Boozy Events This Week: Extreme Beer with the Beast IX, Fuggles & Warlock Tap Takeover at Smiths, Movie Under the Maltworks, Storybook Halloween

There’s some great boozy events happening this week, mostly in Victoria and on the Island. Sadly, I’ll miss most of them, as I’ll be up in Vancouver to see Opeth. However, I plan to hit up a number of breweries during my visit, so pros and cons. 😉

Please let me know if I missed any events.

Cook Street Liquor Presents: Extreme Beer with the Beast – Wednesday, Oct 26, 19:30–21:00 – Swans Brewpub, Victoria – $30 [SOLD OUT]


Cook St. Liquor returns with its ninth extreme beer tasting with local craft beer writer Adem Tepedelen, author of the The Brewtal Truth Guide to Extreme Beers. Ten amazing craft beers will be served in flights of two. Each flight will be paired with artisan salumi from the The Whole Beast Artisan Salumeria, with a little surprise ending from Yonni’s Doughnuts. Tickets are $30 each and are available online and in-store at Cook St. Liquor. Must be 19 years old to attend. Proof of age required at the door.

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Fuggles & Warlock tap takeover – Wednesday, Oct 26, 19:30–21:00 – Smith’s Pub, Victoria – Free


Fuggles & Warlock have been “keeping beer weird” for a while now, by pushing traditional styles to the limit and adding their own flair to their brews. Come join us for a few of their core brands and seasonals, and see what all the fuss is about, as they take over a number of taps.

The pints will be flowing at 5 and will be $6/pint and $4.5/sleeve. Plus, you can pair a pint with a Smiths Burger or Hippie Chick Veggie Burger for $14.


Pixel Pilsner 5%
Destiny IPA 6%
Bean Me Up Espresso Stout 5.7%
Icarus Mosaic Saison 7%
Chrono Wet Hop IPA 6.9%
Rei Boysenberry Sour 6.2%

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Movie Under the Maltworks – Shaun of the Dead – Friday, Oct 28, 16:00–21:00 – Phillips Brewery, Victoria – $20


Worried about all the Halloween craziness? The Victoria Film Festival wants you to grab your zombie costume, go to Phillips Brewing & Malting Co., have a nice cold pint, and wait for all of this to blow over.

On Friday, October 28th join us in the Phillips Backyard for the rom zom com Shaun of the Dead.

$20 ticket includes the film, 1 beer and a spirited surprise. Additional beer tickets availble for $5 cash only.

Start off Halloween right with great beer, some friendly biting and a little bit of bloodshed.

Zombie costume contest with prizes from The Vic Theatre, Phillips Brewing & Malting Co. and Bard & Banker.

Doors open at 6pm! Film starts at 7pm (light dependent)

This is a BYOC (Bring your own chair) event. Limited chairs availble for rent.

19+ event.

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Storybook Halloween – Saturday, Oct 29, 16:00–21:00 – Gladstone Brewing, Courtney – Free 


Journey to a land far, far, away… or your neighbourhood Gladstone Brewery!

Dress as your favourite Mother Goose or Fairy Tale character and celebrate Halloween with us!

Starting at 4PM, we’ll have festive kids activities and fun for the family. We’ll see you, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, and Humpty Dumpty there!

Our friends Pizzeria Guerilla will of course be serving their delicious pizza pies, and we’ll have a limited festive beer on tap for the occasion!

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