Japanese / Italian Beer Dinner at Pumphouse

Posted on: May 24th, 2013 by camilla

photo4Master Sushi Chef. Italian Chef. Craft Beer. Birthday Celebration. Sounds like a winning combo to me. We attended this collaboration dinner to experience this gem at the Pumphouse Pub in Richmond, who host a monthly long table dinner. This month, they went off the rails to have Sushi Master Shunji Yamamoto and Executive Chef Daniela Iaci collaborate to create a meal that blended these two unique cultures and culinary expertise. It was evident that a lot of planning went into the menu and as both chefs are busy at their day jobs, Daniela is at the Pumphouse Pub (and is currently creating a brand new menu) and Shunji is the sushi master at Kitanoya GUU in Richmond. If you really want to experience a treat, go to GUU and ask Master Yamamoto create dishes for you rather than eating off the menu. This experience will be more expensive than the regular menu, but you won’t regret it. Read More HERE


Hello Vancity – Beer Cocktails Dinner

Posted on: May 8th, 2013 by camilla

beer2_jpg_pagespeed_ce_2LzovDIJyQI love Hop & Vine. It’s my local, they have a great chef, and an amazing craft beer selection. Normally you can find me there wednesday nights for cheap wings, or sundays for cheap king crab legs. They also have monthly LTS, which feature 5-6 drinks paired with chef inspired dishes. I’ve attended beer & wine long table series in the past at Hop & Vine, but this was my first time doing a beer cocktail one. Normally, I don’t put anything else in my beer other than a lime (or maybe a margarita if I’m having a bull dog), but I was so curious to see how beer cocktails would taste. Read More HERE

Beer Cocktails Long Table Dinner

Posted on: April 16th, 2013 by camilla

At the relatively quiet intersection of Blundell & No. 2 Road in Richmond, BC is a pub that serves up an amazing craft beer selection. Really, it’s a pretty cool place to be in as it’s got actual personable history, not some cookie cutter pub layout. Of course, their beer selection is helped as they’ve got a working relationship with Beerthirst. I was invited out to one of their longtable dinners, usually they are just a pour of beer paired with a dish, but this time it was beer cocktails. Read More Here


Cocktail Anyone? Craft Beer Cocktails That Is

Posted on: April 8th, 2013 by camilla
What the hell is a beer cocktail you say? You may have noticed them recently on some bar/restaurant menus but haven’t tried them. I was in the same boat until Friday night. Pumphouse Pub had their monthly craft beer longtable dinner with
Beerthirst beers and I was intrigued to try the cocktails. Chef Daniela Iaci never fails to impress with her food pairings so spending $40 for a five course meal paired with cocktails created by Mike Summers was a no-brainer. Read more HERE

Comfort and Joy at the 5 Course Farm-to-Table Wine Pairing Event

Posted on: March 25th, 2013 by camilla

Barely a crawl away from my front door lies a neighborhood pub where locals gather to drink craft beer and enjoy locally inspired comfort food but moreover, is a space where pretentious attitudes take a hike to the back door and a smile is the only admission to join the neighborhood cheer.

I took my friend Fay (@armadillob) another fellow Richmondite to this rustic intimate space for a farm-to-table five course wine pairing dinner where our stomachs and thirst were satiated by the delicious bounty of locally inspired dishes and BC wines. Read more HERE

Nathan Leonhardt Fundraiser Dinner

Posted on: February 4th, 2013 by camilla

The always-awesome Pumphouse Pub in Richmond held a special edition of their long table dinner-series last week, and this one was organized to assist Nathan Leonhardt as he prepares for next season on the Canadian PGA Tour. The evening featured 5 handcrafted fine dining dishes created by award-winning Executive Chef Daniela Iaci, each paired with 5 different brews presented by Beerthirst! Read more HERE

2nd Annual Beerthirst Tour de Richmond

Posted on: December 3rd, 2012 by camilla

It’s hard to believe the first Tour de Richmond was a year ago, it feels like it was a lot longer than a year. This year’s event was a beer and sandwich throw down featuring Rogue Brewing from Portland. Each pub/restaurant on the tour was assigned a specific Rogue beer and they had to come up with a sandwich to pair with it. The stops were Hogshack Cookhouse, The Buck and Ear, Sharkey’s (in Lander), O’hare’s and The Pumphouse.  Continue Reading HERE

The Province (A Brewed Awakening): Brewmasters Dinner at the Hop and Vine

Posted on: November 2nd, 2012 by camilla

Not content with driving 2,000 kilometres across the province to bring back rare and interesting brews to showcase at his pubs during B.C. Craft Beer Month, Kooner Hospitality Group CEO Micah Noble decided to lay on a couple of banquets as well. Designed as another salute to the brewers that give us wonderful beer, as well as another showcase for craft beer and its incredible pairing qualities, Noble’s first brewmasters dinner was held at Richmond’s Pumphouse Pub on Oct. 19. Read More HERE

The Province (A Brewed Awakening) – The Great 2,000km BC Beer Run

Posted on: November 2nd, 2012 by camilla

If any Hollywood scriptwriters are looking for inspiration for a fresh road movie, they could do themselves a favour by calling Micah Noble.  In probably the best story to come out of B.C. Craft Beer Month this October, the CEO of Kooner Hospitality Group, which owns three pubs and three liquor stores in the Lower Mainland, recently embarked on a 2,000-kilometre craft-beer pilgrimage across the province in a bid to bring some lesser-known brews back to Metro Vancouver. Noble, together with 16th Street Liquor Store manager Chris Funnell, hopped into a three-tonne truck one September morning with a detailed itinerary that would take them to Tofino, back through Vancouver to Osoyoos, then back home again via Salmon Arm in just four days.

Read more HERE

Tourism Burnaby: The Brewmasters Dinner

Posted on: November 2nd, 2012 by camilla

When Micah Noble decided to completely change his friendly neighbourhood pub, “The Stone Throw” five years ago, he was met with some negativity. “We were told we would be bankrupt within six months”, says Noble.” Why all the negativity? Because Noble was giving his pub a facelift, changing the name to the “Hop and Vine” and completely changing his menu from regular every day beer to “Craft Brews.” Read More from Tourism Burnaby HERE