practice Day

Drink This! St. Practice Day on Saturday, March 11, is an opportunity to get ready for the main event, St. Patrick’s Day, on Friday, March 17. (You don’t want to get caught NOT practicing for St. Patrick’s day, do you? Take it from the professionals: it’s all about training.)

Visit participating establishments in downtown Vancouver and Uptown Village between 4 and 9 p.m. on Saturday wearing your favorite green attire, and you’ll get some delicious drink specials and have some fun discovering new places to quench your thirst. There’s no charge to participate in this event—although the beverages aren’t free, ha ha!—and it’s open to anyone who loves craft cocktails, fine wine, microbrews, locally roasted coffee, and high-end teas. No RSVP is needed, just show up at one of the locations, get your free map, and choose your route. All locations are within walking distance, and you can win prizes along the way. And if all that sipping and sampling makes you hungry, try some small plates, appetizers, or entrées; there’s a reason that Vancouver is being hailed as “Portland’s newest foodie destination,” and it’s because the Couve is bursting with seriously good eats. Anyhow, in a nutshell, here’s how it works:

  1. Start by getting your map from one of the locations
  2. Show off your leprechaun attire to receive special drink prices
  3. Get a stamp or business signature in one of the four boxes
  4. Turn in your map to any of the participating locations with your email address to be eligible to win prizes

Participating locations (some are 21+, but many do allow children):

For more information, visit www.drinkthisvancouver.com or www.facebook.com/drinkthisvancouver.

Drink This! St. Practice Day

Drink This! St. Practice Day on Saturday, March 11, is an opportunity to get ready for the main event, St. Patrick’s Day, on Friday, March 17. (You don’t want to get caught NOT practicing for St. Patrick’s day, do you? Take it from the professionals: it’s all about training.)

Visit participating establishments in downtown Vancouver and Uptown Village between 4 and 9 p.m. on Saturday wearing your favorite green attire, and you’ll get some delicious drink specials and have some fun discovering new places to quench your thirst. There’s no charge to participate in this event—although the beverages aren’t free, ha ha!—and it’s open to anyone who loves craft cocktails, fine wine, microbrews, locally roasted coffee, and high-end teas. No RSVP is needed, just show up at one of the locations, get your free map, and choose your route. All locations are within walking distance, and you can win prizes along the way. And if all that sipping and sampling makes you hungry, try some small plates, appetizers, or entrées; there’s a reason that Vancouver is being hailed as “Portland’s newest foodie destination,” and it’s because the Couve is bursting with seriously good eats. Anyhow, in a nutshell, here’s how it works:

  1. Start by getting your map from one of the locations
  2. Show off your leprechaun attire to receive special drink prices
  3. Get a stamp or business signature in one of the four boxes
  4. Turn in your map to any of the participating locations with your email address to be eligible to win prizes

Participating locations (some are 21+, but many do allow children):

For more information, visit www.drinkthisvancouver.com or www.facebook.com/drinkthisvancouver.

Drink This!

Drink This! is your chance to meet Vancouver’s artisan beveragemakers. The focus is on wine, craft beer, and cocktails, but you might also sample hard cider, coffee, tea, and soda. Plan your own self-guided tour with the Drink This! map, available at participating locations from 4 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22. Here’s where to go and what you can sample at each place:

There’s no admission, RSVP or tickets needed to participate, although there may be tasting fees in some locations. Prices per drink are as low as $1 and some tastings are free, while other artisan beverages are sold at full price. There will be plenty of food to buy as well as live music. You’ll also have a chance to win prizes; get four stamps (one for each beverage purchased) on your map, and then drop off your map at the end of the event. Winners will be announced Sunday, Oct. 30, by e-mail or on the Drink This Facebook page. Last but not least, you can get free rides (up to a $20 fare) from Uber; use code WINEFESTVAN.

For more information, visit www.drinkthisvancouver.com, or get a sneak peek at the map by visiting www.facebook.com/drinkthisvancouver.

Drink This!

