PuB NiGHT Review: Bismarck.

So, what do you do if Tim does not want to come to a Pub Night? Right, you bring Pub Night to Tim!

Amiel had this great idea of asking Tim out for beers after work, like we often do.. Then we would secretly invite everyone to the Bismarck, and TADAAA Pub Night with Tim!

 

As soon as it was beer o’clock Tim decided to take us to the Bismarck for beers after which Amiel and I would head off for pub night at the Six Acres. However, this was obviously never going to be the case. When Laura showed up first and the others quickly after Tim suspected something, so we had to reveal what was going on.

 

The pub filled up quickly with our people and tequilas were poured richly. After a few rounds of drinks we started speed friending. Speed friending is quite the same as speed dating, except for the fact that we are not trying to find to love of our lives (or are we?), but life long lasting friendships.

This is how it went down: everyone was paired up and provided with a bunch of questions. For four minutes we could ask the other person anything we wanted from that list or something we came up with ourselves. There were questions like: “If you were a ghost, who would you haunt?” and “What is your favourite place in Vancouver?” and many many more!

We found out that some of us don’t like Disney movies, want to work in a cinema, don’t have heroes, would want to eat Indian food if that is the only thing they could eat for the rest of their lives, like their coffee black and think it is weird how Vancouverites like their coffee and much much more. Interesting.

Well, after this awesome activity we just continued the beers and the tequilas and more beers and tequilas and more beers and tequilas… and more beers and tequilas.

By far the best pub night I have been on! Thanks for coming out guys! If this is how it is going to go down in the Rockies, well.. oh my!

That’s all for today. See you guys tomorrow morning 7 am at the Waterfront Station.

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Amiel & Natasja

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Brewery Crawl Review

How did you like Vancouver’s crafted beer?
This weekend we went to East Vancouver for some beer tasting. However, we didn’t just go to one place to check out. We visited 5 breweries and made a “crawl” out of it!

First up was Odd Society which ironically was the odd one out since it’s the only distillery we visited amongst all the breweries. We were ordering drinks in their tasting room at around 3.30pm which felt a little weird because our group is used to getting their drink on after nightfall…well, usually.
After tasting the delicious cocktails, the initial weirdness was quickly overcome though. Approximately a half an hour later we participated in the tour of the facility which turned out to be surprisingly smaller than expected.

It didn’t take all too long and soon enough we walked over to the next location. On our arrival, we entered a brewery called Storm Brewing. It is a really interesting place with lots of crazy beer variations. There were inventions like Bloody Mary Pilsner and Black Plague Stout, but the absolute killer was the Imperial Flanders Sour Ale with an alcohol content of 11%!
Moving on, we visited Powell Street Craft Brewery. At this point our group was already getting pretty hammered which is why our stop after this one had to be a McDonalds!
With renewed strength we checked out Parallel 49 Brewing and followed by Doan’s Craft Brewing Company. The important thing here is that they have their own versions of German beer. Even Pretzels were being offered! Truly, a nostalgic piece from home.Finishing with our tasting here, we tried getting into one more brewery, but it was quite late already (10:30pm) and all breweries close at latest 11pm. Promptly, we decided to head downtown for a “nightcap” at Steamworks where we all ordered a Sangria before heading home.

Our tasting conclusion? Beer taste great anywhere! Especially after intaking large quantities. It was tons of fun and I’m happy so many of you joined us.

Hope to see you guys again soon.

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PuB NiGHT Review

So many people, so many beers.. It was a good one.

Thanks to everyone who showed up at yesterday’s pub night at Malone’s.


Shortly after we arrived West Trek showed the movies from the tours from the past weekend. Man, that looked tight! So much fun. Guessing that everyone is super excited now for our Rockies trip starting August 28?! Did you see all those lakes? Cannot wait to make one of them my favourite 😉

 

So, why not come to the office to secure your spot for this fantastic event?

