Archive for January, 2011

Going for Gold!

It's that time again!!
Voting for the Georgia Staight's Golden Plate Awards is underway.

If you feel like we are the best-est (and, by the way, we really think you are the best-est), then shoot a few votes our way!!
Be it Best Pub, Best Import Beer List, or maybe even Best Restaurant Bathroom - no matter what, you can be assured that each one of those little votes will give us that really special, embarrassingly warm feeling (you know the one).

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posted 31 Jan 11 in: acres updates, beer, blog, contests, gastown   ·   No Comments

No Beer Thursday =(

Soooooo, we didn't get our weekly malted beverage shipment yesterday. Very disappointing, I know.
But, don't fret! Turn the frown upside-down! We have some things set aside for rainy days like these.
Enter 12 carefully rationed bottles of the coveted Old Rasputin Imperial Stout!! So rich, so tasty, so sustaining. The only downside is that once they are gone, they are gone.

Hopefully this will tide us over until next Thursday.

our saviour.

our saviour.

posted 27 Jan 11 in: acres updates, beer, blog   ·   No Comments

Times gone by…

A little something from the ol' photo album...

Standing under the maple tree was big at Carrall and Water in 1886.

Standing under the maple tree was big at Carrall and Water in 1886.

Well dressed lawyers have frequented the 200 Carrall block since 1887.

Well dressed lawyers have frequented the 200 Carrall block since 1887.

No, the cobblestones aren't original.  1972.

No, the cobblestones aren't original. 1972.

The patio was much less pleasant in the early 1910's.  Tram lines...

The patio was much less pleasant in the early 1910's. Tram lines...

A unknown boy and his horse named Chimay in 1987

A unknown boy and his horse named Chimay. 1987 Carrall Street.

posted 26 Jan 11 in: acres updates, blog, gastown   ·   No Comments

Tankhouse

After a long (too long) hiatus, Mill Street Tankhouse is back!!! Five different malts and good ol' cascade hops come together to create a balance of caramel and hops in this coppery-red beauty.

Glad your back old friend.
A literal interpretation.

posted 20 Jan 11 in: acres updates, beer, blog   ·   No Comments

8° Separation: Maredsous and Six Acres

Maredsous 8° Bruin was blended by Father Attout in Belgium.

Belgium is home to the world's deepest swimming pool - Nemo 33.

Thirty-three Chilean miners were trapped for over two months in a 500 square foot space.

The foot was first standardized around 2575 B.C. by the Sumerians.

Sumerians are famed for building ziggurats, but are also credited with inventing the arch.

The arch-nemesis of Superman is Lex Luthor.

Luther Vandross' debut album "Never Too Much" contains a cover of Burt Bacharach's "A House Is Not a Home".

Six Acres is not a home, but it sure feels that way now that we have Maredsous 8° Bruin.

8degree

posted 14 Jan 11 in: acres updates, beer, blog   ·   No Comments

5 YEARS!

Number-Five-Painting

On Wednesday, January 5th our beloved Acres turns 5. Five!? Van damn, how time has flown! To celebrate the occasion, we are pairing an ice cold bottle of Czechvar with a heaping bowl of our delectable garlic butter & romano cheese popcorn for a fiver. Yup, $5. All you have to do is say "Happy Birthday Six Acres!" Sincerity is greatly appreciated. Hope to see you!

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posted 3 Jan 11 in: acres updates, beer, blog   ·   2 Comments