Craft Beer Events for the Week of Feb 13–19, 2017

Do you have an event happening this week that you’d like to see listed? Feel free to send me an email.

For a full list of events, check out my Facebook page

February 16: Get Ready for Victoria Beer Week

Vessel Liquor, Victoria, BC (map); 18:30-20:00 PST

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Taste through 8 beers in a friendly, relaxed environment, with a maximum of 14 guests per class. All beer fans welcome!

This month Joe will preview the upcoming events taking place around town during Victoria Beer Week (March 3-11, 2017) while sampling an assortment of beers from breweries involved in the week. Here is what he’s pouring:

  • C12 Induction Dubbel
  • Hoyne Hard Rain DIPA
  • Four Winds Featherweight IPA
  • Powell Amarillo Sour
  • Strange Fellows Dark IPA
  • Twa Dogs Saison
  • Yellow Dog High Five Hazy IPA
    *and one secret beer.

One lucky person in attendance will win a pair of tickets to Lift Off!, the closing event of VBW2017 on Saturday, March 11.

Check out www.victoriabeerweek.com for more details.

Facebook Event

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February 17: Twa Dogs Tasting

Liquor & More, Sidney, BC (map); 15:00-18:00 PST

The “Twa Dogs” is an old poem by Robert Burns, a poem that encourages the connection of souls and enjoyment in life, by surrounding yourself with friends and being who you are, without pretense or reproach, despite the dichotomy of social standing. We at the Twa Dogs share these values. Our beers are brewed without pretense, without filtration, and with only the best ingredients.

Sampling Keekin’ Glass Pilsner and Holly Willie’s Robust Porter.

Facebook Event

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February 18: East Van SMaSHFEST!

Bomber Brewing, Vancouver, BC (map); 13:00-19:00 PST

Come celebrate our 3rd Anniversary on Sat, Feb 18th from 1-7pm, we will have 8 unique versions of our East Van SMaSH available on tap. There will be door prizes and a food truck and some other special beers available.

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February 18: Trading Post Birthday Bash

Trading Post Brewing, Langley, BC (map); 11:00-16:00 PST

We can’t believe we’re turning ONE! Time really does fly when you’re having fun. Bring the family and come hang out with us as we celebrate!

We’ll be accepting donations to the Langley Food Bank all day long, and the first 140 people to ‘trade in’ a cash or non perishable food donation ($5 minimum), will receive a limited release ‘One Year Anniversary’ glass.

Live music from Zaac Pick & DJ SImon Bridgefoot!

Facebook event

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February 18: 2017 Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Festival

The Gibsons Public Market, Gibsons, BC (map); 13:00-20:00 PST

Presented by Persephone Brewing Co., and sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Credit Union and Gibsons Public Market, the 2017 Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Festival showcases some of the finest craft beers and spirits in BC today and is our big winter fundraiser for the Sunshine Coast Association for Community Living (SCACL).

We’re bringing together 15 craft breweries, one distillery and one cidery in a tasting style event. Participants will enjoy their choice of 4 oz samples of their favourite quaffable bevies to music from DJ Robbie Luv Dub. Suds making you hungry? Not to worry, there’s food available on site from Emelle’s bistro. This year’s festival is located at the newly rebuilt Gibsons Public Market and will be held in two separate services or “pourings”. Tickets can be purchased to either the early (1:00-4:00pm) or later (5:00pm-8:00pm) pouring.

The fun doesn’t have to end there! – walk or jump on a shuttle bus after 4:00pm to check out the Tap Takeovers hosted by some of our local pubs.

Your Festival Pass includes one branded tasting glass and your first three drink tokens, with additional tokens available for purchase. Shuttle bus service proviced by SCACL and fare is by donation.

When:
The festival will be held on February 18th, 2017 in two rounds of service or “pourings”: 1st Pouring from 1:00 – 4:00pm and 2nd Pouring from 5:00 – 8:00pm.

Where:
The event will be located at the Gibsons Public Market at 473 Gower Point Road in Gibsons, BC which is located on the lower Sunshine Coast and accessed by vehicle ferry from Horseshoe Bay. Details on transportation options are provided in the FAQs below.

Cost:
Festival passes will be sold separately for each Pouring. Cost is $30 for CAMRA members and $35 for non members. This includes your branded tasting glass and first 3 drink tokens. Additional drink tokens may be purchased for $2 each or 12 for $20.

After Party:
After the beer festival, some of our local craft beer loving establishments will keep things going by hosting mini tap takeovers. Walk, cab or – starting at 4:00pm – ride the shuttle bus provided by SCACL (by donation) from the festival to participating pubs and restaurants. The shuttle service will run all night between event locations in Upper and Lower Gibsons and to local hotels for everyone’s enjoyment and safety.

Facebook event

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February 18: Tasting Room Day at the Market

Victoria Public Market, Victoria, BC (map); 11:00-16:00 PST

Come down to the Market to sip and sample some of Victoria’s finest beers, wines, and ciders! All sampling items will be available for sale, so you can take home your favorites! The Market will also feature a variety of local artisans showcasing their items, and our permanent vendors will be open as usual to provide you with some of the best food in the city! This event is FREE to attend, and no tickets are required.

Facebook event

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February 18: Trading Post First Anniversary

Trading Post Brewing, Langley, BC (map); 12:00-15:00 PST

We can’t believe we’re turning ONE! Time really does fly when you’re having fun. Bring the family and come hang out with us as we celebrate!

We’ll be accepting donations to the Langley Food Bank all day long, and the first 140 people to ‘trade in’ a cash or non perishable food donation ($5 minimum), will receive a limited release ‘One Year Anniversary’ glass.

Live music from Zaac Pick & DJ SImon Bridgefoot!

Facebook event

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