Stephen Nelson

Stephen Nelson
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Stephen Nelson is a hospitality professional with over 10 years of experience. He is a Cicerone certified educator, and knows everything there is to know about craft beer. As a musician and foodie, Stephen is an all around creative person and has experienced food and culture from destinations all over the world.

Tropic Like It’s Hop: A New Passionfruit Beer from Innis & Gunn

Fruity beers are probably one of the best things about the warm weather. Sometimes it's hard to choose the best one for the occasion! Well, this summer I recommend starting with Innis & Gunn's new passionfruit pale ale: Tropic Like it's Hop. The beer starts with a bit of passionfruit...

Let Your Imagination Run Wild with These Bespoke Dinnerware Pieces

Most of us are content with our dinner and flatware selections - you probably made a trip to Ikea and called it a day. There is nothing wrong with these pieces as they serve a function and that's what most of us are after. But there has got to...

The 3 Top Milkshake IPA Picks for the Summer

The craft beer world is ever-evolving. When things change, we end up with awesome beers like milkshake IPAs. Here are the top 3 Milkshake IPA picks for the summer. https://www.instagram.com/p/BvZe-KKBGM9/ Russell Brewing First up is the Triple Berry Milkshake IPA from Russell Brewing in British Columbia. The berry flavour is huge in this...

What’s for Supper? Meal Prep Ideas That’ll Actually Make You Excited to Cook

The weekend arrives and there's nothing you want more than to relax. Maybe you want to let loose a little. There's always a nagging thought in the back of your mind as soon as you leave work Friday afternoon: "I've got to prep my meals for next week." That...

Men’s Fashion Tips for Spring 2019

It's time to ditch the wool sweaters, heavy jackets and boots and embrace the lighter side of things. Spring is here and so are all the wonderful things that come with it. Patios, sunshine, and of course a new set of trends and looks that I'm here to put...

Bud and Breakfast Takes Cannabis Tourism to the Next Level

Going on vacation is about relaxing, unwinding and letting your worries melt away. Being comfortable wherever you are is probably the most crucial ingredient in getting some R&R. However, as a cannabis consumer, it may be challenging to find the right fit. Hotels often don't have balconies, Airbnb and...

Pucker Up: Why Everyone Is Obsessed With Sour Beer

Sour beer is a centuries-old style that, in recent years, has seen a massive leap in popularity. Originating in Belgium, the style was also embraced in parts of Germany during its infancy, evolving into several distinct regional flavours. Now craft breweries around the world have embraced the delicate and...

Sleeman Canada Breaks into the Premium Spirits World

The premium spirit world is dominated by a few very recognizable brands, who have the entire market seemingly cornered. No matter where you decide to go for a drink, it's inevitable that the top shelf options will consist of Grey Goose, Belvedere, Hendricks and Tanqueray. Now, what if you...

Creamy Smashed Potatoes Recipe

The potato. These lovely little roots are easily one of my favourite things to eat. Potatoes are home to the cuisine of many different cultures, in various parts of the world. They can be enjoyed baked, fried or boiled and as a key ingredient in dishes such as gnocchi,...

By the Glass at Montecito: Your Wine Journey Begins Here

It's pretty common knowledge that the wine world can seem as pretentious as that little pinky lifted while sipping tea. Intimidating is also a fabulous word to describe wine culture. As someone who has spent most of his adult life in or around the wine and beverage world, I...