Anyhow, after showing all the movies the DJ turned up the music and quickly people moved to the dance floor, where the girls AND boys moved their hips and danced! We already knew that Amiel is a talented man, and now we even know that he can rap too! He knew the lyrics to Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’ too well!

 

After plenty of beers and some sick dance moves the music stopped and the lights were switched on. However, that certainly did not end our night! A last bunch of people tried to find happiness in the Cambie, so that’s where we went. We drank some more, talked some more and laughed some more and then, finally, it was time to head home (at like 1.45 am :D).

 

How is everyone feeling today? Has the hangover left its trace on you? For sure Amiel and me have been better before xD!

Get enough rest before the weekend starts because this Saturday’s Brewery Crawl is meant to be a good one! In the meantime your favourite PR coordinators are planning some more events for you that will happen this August.

Hang in there and catch up soon!

Your PR team,

Amiel & Natasja

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Announcement: Brewery Crawl – East Van

Hands up if you love beer!

You may have noticed that Vancouverites love their beers and that Vancity is packed with small local breweries. So, what better way is there to get a little taste of the city than a BREWERY CRAWL?!

This Saturday, August 8, we will be taking you around the heart of East Van to visit some beer and spirit breweries, get an insight into their brewing processes and their history – but most importantly to try their very own specialties!

Here’s what we’ll do:

We will meet up at 15.00 at Powell Street and Commercial Drive. From here all breweries are easily reachable by foot. For now the plan is to visit six breweries, with an optional seventh.

The whole crawl will last until about 22.00, so, please, have a good lunch! (Eggs and bacon always work well before drinking 😀 (and also after))

What will it cost you? Prices for tasting vary, but you can expect most of them to range between 7 and 10 dollars per tasting. For your own convenience, please make sure to bring some cash.

For now, we are very excited and hope to see all you beer lovers on Saturday!

19+ only. Don’t forget to bring two pieces of ID!

 

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PuB NiGHT Announcement

Just when you got rested after the long weekend the next INTERNeX event shows up. You know why? Because we like hanging out with all of you too much! ♥ ♥

This week we will be meeting up at Malone’s at 19.00/19.30. Address: 608 West Pender Street.

On Wednesday’s West Trek organizes their Wolfpack reunion for the Rockies trip there and we are going to join them! Why you ask? Well, we just want you to get a glimpse of what this tour has to offer, and what a crazy amount of fun it will be to join this trip with INTERNeX.

There will be several guides whom you can ask everything you have always wanted to know about the tour and these famous mountains.

Not only will we be going to Malone’s because of the Rocky Mountains trip. Malone’s is a great place to meet up with friends and they serve good beers and food. This night there will be a burger and beer combo on special for only 15 (fifteen yea) bucks!! And from what we have heard, the burgers are finger licking good.

Anything else? Nope, that’s all. See you guys tomorrow!

 

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INTERNeX Camping Trip Review

We survived the camping trip and have returned as real men and women! After 3 hellish days of running through the wilderness, foraging for food and fighting bears we….Alright, alright of course I’m kidding!

We had tons of fun though!

 

Day 1. We arrived at our camping site at around 4:30pm without a hitch – or so I would like to say. Actually, it took us a while to find the hidden passage to our site. But eventually we found it and the place looked amazing! We were also lucky to have a couple of friends bring our sleeping bags and set up the tents. Thank you Michael and Steve!

Finally arriving at our destination we immediately opened our first beer which was long overdue. Then we stowed away our bags and took another look at our location with the view on the ocean. Interestingly enough there was an island right across from us with smoke constantly rising from its forested area. There was even a helicopter or two flying into it. Pretty scary huh? According to our campground ranger, we were safe though – as long as we didn’t start a fire ourselves. Because of the fire ban in place all across BC, we sadly couldn’t have any campfires.

Oh well, we made due with a portable gas grill. We fired it up and made hamburgers and sausages for everyone, eating it together with lettuce, tomatoes, chips and beer. Now that’s what I call a great camping dinner!

