The Vancouver Park Board expects golfers will soon be able to have a beer while playing on the city's three municipally owned courses.

City council voted in favour Wednesday of allowing drink carts at Fraserview, Langara and McCleery.

Park Board Vice Chair Aaron Jasper believes the carts could bring in $100,000 a year in added revenue.

“We do compete with the private sector and other public courses, so we have to keep abreast of what the trends are,” Jasper said.

Jasper said he acknowledged that not everyone in the community agrees with the decision.

“I know some people are adamantly opposed to beer on golf courses, but as most people would attest to, the alcohol is already there, so I think this is a way to pull it out in the open, to regulate it, to have better control of what's going on out there, and at the end of the day bring in some extra revenues to the Park Board."

The plan still needs provincial approval.

Jasper expects that if the province will give the go-ahead and if everything goes well, the carts will be up and running in the spring.

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    <b>Comments:</b> "A little bland, but okay." "Sweet and foamy -- inoffensive." "A really light, easy-to-please flavor." "Musky and heavy." "Highly drinkable."

  • #2: Miller High Life

    <b>Comments:</b> "Too bitter, but tolerable." "Standard." "Bready, nice balance. Could easily drink it all night." "Pretty solid beer." "Tastes like nothing, which isn't necessarily a bad thing."

  • #3: Milwaukee's Best Premium

    <b>Comments:</b> "Smooth but cheap-tasting." "Plain flavored, nothing special." "Tastes like a frat house." "Tastes metallic, but I can take it." "Boring." "Skunky, not my favorite."

  • #4: Miller Genuine Draft

    <b>Comments:</b> "Pleasant enough." "Skunky." "Kind of funky, more complex than the others." "Reminds me of college, in a bad way." "Bitter finish and great bubbles, but too hoppy."

  • #5: Coors

    <b>Comments:</b> "Nutty." "Bad aftertaste." "Very sweet and honey-like." "Weak!" "Kind of sweet and watered down." "Pleasantly grungy tasting."

  • #6: Budweiser

    <b>Comments:</b> "Tastes the way cheap beer smells." "Bitter and watery." "Neutral taste, slight sweetness, and foamy." "Tastes familiar, like college." "Nice ratio of sweet to bitter." "Eminently offensive." "Like carbonated water, in but in a good way."

  • #7: Yuengling

    <b>Comments:</b> "Soapy." "Not bad hoppiness." "Too sour, no depth of flavor." "It looks like it would taste good, but it doesn't, which is annoying." "No. This tastes like matzoh!"

  • #8: Natural Ice

    <b>Comments:</b> "God is disappointed." "Neutral and decently smooth." "Kind of like soda. Really sparkly." "Apple-juicy, kind of flat and wan-tasting." "Disgusting." "Kind of fruity? In a good way. Very effervescent."

  • #9: Keystone Ice

    <b>Comments:</b> "My pee tastes better than this." "Really bitter." "Pleasant bitterness at first, but bad aftertaste." "Malty, with caramel notes and a slightly sour finish." "Too watery." "A little bitter."

  • #10: Rolling Rock Extra Pale

    <b>Comments:</b> "Tastes like raspberries." "Weirdly sweet, like drinking corn." "Savory and hoppy, but with a nasty metallic tang." "Tastes like flavored water." "Smells like bread. Do not like."



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  • 2. Budweiser

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  • 3. Coors Light

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