Who knew you could make cocktails from beer? I haven’t had one before, but when I look at the creations below, it peaks my interest. Maybe yours too? You can try these creations and vote for your favourite cocktail. Details about participating locations and how to vote below. Cheers!
Vancouver, BC – Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Craft Beer Cocktail Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to create and enter a cocktail creation that includes Craft Beer and other ingredients into a unqiue cocktail into this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their creations on their menu from October 1-25, 2015.
A few of the unique creations in this challenge:
Description: Shift your night into high gear with this twist on the classic bourbon cocktail
Ingredients: Maker’s Mark Kentucky Bourbon, Southern Comfort, Red Truck Ale, Angostura Bitters, Marachino Cherry, Lemon Twist
Created by: Allister Cave
Offered: Lunch and Dinner 9am – 11pm
3099 Corvette Way, Richmond
Description: a beer cocktail that celebrates the spirit of the spooky season combining Parallel 49’s Pumpkin Ale, with vanilla vodka and a scoop of pumpkin ice cream
Ingredients: 1 oz. Vanilla Vodka, 175 ml. Pumpkin Ale, 1 scoop Pumpkin Ice Cream
Created by: Donovan
Offered: All the time
7571 Westminster Highway, Richmond
Darby’s Public House
Created by: James Olivier.
Ingredients: 3oz Steamworks Pilsner, 1oz Rangpur or Bombay Gin, 1.25oz IPA, lime, basil simple syrup, 3 basil leaves, 1.5oz lemon juice, .5oz lime juice, 1 lemon twist, *Cascadia Hop sugar
Offered: 11am-midnight everyday
Darby’s Public House
2001 Macdonald St, Vancouver
Tel: (604) 731-0617
The full list of participating restaurants can be found here
For our Challenges, we have 2 sets of winners. The People’s Choice winners will be selected by the public who are invited to visit any of the participating restaurants and order the Craft Beer Cocktail creations and then decide on which ones they think are worthy of winning the challenge by casting their votes.
For this challenge we have 3 media judges and they are:
Host of Just Here for the Beer Radio, Broadcaster, Feature Writer/Columnist for 24 Hours Newspaper, Feature Writer BC Lions Magazine
Freelance writer and journalist for Darpan Magazine and other publications.
Freelance writer for Beyond Chopsticks and other publications.
The public is invited to order these Craft Beer Cocktail creations at the participating restaurants keeping in mind this criteria – originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste. People can vote the same day after trying the creation and they can vote once a day throughout the promotion. People will be encouraged to Vote for their favourites from October 1-25, 2015.
With a smartphone, customers will be able to vote from their table in the restaurant right after they have eaten the Craft Beer Cocktail creation.
We will announce the winning restaurants and their Craft Beer Cocktail creations on October 26, 2015.