Drink This! Vancouver is an opportunity to meet the makers of artisan beverages in Vancouver. The focus is on wine, craft beer, and cocktails, but you might also sample hard cider, coffee, tea, and soda. Plan your own self-guided tour with the Drink This! map, available at participating locations from 4 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23. Here’s where to go and what you can sample at each place:

There’s no admission, RSVP or tickets needed to participate, although there may be tasting fees in some locations. Prices per drink are as low as $1 and some tastings are free, while other artisan beverages are sold at full price. There will be plenty of food to buy as well as live music. You’ll also have a chance to win prizes; get four stamps (one for each beverage purchased) on your map, and then drop off your map at the end of the event. Winners will be announced Jan. 30. For more information, visit www.drinkthisvancouver.com, or get a sneak peek at the map by visiting www.facebook.com/drinkthisvancouver.

Drink This!

Drink This! Vancouver is an opportunity to meet the makers of artisan beverages in Vancouver. The focus is on wine, craft beer, and cocktails, but you might also sample hard cider, coffee, tea, and soda. Plan your own self-guided tour with the Drink This! map, available at participating locations from 4 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23. Here’s where to go and what you can sample at each place:

There’s no admission, RSVP or tickets needed to participate, although there may be tasting fees in some locations. Prices per drink are as low as $1 and some tastings are free, while other artisan beverages are sold at full price. There will be plenty of food to buy as well as live music. You’ll also have a chance to win prizes; get four stamps (one for each beverage purchased) on your map, and then drop off your map at the end of the event. Winners will be announced Jan. 30. For more information, visit www.drinkthisvancouver.com, or get a sneak peek at the map by visiting www.facebook.com/drinkthisvancouver.

Drink This! Vancouver + Trap Door Brewery Grand Opening

Drink This! Vancouver is an opportunity to meet the makers of artisan beverages in Vancouver. The focus is on wineries, breweries, mixed drinks, and other artisan beverages. Each artisan beverage is unique to the local area, ranging from premium wine, mead, hot cocktails, and (but of course!) craft brews. There are five new businesses participating in the Saturday, Oct. 24 Drink This!, including Heathen Brewing, Salmon Creek Outfitters, Donnell’s Bar, Simple Solitude and the brand-new Trap Door Brewing, which is hosting its grand opening celebration during Drink This!

Drink This! includes wine, coffee, beer, specialty drinks, and plenty of food along the way, as well as live music. Admission is free and there’s no RSVP required. Just pick up a map at any participating location and plan your evening. Prizes will be given throughout the event; it’s up to you to win it. Here’s how: get four stamps by purchasing beverages and drop off your map to enter to win.

There are 13 venues participating in Drink This!—six in Uptown Village and seven in downtown Vancouver. See which establishments are offering beverage tastings by visiting www.drinkthisvancouver.com, or get a sneak peek at the map by visiting www.facebook.com/drinkthisvancouver. Admission to Drink This! is free, and it’s happening between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tasting prices vary per business. Prices per drink are as low as $1 and some tastings are free, while other artisan beverages are sold at full price. Either way, it’s going to be delish!

Drink This! + Trap Door Brewing

Drink This! Vancouver is an opportunity to meet the makers of artisan beverages in Vancouver. The focus is on guest wineries, breweries, mixed drinks, and other artisan beverages. Each artisan beverage is unique to the local area, ranging from premium wine, mead, hot cocktails, and (but of course!) craft brews. There are five new businesses participating in the Saturday, Oct. 24 Drink This!, including Heathen Brewing, Salmon Creek Outfitters, Donnell’s Bar, Simple Solitude and the brand-new Trap Door Brewing, which is hosting its grand opening celebration during Drink This!

Drink This! includes wine, coffee, beer, specialty drinks, and plenty of food along the way, as well as live music. Admission is free and there’s no RSVP required. Just pick up a map at any participating location and plan your evening. Prizes will be given throughout the event; it’s up to you to win it. Here’s how: get four stamps by purchasing beverages and drop off your map to enter to win.

There are 13 venues participating in Drink This!—six in Uptown Village and seven in downtown Vancouver. See which establishments are offering beverage tastings by visiting www.drinkthisvancouver.com, or get a sneak peek at the map by visiting www.facebook.com/drinkthisvancouver. Admission to Drink This! is free, and it’s happening between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tasting prices vary per business. Prices per drink are as low as $1 and some tastings are free, while other artisan beverages are sold at full price. Either way, it’s going to be delish!

Drink This!

