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Issue: 2016-10-19

Geneviève Doyon and Jessica Hickman have, once again, combed through silent films, searching for excerpts to play on a screen to an audience. This is the third year they’ve done it. Doyon and Hickman are the co-artistic directors of Open Pit... more

Oct 19, 2016 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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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: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: Michele Doucette

The Yukon is filled with culinary hidden gems, according to Eric Pateman. A culinary expert, Pateman had no idea how rich the Yukon food scene was until Debra Ryan, manager of strategic planning for Air North, finally persuaded him to visit... more

Aug 11, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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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: 2016-03-17, Photo: Rick Massie

Feeling thirsty this Saint Patrick’s Day? Your librations need not come from far away this weekend. Home-grown beer and spirit producer Yukon Brewing has recently released something new into their line up; a Yukon-made whisky, Two Brewers Single Malt more

Mar 17, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2016-01-21, PHOTO: Courtesy of JAM

Haines Junction may never be the same again following the Beatles tribute shows being planned by Junction Arts and Music (JAM). JAM is hosting Britain’s Finest, a Beatles tribute band, for two rousing concerts in Haines Junction on Jan. 22 and 23... more

Jan 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Miche Genest

There’s a new gin in town, just in time for the holiday season. Yukon Spirits, the hardcore younger sister of Yukon Brewing, has recently released the latest addition to its “Concepts” line: First Cut Gin. Why First Cut? Because this is the first... more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2015-10-29 PHOTO: Jordi Jones

On Oct 31st Whitehorse residents will have a chance to work up a sweat to some sweet electronica tunes at the second annual Masq dance party. There will be a full bar, photo booth, catering, music and a costume contest with prizes from Air North, ... more

Oct 29, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Halloween

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Issue: 2015-07-30 PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

I arrived for the 8 a.m. meeting at 7:40. But it had already started. I was to be a “fl y on the wall” as advertising professionals planned out the YukonNOW television commercials targeting domestic summer travellers. more

Jul 30, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Business

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Issue: 2015-07-30 PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

Nancy Oakley has a cool story about the likely origins of croquet. (As the executive director of the Yukon Historical Museums Association and convener of Saturday’s second annual Charity Croquet Tournament, of course she does.) more

Jul 30, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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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

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Issue: 2015-07-16 Photo: Miche Genest

Gin is the quintessential summer spirit, especially for those of us who live above the 49th parallel. Rum, tequila, and bourbon more properly belong to the south, evoking sea and sand and dreamy afternoons under the liveoak tree. more

Jul 16, 2015 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2015-05-28 PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

They come for a pee, a snack, and a knick-knack. After spending 45 minutes in the fi rst Canadian community that many will ever experience, cruise ship passengers are back on the buses to see Emerald Lake or have a chicken dinner at Caribou... more

May 28, 2015 12:00 AM Carcross

Imagine that you had a dream and were guaranteed that you could achieve it. Would you do it? Would you sit on the fence and think about it? Would you think, “What’s the catch?” This spring, 9 playwrights in Whitehorse said yes to fulfilling the... more

May 21, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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These days, if you live in Whitehorse and you like good beer, you will find yourself nestled into one of the cushy chairs at the T & M lounge, catching up on golf highlights; you go there because it is still the only place in town that offers a wide more

Oct 16, 2014 12:00 AM Beverages

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July 31, 2014

Birch syrup, fireweed jelly, juniper berry shortbread, and low bush cranberries are a few of the ingredients that will rise to the occasion for the Yukon Culinary Festival. more

Jul 31, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink 2 Comments

The number on my phone glared at me in ugly black digits: 2,020. My Fitness Pal app wasn't being very friend-like, accusing me of eating over 2,000 calories in a single sitting. I undid the top button of my jeans and decided it was worth every bit o more

May 2, 2013 12:00 AM Beverages

I was lucky enough to "help" Rob Monk tap off a cask ale at Yukon Brewing a few weeks ago. Truth be told, there was a bit of spillage as the spigot flew from my hand, but Rob is quick on his feet and he deftly rectified the situation with minimal los more

Dec 20, 2012 12:00 AM Beverages

This is just what hundreds of cyclists will be doing next week, as the Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay celebrates its 19th birthday. Teams ranging from one to eight riders will attempt to traverse the 238 km between Haines Junction and... more

