Vancouver's Gastown District is a great spot to talk about gin, music and whatever else come up. Dan's a student at Nimbus School of Recording and has been out here for about a year and a half. He's originally from Ottawa. Dan and I caught up at Virtuous Pie for a bite before diving into things over gin at Juniper Kitchen and Bar around the corner.
We ordered some G&Ts to get started.
Dan had Juniper's signature G&T - a Bombay Sapphire East with juniper berries and limes (Dan's new favourite). I went with a Japanese Kazuki-style gin from Sheringham Distillery made on Vancouver Island in a G&T with lemon peel.
GinTraveler: Okay, first things first: what's your favourite gin?
GT: No worries. Everyone starts somewhere. What's the music scene like here in Vancouver?
GT: You're from back East. What do you love most about the West Coast?
GT: How do you describe your music?
GT: So, who is the first person that you share your work with for feedback?
GT: I've watched your posts on IG and you're a bit of a renaissance man in that you play every instrument yourself, sing and produce. How did you pick everything up?
GT: What kind of things were you into growing up?
GT: So can you play cowbell?
GT: What else were you into?
GT: When you think about today's music landscape, talk to me about the struggle to be noticed.
GT: Are you trying to "get noticed"?
GT: Ever had a near-death experience?
GT: Who's on your playlist?
GT: What's in the works for Dan Bereza?
GT: Can't wait to hear it.
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