Events this week: BC Beer Awards, Tasting Room Day at the Victoria Public Market, Oktoberfest at Distrikt, and Sea Cider Social

There are a few events coming up this weekend in Victoria and Vancouver that should be of interest to craft beer fans.

If you know of, or are involved with, any events that you would like to see featured here, then please shoot me an email.

dox097wqBC Beer Awards – Saturday, October 15, 16:00–21:00 – Vancouver

Hosted at the Croatian Cultural Center, the 7th annual BC Beer Awards is the tent-pole event of BC Craft Beer Month. The one-day event consists of a craft beer festival featuring over 65 breweries and cideries, as well as an award ceremony hosted by CBC’s Stephen Quinn.

Apparently, 2016 has been dubbed by the craft beer community to be the “Year of the Mild Beer,” so the organizers have challenged BC Brewers to create something mild, i.e. 4% ABV or less, and still full-flavoured.


Tickets for the event were $37, but have sold out. However, there is a waitlist.

Tasting Room Day – Saturday, Oct 15, 11:00–16:00 – Victoria

13645100_1071573469557949_8098938676136600601_nThe Victoria Public Market at The Hudson will be hosting a free tasting event featuring local wineries, breweries, and distilleries. The event will allow visitors to try samples of local libations and then purchase their products onsite.

So far the list of vendors includes:

There may also be a few more, but they are waiting on final confirmation.

All of the market’s usual store’s will be open, including the delicious Roast and Victoria Pie Co. (just typing that makes me hungry).

Remember, this event is free and no ticket is required.

Oktoberfest at Disrikt – Saturday, Oct 15, 13:00-17:00 – VictoriaOktoberfest KRIS.jpg

The Stathcona hotel will be hosting their 2nd annual Oktoberfest celebration at Distrikt nightclub.

Breweries in attendance include:

As well as the Strath Liquor Store.

The breweries were asked to bring German-style or fall-themed beers. Anything that would go with German cuisine.

Tickets are $15 this year and come with two drink/food tokens; additional tokens are $2 each. You can buy ticket at the hotel or online.


Sea Cider Social – Sunday, Oct 16, 14:00-18:00 – Victoria14457444_10154302378585617_3039761965731534805_n

Sea Cider is is hosting their 2nd annual Cider Social, as part of BC Ciderweek.

Cideries in attendance will include some of BC’s favourites, such as:

Sea Cider’s local catering partners will also be on hand to provide some cider-friendly dishes to pair with the numerous ciders on offer.

Tickets are $20, which includes six tasting samples. Additional drink and food tickets can be purchased for $2 per serving.