Jun 9, 2011 12:00 AM Yukon Active

During World War II, the brewing-trade industry known as the United Brewers Industrial Foundation worked with the U.S. government to create a series of ads designed to boost morale and highlight the positive aspects of beer. more

Nov 26, 2009 12:00 AM , Beverages

We heard a story a while back about an artist who had a sculpture exhibit going on at a gallery. Near the entry door to the gallery, the artist placed a coat rack. more

Nov 19, 2009 12:00 AM , Beverages

Everybody knows beer causes beer bellies, right? Why else would they call it a beer belly? more

Aug 6, 2009 12:00 AM , Beverages

A month or so ago, the San Francisco Weekly published an article called The 10 Coolest Specialty Food and Drink Magazines. In that list are two magazines that write about beer, at least in a cursory manner. more

Jul 30, 2009 12:00 AM Beverages

The camping season here in the Yukon is well underway and, so far, under lots of warm weather and blue sky. When we head out to the campgrounds, one of our favourite activities is to check out the various ways people choose to crash for the night. more

Jun 18, 2009 12:00 AM , Beverages

Back in March, we sent one of our brewers on a jaunt to jolly old England. Alan went there to participate in a beerfest put on by a group of pubs, J.D. Wetherspoon (JDW). At each beerfest, JDW features 50 different beers in their pubs, most of... more

May 28, 2009 12:00 AM , Beverages

The renaissance of craft brewing in Canada all started with a single beer. We are not talking about the first bottle rolled out the door by Granville Island Brewing, more

May 14, 2009 12:00 AM , Beverages

The Liquor Corporation in New Brunswick has created a wee bit of a stir lately (pun intended). It seems it is losing a lot of beer sales in border communities. Not to the U.S., as you might think, but to Québec. more

Apr 23, 2009 12:00 AM Beverages

Congratulations to the Yukon government, in general, and to the Yukon Liquor Corporation, specifically, for passing regulations that put the new Liquor Act in play more

Apr 9, 2009 12:00 AM Beverages

As we get nearer to our upcoming and excellent adventure, distilling, we get more and more questions about the process. So we thought we would turn the Beer Buzz into the Booze Buzz, at least for this column. more

Mar 19, 2009 12:00 AM , Beverages

What goes together even better than peanut butter and chocolate, Laurel and Hardy, or ice cream and dill pickles? We think it is beer and music. more

Feb 19, 2009 12:00 AM , Beverages

Here we are, the first Buzz of 2009, and it seems like the right thing to say is "Good riddance, 2008." Funny thing is, it seems like the beginning of that year was brimming with optimism, in stark contrast to the end. It now seems like so many... more

Jan 29, 2009 12:00 AM , Beverages

It all started on Dec. 23, 1998, in Philadelphia. Or, more accurately, at Pitchers Pub in Manayunk, a neighbourhood in the north-west corner of Philly. That was the first "Running of the Santas more

Dec 25, 2008 12:00 AM , Beverages

In case you have been living in a vacuum over the past few weeks, apparently these are hard times. Funny how things seemed to turn around so fast ... or maybe not so funny, depending on your perspective. more

Dec 11, 2008 12:00 AM , Beverages

The year was 1798 and the place was Helgoland. Helgoland is located in the North Sea, 70 kilometres off of the coast of Germany. This is important, since it is the remote location that made Helgoland, in 1798, the birthplace of the beer bottle organ more

Dec 4, 2008 12:00 AM , Beverages

There are few more dangerous waters for the Buzz to float down than mixing beer and religion. And yet, being the brave souls that we are, go there we must. more

Nov 27, 2008 12:00 AM , Beverages

One of the things that a business in your community can do that companies Outside cannot is treat you like you -- as an individual -- matter. more

Nov 20, 2008 12:00 AM , Beverages

We are often browsing around for new beer styles that we can make. With our growler system, we are able to try new beers without the problems of designing new packages. more

Nov 13, 2008 12:00 AM , Beverages

We feel the need to make a few comments on the $700 billion subsidy that has been the big financial news in the US last month. We have a real hard time trying to get our heads around that number, 700 billion. It sure seems like a lot of zeros. more

Oct 16, 2008 12:00 AM , Beverages

If you are going to play on patriotism, perhaps it is best to stay at home. Recently, brewing giant Molson Coors Brewing Company announced that it was writing off the entire brand value of Molson in the United States. more

Sep 2, 2008 12:00 AM , Beverages