Afterwards we kept the alcohol flowing, chatted to get to know each other better (there were some new faces) and played lots of fun games, one of which was called Jungle Speed. That one got really intense! With people falling over each other and a couple of scratches here and there.

We played several more games long past dark until sleep finally claimed us one after the other.

Day 2. We all got up feeling kind of groggy, debating if we should take showers. But who cares? It’s a camping trip! Instead we made an excellent breakfast with bacon and eggs. Oh yes, it’s not a typo we actually had bacon and eggs! Followed by this was making sandwiches in preparation for our hike.

We took off around 12:30, excited to begin hiking and of course that’s when it started raining. Unperturbed, we soldiered on, wanting to complete our goal. What awaited us turned out to be no easy hike. It was set at intermediate level and beginning was really steep!

Still, we moved on and after about 2 hours of rigorous hiking we were rewarded with our first of many amazing views right under the gondola towers. We even had tourist waving down to us from their passing cabins.

Moving on we found the next view further up which was even better because there weren’t any gondola towers and lines obstructing our sight.

And finally! We reached our initial goal of getting to the Upper Shannon Falls. It only took 3 hours! The scene before us was absolutely incredible and definitely worth all our effort up to this point.

So what now? We had 2 options: Go back down the way we came or continue on the Sea to Summit Trail where the gondola rides end. Although already pretty exhausted we had tasted blood. There was no other alternative than keep going up!

During the next 2 hours of hiking (and the occasional climb) we were able to enjoy a couple more breathtaking views down onto the ocean before we reached the top, at last. Mission accomplished!

We rewarded ourselves with coffees and hot chocolates before returning to the camp. This time we took the gondola though.

Back at camp what we needed was beer, a shower and food. In exactly that order!

We fired up the grill once more to finish most off the food we had left, but leaving enough for breakfast the following day.

We had also stocked up on more alcohol earlier since we had been running low.

Now all set we were ready to party again! After a little while it seemed the rain really had it out for us because it began pouring once more. In defiance, we quickly decided to move to one of our 4-person-tents and managed a squeeze 9 people in there!

When the clock struck 12 we had yet another reason to party. That night we celebrated into Laura’s birthday. We had a hilarious time!

Eventually, we ran out of booze and sleep took us again soon after. We also had to get up quite early in order to catch our bus at 11am.

Day 3. The next morning we packed, fired up the grill one last time for bacon and our leftovers and made our way back home to Vancouver.

We left no trace of this amazing camping trip except for what was etched into our memories.
Thanks to everyone who came along. It was truly awesome!

 

Cheers

 

Your PR Team
Natasja&Amiel

PuB NiGHT Review

Beer Pong @ Cambie’s

 
Beer Pong is one of the most popular drinking games at the moment. So, we thought we’d give it a shot, as well.
Last PuB NiGHT we went to Cambie’s on Tuesday to join the West Trek sponsored Beer Pong tournament with 2 teams: The Housewives and Why Not. Ironically, The Housewives only had a single female member out of a total of 4 per team which was our very own Natasja!

In round 1 we unfortunately already had our first casualties, after Why Not’s opponents just barely won with each team only having 1 cup left standing at the end.IMG_1360

The Housewives were a bit more successful though. We absolutely crushed the first and second opponents and that had us really psyched So naturally, we went to the semifinals full of confidence. However, then came the Italians! The Reigning Cambie Pong champions! We fought and struggled to our best abilities but ultimately, we had no chance.

Following this defeat, we drowned our sorrows in more beer and watched the final match where our enemies of the evening finally got a taste of divine retribution! The opposing team kicked the Italians off their throne and took the prize for themselves. They won 4 tickets which can be used for a West Trek tour to either Seattle or Whistler.IMG_1498We had an extremely enjoyable time at Cambie’s and joining the tournament!

Hope to see you all next time!

 
Your PR Team

Natasja&Amiel