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.
Out of TownAybla Grill (Southwest 10th & Alder)
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.
Stumptown’s Cold Brew Coffee takes meticulously roasted beans and slow brews them (over 12 hours, in fact) at room temperature to produce a smooth tasting, full bodied cold press alternative to the everyday joe. There’s just something super satisfying about popping the cap off a stubby and knocking back a cold, refreshing coffee. Yes, even in the winter. Luckily for Vancouverites, we’ve found that the local Cambie Whole Foods stocks these at their coffee bar.