Are you thirsty? Well, Drink This! is the North Bank’s delicious response. Artisan beveragemakers around downtown Vancouver invite you to sample their craft beer, gold-medal wine, house-roasted coffee and hand-blended tea, not to mention hard cider and small-batch distilled spirits from 4 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 9.

This is a free event and is open to anyone (…except, of course, you have to be 21 or older to partake of the alcoholic offerings). No RSVP is necessary; just show up at any one of five starting points in downtown Vancouver, get your map, and choose your route. All locations are within walking distance, and you can win prizes along the way. What sort of prizes, you say? Well, each location will have  a pair of tickets to the Craft Winefest of Vancouver to give away. Fill up your stamp card, and turn it in for your chance to win. VIP tickets to the event will also be awarded to one lucky winner. For more information, visit www.drinkthisvancouver.com.

Drink This!

Are you thirsty? Well, Drink This! is the North Bank’s delicious response. Artisan beveragemakers around downtown Vancouver invite you to sample their craft beer, gold-medal wine, house-roasted coffee and hand-blended tea, not to mention hard cider and small-batch distilled spirits from 4 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 9.

This is a free event and is open to anyone (…except, of course, you have to be 21 or older to partake of the alcoholic offerings). No RSVP is necessary; just show up at any one of five starting points in downtown Vancouver, get your map, and choose your route. All locations are within walking distance, and you can win prizes along the way. What sort of prizes, you say? Well, each location will have  a pair of tickets to the Craft Winefest of Vancouver to give away. Fill up your stamp card, and turn it in for your chance to win. VIP tickets to the event will also be awarded to one lucky winner.

For more information, visit www.drinkthisvancouver.com.

Above photograph: Emma from The Grocery Cocktail & Social prepares a tantalizing selection of tiki-inspired drinks.

Drink This!

The North Bank’s cup runneth over with craft beer, gold-medal wine, house-roasted coffee and hand-blended tea, not to mention hard cider and small-batch distilled spirits. The ‘Couve’s artisan drinkmakers invite you to try them all at the next Drink This! event on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 4 to 9 p.m.

Stroll around downtown Vancouver and visit our coffeehouses, tasting rooms and brewpubs. In addition to enjoying the yummy drinks, there’ll be live music in many venues and the beveragemakers themselves will be on hand to discuss the finer points of distilling, brewing, roasting, fermenting, and blending. Businesses will stay open late to give you extra time to browse, sample, discuss and purchase.

There’s no registration or admission fee to participate, although some businesses may charge for samples. Start by getting a Drink This! walking map from The Grocery Social & Cocktail (115 W. 7th St.), Charlie’s Bodega (1220 Main St.), Cellar 55 Tasting Room (1812 Washington St.), Tommy O’s (801 Washington St.), or Dirty Hands Brewing (114 E. Evergreen Blvd.). Once you’ve got your map, collect stamps by drinking artisan beverages. When you get four stamps, turn your map in to any location to win prizes.  Get another map and continue walking and sampling. For more details, visit the Drink This website at www.drinkthisvancouver.com.

Live Music, Wine Tasting & Food at Cellar 55

Cellar 55 Tasting Room is one of many establishments participating in Drink This!, a celebration of downtown Vancouver’s best places to imbibe, sip, and savor handcrafted beverages. Cellar 55 is going to be a hotspot during Drink This! with live music, wine tasting, and food from 4 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24.

Cellar 55 is one of the starting locations for Drink This!, where participants can pick up a walking map and “passport,” to plan their evening and collect stamps from each place they visit. Kyle Johnson, winemaker and proprietor of Purple Star Wines, will be doing a special tasting of his luscious wines including the 2010 Native Sun Cabernet Sauvignon (which garnered an astonishing 94 points with Wine Spectator‘s respected rating system). This is your chance to taste all of Purple Star’s current releases.

As you sip your award-winning wine, you’ll enjoy the mellow, romantic music of Kevin Evansen, who will perform his original, Flemenco-inspired guitar tunes from 6 to 9 p.m. If you get hungry (and you will), Ingrid’s Good Street Food truck will be parked in front of Cellar 55 from 5 to 8 p.m. serving fresh, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. Cellar 55 is located at 1812 Washington St. For more information, visit www.cellar55tastingroom.com.

