Mike’s Craft Beer: Hop & Vine Taphouse Maui Brewing Longtable Dinner

Posted on: April 2nd, 2015 by camilla

On April 2nd, 2015 I was lucky enough to attend a Maui Brewing Long Table Dinner at the Hop & Vine Tap house in Burnaby. Maui Brewing was being launched in BC the entire week.  Beerthirst is responsible for bringing in their beer and I am happy that they got the contract as I really liked Maui Brewing when I was in Hawaii.

For this dinner we were very lucky to have the National Sales Manager Pete Scheider from Maui Brewing in house to talk about each beer.  Pete Scheider is very knowledgeable about the breweries beers and was great at telling us all kinds of information on each beer. Once everyone was seated the dinner began.  Pete got up and spoke about each beer before each course and so did Scott of the Hop & Vine Tap House who spoke about the food they were pairing.

Read the full review here.


Gastrofork: Hop & Vine Taphouse Moa Brewing Longtable Dinner

Posted on: October 15th, 2014 by camilla

Moa DinnerI love going to Hop and Vine hands down. Every time I go to a long table or dinner, I learn something new, eat great food and drink lots of beer. What more could you ask for as a foodie, and even someone who’s just hungry? I was really lucky to be able to attend their Moa Brewing Longtable. I love Hop and Vine, because there are nights I do want a pub experience but not the unhealthy food that is connected to pub-life. And Hop and Vine always has interesting, delicious, home cooked food…

… The St. Joseph was my favorite, hands down. Josh and I went to the liquor store attached to Hop and Vine after and bought a whole box of this. It is hoppy, but it is a very well balanced beer that the hops are also paired with wonderful sweet and spiced notes as well.

Read the full review here.

Hello Vancity: Hop & Vine Taphouse Moa Brewing Longtable Dinner

Posted on: October 10th, 2014 by camilla

Hello Vancity - Moa Longtable

Tucked away in a small plaza in North Burnaby, Hop & Vine Taphouse may be easy to miss. Yet, many locals of Burnaby know it very, very well. Hop & Vine Taphouse, know as the “neighborhood pub”, features a menu created by Chef Daniela Iaci. Much of Chef Iaci’s food is influenced by her travels around the world.

Each month Hop & Vine Taphouse hosts a variety of events, including a Longtable Dinner, which allows guests to sample five courses paired with five beers for just $40. The uniqueness of a Longtable is that it encourages you to try new food and drinks with friends and strangers. And as you’ve probably guessed…you’ll be seated at a long table. This is a great experience if you’re looking for something fun to do for date night or just in the mood to socialize.

Read the full review here.

Mike’s Craft Beer: Pumphouse Taproom Moa Brewing Longtable Dinner

Posted on: October 4th, 2014 by camilla

I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Moa Longtable Dinner at the Pumphouse in Richmond. It was a great event and I want to give a special thanks to Executive Chef Daniela Iaci who did an amazing job creating gluten free options for my wife on the fly.

This was a really fun event; a large section of the restaurant was put aside for it with, appropriately, long tables so large groups of people sit together and get to know each other.  5 courses are paired with 5 different beers, which would be fantastic as an event on its own, but the really great part was that we were given a good amount of time between each course to discuss the food, the beer and the pairing.

Read the full review here.

Becks’ Beer Blog: Pumphouse Taproom Moa Brewing Longtable Dinner

Posted on: October 3rd, 2014 by camilla

moa methodeAs always the food was great and paired well with the beers. I really liked the Moa beers – first time I’d had them and I’m now a fan! Thanks Pumphouse!

Read more here.

The Empty Pint: Hop & Vine Taphouse Driftwood Brewing Longtable Dinner & Fundraiser

Posted on: May 8th, 2014 by camilla

Hop & Vine MenuOn April 25th, The Hop & Vine Taphouse held a long table beer pairing dinner with the Driftwood Brewery. This meal was used as a fundraiser for 4 members of the Driftwood Brewery to help raise the money that they need to participate in the Ride To Conquer Cancer. Read more HERE.

YVR Beer Tweetup: Pumphouse Pub Brewmaster’s Dinner – BC Craft Beer Month

Posted on: October 9th, 2013 by camilla

placematsOn Friday October 4th 7-10pm, I had the pleasure of attending my first Brewmaster’s Dinner at Pumphouse Pub in Richmond. The five course dinner, created by Executive Chef Daniela Iaci, was paired with five BC beers. The breweries included Driftwood, Four Winds, Arrowhead, Parallel 49, and Fuggles & Warlock. The dinner was in celebration of BC Craft Beer Month, and each brewery had a representative there to talk about the beer.

Pumphouse Pub is also showcasing 31 BC Breweries in 31 Days, as part of BC Craft Beer Month. Conveniently located near the 402 bus route, there’s no reason you can’t responsibly enjoy their great craft beer, tasty food and warm service. If you haven’t attended one of their Brewmaster’s Dinners yet, I suggest you do!

Read the full review HERE.

Get ticket’s for the upcoming Brewmaster’s Dinner at the Hop & Vine Taphouse HERE!

Beer Me BC: Pumphouse Pub Brewmaster’s Dinner – BC Craft Beer Month

Posted on: October 7th, 2013 by camilla

PH Taphandles

Venturing south of Vancouver into the City of Richmond you will find a pub that opened in 1979 with the idea of serving real food and quality craft beer. The Pumphouse Pub has a selection of craft beer beyond anyone else in the area and a staff that love both food and craft beer equally. Most importantly though the Pumphouse pub knows how to do craft beer and food together!

BC Craft Beer Month is a great opportunity for Vancouverites to reach out of their normal comfort zones and try something new. If you are aware of BC Craft Beer Month or reading an article from Beer Me BC there is a pretty good chance that you have already been enlightened by the gift of craft beer on its own but being able to properly pair food with beer is a delicate art.

Read the full review HERE.

Sherman’s Food Adventures: Man vs Meat Long Table Dinner

Posted on: June 21st, 2013 by camilla

Asian Ribs

Doing it’s best Montreal smoked meat impersonation, the Braised Smoky Beef Brisket with cabbage, onions and mustard, was fantastic. It was buttery soft while maintaining a bouncy bite.  Eaten with the sweet cabbage, onions and a touch of mustard, it was a party in my mouth.  This was paired with an Odin’s Gift Ruby Ale.  I found it to be full-bodied with some fruity notes. Read more HERE

Sherman’s Food Adventures

Posted on: May 30th, 2013 by camilla

Aburi Sushi and Uni Risotto

If my memory serves me correctly, the Pumphouse Pub in Richmond has never been known for its food.  It was an ol’ skool pub serving its faithful patrons booze with some food on the side.  Therefore, I’ve never been inclined to stop and go eat there.  It’s like that ugly Hawaiian shirt in your closet that exists, but is never worn.  Hey!  I don’t have any Hawaiian shirts…  Okay fine I do.  Don’t judge me.  Anyways, I recently got an invite to check out the renovated Pumphouse (now part of the Kooner Hospitality Group) that aims to offer more than the usual pub experience. In fact, it was for their Collaboration Long Table Dinner featuring Master Sushi Chef Shunji Yamamoto from Guu and Chef Daniela Iaci – yes something completely unexpected for a pub.  And naturally, a craft beer pairing for each of the 5 courses as well. Read more HERE