99 BottlesParallel 49 Seed Spitter

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Parallel 49 Brewing’s Seedspitter is a Belgian style Witbier infused with the aroma of watermelon, although to us, more like a hint of dried watermelon seeds. It’s a summer seasonal, but we’re Canadian — so even if it’s 2 degrees Celsius — light up the barbecue and knock a few of these back. Seasonal availability at BC Liquor Stores and fine local independents.

№ 8402

FiveFive Holiday Gift Ideas Under $30

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Can you believe it’s almost Christmas already? The holiday season has slowly sneaked up on us and then sprung a surprise attack. Like some kind of ninja Santa thing. For those still ferreting out gift ideas (i.e. panicking), fear not. We’ve compiled list of five gift items under $30 that’s sure to please any discerning palette on your gift list.

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№ 8382

99 BottlesPhillips Analogue 78 Kolsch

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Hailing for Victoria, BC. Phillip’s Analogue 78 Kolsch delivers a distinctly vintage German throwback. Pouring a golden straw hue, the Kolsch has a bright happiness, but finishes crisp without too much bitterness. Pick up a six pack at your local BC Liquor Store.

№ 8376

99 BottlesCentral City X Fly Monkeys Red on Red Ale

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East meets West in a collaboration with Ontario’s Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery and BC’s own Central City Brewing. The result is a little red on red action: A Double Red Ale, single-hoped, pouring out deep, red copper tones with floral notes and a malty finish with enough IBUs to give you a swift kick in the pants.

№ 8369

Out of TownAybla Grill (Southwest 10th & Alder)

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Nothing about the Greek and Mediterranean food cart, Aybla Grill, screams Portland. There are no fried pieces of chicken. Nor are there any buttery biscuits, or copious helpings of bacon. Despite that, this Alder Pod food cart is a solid go to joint for tasty food on the go. Yes, they certainly serve the typical gyros and falafels, but everything is well made and fresh. An extra bonus: they are one of the few food carts that open until 5pm, and on the weekends.

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№ 8321

Rating

4 star