Music, Wine & Food at Cellar 55

Cellar 55 Tasting Room is one of many establishments participating in Drink This!, a celebration of downtown Vancouver’s best places to imbibe, sip, and savor handcrafted beverages. Cellar 55 is going to be a hotspot during Drink This! with live music, wine tasting, and food from 4 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24.

Cellar 55 is one of the starting locations for Drink This!, where participants can pick up a walking map and “passport,” to plan their evening and collect stamps from each place they visit. Kyle Johnson, winemaker and proprietor of Purple Star Wines, will be doing a special tasting of his luscious wines including the 2010 Native Sun Cabernet Sauvignon (which garnered an astonishing 94 points with Wine Spectator‘s respected rating system). This is your chance to taste all of Purple Star’s current releases.

As you sip your award-winning wine, you’ll enjoy the mellow, romantic music of Kevin Evansen, who will perform his original, Flemenco-inspired guitar tunes from 6 to 9 p.m. If you get hungry (and you will), Ingrid’s Good Street Food truck will be parked in front of Cellar 55 from 5 to 8 p.m. serving fresh, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine.

Cellar 55 is located at 1812 Washington St. For more information, visit www.cellar55tastingroom.com.

Drink This!

The North Bank’s cup runneth over with craft beer, gold-medal wine, house-roasted coffee and hand-blended tea, not to mention hard cider and small-batch distilled spirits. The ‘Couve’s artisan drinkmakers invite you to try them all at the next Drink This! event on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 4 to 9 p.m.

Stroll around downtown Vancouver and visit our coffeehouses, tasting rooms and brewpubs. In addition to enjoying the yummy drinks, there’ll be live music in many venues and the beveragemakers themselves will be on hand to discuss the finer points of distilling, brewing, roasting, fermenting, and blending. Businesses will stay open late to give you extra time to browse, sample, discuss and purchase.

There’s no registration or admission fee to participate, although some businesses may charge for samples. Start by getting a Drink This! walking map from The Grocery Social & Cocktail (115 W. 7th St.), Charlie’s Bodega (1220 Main St.), Cellar 55 Tasting Room (1812 Washington St.), Tommy O’s (801 Washington St.), or Dirty Hands Brewing (114 E. Evergreen Blvd.). Once you’ve got your map, collect stamps by drinking artisan beverages. When you get four stamps, turn your map in to any location to win prizes.  Get another map and continue walking and sampling. For more details, visit the Drink This website at www.drinkthisvancouver.com. In the meantime, to wet your whistle, here’s a list of which establishments are serving what:

Drink This!

There’s a lot to drink here on the North Bank: handcrafted beer, award-winning wine, top-notch house-roasted coffee and hand-blended tea, not to mention hard cider and artisinally distilled spirits. Vancouver’s artisan beverage makers invite you to try them all at the next Drink This! event on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 4 to 9 p.m. Stroll around downtown Vancouver and visit our coffeehouses, tasting rooms and brewpubs. In addition to enjoying the yummy drinks, there’ll be live music in many venues and the beveragemakers themselves will be on hand to discuss the finer points of distilling, brewing, roasting, fermenting, and blending. Businesses will stay open late to give you exta time to browse, sample, discuss (and perhaps purchase).

Don’t know where to start? Check in with the Drink This Facebook page and look for a map to help plan your evening. There’s no registration or admission fee to participate, although some businesses may charge for samples. Visit individual websites for more information, including (but definitely not limited to) Brewed 360, Torque Coffee Roasters, Loowit Brewing, Niche Wine & Art Bar, Burnt Bridge Cellars, Cellar 55, Mint Tea, Mt. Tabor Brewery, and Compass Coffee.

New this time: download the UBER ap to your smartphone and use promo code RIDECOUVE. If the total round-trip cost of your ride is $20 or less, your ride is free, courtesy of the Drink This! organizers. Visit www.uber.com/go to sign up.

Drink This! Oct. 18

There’s a lot to drink here on the North Bank: handcrafted beer, award-winning wine, top-notch house-roasted coffee and hand-blended tea, not to mention hard cider and artisinally distilled spirits. Vancouver’s artisan beverage makers invite you to try them all at the next Drink This! event on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 4 to 9 p.m.

