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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Amazon.com

“This is how you want to talk about your beers — with pride and a bit of humour too — and to do that, you have to produce beers that you’re proud of.” --Excerpt from Brewing Revolution by Frank Appleton more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

Winterlong Brewing Co. is absolutely, positively, not a mass production brewery -- in spite of market forces. The owners, Marko and Meghan Marjanovic, call market research “playing around.” They call complications “the fun part” and frustrations... more

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: Rick Massie

Kaori Torigai loves beer in much the same way others love baseball. Or World of Warcraft. Like baseball, there are a mind-boggling array of statistics to consider. And, like World of Warcraft, there is a huge cast of characters. And, as in both... more

Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2016-09-15, PHOTO: Selene Vakharia

If you love beer and food, you’ll love this spin on the traditional Winemaker’s Dinner: Hops ‘n’ Grub. Seated at a long table with a hundred of your Whitehorse neighbours, you will dive taste buds-first into dishes created to pair with select... more

Sep 15, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink 1 Comments

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Issue: 2016-09-01, PHOTO: courtesy of the Klondike Visitors Association

“Play ball!” These words will be ringing out in Dawson City this Labour Day weekend. From Sept. 2 to 5, teams from the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Alaska will converge on two ball diamonds to compete in the Labour Day Slo-Pitch Classic... more

Sep 1, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: courtesy of the Association Franco Yukonnaise

Look around. The birds are singing, canoes and kayaks are back on Subaru roof racks and my neighbour seems to have an urge for gardening at 11:30 p.m. These are signs of summer. It’s a change from spending much of our time inside, sipping hot tea... more

Jun 23, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Dark Works Photography

Having a ringside seat at an Aaron Pritchett concert might just get you one of his trademark cowboy hats simply for being there. "When I get excited about having a great show, I tend to throw them out into the crowd to give them a little memento,"... more

Jun 23, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music 1 Comments

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: courtesy of Southeast Alaska State Fair

It’s a gathering where you may sip the tingly bitterness of a pale ale, sample salty snacks from the “bacon booth” and lock eyes magically with your future spouse. No wonder tickets to the Haines Beer Fest have sold out faster than ever this year... more

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM Alaska

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

Dear Sir/Madame; It has come to my attention that you may have lost these (see photo). They were left in a fire pit sometime over the winter, which was installed in the parking lot of the Schwatka Lake Day Use Area, directly adjacent from the sign... more

Apr 21, 2016 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2015-10-29 PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

While the chip and candy industry churns out boxes of treats for the kids, there lies another type of treat adults can enjoy at Halloween: creepy cigars. With names like Insidious, Exorcist, and Warlock, there is a niche market of cigars with... more

Oct 29, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-09-24 PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

If it weren't for the colour of the beverages being swirled in the tasting glasses, you would think you had stumbled upon a wine-tasting event. But, no, this would be the second annual Yukon Beer Festival at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre. more

Sep 24, 2015 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2015-08-20 PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

I recently re-visited Holland, the country I grew up in. I have learned over the years, in speaking to fellow ‘Dutches’, that how I experienced things in my childhood - or, for that matter, when I go back to the place I spent my childhood... more

Aug 20, 2015 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2015-08-06 Photo: wikipedia.com

The year is 1720. If you just touched down in London town, you would see a bustling city with ships docked at each port. If you were a male looking for work, you might have considered the popular porter trade. With London being on the banks of the... more

Aug 6, 2015 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2015-07-30 PHOTO: Miche Genest

I’ve always known Uncle Berwyn’s Pure Yukon Birch Syrup was the best birch syrup in Canada. As it turns out, our homegrown syrup, produced off-grid in a homestead on the banks of the McQuesten River by Berywn Larsen and Sylvia Frisch, is actually... more

Jul 30, 2015 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2015-07-30 PHOTO: Rick Massie

The world of suds has official definitions of what constitutes a craft beer. That doesn’t prevent Marko Marjanovic from offering his own. “For myself, it’s a beer that’s brewed by passionate people who want to create a flavourful beer that’s been... more

Jul 30, 2015 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2015-07-16 PHOTO: Meagan Deuling

Aristotle wrote about happiness relating to the function of a thing fulfilling its form. He used more words. He was talking about the soul. Not much of the Aristotle I read stuck with me, but that did. It explains why I’ve always loved hopping... more

Jul 16, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2015-07-16 PHOTO: Jason Westover

On July 4 my family headed to Skagway for the Independence Day celebration. Since I was about to write a piece for the WUY Hot Dog Issue, I thought, “What a great way to sample the Americana hot dog culture and stuff myself with delicious mystery... more

Jul 16, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

In his classic account of Sandinista era Nicaragua, Blood of Brothers, Richard Kinzer notes, “With the sole exception of Roman Catholicism, no institution is as deeply rooted in Nicaragua as baseball. more

Jun 4, 2015 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2015-05-21 PHOTO: Amelia Merhar

Welcome to the first of four articles on beginner bike touring around the Yukon. I’ll share a rundown of trips and some tips, as well as the official judgment from my quads, on which hills are the absolute worst. I’m a musician, not an athlete. more

May 21, 2015 12:00 AM Haines Junction

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Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

Beer hockey is not a sport for the faint of heart. Although it substitutes much of the grace, skill, and teamwork of our nation’s icy pastime for a grittier skill set, it lacks none of the glory. To the casual observer it may seem a frantic melee... more

Apr 23, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle