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Yukon Brewing Company

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Issue: 2018-12-19, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton Photography

After eight years, the traditional Bachelor Auction is getting a makeover! The title sponsor, Beauty Bar Hair & Esthetics Lounge is proud to introduce the first Sourdough Sam Date-off & Auction. This fresh take on the traditional winter singles... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2018-06-27, PHOTO: Amos Scott

The maple leaf is an iconic symbol that comes to mind whenever "Canada” is mentioned. But, aside from being on our national flag, the maple leaf also makes its way to our breakfast tables—in the form of maple syrup. Typically used to pair with... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

There’s a new brewery opening in the Mount Sima area. Deep Dark Wood Brewing is hoping to be open and available to the public around Christmas. Owner and operator Matt Waugh will be producing sour beers using open casks and wild yeasts... Read more

Beverages

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Issue: 2017-10-11, PHOTO: Yukon Beer Festival/Mark Kelly

The Yukon Beer Festival is returning for its fifth year on October 13 and 14, with proceeds benefitting the Boys and Girls Club of Whitehorse. Local beer aficionados will be able to taste beer from more than a dozen brewers and distributors... Read more

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Issue 2017-10-04, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

If you’re feeling dapper this weekend, you’ve got an opportunity to dust off your best prohibition era outfits and celebrate the Yukon Brewery’s 20th Anniversary. The brewery is throwing a shindig to celebrate, offering the public 20 per cent off... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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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... Read more

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... Read more

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 Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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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, ... Read more

Yukon Halloween

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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.) Read more

Yukon Active

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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. Read more

Yukon Business

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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. Read more

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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... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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... Read more

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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, Read more

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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. Read more

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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 Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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... Read more

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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 Read more

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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. Read more

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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 Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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