24F820B1B56A24385F3F7BB1F20A9AC6Stroll around downtown Vancouver and visit our coffeehouses, tasting rooms and brewpubs. In addition to enjoying the yummy drinks, there’ll be live music in many venues and the beveragemakers themselves will be on hand to discuss the finer points of distilling, brewing, roasting, fermenting, and blending. Businesses will stay open late to give you exta time to browse, sample, discuss (and perhaps purchase).

Don’t know where to start? Check in with the Drink This Facebook page and look for a map to help plan your evening. There’s no registration or admission fee to participate, although some businesses may charge for samples. Visit individual websites for more information, including (but definitely not limited to) Brewed 360, Torque Coffee Roasters, Loowit Brewing, Niche Wine & Art Bar, Burnt Bridge Cellars, Cellar 55, Mint Tea, Mt. Tabor Brewery, and Compass Coffee.

New this time: download the UBER ap to your smartphone and use promo code RIDECOUVE. If the total round-trip cost of your ride is $20 or less, your ride is free, courtesy of the Drink This! organizers. Visit www.uber.com/go to sign up.

Drink This!

There's a lot to drink here on the North Bank—handcrafted beer, award-winning wine, top-notch house-roasted coffee and hand-blended tea, not to mention hard cider and artisinally distilled spirits…Vancouver's artisan beverage makers invite you to try them all at the next Drink This! event.

Stroll around downtown Vancouver and visit our coffeehouses, tasting rooms and brewpubs. In addition to enjoying the yummy drinks, there'll be live music in many venues and the beveragemakers themselves will be on hand to discuss the finer points of distilling, brewing, roasting, fermenting, and blending. Businesses will stay open late to give you exta time to browse, sample, discuss (and perhaps purchase).

Don't know where to start? Check in with the Drink This Facebook page and look for a map to help plan your evening. There's to registration or admission fee to participate, although some businesses may charge for samples. Visit individual websites for more information, including (but definitely not limited to) Brewed 360, Torque Coffee Roasters, Loowit Brewing, Niche Wine & Art Bar, Burnt Bridge Cellars, Cellar 55, Mint Tea, Mt. Tabor Brewery, and Compass Coffee.

Drink This! Saturday

There's a lot to drink here on the North Bank: handcrafted beer, award-winning wine, top-notch house-roasted coffee and hand-blended tea, not to mention hard cider and artisinally distilled spirits. Vancouver's artisan beverage makers invite you to try them all at the next Drink This! event on Saturday, March 22, from 4 to 9 p.m.

Stroll around downtown Vancouver and visit our coffeehouses, tasting rooms and brewpubs. In addition to enjoying the yummy drinks, there'll be live music in many venues and the beveragemakers themselves will be on hand to discuss the finer points of distilling, brewing, roasting, fermenting, and blending. Businesses will stay open late to give you exta time to browse, sample, discuss (and perhaps purchase).

Don't know where to start? Check in with the Drink This Facebook page and look for a map to help plan your evening. There's no registration or admission fee to participate, although some businesses may charge for samples. Visit individual websites for more information, including (but definitely not limited to) Brewed 360, Torque Coffee Roasters, Loowit Brewing, Niche Wine & Art Bar, Burnt Bridge Cellars, Cellar 55, Mint Tea, Mt. Tabor Brewery, and Compass Coffee.

Drink This!

There's a lot to drink here on the North Bank—handcrafted beer, award-winning wine, top-notch house-roasted coffee and hand-blended tea, not to mention hard cider and artisinally distilled spirits…Vancouver's artisan beverage makers invite you to try them all at the next Drink This! event on Saturday, March 22, from 4 to 9 p.m.

Stroll around downtown Vancouver and visit our coffeehouses, tasting rooms and brewpubs. In addition to enjoying the yummy drinks, there'll be live music in many venues and the beveragemakers themselves will be on hand to discuss the finer points of distilling, brewing, roasting, fermenting, and blending. Businesses will stay open late to give you exta time to browse, sample, discuss (and perhaps purchase).

Don't know where to start? Check in with the Drink This Facebook page and look for a map to help plan your evening. There's to registration or admission fee to participate, although some businesses may charge for samples. Visit individual websites for more information, including (but definitely not limited to) Brewed 360, Torque Coffee Roasters, Loowit Brewing, Niche Wine & Art Bar, Burnt Bridge Cellars, Cellar 55, Mint Tea, Mt. Tabor Brewery, and Compass Coffee.