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One of Guinness’ Many Benefits

by Joey deVilla on August 26, 2011

Photo: 'Sandwich board' sign that reads 'Guinness: It'll make you a better person!'

Seen outside The Irish Heather gastropub, in Vancouver’s Gastown district.

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The Mayor of West Hastings

by Joey deVilla on August 20, 2011

Joey devilla pulling a red wagon full of beer

This was me yesterday: walking out of Crosstown Liquor with about six or so dozen bottles of beer and delivering them to the venue of Vancouver’s HackVan hacker marathon. The venue is right by the “skid row” part of West Hastings Street, where anyone with more than two bottles alcohol in non-Listerine form is automatically the mayor.

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Steamworks’ Gastown pub, located right by Vancouver’s waterfront, is falling distance from the Fairmont Waterfront hotel, which is where I usually stay when I’m flying in for business. They brew some tasty beer and serve great pub fare and in my experience the service goes above and beyond what you’d normally expect.

A couple of nights ago, I got rather, er, beerlarious at Steamworks and in the process managed to leave my camera there, along with its case. Luckily for me:

  • I keep a business card in my camera case
  • I set the “startup screen” on my camera to be a photo of a piece of paper on which I wrote my name, phone number and email address.

Steamworks left a message on my phone informing me that they found the camera and that I could pick it up when they opened the next day. The camera was assigned to me by Microsoft, and they saved me some hassle and the embarrassment of losing company property, so I must thank the fine people at Steamworks for finding it and letting me know! You’re definitely getting return business from me.

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